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Why does my iPhone turn on when I plug it in to charge?

If my iPhone 4 is turned off and I plug it in to charge, it automatically turns itself on again. Anyone know why this happens? It appears to happen with all three iPhones in the house (a 3G, and 2 x ...
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MacBook Air Charger 45w vs 65w

Can you use a 65W apple charger instead of the 45w charger that comes with the Macbook Air? How will this affect the machine.
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What is this brown sticky residue in my MacBook Pro charge port?

I have just noticed a brown type of sticky residue in my charge port on my MacBook Pro, it wipes off but not completely and to me it smells like battery. Can anybody tell me if I have a problem here,...
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My MacBook Air sometimes doesn't charge when the charger is plugged in

Sometimes when I connect my MacBook Air to the charger, the charge light on the MagSafe connector does not come on (and System Information says the power is not connected and the battery is not ...
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Can I use any Apple power adapter with my MacBook?

There are 45, 60, and 85 watt power adapters for the MacBook line of portable devices (the Air, the Pro, etc.). Does the 45 watt charger which comes with the MacBook Air work with the 15" MacBook Pro ...
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How much mA does an iPad need to be charged?

I want to buy an iPad charger for in my car. I have one now for my iPhone, but he won't charge my iPad. I know batteries use mAH to denote capacity, so are chargers rated by mAH or some other measure? ...
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Hot iPad charger wall adapter

The charger that came with my iPad Air the square adapter that plugs into the socket stays warm even when nothing is connected other than that it works perfectly fine. I was wondering if this ...
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Does the iPad 3/4 charger use a standard C7/C8 interface?

The new iPad chargers are sort of a brick containing the transformer, with a detachable corner piece containing the appropriate mains plug for wherever you bought it. The corner piece looks like it ...
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Are non-Apple iPhone chargers safe?

I discovered today that there are a lot of non-Apple low-cost iPhone (and iPad) chargers. The cost is very low, so I am concerned about the quality of such chargers. Are these alternative chargers ...
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Why does the MacBook Air have five pins on the charger?

I just got a MacBook Air and noticed the charger has 5 (i.e., an odd number) pins. Shouldn't there be a pair number, one for positive, one for negative charge? I thought about it being ground, but ...
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Can I use one charger for all MacBooks from years 2008 to 2013?

Can I use one charger for all MacBooks from years 2008 to 2013? ... or did Apple change the charger in the last 5-6 years? A friend of mine has a Macbook from 2007 or 2008 , she can lend it to me but ...
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Is it safe to use the 12W iPad 4th gen power adapter for earlier iPads and iPhones?

The older iPads have 10W power adapter (charger), and the iPhones supposed use only 5W chargers. But the iPad 4th gen, probably due to the larger power consumption, uses a 12W power adapter / charger....
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iOS 7: Disable message “This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone”?

After the upgrade to iOS 7, while using non-Apple certified chargers I receive the warning This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone. AFAIK there is no ...
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Non USB iPhone Charger

Does anybody know of any non-USB chargers for iPhone (lightning connector)? I need a charger that can only plug into an AC outlet and not have any type of USB connector.
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Is there any energy wasted through USB cables due to data sync when plugged in wall charger

Is there any energy wasted through USB cables due to data sync feature when plugged in wall charger. The thing is, I've heard of some engineered USB cables such as "SONICable" and "Doubletime" which ...
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Are the iPad 2 30-pin cable and the iPod touch cable different?

They look the same and get mixed up. My iPad 2 can't charge with the iPod's cable but vice-versa works. Might this iPad question apply?: Using an iPod charging cable to charge an iPad Can this ...
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Is it safe to use my Indian MacBook Pro charger in America using a simple adapter?

I am using a local adapter to use my Indian MacBook charger in the US. I am wondering is it safe to use so.
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Will generic lightning cables and the “authentication chip” present in the genuine cables work with iOS 8?

I have an iPad Mini that doesn't charge anymore because the lightning cable stopped working. Since the warranty is over, I can't get a free replacement. I don't really feel like buying a new lightning ...
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Broken dock connector on iPhone 4

My iPhone 4's dock connector is broken. I can still use it to transmit data to and from the phone, but I cannot use it to charge the phone. So, obviously it is not completely broken, but the pin that ...
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Can I charge my iPad and use a 30-pin accessory at the same time?

I use iJam to record my guitar into GarageBand on my iPad. iJam connects via the 30-pin connector. Before long, my iPad's battery drains. Is there a way to charge the iPad and use iJam at the same ...
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Does Apple's World Travel Adapter Kit work in India?

I'm traveling to India next week and am considering buying Apple's World Travel Adapter Kit so I can use my Macbook pro in India. However, India is not listed in its list of supported countries. I ...
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What is the difference between iPad and iPhone charger?

Both of them output similar voltages. iPhone 6 charger outputs 5v and iPad Air outputs 5.2v. The current on each charger is different - 2.1A for iPad and 1A for iPhone. What do those mean if the ...
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Are the iPhone 4 charger and iPod 4 charger different?

Are the iPhone 4 charger and iPod 4 charger different? I can charge my iPhone with both, but my iPhone charger will not charge my iPod. (I'm thinking it might be the length of the 30-pin connector, ...
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Is it harmful for the battery to use a 60 W instead of 45 W charger?

