How To Charge A Tablet Without The Charger?

You might have lost your tablet’s charger and aren’t sure how to charge it once it drains because you don’t have a charger. This doesn’t mean the end for you because you can learn how to charge your tablet without the charger.

Tablet Charger Understanding

Similar to a laptop and smartphone, your tablet can run on battery power. Therefore, the question remains how to charge the battery?

Wired Charging

Normally when you buy a tablet it comes with a manufacturer-provided charger. For optimum performance and fast charging ensure you use the original charger or an approved replacement. Follow the steps to charge your tablet using a wired charger.

  1. Connect the USB plug and charging cable.
  2. Plug the charger into an outlet.
  3. Connect the charging cable to your device’s port which is usually found at the bottom of your tablet.
  4. When your tablet starts charging, the battery symbol at the top right corner of your screen will light.
  5. Once the device fully charges the battery symbol will stop lighting and the symbol will appear full.
  6. Finally, disconnect your tablet from the charger before unplugging the charger from the socket.

Wireless Charging

Before attempting to charge your device using a wireless charger first confirm if your tablet is compatible with wireless charging

Next, you’ll need to get a wireless charger that’s compatible with your device. 

To begin charging, place the back of your tablet on the wireless charger.

 Depending on your tablet the charging coil might be placed somewhere else. 

Try moving your tablet around the charger to find the spot with the strongest connection. If you encounter any issues you can try removing any cases or covers.

Tablets Compatible With Wireless Charging

Make Model
GooglePixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 
HuaweiMate 20 RS Porsche Design, Mate RS Porsche Design, P20 Pro, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, P30 Pro
LGV35 ThinQ, V30S ThinQ, V30, G8 ThinQ, G7 ThinQ, G6 +, G6
Device Wireless Charging

Caption: Device Wireless Charging

How To Charge Your Tablet Without a Charger

There are a number of ways you can charge your device if you don’t have a charger. 

However, you’ll still need a cable that’s compatible with your device or a wireless charging pad. Below are the various methods.

Use A USB Port to Charge Your Phone

You can simply use a compatible USB cable to charge a tablet on almost any USB port such as the ones found on your laptop, computer, or lamps. 

These ports are capable of charging your device although they may take some time to charge your device fully. 

However, regardless of how slow they charge devices they will still get the job done.

Phone Charging Via Laptop USB Port

Caption: Phone Charging Via Laptop USB Port

Charge Your Phone With a Battery Pack

Modern battery packs are capable of providing enough power to charge your tablet. However, not all battery packs can support fast charging

First, you’ll need to charge your battery pack in advance and remember to bring it along with you when you don’t have your charger. 

Battery packs vary in design however all you need to do is plug in one end of your charging cable to your phone and the other end to your battery pack and turn it on. 

Caption: Phone Charging Via Battery Pack

Hand Crank Charger for Emergency Charges

The plus side of hand crank chargers is that you don’t need a power source which makes them a favorite for emergencies and outdoor activities. 

You’ll need to connect one end of the cable to your tablet and the other end to your charger and keep cranking until you get enough usable power. 

Hand crank chargers are tiresome and could take some time to generate enough power. 

However, you can buy a crank charger with a chargeable battery that you use to charge your tablet.

Use an Eco-Friendly Solar Powered Charger

Solar-powered chargers are an excellent choice for outdoor activities because they only need sunlight to run. You can directly charge your tablet as the charger gets power from the sunlight. 

You can place the charger somewhere it’s fully exposed to sunlight or attaches the charger to your bag and have it charge as you enjoy your hike. 

Then whenever necessary connect a charging cable to your tablet and the charger to charge your tablet.

Charge your Tablet With a Car Charger

With technology advancing gradually it is now possible to charge your tablet or phone in the car without the need of a charger. 

Today modern cars are designed with USB ports that allow people to charge their phones or tablets. 

However, if your car is an older model you can simply purchase an adapter and plug it into your lighting port to charge your phone or tablet.

How To Check The Power When Charging Your Tablet Without a Charger

When your tablet is on you will see a battery icon positioned at the top right corner of your screen. 

The battery icon displays the level of charge left on your tablet. If the battery icon appears nearly empty your tablet probably needs to charge. 

How often your tablet needs to recharge depends on how often you use your tablet and the number of activities running on your phone. 

For instance, simply searching the web consumes less power compared to watching videos online.

You can also tell if your tablet is fully charged by turning it on when the charger is plugged in. The battery icon will appear full or the tablet will display that it’s 100% charged.

Is it Harmful to Charge Your Tablet Without a Charger?  

It’s always best to charge your phone or tablet using the original charger you were given when you bought the device. 

However, when faced with an emergency where you need to use your phone or tablet and the battery is running low, you’ll find that alternative charging method will save the day.

Sometimes using an alternative method rather than using the original charger can damage your battery’s health. 

Therefore, it’s important to be careful regarding the charging capacity and voltage of the output or charger you plan on using because a change in voltage can damage your battery which could spike other problems with your tablet or phone in the future. 

In order to ensure the safety of your battery health follow the guidelines below.

  • Don’t leave your device charging after it has fully charged.
  • Don’t use your tablet as it’s charging.
  • If you occasionally use alternative methods to charge your tablet, don’t leave the tablet to charge for long hours. 

Following the guidelines above will help you preserve your battery’s health and prolong its life span. 


Now you know how to go about charging your tablet without a charger. 

Also, when charging your phone you can decide whether to go wired or wireless according to what suits you best. For any inquiries feel to contact Cloom Tech..