Anker charger blinking blue light and you’re wondering how to address this issue?
Well, remain invested throughout the guide, because we will get familiar with the best-working solutions for the blue Anker charger light. In addition, we will unwrap all surrounding factors!
If your Anker charger has a blue light, determine if the light is solid (successfully charging) or blinking (not charging).
If the light is blinking, check if the device receives power and also check if your wireless-charging compatible device connects properly.
There is much to go through so let’s proceed!
Why Is Anker Charger Blue Light Blinking?
The blinking blue light is the method of Anker chargers to indicate a problem with the charging/connection.
The cause for the blue light can vary, based on how you’ve positioned your device on top of the pad and if the battery is filling up successfully.
Here’s why your Anker charger keeps blinking in blue:
- An ongoing connection issue between the device/charger
- There’s a power fluctuation in the AC electrical outlet
- Your Anker charger’s power cable is not connected properly
- There’s an obstruction between the device and the charger
- Your Anker wireless charger is experiencing hardware issues
|Anker Wireless Charger LED Light Behaviour
|No light (dull)
|The charger is not connected to power
|Solid blue light
|The charger is charging successfully
|Flashing blue light
|The charger works, but isn’t charging
Info: Based on the information from the table, you should now have a clear idea of what’s wrong, and whether you need to troubleshoot the charger.
8 Solutions When Anker Charger Blinking Blue Light?
No matter whether you have the Anker charging stand or charging pad, the indicator light will turn solid blue when success has started.
Keep this in mind throughout the guide!
1. Clear the Space In-Between!
In case your Anker wireless charger flashing blue light you need to remove all obstructions and objects between your device and the charger.
Phone cases are the prime example of what could prevent your Anker charging pad or stand from connecting with your device properly!
Reminder: You should hear a click when placing your device on the charging stand/pad!
Which Objects Could Interrupt Wireless Charging?
- Magnetic stickers on the back of your phone
- Thick phone cases or metallic ones
- Magnetic card pockets on your phone’s back
Note: To charge your smartphone or other mobile device on the Anker charger, clean the back of the device and the charging surface of the charger.
2. Disconnect the Charger from Power!
Disconnecting the Anker charger’s adapter from power could help with general functionality issues by circulating the electricity within the device.
If there’s a fluctuation with the power flow of the charging appliance, the blinking blue light will indicate the problem repeatedly!
Here’s how to ‘power cycle’ your Anker charger easily:
- Disconnect the power cable of the Anker charger!
- Wait for at least 50-60 seconds while unplugged.
- Wait for the indicator light to turn in solid blue color.
Tip: Keeping the Anker charger unplugged for longer helps with overheating issues!
3. Clean the Surface of the Charger
If the charging surface of your Anker device has accumulated dust or has not been cleaned properly, it could interrupt the connection.
To make sure nothing or no debris obstructs the charging process, you must thoroughly clean the charger surface free of rocky debris!
What You’ll Need?
- An anti-fiber (or regular) soft cloth
- A couple of drops of rubbing alcohol
Here’s how to clean the charging surface of your Anker charger:
- Apply a couple of alcohol drops on the cleaning cloth.
- Disconnect your Anker charger from the electrical outlet.
- Place the cloth on top of the charger and clean the surface.
Tip: If you want to plug your charger into power immediately, dry the surface completely!
4. Remove External Equipment
Any third-party equipment that does not belong to your Anker charger’ setup may bring issues within the setup and cause the blinking blue light.
If you’ve installed a faulty power extender or a power source divider (strip), the power of your Anker charger may get disrupted.
- Test your Anker charger when plugged directly into the outlet!
External Equipment for Removal?
- Smart outlet connectors
- Power cord extenders
- Power strips/dividers
Note: In case that doesn’t help also, simply continue with the next step!
5. Test Another Wall Outlet
Perhaps, the power outlet of your Anker charger is not transferring power to the device correctly. To test this out, we recommend moving your charger equipment near another electrical outlet and connecting the charger there.
- Use a proven wall outlet to connect your Anker wireless charger!
How to Know if Outlet Works?
The easiest way to understand if your outlet is working or not is to charge your phone with a standard charger there.
This will help you determine whether the issue with the blue light is caused by the outlet or it’s on the Anker charger’s side!
Alert: Do not plug your Anker charger or other devices into a faulty power outlet!
6. Charge Only Compatible Devices!
In case you’re unable to wirelessly charge a device on the wireless Anker charger, it’s likely that the device is not compatible.
Some older Android devices and Apple iPhone models before the iPhone 8 cannot charge through a magnetic (wireless) power transfer.
Tip: Check in your mobile device’s user manual to determine if the device is compatible!
Devices Compatible With Wireless Charging:
Here are some popular smartphone brands and models, compatible with Anker chargers:
- Apple (iPhone 14,13,12,11, XS, XR, 8, 8 Plus, and all pro models)
- BlackBerry (Q20, Z30, Evolve, Evolve X)
- Google (Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, and Nexus 7,6,5,4)
- Microsoft (Lumia, Lumia XL)
- Samsung (Galaxy S10, S10+, Note 9, Note 8, and all Galaxy Edge models)
- Sony (Xperia XZ3, Xperia XZ2 Premium and Xperia XZ2)
Other Wireless Charging Devices:
If you’re attempting to charge a smartwatch or the case of an earbud, refer to the user manual or online for the exact model.
Many devices such as watches and bands work with Anker!
7. Test with a Different Cable!
If you’re using an Anker charger with USB or lightning ports for a standard connection, but your devices are not charging, it’s due to the cable.
This is one of the most frequent reasons why the Anker charger simply stops working and shows a pulsating blue light.
Based on your Anker charger model, acquire a proven-to-work lightning, or microUSB cable and connect your phone.
In case the Anker charger won’t charge your device even with a working cable, it’s likely that something else is wrong…
Tip: You can purchase any charging cable you need for your setup online at Amazon.com!
8. Perform a Factory Reset (PowerHouse 1229Wh)
Unlike the Anker wireless charging stands and pads, the Anker PowerHouse can be factory reset through a pinhole on the back.
The blinking blue light could also occur on the PowerHouse models so a factory reset would definitely help with refreshing the software of the device!
- To reset the PowerHouse, insert a paperclip into the “RESET” pinhole!
Press and hold the button inside of the “RESET” pinhole and keep holding it for at least 10-15 seconds before releasing. This will factory reset the Anker charger and the blue light should disappear in a blink of an eye.
Anker Charger Blue Light Still There!
In case none of the solutions help, it’s likely that the Anker charger is malfunctioning.
However, it’s good to contact Anker Customer Service to discuss the issue first. In case they cannot help, seek the supplier and attempt to claim the product’s warranty.
Reminder: Don’t forget to share what you’ve attempted in this guide!
We’ve learned that when your Anker charger blinking blue light, the best you can try is to disconnect the device from the power and clean the surface. If you’re still seeing the flashing blue light, use a different wall outlet and disconnect external connectors!
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Finn Wheatley holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from UCL, London. He helped small data science consultancy firms, helping large corporations to grow their data capabilities, deploy advanced machine learning-based analytics and troubleshoot tech-related issues. Check out more about him here.