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Questions tagged [charging]

Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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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 ...
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Weird behavior when charging iPhone on MacBook

When I connect my iPhone to my MacBook to charge it, a sound is played on the iPhone, the green battery symbol appears instead of the clock, the small battery symbol the upper right corner turns green ...
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How to determine if my iPhone XS is Fast Charging?

I recently got myself a USB Type C to Lighting Cable and a 30W USB Type C Adaptor(USB-PD). When I plug in the charger to my iPhone, I find my phone charging noticeably faster than normal but there ...
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Macbook mid-2010: no power after ssd upgrade

I changed my HDD to a SSD using ifixit guide on my MacBook Unibody Model A1342 (mid-2010). But after reconnecting the battery, the Mac seems to be dead (MagSafe light off, no chime, no fan, nothing)....
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iPhone 7 deactivated – Won't get recognized on any Mac/PC

I've bought a used iPhone 7 two weeks ago and later found out that the proximity sensor didn't work. So while being in my pocket, it apparently tried too many codes and hence is deactivated now. Now ...
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MacBook Pro's battery charging only to 27% [duplicate]

I have a 2017 15" MacBook Pro. A while ago I posted question related to issues with battery here: MacBook 15" (2017) - Battery Charging Problem What's funny is that that problem solved itself ...
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How to keep lock screen always on when connected to external monitor and charging

I'm using a 3rd party utility to set very eye pleasing wallpapers on my 2013 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.2. Now I don't get to enjoy the beautiful sceneries in the background while I'm ...
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13" MacBook Pro 2017 randomly shutting down

I bought a new Mac and have had it it for like 1 week now. I noticed it turns itself off at 8% but I wasn't worried. Then it started shutting down on like 17%-20% cca. When you plug charging cable ...
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Problems charging older iPad

The iPad was bought 5 years ago, it runs iOS 9.3.5 and claims to be up to date. The battery is fine - it does hold the charge, and it does charge fast (when it decides to charge). The cable is also ...
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Where can I find original macbook pro batteries?

I have 2011 13" MacBook pro. I have replaced battery once, replaced charger two times (because it wore off/tore up). I have replaced original drive with SSD and pumped up RAM so my MacBook runs pretty ...
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Can I charge a 2017 MacBook Pro with a third-party USB C power adaptor?

I've got a 2017 MacBook Pro which comes stock with an 87W USB C Power Adapter. I want to purchase an additional power adapter, but I don't require an official Apple one. I notice that Anker make one ...
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Can micro-USB android device (Redmi 4 (India)) be charged using a hybrid converter (USB type-C to type-A) with MacBook Pro high watt charger?

I have MacBook Pro (15'', 2017 model). It comes with a very high voltage charger with USB type-C port. I have a hybrid converter (USB Type-C to VGA + USB Type-C + USB Type-A). I want to charge my ...
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MacBook 15" (2017) - Battery Charging Problem

Since yesterday my MacBook charges really slow, so I gave coconutBattery a try, and it showed that my MacBook is only charging with around 14 Watts. I am charging with an Apple 86W Power Supply. So ...
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Macbook battery [duplicate]

I have a macbook pro 2010 15 inch A1286. My problem is that the power adapter is plugged into the MacBook but it indicates that the battery is not charging and "Power Source: Power Adapter". The ...
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Why do I see “Cannot Use Thunderbolt Accessory”?

I purchased a brand new MBP and a cable was included in the box, it has USB-C type connectors on each end and works for charging the computer. When, instead of charging with the brick, I plug it into ...
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Safe to use USB-C Charger (adapter) for Macbook Air 2013?

Ok I have a company MacBook Pro that has a USB-C charger and a personal MacBook Air 2013. I have an adapter that I use to connect all things on Pro: My Air charger stop to respond. Can I use the USB-...
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Battery Not Charging, remains at 0% [duplicate]

I have an Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, which I hard-restarted earlier (holding the power button) due to a software crash. It turned off just fine but refused to turn back on again (no backlight, no ...
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Macbook not charging after depleting battery

OK, this is a bit of a weird one. My wife, thinking someone damaged her Macbook's cable, unplugged it. She then ran the Macbook until it shut down by itself. When I got home, I tested the cable and ...
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iPhone 7 won't charge consistently from MacBookAir 2015

I've had my MacBook 11' 2015 Air since July 2016 and my iPhone 7 since April 2017, and my phone never had any issues charging on my Mac. I'm not sure when it started, but at some point both USB ports ...
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What are dos and don'ts when charging an iPhone / Apple device? Can I charge the phone all day long?

I usually charge my phone all day and night long. All day long, because at work I connect my phone with my laptop, and all night long because when I go sleep, the phone will be charged overnight too. ...
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MacBook says not charging but it is

I have a 12" MacBook. When I plug it into an Ankey dual USB C charger, MacBook shows battery is not charging, but I think it actually is, because the percentage goes up. Why, and will that damage my ...
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iPad not starting up [duplicate]

I have iPad Air Wifi and its not starting, even after I charged it fully. I tried Hard Reset, connected to PC With DFU, but no display on the screen and the restore fails. Yesterday, I tried to ...
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the battery of my MacBook Air is not charging and the icon not showing in menu

the battery of my MacBook Air is not charging and the icon also does not show on menu bar. when I click on the box in System preference, power back up the icon come to the menu bar for a second and ...
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Magsafe problem: only works in certain positions

I recently bought a brand-new, genuine Magsafe 60W charger for my mid-2010 MBP (my previous charger died suddenly after months of extreme fraying). Within a few hours of using it, strange and bad ...
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Can you charge a 2018 Macbook Air through a USB-Hub?

In other words I want to plug the hub into my Macbook Air and the power into the Hub [Power]-->[Hub]-->[2018 Macbook Air] I bought 2 hubs and neither seems to be able to do this. I tried a ...
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Macbook pro “13” mid 2010 battery not holding charge. [duplicate]

Macbook pro “13” mid 2010 shutdown after removing the megasafe charger. . . Any help will be appriciated.
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Login screen shows wrong battery percentage

My 2018 Macbook Pro 13 login screen shows 96% and shows no charging indicator even though the power is connected. When I log in it shows 100% and the charging/power indicator. I am running Mojave 10....
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How can I find out which 21:9 Monitors will charge my MacBook Pro 15"?

I know the LG UltraFine 5K monitor has the ability to supply enough power to charge a 15" MacBook Pro (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207448) but is there a way to tell if a different monitor ...
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Magsafe port coating worn away

The plastic coating of my (mid 2010, 13 inch) Macbook Pro's Magsafe charging port has almost completely worn away over time, exposing some kind of shiny metal surface beneath. How important is this ...
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Would the USB-C MacBook Pro chargers work with the new (Oct-2018) iPadPro?

I have been going through the newly launched iPad Pro models and noted that Apple has decided to put a USB-C port rather than Lightning, for charging. Would that mean that one could use the same (87W) ...
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My phone toggles between on and off charge only when plugged into my MacBook Air

Both my MacBook Air and the lightning cable are brand new. I've tried to clean the inside of the charging port of my iPhone 6s.
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Is using both wireless/wired charging simultaneously for an iPhone faster?

The other day my younger sister had her iPhone plugged in via Lightning cable to the wall and she then put the plugged in phone on a wireless charging dock. She swears it makes the phone charge ...
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Battery draining fast and Haptic feedback not working

I have a 13" MacBook Pro Retina early 2015. A few days ago I was working on a spreadsheet and then it suddenly crashed (black screen for several minutes). Once it finally started up again, the Haptic ...
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12" MacBook battery is dead after 386 cycles

I have an early 2015 12" MacBook 512 GB SSD with 8 GB RAM. I have used my it nearly daily since I bought it brand new. I have never exposed it to high temperature, always working in AC room with a ...
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iPhone refuses to charge over USB cable with “Unlock iPhone to use accessories” error

iPhone 6s, iOS 12.0.1 Plugging the phone into a computer to charge produces an "Unlock iPhone to use accessories" message and the phone refuses to charge. How do I fix this nonsensical behavior? I ...
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How do I charge my USB-C device with my MacBook Pro?

I have a Nexus 5x (Android phone). It uses a USB-C charging cord. When I plug my USB-charging cord into my phone and into a PC I own, the PC charges the phone (as expected). When I instead insert the ...
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How do I disable the charging chime with Mojave on 2018 a MacBook?

Searching for commands to disable the charge chime, I have run both of these. defaults write com.apple.PowerChime ChimeOnAllHardware -bool false; killall PowerChime defaults write com.apple....
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iPhone 6s with iOS 12.0.1 not connecting to MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.12.6

I am using an iPhone 6s with iOS 12.0.1 and a MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.12.6. Since recently (I am not exactly sure when it started), I cannot charge the phone with my computer anymore. As ...
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Can I use a DC 60W 18v 3A solar pannel to power my macbook pro 15" retina mid-2012?

I have found this solar pannel ( https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Suaoki-60-w-Panneau-Solaire-5-v-USB-et-18-v-DC-Sortie-Portable-Pliable-Puissance/32935273533.html?spm=a2g0w.search0104.8.83....
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iPod Shuffle 4G won't charge

The Shuffle will not respond when it is not plugged into the charging base. The light remains dark no matter what you do. When you place it on the charger, it briefly turns orange, and appears ...
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Using USB ports for charging when MacBook Pro is not connected to power source and with lid closed

I remember than on older MacBooks, it was possible to charge any USB device with the lid closed and without connecting to a power outlet. However, at some point this has been disabled. I am currently ...
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Closed MacBook Pro keeps turning external display on/off [duplicate]

I hooked up my old 2012 retina MacBook Pro to an external 4k monitor via HDMI. It works fine while the lid is open, but as soon as I close it, various issues occur. Monitor won't work or receive ...
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What are the electrical requirements for magsafe charging?

I'm supplying power to a MacBook Pro via a magsafe cable from a broken 60 W power supply. Is it safe (1) to omit the initial high impedance 6 V or 3 V and simply apply "14,5V to 18,5V on Magsafe 1 ...
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Can I safely charge a Galaxy S9 with a USB-C MacBook Pro charger?

I have a Galaxy S9+ (with "fast charging"), which requires a USB-C charger. I also have a MacBook Pro with a USB-C charger. I am curious whether I can (safely) charge my Galaxy S9+ with my MacBook ...
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MacBook air battery has stopped charging

I need help. I have a MacBook Air. I have a new battery. It has only 21 cycles in it. Out of nowhere it stopped charging. I checked my battery status and it showed as NOT CHARGING. (More specifically ...
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Why my Mac book pro shows status 'Battery is not Charging'? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro early 2015.Recently I am facing an issue with the battery. It's not charging. The MacBook works fine when connected to charger, but it turns off when the charger is removed. I ...
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iPad won’t charge

the iPad Pro i bought last year has suddenly stopped responding to all the 4 apple charging cables i own. this is weird because my old iPad Air is charging just fine with each. i was suspecting it was ...
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Sensitivity to gross noise on battery charging lines of Lightning connector

Long ago, I docked my iPod Touch with 30-pin connector onto a cheap ghetto blaster. I cranked the volume over an extended period. Shortly thereafter, the battery of the iPod Touch could not retain a ...
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Work computer, windows 10, no iTunes, stop iphone pop up “allow this device…” [duplicate]

Windows 10 Professional (10.0.17134.228) and iPhone 6 (iOS 11.4.1). iTunes is not installed, can't have it, and don't want it. (Work computer) Under: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple , there is ...
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12V - 0,67 A USB Wall Charger for iPod Classic

I have a vintage iPod Classic 2004: I want charge it with my 10W iPad Pro charger and an USB A -> 30-pin old Apple cable. However, it not charged and started to showing Apple logo in a loop. It ran ...