This is the kind of thing I'd call user fantasy, but, it seems that my A51 will only charge if a USB-C cable is plugged in the "right" way. I thought the whole point of a USB-C cable is that there's no top and bottom, but using multiple cables connected to multiple types of device (USB-A to USB-C, USB-C to USB-C, different wall warts, a dell dock, the car) the phone might not charge or will charge slow, but if I pull the cable out of the phone, turn it 180 degrees, and plug it back in, it'll charge or fastcharge. If I pull it out and turn it again, it'll go back to not charging or slow charging.
Again, I didn't think this was possible, but, is there maybe something about the way the A51 is wired that could cause this? I imagine there's no fix aside from replacing my all-too-old-anyway phone, but . . . Again, I've verified this behavior with new, old, and various different types of cables and power sources. All elicit the same behavior from my phone.
I did for a few weeks charge the phone mostly from a higher powered USB-C laptop computer power supply. Could that have created this issue?
Thanks for any and all input.
My mom has the exact same issue with A 51 .... And it's the older model not the 5G. Just like?!
Curious to know as well!! 🤔🤔
@jaythorpe522 This can be caused by a physically damaged USB port or cheap, incorrectly built, USB charging cable.
Have you tried replacing the USB cable that you are using for charging?
"I did for a few weeks charge the phone mostly from a higher powered USB-C laptop computer power supply. Could that have created this issue?"
That shouldn't have caused it.