So, my dog bit through my MacBook Air charger and i just ordered one online without really knowing what all the specs meant. Now my question, does it hurt my battery to use a charger with a higher ...
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Why is my Macbook Air MagSafe Pin Becoming Extremely Hot? [duplicate]

Why is my Macbook Air MagSafe Pin becoming extremely hot? I fear that my laptop will burn out. Can anyone help me on this?
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Not charging iPhone when using GPS apps

I have GPS Drive App Motion X-GPS. I tried to use this app with my iPhone/iPad cigarette charger plugged in, but the battery is keep draining even with the charger to make this app almost useless for ...
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Can I use my Nexus 4 charger to charge an iPhone 4s?

I have a Nexus 4 charger (the block with the USB port on it) lying around. Can I use it to charge my iPhone 4s? Is it going to cause any trouble?
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MagSafe2 (fake) replaced power cord

My cat obliterated my power cord yesterday. Being a student, spending around 100 euros on a new charger was not an option. So I found a 10-years-experience-in repairing-electronics-company and they ...
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Using a USA charger in Europe

I am about to buy an Apple charger on Ebay coming from USA, yet I am not sure if I can use it here in Europe, more precisely in Portugal. I'm not concerned with the plug itself since I have the plug ...
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Is there any difference on power charger between iPhone 6 vs 6s?

Is there any difference on power charger between iPhone 6 vs 6s? I'm worried that there is a difference and that I'll have issues when I use the iPhone 6 charger for iPhone 6s It looks similar but ...
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Charge my Mac via USB

I have a portable power bank and I can charge devices via USB on it. Is there an adapter to change a 3 prong charger to a USB, so I can plug my Mac into my power bank? A Mac air charger that can plug ...
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Can a 3rd party charger damage my macbook pro?

I forgot my macbook pro charger at a friends place and I won't have it for a week. I saw that there are 3rd party chargers being sold for half the price of official chargers. Can 3rd party chargers ...
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Charge MacBook with USB (Adapters?)

I want to buy an external charger, it has USB. Are there any adapters (including transformators, I think that might be needed, right?) so I can charge my MacBook with the external charger?
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What is the wattage of my iPhone?

I am trying to make a transportable charger for iPhones, but before I can start this I need to know how much power my iPhone uses when I make an emergency call. If nobody knows this, I will be glad ...
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How to read car charger input current specification?

I found two MacBook 60 Watts car chargers, one says on the backside “INPUT: 12V-24VDC 5.6A MAX”, the other “Input: DC 11-15V Max 10A”. So, the latter has an efficiency of 50%? http://ecx.images-...
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iPad “Not Charging” with 3m USB-dock-connector cable

iPad "Not Charging" with 3m USB-dock-connector cable I just bough two 3-meter (10ft) USB-dock-connector cables on eBay. When I connect the USB connector to an Apple 12W USB Power Adapter and plug the ...
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Droid base and iPhone cable for charging?

I just got an iPhone 5c. I had a Droid. I have several Droid charging cables. The Lightening charging cable I got with my iPhone detaches on the other end to a USB port. The Droid charging "bases"/...
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IPhone 4 won't charge?

When I plug it in, it doesn't charge. But when I turned it off and plugged it in, it turned on, but didn't charge. What's wrong with it? Is it the charger or the phone? UPDATE: the charge is going up,...
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My Macbook Air's Charger will not charge when plugged in, I've already reset the SMC. I also just got it back from Apple…What can I do?

I've drained my battery looking for the answer to my question even more... please help! The charger works some days. I had found a combination of keys that help turn the light on once, but I can't ...
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How to change charger LED color on MacBook Air

I have the MacBook Air, and on the charger, there is a LED that is red-orange when charging, and green when charged. Is there any way to change the color of that? To, for instance, make it red when ...
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Which chargers to buy for a charging station?

To make a charging station effective, it needs to be able to charge all recent Apple laptops. As you know, Apple chargers are not cheap. So, we'd like to buy as few chargers as possible. Given this ...
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Connected new charger with Macbook Pro. Both Macbook Pro and Charger stopped working. Any reasons?

My macbook pro charger stopped working sometime ago. In the meanwhile I have been using friend's charger without any problem. Today I bought a second hand charger and when I tried to connect it with ...
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Is Magsafe strain relief covered by warranty?

I own a macbook 2012 and the cable snapped due to strain relief. I have not wrapped the cable around the charger box tight considering this could happen but it did anyways. Is this covered by the ...
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Problem with my Macbook Pro Charger

I was working on my Macbook pro and suddenly we lost electricity, and while the electricity was out my charger was connected to the laptop. Now that electricity came back my adaptor stopped charging ...
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Since updating the iPhone 4S to iOS 6, the phone will not charge using my TomTom car kit

Is there a fix for this? I cannot use the TomTom program as it drains the battery very quickly.
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Apple iPhone 4 does not recognize my DC car charger

Apple iPhone 4 does not recognize my DC car charger AC charger works fine. I bought a new DC charger and it still does not recognize that charger. I took it back and exchange it for another one and it ...
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Does iPhone 5 charger work for iPhone 6

I need to test an app i'm developing for iPhone 6 device. Can I use an iPhone 5c charger to connect the charger to my MacBook Pro and the iPhone 6? Would the iPhone 5c charger work for iPhone 6 or ...
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Unplugging iPad/iPhone Charger: Which end to unplug first?

After charging an iPad or iPhone, which end do you unplug first: the one that's connected in the device or the charger end?
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Common Charger/Alternate Solution for iPad (new), Macbook Retina, iPhone5

I just recently did an upgrade to all apple products and have a retina Macbook Pro, an iPhone 5, and an iPad. I hate having to carry around 3 different chargers. I was wondering if there is an ...
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Is this MacBook Pro charger safe to use?

I happen to accidentally jam my charger in between a few moving objects and this was, unfortunately, the resut. Is this still safe to use? Are there any risks to continuing using assuming it will ...