My Original Samsung Fast Charger Broken After SW Updates
I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android V7.0 with an original Samsung Fast Wireless Charger and Samsung Walwart and Samsung cord that worked for over 2 years. After forced software updates wireless charging fails with phone connecting, disconnecting, lighting up, and exhibiting all of your symptoms. The only fix that works is to unplug the charger, then plug the charger back into the wall, then put the phone on the pad. It works one time. When the phone charges up it lights up the room, then goes back to its fast wireless charging paused, stopped, and found cycles.
Samsung did this. To its own original chargers. There must be a known problem for them to do this to us. I have not bought a new Samsung charger to see if it fixes the software issue. I have no Daydream mode setting under settings / display to try.
I bought my charger and phone, or rented them, from Verizon over two years ago. Hate to spend another $50 on a two year old phone. Hate more to spend $900 on a new phone. Especially if its features will be crippled by software updates every six months. We can not believe the aggravation of having to discover new hidden settings to fix the phone to operate the way I want it too after every monthly software update. What a waste of our time.
Now if you use the phone the way Samsung and Verizon and Google want then it might work after each update without you changing anything. It will even wake you up at night when its done charging so you may take it off the stand and unplug the charger. That will save about 5 cents of electricity. And it guarantees you won't over heat the battery and start a fire in the middle of the night. But Samsung won't admit that's what is happening. Or what might happen.
Don't believe me. Call their chat line. Get a recommendation on how to fix and use the wireless charging station that you've been using for two years without a problem. I did. Unplug it. Doesn't work well unplugged. Well it will work once when you plug it back in. If you forget to unplug and plug the wireless charger back in it will sometimes deplete the battery to nothing as it won't charge but will keep turning the screen on and off. Dumb SW Update.