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Will the retina iPad Mini charge with non-certified cables?

I just bought a retina iPad Mini. Tried 3 different cheap lightning cables, none will charge it. Tried with 12W and 5W USB chargers. It will only charge with the Apple cable that came with it. But ...
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How to charge the MacBook Pro from 12 Volts?

Aim: I would like to charge my MacBook Pro (MBP) form a 12V lead-acid battery. However there are no official chargers from Apple for that purpose. There exist quite some alternative products on the ...
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Can not charge iPhone 5 from Macboook after Mavericks upgrade

I have a Macbook and usually have it plugged into power. I then connect iPhone 5 via USB port to charge the iPhone - it has worked for 3 years. I updated my software to Mavericks last week and now ...
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Will iPhone 4 turn on automatically when charging?

If my iPhone 4 dies, will it turn back on automatically after I put it on charge? The reason I ask this is my lock button is broken and I'm afraid to let my phone die. What should I do?
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Macbook Pro Battery Care [duplicate]

I found instructions about MacBook battery care, but it made me confused. I received my MacBook Pro yesterday. After unboxing, I used it for some time and then I fully charged the battery. I will be ...
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Does the iPad Air stay cooler whilst charging than the previous iPad?

My iPad 4 gets quite hot whilst charging, even without a case. As I get this with every one of my iOS devices, as well as Macs, I always expect this from a device now. However, the iPad Air is much ...
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Any Apple device that uses UC-E6 plug?

I have an in-car charger left after sold GPS localizer. According to Wikipedia, it uses "UC-E6 proprietary (non-USB) plug" (second to the left on this photo). I would like to know, if anyone heard ...
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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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Brand-new iPhone 4S won't charge or Sync with iTunes, but is recognized by it

So I bought a brand-new iPhone 4S three days ago and it all worked fine. I loaded my iCloud backup from my old 3GS and tried to sync so I get all my music back on my phone. I didn't have much time, ...
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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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How many amps should an iPhone 5s car charger output?

When looking on Amazon for a car charger I noticed that different items have different amp values, 2.1 and 3.1 being the most frequent. What is the recommended value? Does it even matter? Is there ...
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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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Will a 45 W MagSafe Charger work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)?

Is a 45 W MagSafe Charger going to work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)? ...or I need 60 or 85 W charger? Does 45 W MagSafe only work for MacBook Air or also for other Apple Macbooks?
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Can I charge 2006 or 2007 MacBook with a charger for iPad or iPhone 5?

Can I charge 2006 or 2007 MacBook with a charger for iPad or iPhone 5? Sounds little bit crazy but wouldn't be great if you could use one charger for any Apple device? ;o))))))
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Is it possible to use a third-party unauthorized charger with an iPad running iOS 7

Is it possible to use a third-party unauthorized charger with an iPad running iOS 7? I have an iPad 2 with a 30 pin connector.
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iPod classic charging 120GB

I'm able to charge with USB into laptop without difficulty, but if I try to charge in the wall with the "block", I get nowhere. We even tried using different cables, changed to my wife's "block", yet ...
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My Windows 7 Lenovo laptop won't detect my iPhone 4S but it will charge it? [duplicate]

For the last 5 months my iPhone 4S won't connect to my Windows 7 Lenovo laptop or iTunes. It will charge in 2 of my USB ports, and I've tried 3 different cables. I've tried following tips off Apple ...
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iPod classic 80GB won't charge from usb power adapter

iPod classic 80GB 2007 [Model No.:A1238] won't charge from LG usb travel adapter (output 5.0V, 0.85A). It normally charged from Apple 5W USB Power Adapter [Model No.:A1299] (output 5.0V, 1A), and ...
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iPod Touch 4th Gen Not Charging

I have an iPod Touch 4th Generation that has a cracked screen. It does not seem to be charging because it is not showing the charging icon. It only charges with an iPhone 4S charger.     
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I'm wondering if my 13 inch MacBook Air is having battery issues?

This is my current battery information. Could someone please let me know if I need a new battery or what might be wrong with it? Battery Information: Model Information: Serial Number: ...
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How do I get my MacBook to charge?

I have an older MacBook - not the aluminium unibody, the white one. Bought in the US. All of a sudden it has stopped accepting the charge. Once I plugin the MagSafe connector it goes to green ...
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New battery stops charging around 85%

I have a 17" MBP for about three years and couple of days ago I changed the battery with a new one in an Apple store. The problem is, charging stops at 87%, the charger led remains orange and ...
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how do i dock my iphone 5 without charging it? it is jailbroken

I want to connect my iPhone 5 to my car stereo through usb, but i don't want it to charge every time i connect it. Especially when i'll only be driving 5 minutes. Any Cydia app or tweak to managae ...
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What does a family do for charging and storage of multiple Apple devices?

What does a family with multiple devices do for charging and storage of a growing number of devices. We now have 4 laptops 5 iPads and 5 iPhones plus several other iPods. Are there any cabinets ...
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Macbook Pro Mid-2010 15" is not charging with dim green light

I have spilled a bit of water on the keyboard of my Macbook Pro this Monday. It continued working just fine. So, I took it home, and 2h later, when I pluged the charger in, the light turned into a ...
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Out of warranty MBP ,Burned Magsafe port and frayed charger cable - repair option and cost?

