Why Does My Battery Keep Blinking?

Most likely, when you are making routine use of your gadget, you’ve already seen and experienced the blinking or flickering of its battery. Typically, your instinct would be to frantically search for an outlet as it runs out of battery life. But, this isn’t always the case. At some point, it’s about the software issue. If you want to learn more, don’t miss reading this article.

Why is my battery icon flashing?

There are so many reasons for what does it mean when your battery blinks. In most cases, the battery icon of smartphones and tablets blinks when there is not enough power to keep the device running. If this is the case, you must plug your device into a power source to keep it powered on. It could also mean something wrong with the charging port or battery cells. In this case, you should take your device into the store to have it looked at by a technician or replace your batteries if worn out.

When it comes to laptops, and the battery icon is blinking, it does not mean you are out of batteries. It usually means that the battery is being charged.

If you are using a desktop, the flashing battery icon might mean that your computer is in sleep mode or hibernation.

Other reasons include the app draining your battery quickly and a reminder 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.

Similarly, if your battery keeps dying quickly and doesn’t hold a charge, you need to replace the battery.

If none of these solutions work and your device is still blinking like crazy, then there’s likely a bigger problem with your device. At this point, take your device into the store or bring 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 can tell you if the battery needs to be replaced and can do so quickly and easily.

Also, the battery may have drained entirely and died if you can’t turn your device on. If this happens, you’ll need to charge your device for several hours before turning it back on. When charging, make sure 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 the battery light on my iPhone blinking?

If you are using an iPhone model, and the battery light blinks when you plug in your charger, your device has a problem.

The iPhone has a maximum of ten hours of usage time before it needs to be charged again. If your battery light blinks after one hour, there may be something wrong with either the charger cord or the adapter 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, ensure 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 there is likely a problem with your device, and you should take it to an Apple Store for assistance.


Several factors could contribute to your battery icon flickering or continuing to blink incessantly. The most typical causes are that your device’s battery power is low, a not functional charging port, or an unclean outlet. Knowing how to interpret the blinking battery icon would save you not to panic or act exaggerating with your device; instead, it would help you take the necessary actions to solve the problem and prolong your gadget’s battery. However, if you have any other strange issues, you should get in touch with a specialist for additional technical assistance.

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.