I'm not sure if I damaged the charging port by putting the phone into a bit of a soggy pocket (it wasn't very wet though and I'm pretty sure this has been happening since before this incident) or if it's from a build up of 2 years of lint/dust etc. but my HTC U11+ has pretty much completely stopped charging unless the phone is plugged in, in a very specific way.
I'm not talking about needing to put the phone/USB cable at an angle to charge.
I mean that despite USB-C being able to be plugged in, both ways it'll only charge on ONE side of the cable. The side where it will charge, it does so totally fine at QC 3.0 speeds.
However on the OTHER side of the cable. It'll literally discharge at -300mA or more (i.e. it won't charge AT ALL) but it will still show 'charging'.
I have of course:
Replaced the cable (which works fine anyway with another phone)
Replaced the charger (which also works flawlessly in quick-charge with another phone)
Cleaned the charging port (both sides of the connector) as best I could with mild rubbing alcohol and cotton
Nothing has helped. Ultimately it doesn't matter what charger or cable I have used. It will charge at QC 3.0 speeds 95% of the time so long as the cord is plugged in on a specific side. Resorting in me scratching an 'X' into the side of the USB-C cable plug that charges normally, so I know that it always has to be facing up when plugged in.
I figured what-ever it still works on one side, Ill just be more attentive but I won't be getting a new phone. Or so I thought...
However, two weeks after this started happening, now sometimes that doesn't even work and the phone still won't charge. I need to always check if it's charging properly after connecting and reconnect the cord a half dozen times for it to charge properly.
This started happening about 6 weeks after my 2 year warranty period past.
I currently have the HTC 12, had the 11 before then, loved the 11, beautiful piece of work that.
However, both models lack the HTC keyboard older models had. It was the only keyboard to my knowledge that had the option for cursor navigation keys. Anyone know a keyboard with this functionality? I miss the precision of it.