Jiofi battery swelling and bulging: How to use it without battery

Jiofi battery swelling and bulgingis a problem reported by many users across the country. This usually happens if you leave the device connected to charger for a long duration. Any Li-Ion battery will face similar consequence. i.e., battery swelling or blast! 


If you are someone like me who is fully dependent on Jiofi for internet, and you would keep it ON most of the time, then this article is for you!

NOTE:– You can try the same trick on other devices too. Ex: Use Airtel dongle without battery.

I used to keep my Jiofi battery connected to charger almost 24X7 and the side effect of this is is jiofi battery swollen!


Our Ads are non-intrusive and help us to run this blog.
Please add this website as an exception in your ad blocker.

It is obviously not safe to use the device when battery is bulged. Even if you replace the battery, it is bound to swell after some time if you use continuously. I could have even bought a new dongle (direct power source) but didn’t want to invest on dongles at this time.

Jiofi battery bulged

I also wanted to get rid of the battery and use the device all the time like a direct A/C WiFi-router.

Jiofi battery swelling or bulging

Problem, solution and Reason!

Problem: If you connect the default Jiofi charger directly without the battery, it gets restarted again and again.

Solution: Use a charger that delivers more than or equal to 1.2A as output. (Or 1200mAh and above).
I have tried few mobile’s charger whose output is 1.2A – it works fine. I have also tried with mobile’s fast chargers whose output is 2.1A – it works fine too.

Jiofi charger. Battery swelling

Reason: For some reason, the default charger that comes with Jiofi doesn’t deliver full 1Amp output that is required for the device to operate without a battery.

So, I am now using my Jiofi-2 device without any problem from past 3 months. I got rid of jiofi battery swelling problem. My device is now connected and ON almost 24×7 without any problems.

Downside: If power goes off, the device will go off too! I have a UPS and it’ll be almost always on a power source. Hence, it’s not a problem for me personally.

Side Note:- I have tested this on Jiofi-2 device only. Similar strategy should work on any device – i.e., using higher Amp output than the device’s default charger.


Our Ads are non-intrusive and help us to run this blog.
Please add this website as an exception in your ad blocker.

Hope this helps if you have jiofi battery swelling issue. If this solution  worked with jiofi or any other devices, feel free to leave a comment below.


You may also like to read:- How I upgraded my laptop processor from i3 to i7..!!

Our Ads are non-intrusive and help us to run this blog.
Please add this website as an exception to your ad blocker.

By Shivanandana Hegde

A digital marketing professional, blogger, automation enthusiast, fitness fancier, occasional hiker and a 'mobile' photographer. ๐Ÿ˜€ โžค ( Checkout my instagram)

My interests and expertise are in web analytics, gadgets, technology, psychology and general well being.

55 replies on “Jiofi battery swelling and bulging: How to use it without battery”

I am also facing the problem – Jiofi battery bulging. can i use my jiofi without battery connected to my pc via usb cable.

I don’t think it’ll work with USB connected to pc on USB port. The moment you remove the battery, it requires more than 1.2A to power the device. PC USB ports won’t provide that much current. Better use a stand alone USB charger.

I tried connecting both jiofi 2 and 4, yes it recives power but can’t get online. I see that it’s connected but no internet, what to do

Please ensure that the sim card of the jiofi is tightly taped down and is pressed firmly with the sim reader.
Also ensure the sim is clean and dust free, so rub it with a clean cloth before doing so.
To ensure that sim is tight, you can also put a piece of paper folded to be snug fit under the sim.

Your cable should be able to carry that charge as well. Some cables are unable to carry charge beyond 0.5 A or 1 A. Try with a high powered cable.

Hi! Your post seems helpful.. Can you mention which brand PHONE has a charger which will provide 1.2A output. The reason for asking this is I have an iPhone and hence want to know:(Thank You!

Thank you. There are many phones which have 1.2A+ output but, they all will be under premium category. I would recommend buying a stand alone USB charger which has output greater than 1.2A or 2A. It hardle costs Rs.300. For example,I use this one:-
It is working without problems. You can use this or a similar product.
PS:- You would also need a regular USB cable in this case to connect. (not type-c). Better buy a combo.

