How To Reset Power Bank? Step By Step

When your power bank stops charging the phone or when it stops taking charge itself, resetting it might fix it. However, know that this isn’t a one-fix-for-all because there are many factors that could be leading to the problems. Anyhow, for starters, here’s how to reset power bank in easy steps:

  • Insert one end of the USB charger that comes with your power bank into the charging port and another into the USB port. 
  • This will loop the device and jolt it’s battery to start working. 
  • Leave the device like this for about 15 seconds.
  • Recharge the power bank until you see its LED blinking that indicates a full charge. 

How to Reset Power Bank In 2 Easy Methods 

Here we come up with the best methods that you can follow to reset your power bank.

1. Reset The Powerbank By Holding The Power Button 

While this method mainly works for Xiaomi and Samsung power banks, you could use it to reset your device also. A little try might save a lot of time and effort, after all. 

Step 1: Locate the power button and hold it for about 15 seconds. 

Step 2: When the power bank restarts, all you have to do is use its full battery. Drain it completely. 

Step 3: Put it on charge after doing that to recharge its battery to the fullest. You may know the time your power bank takes to reach 100%. Do not attempt to charge any of your devices from it in the meanwhile. You should only do so when the LED notifying full charge is turned on and not blinking. 

2. Reset The Powerbank By Creating A Charging Loop 

This is the same method I discussed at the start. Creating a charging loop resets the power bank. The charge from the output goes back into the power bank’s battery. This facilitates a better charge flow. It is almost the same as if you connect a motor to a looped clogged hose pipe connection around your house. 

Step 1: Use the charging cable of your device. I do not recommend using a third-party USB cable for this. 

Step 2: Insert one end of the cable into the USB output and another into its very charging port. 

Step 3: This will create a loop and possibly jump-start the reset process. Leave the set-up for about 10 seconds. 

Step 4: Now drain the battery completely and recharge the power bank until the LED is solid and not blinking. 

Step 5: Use the reset power bank freely. 

Is It Okay To Drain a Power Bank?

No, it’s not okay to fully drain the power bank unless you’re resetting it by the methods I showed above. Power Banks that come with Li-Ion batteries are especially vulnerable to battery damages because of either full discharge or overcharge. 

They have a built-in set threshold that restrains the circuits from overcharging the batteries and thus, damaging them. The same goes for the discharge. When you put your device into the socket for a long period of time or when you discharge it completely frequently, you take the device to its limits. Eventually, it loses its capacity to stop that from happening and the battery plunges below the threshold. 

The power bank stops charging as a result. 

How Do You Fix A Power Bank That Won’t Charge?

First, try to reset it. If that doesn’t work, make sure you’re using its own cable and not third-party cable. Make sure that you aren’t charging anything from it when it’s charging itself from a socket. See if it has heated up or not. If that’s happened, leave the device at room temperature to cool down. 

Why Do Powerbanks Stop Working?

Power Banks come with their own lifespan. But you could reduce it dramatically and it would stop working sooner:

  • If you use a different adaptor to charge it. 
  • You could also be using a cable that has incurred some mechanical damage. 
  • Also, stop chagrin the battery from a laptop because that provides low voltage to the device. Low voltage means death to the battery. 
  • Environmental factors such as overheating, cooling, dust, and gunk could potentially harm the ports as well as block them. This could, too, make the power bank stop working. 

How Do You Know If Your Powerbank’s Battery Is Dead?

If your power bank’s LED isn’t blinking or staying solid even after leaving it to charge for hours, then the battery might have died. But first, you should see if the device is charging your phone even when the LED does not show up. In that case, the LED might have given its way. On the contrary, the battery is not alive anymore. 

What To Do When The Battery Is Dead?

  • Go to the manufacturer’s website to claim your warranty. 
  • If the warranty’s invalid, seek help from the manufacturer still. They may have repair units working in your area. 
  • Try out your local repair shop. They could repair the device in an hour or two. However, the device may not work as it did before. 
  • Buy a new power bank if nothing works. 

How To Keep Your Powerbank Healthy?

  • Never overcharge or discharge the power bank completely.
  • Avoid using it in extremely cold or hot weather. For example, avoid keeping them in refrigerators or using them in a parking lot.
  • Make sure you use the proprietary USB cable and adaptor. 
  • Do not charge anything from it when it is plugged into the socket.
  • Do not charge it from anything that does not supply the required volts. 
  • Do not charge any device from it that requires more charge than what the power bank can supply. 

How To Reset Powerbank? Conclusion 

Resetting your power bank requires you to press and hold the power button for 10 to 15 seconds. Then, drain the battery to the full, followed by an immediate full recharge. You could also reset it by inserting its USB cable in the USB port and the charging end of the same cable into its charging port to create a loop. Hold this for 10 seconds before draining the battery and then recharging it to the fullest. 

Lisa Antonio
Lisa enjoys technology & has built many laptops and enjoys tinkering with technology!