Questions tagged [charging]

Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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Macbook battery bar showing as red; battery % jumps around; battery condition normal; out of US charging

I've been in Europe since 7/5. I've been charging my 2015 macbook pro (purchased in the US) in the UK from 7/5-7/11 and in Italy from 7/11-current. I use a power adapter (not a converter) since the US ...
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Suggestions for a safe-n-fast charger for a bunch of 6th gen iPod Touch Devices?

I have about 30 iPod touch devices that connect to a charger with multiple ports on it. There are 4x 5V/2.4A ports and 4x 5V/1A ports on the device that charges them. It seems as though the the 5V/...
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iPad Mini 2 - Not Charging After Drained

My iPad Mini 2 won't turn on anymore after it drained even when i'm plugging in the charger it will just show (see image) then turn off again.. Before this case happened my 10W apple charger suddenly ...
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Standard charger for Macbook Pro insufficient

I recently bought a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) and I am using the OOTB Power Adaptor (87W) and USB-C cable. I am finding that when I run computationally expensive processes (e.g. I utilize multiple ...
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2018 MacBook Pro Won't Charge or Boot

I used my MacBook Pro today and ran the battery down to almost zero before closing the lid and heading home to charge it. But when I plugged it in back home, it wasn't responding to being plugged in ...
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Mac Air (2015) keeps shutting off immediately after being unplugged from charger

My air which is 4 years old now keeps shutting off immediately if it gets disconnected from the charger. It won't even turn on if it's not plugged in. It started happening about a month ago randomly, ...
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iPhone 5 issues while charging

When charging my iPhone 5 while it's switched off, the charging indicator does not disappear (or go to Sleep) and is therefore visible the whole time. And, when charging my iPhone 5 while it's not ...
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Is the thicker USB C cable included with the MacBook Pro charger necessary for its higher current capacity?

My new MacBook Pro came with a USB C charger and an associated cable. I'm noticing this cable is a little bit thicker than other USB C charging cables I've seen. What safety and charge carrying ...
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iPad 4 mini not charging

The other night I plugged my iPad mini 4 into my regular charging plug (that I've used consistently for 2 years and worked great) and it wouldn't charge. I went to other iPad/iPhone chargers I have in ...
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MacBook Pro: Battery icon shows as charging even when not connected to power source

I have a 13" 2017 MacBook Pro no Touch Bar model. It is not connected to a power source but it still shows as charging. While this is not affecting my Mac's performance or anything, but now I don't ...
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iPad Air is not charging

My iPad Air is not charging. So I switched it off and plugged in the charger. My iPad turned on but doesn't charge. What can I do to resolve this?
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2017 13-inch Macbook Pro will only charge at 12 Watts

Recently, I have been having battery issues. I lost the 61W charger that came with my Macbook several weeks ago, and in the mean time used a 12W iPad charger. This didn't work fantastically well but I ...
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2017 Macbook Won't turn on - Displays battery icon

My wife's 2017 macbook won't turn on/charge. It just displays this battery icon, with the red bar of the battery flashing intermittently. It's currently plugged into the charger but this doesn't seem ...
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Shouldn't Apple consider allowing use of Apple Pencil while it's charging?

I have an iPad 2018 with 1st generation Apple Pencil. I am trying to use it for taking notes while it is connected to USB-cable charging, but surprisingly it doesn't work even though it is recognized ...
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View charging speed (in watts) on iOS

Somtimes I am curious what speed my iPhone in charging at. If I attach my iPhone to the charging brick which comes out of the box, it will charge at 5W. If I attach it to an iPad charger, it will be ...
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Is it safe to charge my MacBook Pro with a 24W solar panel with USB-C? [duplicate]

I charged my 2016 13" MacBook Pro i7 with Touch Bar this morning with a 24W solar panel. I am not sure if this is safe to do longterm for the the laptop. Am I damaging the MacBook if I do this? What ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 won't turn on

I got a 13" 2015 MacBook Pro 13 and today it turned off because I didn't have the charger with me. Now when I plug the charger and try to turn on, it shows an almost empty battery and a lightning bolt ...
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Can I use a powerbank to charge a turned off macbook?

