Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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What is a possible non-jailbreak way to trick an iPhone into thinking it is being charged even though nothing is plugged in?

Does anybody know a trick to make an iPhone 5 make that charging sound and have that green battery icon appear, but not actually charge or have anything plugged in? I need it as a demonstration for a ...
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Macbook battery information (cold weather & plugged in usage)

I kinda have two questions but they're both battery related so I just made one post. 1) Does it harm the battery if I cary my MacBook around with me and the weather is really cold? This has been a ...
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Where does iPhone store information about current battery percentage?

I wonder how is it exactly with the calculation of the battery percentage: from 100% down the software calculates which resources were used and for how long and thus it approximates the current ...
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charging my Macbook Pro (85w) with my Macbook Air (45w) charger

seeing if anyone as done this. Has any used a 45w charger (like the one that comes with the Air) to charge their Macbook Pro? I left my Pro charger at a friends house and will not be able to get it ...
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MacBook Pro USB ports not working properly

At work, I usually use my left USB port to charge my iPhone, while the right port connects to a hub on my monitor, providing Ethernet, external keyboard and sometimes another iOS device. I also have ...
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Splice a 45W MagSafe 2 connector onto an 85W PSU?

I have an unused 45W MacBook Air MagSafe 2 PSU, and an 85W MagSafe 1 PSU that my dog chewed the connector off. I'm wondering if splicing the MagSafe 2 connector onto the 85W PSU would allow a MacBook ...
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Macbook will say it's charging, but it's not

I have a Macbook Pro 13" i7 Early 2011 (MacbookPro8,1). It's on its second battery (DP bq20z451 manufactured Dec 2012) from March 2015. It was working fine for a while, but in the last month it's ...
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Can having a MBP constantly charging damage the battery?

I constantly have my MBP connected to its charger. I was curious though, can this affect the battery? If the battery is always at 100% and power is constantly being fed into it, does this damage the ...
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Can a 2015 Macbook Air MagSafe 2 charging cable be filed down to work with a 2009 Macbook Pro?

The title pretty much says it all. I ordered a MagSafe 2 charger before realizing my MacBook Pro uses the Original MagSafe plug. After looking at both plugs, it appears the MagSafe 2 plug would fit ...
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Charge iPad 1 without wall charger

I have only the USB cable so can I charge it with my laptop or computer or any other way?
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13" mid 2007 Macbook, battery / power supply issue (white, A1181 model)

So, I have mistreated my macbook somewhat and would like to repair the damage. The problem is, there is "no battery supply", the icon at the top bar is a battery with a cross through it. There are ...
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Macbook Pro logic board getting no voltage

Laptop: MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2013 Logic Board: 820-3476 I have been doing testing on my logic board with the board removed from the computer and just plugging in the charger. I had an ...
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iPhone connected to charger and shows charging but not charging battery

Last night I charged up my iPhone 5c and this morning I woke up and it was on 1 percent. After this, I checked that the iPhone's charger was plugged in properly and it looked fine. I turned on my ...
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How to know if the new MacBook is charging while turned off?

I recently bought the new MacBook 12" and since it uses a USB-C port and not the traditional MagSafe one, I wanted to know if there is some way for me to know whether it is charging or not while it is ...
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If I buy a power adapter from the online Australian Apple Store, will it match Australian outlets?

I want a power adapter for a MacBook Air that matches Australian outlets (without a separate adapter). It seems reasonable that if I buy such a thing from http://www.apple.com/au, it will have the ...
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iPhone 6S Plus - Macbook Pro USB Charging not reaching 2.1A

I've seen various reports of iPhone 6 Plus get 2.1A charging from Macbook Pro. http://blog.equinux.com/2014/09/iphone-6-and-6-plus-charging-secrets-revealed http://www.iphonehacks.com/2014/09/iphone-...
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Explanation for wrong charging wattage / slow charging?

I have a 2013 Retina MBP and a fairly new 85 W Magsafe 2 charger. But when I connect this charger to my Macbook and check in Battery Health, it claims that it is receiving only 49 W. Does anyone ...
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High fan, No battery symbol, Battery not charging on Macbook Pro Mid 2009

Recently, my MacBook Pro has had the following issues: If the battery dies, I need to do an SMC reset for it to even start up. When it does, the fan is running at high speed and there is either no ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) Battery Not Charging

I have a Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) 13" unibody and having issues with a battery that is not charging. Here are the specifics: Battery is not charging Magsafe light not illuminating at all Macbook is ...
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iPad Air 2 charger getting warm

My charger has been fine until recently although I noticed it getting warmer. Last night it wouldn't charge at all and this morning it was so hot I could just about touch it with bare hands. I ...
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Can a 15" Retina MBP running 10.11 (El Capitan) determine if the attached power source is using a MagSafe adapter?

I have a first generation 15" Retina MBP. Recently there have been times when it runs out of power even though I'm plugged in. I have tracked it down to charging being intermittent if anything but a ...
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Leave Apple Magic Trackpad 2 plugged in charging?

Is it okay to leave the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 (late 2015) plugged in via the Lightning cable? Is the battery-charging smart about not over-charging/over-heating? Are there any other pros or cons ...
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Cooling for iPhone 6

I have a wireless charger pad and receiver that I have inside my case. When it charges it generated a lot of heat in excess. The of is built into the bottom of my table, so the phone is on a flat ...
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Which is better “keeping the battery on charge” or “unplugging whenever it's fully charged”?