I have a MBP 15" 2011 model and has is the burned magsafe port (leftmost pin melted) which i noticed today. The connector gets too hot sometimes ( but remains ok when I charge in sleep mode). ...
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precaution or steps to take before booting up 4 months unused macbook air

My mother was ill for quite some-time, and she didn't use her MacBook Air for almost 4 months now. Before booting it up again, and start making use, please let me know if there are some necessary ...
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Why doesn't iTunes backup every time I charge my iPhone?

I read years ago when they introduced wireless syncing with iTunes, that they would backup my phone every time I would charge my phone wirelessly. I waited years and to this day this still doesn't ...
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Macbook randomly shuts down without on charge (even at ~90% full)

I'm having a real issue with my Macbook (white, late 2009 version, running Lion OS X). It was about since 2 weeks ago or so, my Macbook would just randomly shut down, I lost a couple unsaved files ...
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Is there a way to have my iPhone 5 report current charging rate? [duplicate]

For example, so I can test different USB ports on my computer and powered hubs to see if one charges my iPhone faster than another.
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MacBook Pro only Charging when Turned Off

My MacBook Pro (2012, Retina) will suddenly not charge when it's turned on. If I shut it down, it charges normally (orange led, goes green when full). After I turn it on it keeps the green led on ...
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Sync iPhone Without Charging

Title says it all. Is there a way to sync an iPhone with iTunes (tethered) without charging it concurrently? An answer below indicated that this was possible by either modifying or purchasing a ...
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Charging my US iPad in Israel

I brought my iPad charging wire to Israel along with the necessary plug adapter. I have not been able to charge my iPad. I also tried to charge it off of my wife's MacBook. No go. I called the ...
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Any danger to letting a MacBook stay on the charger long-term? [duplicate]

I came into possession of a 2009 13" MacBook Pro. Most of the time, it will be used as a desktop computer - but there will be instances when I will need the 5 hour battery. Is there any danger to ...
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How to disable battery charging?

From the pmset man page: POWER SOURCE ARGUMENTS -g with a 'batt' or 'ps' argument will show the state of all attached power sources. […] Certain Apple battery calibration tools may ...
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iPad 2 restarting intermittently and very slow to operate and charge

I have an iPad 2 (Model MC769B/A) running on iOS 6.1.3 (10B329) and over the past few days I have experienced very slow charging times when plugged into the usual source - the main wall socket. Also, ...
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Charge cycles increase?

This is a bit weird, I've been doing everything to keep the battery health great and that's what i achieved so far. it's going through 99-100%, but the thing is.. those charging cycles thing are ...
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Fundamental Difference Between Charging An iPhone At The Mains & Via USB Cable Linked To An iMac?

If you are working at an iMac and there is also a mains socket close at hand, is there any difference (in any respect) to charging an iPhone via USB cable linked to the Mac or is it more advisable to ...
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I'm in Peru and having battery problems and electric shock issues with my new MacBook Air

I purchased this MacBook Air in late 2012, found that the initial battery life was more than six hours in the US, then came to Peru. Peru runs on 220, and most everywhere that I am, the electricity is ...
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iPhone 4S - sudden drop in battery percentage

I've bought a half-year-old iPhone 4S a couple of weeks ago and I just ran into a really weird issue the third time now: the battery percentage would suddenly drop 30-40-50%. One minute, it's, say, ...
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iPad 4 not charging solution with usb 3.0 dual ports Y adapter

Just recently picked up an iPad 4. Saw that it specifies "not charging" when plugged into the usb port. Saw that it is a common issue due to usb power. I have usb 3.0 ports on my desktop so I tried ...
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Does iPad battery charging utility like Battery Boost Magic pro really make a difference in prolonging iPad's battery life?

Do battery charging utilities such as Battery Boost Magic pro or Kingsoft battery doctor really make a difference in prolonging the life of an iPad battery?
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iPhone 5 Lightning to USB Cable - Is it safe to use replicas? [duplicate]

I need to buy a Lightning to USB cable for my iPhone 5. In eBay you can find replicas for one third of the price. Do you know if these can ruin your phone? If I use an original power adapter, a ...
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Are non-Apple lightning cables and power transformers safe to use?

I need to buy an Apple 12W USB Power Adapter for my iPhone 5. In eBay you can find replicas for one third of the price. Do you know if these can ruin your phone? I am more cautious about a third ...
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Iphone 4 not charging after update to iOS6

Why is my iphone 4 unable to charge immediately after updating to iOS 6? I am using an apple brand cable, I tried it on my computer, and I tried it in multiple wall outlets, no change. The charge is ...
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Looking for car (cigarette lighter receptacle to lightning) charger for iPhone 5

Is there any way to charge an iPhone 5 in a 2005 Cadillac (in the cigarette lighter hole)? Or am I just out of luck with an old car? I did some searches on google but nothing came up. I also saw ...
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What prevents an iPad or iPod charger from overcharging?

my iPad mini came with this charger and cable. If i leave it charging overnight, what prevents it from overcharging my iPad(is it the charger or the iPad itself)? I ask because I also own a Dynex ...
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iPhone 5 not charging via USB from PC [duplicate]

I charge my phone using my PC all the time, and it's been only a week that since I bought my iPhone 5. Now I can't charge my phone with my PC. What could be the problem thats causing my phone to not ...
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Charger works on Computers but not in the car?

I bought a new charging cable for my iPod the other day. I used it to plug my iPod into my laptop and it works just fine. However, I plugged it into the radio transmitter in my car (which is itself ...
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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 / ...