If its allowed I'll link an example case. Powerbank Output:DC 5V/2.4A, Type C 5V/3A. Laptop is 2015 MBP 13". Someone told me it's MagSafe 2 power socket won’t charge with anything lower than about ...
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Does Macbook Pro charging profile depends on electricity grid?

The questions might sound silly at first sight, but let me share my observations so far: I'm in the U.S. right now where I use the charger I got from IT and I see that my MPB charges slowly. It says ...
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How to charge iPhone from MacBook Pro overnight?

I want the iPhone to be charged connected to the MacBook Pro while I am sleeping. When I connect the iPhone, the computer charges the mobile battery. But when I wake up, the cellphone is not fully ...
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What are the requirements to charge a Macbook Air?

I have a 2017 13 inch MacBook Air, and I also have a big power bank. I am wondering, if it would be possible to charge my MacBook Air using that power bank. The power bank only has an output of 5V/2....
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MacBook Pro only charges with smaller MagSafe 60W

My MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i7 mid-2012 stopped charging and the light on the charger doesn’t show up anymore. I thought it was the MagSafe 85W and got a new one, but my MBP is still not charging. The ...
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Can I charge a power bank through charging MacBook

I have: 15" 2018 MacBook Pro with USB Type-C ports. Xiaomi PowerBank 3 Pro with 1 Type-C input/output and 2 regular USB outputs. Can I charge my MacBook via MagSafe, and simultaneously charge Xiaomi ...
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Is there a lightning cable power splitter / double charger?

A small example use case will make this clearer. I have a really long lightning cable that I use to charge my iPhone on my bedside table at night (there's no wall socket close). I'm thinking of buying ...
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MacBook battery versus Tesla or Chevy Battery [duplicate]

I am curious to know from other users who are knowledgable with LiION batteries. I work on a MacBook and just recently got a new machine. From all my research of LiIon batteries, the optimal life to ...
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iPad being using in wall mount battery swollen

Ive got an install with an iPad mini 4 installed in a wall mount running locked to a single app. The wall mount has a POE to USB adaptor built in. The iPad is powered by a TP link POE adaptor : https:...
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Macbook battery runs flat while “charging” with nearly full USB Brick

Road warriors buy Macbooks for untethered working and at times find themselves in a place without a powerpoint. So charging a Macbook from a USB Brick is a fundamental operational requirement. I ...
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How can I evaluate the safety of these Magsafe 2 USB-C Charge Cables?

They look like and claim to be USB-C to Magsafe 2 cables, that allow you to charge up on the go from a USB-C wall adaptor. Link 1: https://jgotech.com/collections/usb-c-power-delivery/products/...
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How can I check how many times an iPhone or iPad has been charged?

On my MacBook Pro, I can see in the About this Mac → System Report → Power link, how many times the laptop has been charged. It lists the condition (currently as "Normal") on my laptop. I've seen it ...
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How long does it take for an initial charge with MBP?

We unboxed a new 2017 MBP three hours ago. I wasn't expecting it to start by opening the lid. I then went through all the stuff you have to do when you startup (icloud, apple id, etc) It was at 34%. ...
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Should a 3m cable charge speed be significantly different than a 1m cable?

I recently bought a 3m (meter) Apple charging cable and found that it was charging my iPad slower than usual. I plugged it to a USB tester and found that it charged at ~5v 1A. By comparison, my 1m ...
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iPhone 4s repetitive charging sound with black screen

This didn't happen before so it's new. Every time the iPhone is out of battery and I plug it, it doesn't show up on screen that it is charging and keeps repeating the plunging sound. And it won't turn ...
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Can I add a jumper from charger to battery in a MacBook pro 2012 that is not charging?

