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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 do you clean a Lightning port?

I've got an iPhone 6+ that's started to develop difficulties charging, meaning that the cable has to be seated just right or else it won't charge or connect to the computer. A quick look with a ...
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2011 Macbook Pro won't boot unless I SMC reset and do a combination of attaching battery and charger

From what I read, on this model of MacBook, an SMC reset is done by removing the battery and holding the power button down for 5 seconds with no charger or battery attached. I tried the other method ...
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IPhone 6s Plus why an external camera like FLiR no longer charges the phone after interaction dialog?

I got an external camera attachment for iPhone and it has an external power input. My understanding is that the camera is a part of an MFi (made for iPhone) - a certified accessory. According to the ...
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iphone 6 crashes and needs plugging into charger to restart

The phone repeatedly crashes as if the battery is out of power and wont restart unless I attach it to the charger. When it restarts it indicates that it is over 90% charged already. I've re-set the ...
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How to disable the “this cable or accessory is not certified” message on iPhone?

The message "this cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone" pops up whenever I use a 3rd party USB cable for it. It's really annoying, because then I'd have to ...
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How “safe” is my laptop running on Service Battery

I've had my Mac for over 3 years and I've been good about checking the battery's condition, which was always Normal, but all of a sudden the dreaded Service Battery suddenly showed up. This was not ...
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I accidently overcharged my iPhone 5c and it stopped working. What should I do?

For the first time, I left my iPhone 5c charging all night for about 4 hours. In the morning when I unplugged it, it had turned off when it was on when I left it for charging. I tried to turn it on, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Macbook Pro Retina “Battery Is Not Charging”

My retina macbook pro is currently on 4% but when I plug it in the battery icon up the top shows the plug icon instead of the lightning bolt icon inside it to say it's charging and stays on the same ...
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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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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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Can I use 45/60/85W MacBook chargers interchangeably?

I have a 13" Macbook Pro that came with a 60W power adapter and a 15" Macbook Pro that came with a 85W power adapter. Can I use either adapter with either laptop? There seems to be disagreement in 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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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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Thunderbolt display not charging MBP battery

I have a mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays purchased in mid-2014. The MBP sits plugged into one of the Thunderbolt displays almost all the time, unless I'm using it away from my ...
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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 ...
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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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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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iPad Air Not Charging on Left USB of Retina MBP '15

I am trying to charge my iPad Air via the USB ports on my '15 Retina Macbook Pro. When I plug it into the port on the right side of the device, it charges fine, but when I plug it into the left-side ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do iOS devices take such a long time to turn back on?

Often I will realise my iPhone or iPad is about to run out of battery, run around the house looking for a charging cable and plug, and get back just in time to see the screen go black and the little ...
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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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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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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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Only my cable can recharge my iPhone

My iPhone cable is the only one that can recharge my iPhone 5. I have tested around 5 other iPhone 5/6 cables and none of them work. I am apprehensive of either losing my cable or breaking it. The ...
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Can I use my iPhone charger with my iPad?

My iPad 1 charger was burned because of high voltage, so it stopped working. Currently, I am using an iPhone 3GS mini charger. It charges the iPad but only very slowly when the iPad is on but the ...
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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 ...