Why Does My Battery Keep Blinking?

Chances are you've seen this before. You're using your device like normal, and all of a sudden, the battery icon starts blinking. You might be worried that you're about to run out of power and have to frantically search for an outlet. But what does it actually mean when your battery icon blinks? Don't worry. We're here to help. Keep reading to learn more about why your battery icon is blinking and what you can do about it.

Why is my battery icon flashing?

There are several things that could cause your battery icon to blink. This also varies depending on what type of device you are using.

In most cases, the battery icon may blink when there is not enough power to keep the device running. If this is the case, you will need to plug in your device into a power source in order to keep it powered on.

When it comes to laptops, and the battery icon is blinking, it does not mean that you are out of batteries. It usually means that the battery is being charged. If you are using a desktop, the blinking battery icon might mean that your computer is in sleep mode or hibernation.

Batteries in smartphones and tablets usually last a few years before they need to be replaced. When you notice your battery icon blinking, this may mean that the power is low and it needs to be charged. It could also mean that there's something wrong with the charging port or battery cells. 

There are other reasons why your device's battery icon may be blinking as well. For example, if an app is draining your battery quickly, the icon will start to blink. In other cases, the blinking battery icon might mean that your device is overheating.

In some instances, it can also be a software issue. If this is the case, you should restart your device to see if that fixes the problem. You may also want to try updating all of your apps and drivers for any potential updates available.

If the blinking battery icon continues, it may be a sign that there is something wrong with your device. In this case, you should take your device into the store to have it looked at by a technician or replace your batteries if they are worn out.

In other cases, if your battery keeps dying quickly and won't hold a charge, you might need to replace the battery.

If none of these solutions work and your device is still blinking like crazy, then it's likely that there is a bigger problem with your device. At this point, we would recommend taking your device into the store or bringing it in for an evaluation so it can be diagnosed with what may be causing the issue.

Why is my battery blinking and not charging?

There are a few things that could be causing this problem. First, make sure your device is plugged in and charging properly. If it is plugged in but the battery icon still blinks, you may need to check the port for debris or dirt. If there is no visible damage to the port and the issue continues, the battery may be defective, and you may need to replace it with a new one.

To determine if this is the problem, take your device to a certified technician for a diagnostic test. They will be able to tell you if the battery needs to be replaced and can do so quickly and easily.

If you can't turn your device on, it is possible that the battery has completely drained and died. If this happens, you'll need to charge your device for several hours before turning it back on. When charging, make sure that you are using an original charger or at least a replacement approved by the manufacturer of your device. Using an unapproved charger can damage your device's battery.

Why is my battery light on my iPhone blinking?

If you are using an iPhone model, and the battery light blinks when you plug in your charger, it means that there is a problem with your device.

The iPhone has a maximum of ten hours of usage time before it needs to be charged again. If your battery light keeps blinking after one hour or so, then there may be something wrong with either the charger cord or the adapter that plugs into an outlet. You can check if this is the case by plugging your iPhone into another charger or checking if it works when plugged directly into an outlet. Also, make sure that you are using a genuine Apple charging adapter and USB cord; otherwise, this may cause issues with the battery light blinking on your iPhone.

If none of these options work for you and the issue still persists, then it is likely that there is a problem with your device, and you should take it to an Apple Store for assistance.


There are several reasons why your battery icon may be blinking. One common possibility is that your device is low on battery power, and it needs to charge. Knowing how to read the blinking battery icon can help you take steps to protect your device's battery life. If you are experiencing other problems with your device's battery, please consult a technician for assistance. Thank you for reading!

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.