The proposed solution to a non charging MacBook. Will this work? Add a jumper from charger to battery, this is to bypass current sensing circuitry and SMC. All, or some of which may be the root cause ...
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MacBook chargers turns green, then red, and then stops charger

I have been using a MacBook charger for about 6 months, and now I tried to use another one which I have used before with this MacBook. Now, the battery is low enough that the MacBook can’t start, ...
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iPad mini won't turn on/charge

I have had my iPad mini for a long time, and it's been having issues for the past year. Whenever I let it completely loose power, it takes forever to actually turn back on. When I have it plugged in, ...
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iPhone X won't charge from 2017 MacBook Pro

A few days ago, my iPhone stopped charging from my laptop. I have tried some suggestions and contacted Apple support, but neither was helpful. My phone will charge if it is connected to anything ...
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Can I safely charge&use my macbook with the adaptor below? [duplicate]

I need to use an Ethernet cable, VGA monitor, usb connection and power cable in same time with my macbook. That's why i need an adapter because my macbook has only one usb-c port. Let me share a ...
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MacBook Air battery not charging - very strange issues [duplicate]

I have been repairing a water-damaged MacBook Air 2015. Initially the machine would only boot with the battery disconnected and power connected, but then die after around 20 minutes. The MagSafe light ...
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Macbook Air 11" 2015 model A1465 not charging [duplicate]

I installed a new SSD, formatted it, and Mojave OS was installing when suddenly, the battery stopped charging. All I get now is a picture of a red battery with a low charge. If I remove the adapter, ...
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Can you charge an iPad and connect a USB-C device at the same time?

There seem to be many USB-C adapter hubs, which convert USB-C to other types, and HDMI. When searching for "USB-C hub" you normally see adapters. However, I actually don't want a USB adapter, as they ...
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How to charge MacBook Pro quickly from an iMac?

I am charging a MacBook Pro using a Thunderbolt 3 cable plugged into an iMac. This charging speed is exceptionally slow. The image shows 5+ hours to charge the laptop. I am using: 2018 MacBook Pro ...
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brand new iPhone XS seems to run out of juice quite quickly - when should I charge it? [closed]

I've been using a company iPhone for quite some time now, and I found it to be much better than my Android personal phone, so I decided to buy a 256 Gb iPhone XS. I like it much better than my Samsung,...
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Does iPad still use its battery when it is connected and fully charged?

I use my iPad on my desk with a stand everyday and it is connected to usb cable, which also charges iPad. It usually stays at 100% charge since my cable is connected. In this case...does my iPad ...
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MacBook Pro not loading although power adapter is connected

I own a new MacBook Pro (bought three weeks ago). Since I don't want to exhaust the 1000 expected full charge cycles this battery is rated at, I connect the MacBook with the power adapter when I'm ...
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Does charging and CPU usage affect each other?

If I use the CPU heavily while charging a Mac, how much slower will the charging be? It would be interesting to hear if someone has data how many minutes it takes to: Charge 0-100% while using ~0% ...
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MacBook won't turn on without a charger even if the battery is fully charged [duplicate]

I started noticing that my MacBook Pro Mid 2014 won't turn on without the charger plugged in, I think this is randomly happening. Here is a screenshot from Battery Health app. If the charger is not ...
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Which charger to get fast charging of iPhone XR?

I'm about to buy an iPhone XR. Technical specification says it's possible to charge 50% of the battery in 30 minutes. However, seems that the provided 5W charger is not able to do that. I've been in ...
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Is this MacBook charger counterfeit?

I bought a supposedly original charger for my MacBookPro9,2 (A7A048) 2012 Macbook pro. It does feature the apple logo etched into the plastic, it also says Designed by Apple in California ...
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Mid 2013 MacBook Air charging fine but the light on the cord is out

I tried resetting the SMC as I saw this repeatedly being suggested as the solution but this did nothing. Computer charges fine but any light on the cord is out. Any other suggestions? Am I damaging ...
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What is the best charging strategy for a macbook? [duplicate]

I heard several strategy about macbook power supply connection: keeping alway at least 50% of battery level let unplugged until reaching the 10% warning perform once a month a full discharge What is ...