As the title says : Which is a better practice for a healthier battery life, keeping the battery on charge while working or my desk OR unplugging whenever it's fully charged ? I'm talking about a ...
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Why does my iphone 6s not wake up for a phone call?

Sometimes when unplugging my iPhone 6s from the charger, the screen stays black without waking up. I have checked and determined that did charge the battery so I know it had a good connection. If I ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 - how to charge a new battery

I am about to replace the old battery on MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 (A1278) with a battery Model No: A1322 and I wonder if there are any special instructions on how the battery should be used for the ...
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My iPad Air has a charging problem. it says its charging but it's not!

My iPad Air says it is charging but it isn't and if I take the charger out and put it back in, it won't charge at all. What's happening?
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Is the “Battery Is Not Charging” state harmful?

I have an Early 2015 Retina MacBook Pro. Sometimes I forget my charger and end up using my girlfriend's charger, which is for a 2011 MacBook Air, with a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter. When I do so, ...
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Mac adapter 60W weird behavior/not charging

I have a macbook retina pro that I bought from the USA and using in India. My magsafe 2 adapter 60W has recently stopped detecting. I can feel the current and the ground noise in the laptop but the ...
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Using a high current car charger while using a power intensive application - is more better?

I'm very much aware that my iPhone 5 will only use up to 5W for charging - no matter what charger is being used. However, I've had an experience that makes me think that it's not as simple as this if ...
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iPhone 4S Gray Light in Middle of Black Screen Fix?

I'm having trouble with my iPhone 4S. It rarely turns on and whenever it does, it shows a gray light in the middle of a black screen with some kind of halo around the light. Also, whenever I hook it ...
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plug in charger when using OR charge it when low battery

I am working in an office for 8 hours a day. And I am using a macbook pro retina 2015 during that 8 hours for work. What habit should I be use to treat the battery better. There are two choices for ...
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Apple 5W adapters, US-to-UK adapters, and blown fuses

Disclaimer: this problem involves apple products, but they might only play an auxiliary role. I recently moved to the UK from the US, and I bought a portable Innogie batter charger for when I was ...
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iPhone 6s, Jailbroken Stuck in Recovery Loop

I jailbroke my phone and one day I accidentally dropped it in some water. The iPhone around an hour or two later while charging decided to not charge any more saying that this cable is not supported ...
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Cutoff to prevent overcharging

Where is the cutoff for overcharge protection in the iPhone 6? Is it in the charger or in the actual unit? I purchased a wireless charger adapter and pad for my phone and want to know if it is safe to ...
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Can an iPhone 6s Plus battery be recharged after going real dead

I just bought a new iPhone 6 four days ago and hardly used except to browse first page, never paid attention to the battery until really dead. Can an iPhone 6s Plus battery be recharged? Ive been ...
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Can I damage my IPhone by overcharging

Can I damage my iPhone 5c if I charge it when the battery is fully charged? I use the charger from Apple.
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Recommended power bank capacity for iPhone 4S

I would like to know the recommended capacity in a power bank to charge my iPhone 4S on the go. I've seen power banks with over 4000 mAh of capacity. Wouldn't that damage my iPhone, since I read ...
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Can I (or should I) use a MacBook charger on my iPhone?

I recently got a MacBook with the USB-C charger. It comes with a 29-watt power brick, and I was wondering if I should use this to charge my iPhone. I've heard that the iPad power brick (I think 10 ...
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What's the best way to prolong the lifespan of a Macbook Pro battery?

I have two Mac book Pros: A 2013 Unibody retina that I use every day An older 2006 model with removable battery that I use a couple of times a month (when not in use, it's not connected to the AC. ...
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Battery cannot charge fully

I replaced battery on my MBA mid 2011 (A1369). Here is the report by coconut(the same appears in system report): I bought no name battery from china and changed it personally (here they ask about ...
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My (unbroken) iPhone won't turn on!

I have an iPhone 5. The only issue it's had is that the battery life wasn't so great as it once was... until now. Earlier the battery went flat and it switched to this screen Totally normal. So I ...
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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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iPod Shuffle won't charge or show up, no charging light

I've got one of the older iPod shuffles (the kind that's about the size of two quarters side by side) and for a good while it charged and read perfectly fine on my MacBook, but then it started to get ...
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How to charge iPad with one or more USB devices connected?

I use my iPad with lightning power cable, to execute live theater lights show through an ArtNet server to DMX dimmers signals in Wi-Fi. I need to connect two USB devices to it, one keyboard and one ...
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Apple iPhone 5 doesn't charge attached to a laptop

My Apple iPhone 5 doesn't charge attached to a laptop. It works fine attached to a wall charger. Plugging in the USB cable into laptop doesn't generate an audible feedback. I am running Windows 8.1 ...
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Charging an iPhone from a closed MacBook

I always thought you couldn't charge an iPhone from a closed macbook without opening it first, and then closing it after plugging the iPhone in. However today my phone was completely dead and I was on ...
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iPad won't charge…at all

My iPad is updated to the latest OS - but it suddenly died. It had been charging overnight, but it shows only the white apple logo on a black background. I have re-booted countless times. I have ...
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Jailbroken iPhone stuck on black screen after erasing all content?

Yesterday, I decided to restore my iphone to factory default setting . So I format my iphone through setting menu (but the battery was low) . Then i kept my phone on charge but nothing happen. I also ...
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MacBook not turning on (fan loop)

I'm in a very frustrating situation of having my MacBook Pro 15' Retina (A1398) stuck in a boot loop. Well, not exactly boot loop: when I connect my MagSafe charger, it goes in a constant cycle of ...