Guide to Fix Battery Draining and Slow Charging Problem on Moto Z2 Play

Whether you find a Moto, Samsung, Google, Xiaomi or any other Android phone or tablet, problems with Android battery life are almost always solved by solving the same thing. All these devices have similarities: Android operating system.

Battery drains, slow charging and system-hogging applications are just a few problems with the performance of bad batteries in Android phones. But we are here to help. In this guide, we take part in discussing different methods of fixing the bad battery problems you may have, and you can provide solutions for slow charging also.

How to Fix Battery Draining and Slow Charging Problem on Moto Z2 Play

Check Battery Status

The first thing that you should look into while trying to fix your battery draining and slow charging problem on Moto Z2 Play is the cause of the battery drain. Opening the settings app, scroll down until you see the battery option listed in your settings app, tap on it for a breakdown of the processes limiting your battery life. You can tap on the entries on the list to get a breakdown on how to prevent whatever the process is from draining even more of your battery life.

Use Battery Saver

Android Nougat, the current version of Android otherwise known as Android 7.0, includes a great battery saver feature that can be used to improve the Moto Z2 play’s life. Go to the settings app; locate the battery entry on the list of options. At the top of the screen, you should see an option to set up battery saver. You can decide when it turns on automatically. You can also use the toggle at the top to switch the feature on at any time.


Use Airplane Mode

One way to improve bad Moto Z2 Play battery life is to turn off all the different radios inside the phone that are used for communication. Swipe down from the top of the Moto Z2 Play display; tap the downward facing arrow on the right edge of the notification panel (Doing so should reveal a list of options for you to quickly toggle). Tap on the option labelled airplane mode.

Note: Due to the fact that all radios are off, no calls or texts would be received. Data and Wi-Fi would also be turned off. This feature should only be used if your intention is only to read an article, watch a video or listen to music.

RECOMMENDED READ: Moto Z2 Play Bluetooth Connectivity Issues and Fixes

Manage Your Display


If you are experiencing slow charging problem on Moto Z2 Play, you should check your display. The display built into your Moto Z2 Play its biggest battery drainer which is why Android Nougat carefully manages how bright your screen is. It should always be kept bright enough that you can see it and dark enough that it is not a power drain.

Swipe from the top edge of your display to reveal the notification panel, swipe again for a list of all quick options. At the top of this window is a scroll bar that lets you decide how bright or dark your device’s screen is. Use this to temporarily address bad Moto Z2 Play battery life.

Reset Your Moto Z2 Play


Open the settings app, look for the backup and reset option on the list. Select the factory data reset option (Note:  Before using this option, be sure that everything on your phone has been backed up as this option will delete everything on your device).

Use a Moto Mod

The Moto Z family’s best feature is its ability to let you add new features to your device quickly. If the battery life is still an issue, a good fix would be to use the Incipio Offgrid Power Pack Moto Mod. This Mod boosts the battery life of the Moto Z2 Play and also adds wireless charging capabilities to the device.

These tips can help the charging process of your Moto Z2 Play

Use the Original Charger
Are you always having slow charging problem on Moto Z2 Play? Then it may seem a no-brainer to use your old charger on a new device because the plugs fit, but it is a common reason why you may have an issue with charging or battery life.
Chargers are designed to meet specific voltage and amperage specs for each device. The wrong charger could mean a slow charge, less than the full charge or not charging at all. Always use the original charger for the device or a Verizon approved charger.

Note: Some manufacturer’s device won’t even charge or power on if you’re not using the charger designed for their device after the battery dies completely. Some devices take at least 15 minutes before showing that they’re charging.


Use a Wall Socket

If you’re having charging issues, always plug your device into a wall outlet and not a USB port or a car charger. Car chargers and USB chargers are nice temporary solutions but often do not provide enough power to properly charge your device.
If the battery is extremely low or depleted, connect it to a wall charger and allow enough time for the device to charge. The display may remain blank for up to 15 minutes before a low battery image appears.

Test your Charger
Your charger might be the issue. To find out if it’s working, use a different USB cable and adapter that is compatible with your device. If your device charges, then it is not an issue with the device.

Clean the Charging Port
Charging ports often get clogged in our pockets and bags, here’s a tip to help:
– With the port well lit, look for any material, like lint that could be preventing the plug from being seated properly in the port. If anything is visible, use only a clean, dry toothbrush to remove all foreign material within the port.
– If you have to hold the charger connector in place or wiggle it to get the device to charge, but the charger works on a similar device. Your device likely has physical damage or corrosion.
– When trying to identify if your device has a damaged charging port, check the following:

  • Is the port missing or out of place?
  • Is the charging port bent or damaged?
  • Are any charging port pins damaged?

Which Android battery problems have you come across and what step did you use to resolve it. Let us know in the comments below.


  1. Mine is a brand new phone! Sometimes it lasts for 2 days, other times like right now it charges to 100, i leave it on for a bit, take it off, only have 33 min of battery apparently. Wtf

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