I have jio m2s. I tried with 2A charger but it still restarting again and again.I tried with other chargers too. But still it is keep on restarting.

It works Great! I am so happy…………. Thank god for showing this blog to my eyes. I searched more in Youtube and Quora. Nothing helped me. I have 3 nos of jiofi and everyone is bulged. Now every think is fine. Thank you so much.

Works on direct power. Tried with a 5A – 4 port charger.

This post was helpful. Saved on unnecessarily changing an over-expensive battery every 3-4 months.

Thanks for the information. It was helpful. What happens in case of power cut? Once the power is back, do I have to manually switch on the jio device (power button at center)?

Hi @Balaji, – I think by now, you might have figured it out. ๐Ÿ™‚ FYI, Once the power is back, it will switch on by itself. No need of manual power on assuming it is connected to charger and switch is ON.

Really a great solution. Can i use a 20k powerbank instead of chargers . Will it work. I am in confusion. Please advise.

Hi Shiva, so when jifi m2 device plugged that time we no need to put swell battery inside the device, only ac power supply with 1.2+ adopter supply is sufficient, plz confirm.

thanks a lots for your suggestion about jiofi battery problem. now i am using jiofi without battery but only ac power supply adopter is connected. wonderfull its work.

Hi Shiva, I tried removing the bulged battery from JMR1040 device and plugged it in to a charger that has output = 2 Amps. The battery LED on the device stays red; no other lights are on; so, it is not working; what could the problem be?

great idea Mr Hegde, I will try that at my home today. My battery is also swollen and thought of buying a new battery, let me try this today and post you tomo on the result. thanks.

do we need to change any settings of device for working it without battery ?
i have jio dongle 2 have change the pover save mode to “off ” mode but still it not working continously on power .

Thank you very much.
All these days I didn’t tried this. I was using regular Nokia battery as a spare with wire soldered to it.

I was getting low signal too due to low mAh with frequent restart. Accidentally I end up in this site, now I just tried this trick, it’s working like a magic.
It is showing full signal strength I’m so happy.

I have UPS and I’m using exactly 2amp charger but I never tried without battery.
You made my day buddy.
Thank you once again.

I am using jiofi as the dongle for my desktop and the battery have been swollen how to tackle this by connecting to desktop

if your PC has WiFi, then no need of cable.Connect it with Wifi. If not, you might have to add a wifi dongle to your PC.
JioFiโ€™s design supports it to be a โ€˜wifi-hotspotโ€™ rather than connecting with cable.

same problem here jio wifi battery bulging.

If power source is from a compatible mobile charger and remove the battery, how the wifi is to be connected to my PC? the only cable is data transfer cable connected to my pc. If I remove this cable and insert the charging cable, how the wifi connects to my PC once the cable is removed?

Dated: 15th May 2020
Hey, really thank you for this article. you really solved a big problem in this lockdown, and it worked with PC by just connecting it via USB cable. I just gave it a shot and it worked. EUREKA!.

My JioFi is having Battery Model H12348
3.8V 2300mAH Li-ion 8.74Wh
Charging Voltage 4.35V
Should I use Stand Alone Charger with more than 2.3Amp and whether it is available in market?

Airtel dongle doesn’t work without battery. battery is required in order to boot.
model is 5572s i think :P. i bought 2 more dongles from OLX after swelling its battery.

can you pls tell me how to connect usb 3.1 amp charger to jiofi and pc usb port. how to connect these three or how to join these three. Please help.

I have a Jio4 device. My battery has swollen/bulged and hence,I removed the battery and connected the device with Apple iPad adapter with an output of 5V-2.1Amp. Despite this, the device is going through the cycle of green-blue-red color indicator lights and not delivering internet connection. I have ensured that my SIM card is clean and is properly inserted. Could you please advice?

Sir .. my battery for jiofi swelled up ..and I didn’t find its solution .kindly help me…m not able to understand ur solution.. as I connects jiofi to cpu for my pc

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *