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Can I use a Qi Charging Stand with an 80% Charge Limit for iPhone to run on external power source limiting charging cycles?

I've recently set an 80% charge limit on my iPhone to help manage battery health. I'm considering leaving my phone on a Qi charging stand throughout the day. Would this approach be similarly effective ...
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Screen dims then beeps once per minute while charging

I'm experiencing an issue where exactly every 60 seconds, the screen briefly dims, then brightens, then beeps. I don't care about the dimming/brightening, but the beeping is maddening. It happens ...
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Macbook Pro M1 not charging via USB C

Is the USBC port supposed to charge normally? I have never made it work properly. I have tried all kinds of different chargers and cable combinations. At best its plugged in and not charging or ...
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iPad 4 Lightning audio while charging?

I bought a used iPad 4 mini to try out some music recording software. I use an external audio interface (iRig Pro Duo) connected to the Lightning port for audio recording, playback and MIDI. Is there ...
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Can macOS choose the "highest" wattage power source available?

I have two monitors (Gigabyte M27Q) that I connect to my MacBook Pro 16" (2019, Intel) via USB-C. Both monitors are capable of power delivery, but it's super low wattage (~10-15W) and I can't ...
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Macbook Air 2011: Battery issue, not charging, fan going at 100%

A year ago I bought a MacBook Air 2011 (i7, 4GB RAM) running High Sierra for a few bucks. There have been occasional hiccups, but overall the machine still works surprisingly well. The previous owner ...
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Macbook Air M1 Not Mirroring Display to Dell Monitor with USB-C, although USB-C charging through the Dell monitor is OK

I am experiencing an issue with my MacBook Air M1 (2020, Sonoma 14.3) and Dell monitor (model P3221D), which supports USB-C. Until recently, I used the Dell monitor as my primary display without any ...
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Anker hubs are suddenly short on power - are USB ports failing?

For the past 4 years I have been using Anker hubs to connect my Macbooks to a BenQ monitor and a Logitech wireless mouse. Everything has worked fine until late last week when the back left port on my ...
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MacBook Air M1 with drained battery won't charge nor start up

I've got a MacBook Air M1 (a2337) with a drained battery and when trying to recharge it and power it up, nothing worked. I took it to an authorized Apple repair shop, and they could charge it just ...
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iPhone 6 charging port for iPhone 6s

I didn't pay close attention and ended up buying a charging port for iPhone 6, but I have an iPhone 6s. On the product image they look kind of similar. Should I just try to install it? Or is this not ...
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How can I slow charge my Mac Book Pro?

I use a Mac Book Pro. I want to prolong the life of the battery as long as I could. One of the thing that I do is to limit my Battery charge to 70% only. (Using Aldente) Another thing that I want to ...
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How can I revert to the old optimized battery charging regime on Sonoma?

I keep my M1 Macbook laptop plugged in most of the time, and have had it set to optimized battery charging for a long time. I've noticed two versions of the optimized battery charging regime. Regime 1:...
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charging issue iPhone 12 pro refurbished

I recently purchased a refurbished iPhone 12 Pro, but I've noticed an issue with the battery charging. When using an official iPhone charger, there's no problem, and the phone charges as it should. ...
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Charger block with USBC on both ends not charging

I have an MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021) M1. It is supposed to be chargable with USBC. The power block that comes with it has a cable with megsafe on one side for the macbook and USBC on the other side ...
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Is there a way to charge a USB-C powerbank from a Mac Book Pro?

I have a USB-C powerbank. That is, a battery pack with a USB-C cable that can be used for charging the powerbank, or for charging other USB-C devices from the powerbank. If I plug the powerbank into ...
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Battery gets discharged down to 80% while the MacBook Pro is plugged in and the power adapter is the power source [duplicate]

The Optimized Battery Charging setting is turned on. When the charge is high, say, greater than 80%, at some point, the following appears under the Battery icon on the menu bar: Power Source: Power ...
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Mysterious 2-Second Black Screen Every 18 Seconds Issue: MacBook Air A1932 (EMC 3184)

Problem: I am experiencing an interesting issue with a MacBook Air A1932 (EMC 3184). If the battery is depleted, I get the display to connect the charger, but if there is some charge to the battery, a ...
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How to deal with 61W power adapter not working issue

I have apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports). The power adapter is not working , there is no issue with Charging pin Charging cable Can I use 140W USB-C Power adapter with this ...
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AC Charger Information paragraph has no info about serial number

Just noticed that there is no any info about the charger serial number in System Information > Power > AC Charger Information. Is it okay? AC Charger Information: Connected: Yes ID: ...
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MacBook frequently stops charging briefly when battery at 100%

Once my laptop battery reaches 100%, when unattended, every 5 to 30 minutes, the MagSafe 3 cable light briefly turns off, turns back on, the "100% Charged" message will show on the screen, ...
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Optimized Battery Charging issue for 2023 MBP, Apple M2 Max chip

My MBP currently runs on macOS 13.6.2. I purchased the machine new about 9-10 months ago. It came with "Optimized Battery Charging" enabled (by default) - a feature I was glad to see added. ...
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M1 Max MBP: Magsafe works erratically

I have a M1 Max MBP, macOS Sonoma 14.1.1. The MagSafe works erratically, that is, when I connect it to the laptop it might immediately show signs (light/sound) that the battery is charging, or it ...
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iPad behavior when connected to MBP is confusing me - won't stay connected, repeatedly turns off after shut down

I've recently experienced some issues when attempting to connect my iPad to my MBP to charge. It's possible that it's related to the cable I'm using but I find it extremely frustrating and I was ...
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Weird charging pattern for 2019 MacBook Pro 16"

I noticed this weird charging behavior (using stats) when charging my Mac - charging power climbing and then dropping to ~60W over and over. Does this indicate a problem with the battery?
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New market battery says No "Fully Charged"

I have a Macbook Pro Retina that I bought brand new in 2015. Its battery died and wouldn't boot. Because it's old, Apple wouldn't provide a battery in my country, so the shop bought a battery "...
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USB ports barely working and `system_profiler` failed on MacBook Pro

From the 4 ports exposed on my laptop only one keeps working( the right one near audio socket), although refusing charging through a USBc hub, which leaves me with a choice of either charging or a ...
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Is the hard drive data recoverable from this MacBook with extreme battery damage?

My friend's laptop almost literally blew up while charging. There is extensive battery damage -- see attached photos below. Is it possible to recover the hard drive? And/or should they put pressure on ...
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Fried circuitry? Cannot charge Android (Samsung A54) from dead from MacBook Pro ever since used said MBP with car inverter

I'm concerned I may have fried the circuitry of a 14" MBP Pro on a week-long cross country car trip during which it was plugged in at all times to a 12 volt cigarette outlet using an inverter. I ...
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Does a MacBook connected to a PD charger charge the iPhone with power from adapter or battery? [duplicate]

I have an M1Pro Macbook Pro, and there is only one power outlet where I usually work. I have a 65W PD charger and I always use it to charge my Macbook. I know that my Macbook works with only the power ...
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My iPhone briefly pauses my music when I plug it in, unplug it, place it on or remove it from a charger. How do I fix this?

Sometimes when I place my iPhone on a wireless charger, plug it in, unplug it, or take it off a wireless charger, my music or other media pauses for 1 to 2 seconds. When this issue first appears, it ...
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MacBook turns external monitor on when fully charged

My MacBook Air M2 is connected with a USB-C cable to an external display (Samsung S27H850QFU). When I leave my desk without shutting the display down, the MacBook will show the 'x%' notification on ...
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Mac intel (mid-2020) does not charge when plugged in hub, not until the screen is displayed

The Mac is plugged to a 5K dual HDMI Wavlink, itself plugged to two screens via HDMI switchers. When the Wavlink is started, but the HDMI switch to the HDMI Option 2 (see picture) the Mac does not ...
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Battery level indication

I have my M2 MacBook Pro connected to the external monitor using USB C cable that is also charging the Mac. During the night, I switch off my Mac and switch the monitor, which disables power to the ...
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Minimum Power/Charging Requirements for MacBook Pro 16 (2023) [duplicate]

What are minimum power requirements that will work with the MacBook Pro 16. This device has inputs for the mag-safe and for the USB-C ports. Apple does not provide sufficient information to select a ...
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2023 Edition: Why does my iPhone turn on when I plug it in to charge? And, how can I stop it from doing so? [duplicate]

As of 2023 is there a way, anyway at all (short of bricking it), to prevent my iPhone 13 from starting up automatically when I plug it in to charge when it is already turned off, or if it is fully ...
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Can it cause battery damage to use 10.5W phone charger(not PD) for my MacBook Air M1? [duplicate]

I heard using a low wattage charger can damage the battery but I'm not sure if it's really true. The Apple's official document just says the speed will be low but not mentions about the damage. What ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro 13" 2019 (A1989) not powering on? [duplicate]

I left my macbook on charge after putting it to sleep. Later when I'm trying on turn it on, it's simply refusing to turn on. There are just no signs of life. First I checked the charger and cable, ...
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iPhone 6S only charges from one side of lightning charger if connected to laptop through USB, but shows green charging icon on both sides

My laptop is a Fujitsu Lifebook T937. It's a second hand laptop I got a few months ago after previously experiencing problems with my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 that unfortunately went unsolved The first ...
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Macbook Pro A1502 Help Needed [duplicate]

Earlier post was deleted as it sound similar to other posted question, I did check and its not the same problem. I have problem with MacBook Pro Retina A1502, I believe the battery is drained while on ...
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My macbook pro 2013 won’t charge or turn on [duplicate]

Recently and out of the blue my macbook pro 2013 retina display (model no: A1502) stopped turning on or charging. Charge light green then orange Tried different known working chargers/outlets Repair ...
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Battery of 2018 MacBook Pro won't charge [duplicate]

Specifically, the battery won't charge when connected via power adapter. If I go to the battery menu in the menu bar, I no longer see an option "Charge to full now" like I used to before. I ...
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Charging Dell XPS 9500 with 61W Apple charger works only when battery is not fully discharged

I use a 61W Apple charger to charge my Dell XPS 15 and it works just fine until the laptop shuts down because of discharged battery. Then the charger won't be recognized by the laptop, and it won't ...
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Mac Pro M1 (2022) doesnt charge via USB-C - sometimes

I have a problem with my Macbook pro M1 14" 2022 model. I use it on my desktop and to combat the issue of few usb (A) ports, I have it connected to a (branded) docking station (Fujitsu USB Port ...
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Direct MagSafe charge from a MacBook Pro to another

I know a Mac can charge another Mac with the correct USBC-USBC cable that can handle that power transmission. However, can I plug the USB-C side of a MagSafe2 cable, that came with my M2 MBP, into my ...
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Is the Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter better than 2012 in that way that the yellow color situation does not happen anymore?

Introduction For an old MacBook Pro bought in 2012 as: MBP 13.3/2.9/2X4GB/750/SD Model No: A1278 The cable of the MagSafe since years ago changed the color to "yellow" and many parts of ...
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2019 MacBook Pro not charging after battery replacement (charged once)

I have a 13” 2019 MacBook Pro. The battery needed to be replaced so I ordered a non-OEM battery and swapped myself. Everything went smooth, no issues whatsoever. I reattached the bottom case and ...
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Battery not charging on MacBook Pro (mid-2012)

Seems to be a common problem, but so far, I haven't found a solution. I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro 15" running OSMojave 10.14.6. The battery I'm currently using has seen days, but all sysinfo ...
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How to charge the iPhone If I have enabled the accessories settings on and the battery is dead?

I have enabled the USB accessories option in the Touch ID & Passcode option and now my battery is dead and my iPhone is not charging since I have turned on the Accessories option.
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How can I troubleshoot when an iPad no longer charges an iPhone?

I found that my iPhone is no longer being charged from my iPad, both of which are connected via USB-C to Magsafe cable. In the past, whenever I lost the battery of my iPhone (or AirPods Pro), I just ...
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Is my iPad Air 4 battery problem hardware or software related?

I got a used iPad Air 4 off from eBay, for an arguably great price, but without warranty: shame on me! In principle it works great, but there is a thing concerning the battery lifetime that puzzles me:...
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