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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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What's the best way to prolong the lifespan of a Macbook Pro battery? [duplicate]

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. I ...
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What are the best practices for battery longevity?

How do you maximize the cycle count of your battery? There seems to be a debate between: Leave plugged in 24/7 but do a full cycle once a month Charge to ~100%, drain to ~10%, repeat. NOTE: Taking ...
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How to disable battery charging?

From the pmset man page: POWER SOURCE ARGUMENTS -g with a 'batt' or 'ps' argument will show the state of all attached power sources. […] Certain Apple battery calibration tools may ...
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iPad displays “Not Charging” when plugged into USB ports. What can I do?

When I plug my iPad into my computer's USB ports, the iPad battery area displays "Not Charging". I understand the iPad requires more wattage to charge compared to an iPhone or iPod, as evidenced by ...
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How to preserve MacbookPro battery from degradation? [duplicate]

Platform: OS X: Yosemite 10.10.4; MacbookPro 15" Retina (mid-2015). Fact: There is aging for battery in any case - using or not. But while using - there is difference of how to use. My questions - in ...
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Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger?

I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad. Since the iPad really charges best off the wall charger I keep it plugged in, but I usually just charge the iPhone off the computer. Although frequently if the iPad ...
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Is the Macbook 12 inch's USB-C charger interchangeable with other USB-C chargers or devices?

If there is only the Macbook 12 inch USB-C charger nearby, can it be used to charge other USB-C devices, such as any Android phones that also use USB-C? (will it "too powerful" and damage other ...
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iPhone is dead, will not charge

I have an iPhone 4s running on iOS 8.1.3. I've owned it for about 2-3 years now and have taken good care of it physically and hardware wise. But recently my phone had died. I plugged it in to the ...
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Danger of damaging 13" macbook pro by charging it with 85w charger? [duplicate]

We've got a range of laptops in our office all macbook pros some of which are 13" and some of which are 15". The 15" laptops came with 85w chargers, and the 13" came with 60w chargers. I want to ...
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iPhone 7 won't charge from my MacBook Pro [duplicate]

My iPhone 7 which I recently bought doesn't charge with my MacBook Pro Retina 2015. It always shows for one second that it recharges but then something like lost connection and then again. and goes on ...
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Should I use the adapter or the battery?

I want to know when my MBP's battery was fully charged it's better to unplug my adapter and use my battery power or still let use adapter power? I somewhere read that when MBP's battery was fully ...
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Using iPhone while charging and when charged

Is it OK to use an iPhone 4 that is fully charged while keeping it plugged to wall outlet? I am worried about stressing battery too much since it is charging and discharging at the same time. Any ...
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Macbook Pro Battery 0% and wrong date

Model: MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015 While I was working, I didn't realize that the battery was low and as a result, my MacBook Pro shut down when the battery had no power. So, then I ...
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iPhone 6s with iOS 12.3.1 not connecting to MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.14.5

I am using an iPhone 6s with iOS 12.3.1 and a MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.14.5. Since recently (I am not exactly sure when it started), I cannot charge the phone with my computer anymore. As ...
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Battery is not charging despite SMC reset

I have a problem with charging of my Battery which has been appeared last night. It was working perfectly well for a long time. All of my friends who had different laptops were so jealous at my ...
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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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What are the consequences of using a low-wattage USB-C power supply with a MacBook Pro?

This question pertains to USB-C not MagSafe. MagSafe negotiates available power with the Dallas 1-wire protocol. USB Power Delivery (PD) is an unrelated protocol. Answers based on experience with ...
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How to reset a magsafe charger that doesn't charge macbook pro's battery?

I have a Magsafe charger (original) that doesn't charge my MacBook Pro's battery. When it is connected, it will allow the machine to switch to power adapter mode (meaning no battery consumption) but ...
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My MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter becomes extremely hot. Why?

Out of nothing, my MagSafe to MagSafe2 converter became extremely hot while charging. So hot, I could not even touch it. What could cause it? I've been using it so I can leave multiple old 85W ...
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How to never “allow this device to access photos and videos”? [duplicate]

I have an iPhone at work, and I charge it by connecting it to my work laptop (Windows 7) via USB. Every damn time I do this, the phone asks me to Allow this device to access photos and videos? with ...
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Are non-Apple lightning cables and power transformers safe to use?

I need to buy an Apple 12W USB Power Adapter for my iPhone 5. In eBay you can find replicas for one third of the price. Do you know if these can ruin your phone? I am more cautious about a third ...
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How to know which one is used when charging a MacBook Pro with usb-c from multiple power adapters?

There is this great question: What happens if you plug more than one charger in the new MacBook Pro (2016)? It doesn't tell me how to find out from which source the MacBook is charging though. ...
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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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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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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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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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Loud noise charging Macbook Pro USB-C

Anyone ever had a loud noise coming from the speakers when inserting the usb charger? When I say a loud noice, I mean a screeching, metal-scraping-like sound at full volume. My volume was turned off ...
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Can I use my iPhone charger for charging other USB based devices?

Is it OK to use my iPhone charger for charging other USB powered devices like the Kindle or a digital camera (with a rechargeable battery)? Can it cause any damage to the charger or to the device ...
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Why can my Mac charge my iPad but other computers can't?

What do Macs do differently so its USB ports can charge my iPad, but if I plug into a USB port on my PC I get the "not charging" message?
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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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Can one MacBook charge another over USB-C?

When two 2016 MacBook Pros are connected over USB-C, can they transmit power? Could an adapter look like a phone from one side but like a charger from the other, so that it would convince one MacBook ...
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iPad Charging USB Hub? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When I plug my iPad into my computer USB ports, iPad displays “Not Charging”. What can I do? Newer MacBooks provide enough juice through the built-in USB ports ...
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Is it safe to use the 12W iPad 4th gen power adapter for earlier iPads and iPhones?

The older iPads have 10W power adapter (charger), and the iPhones supposed use only 5W chargers. But the iPad 4th gen, probably due to the larger power consumption, uses a 12W power adapter / charger....
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Prevent Macbook from Charging past a certain level

I've had a previous MBP (5,3) with battery swelling. Looking around the stackexchange it doesn't seem too unusual even on newer models. A bit of reading I've seen tells me this can be caused by ...
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Out of warranty MBP ,Burned Magsafe port and frayed charger cable - repair option and cost?

I have a MBP 15" 2011 model and has is the burned magsafe port (leftmost pin melted) which i noticed today. The connector gets too hot sometimes ( but remains ok when I charge in sleep mode). ...
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Can I charge my MacBook with a phone charger? [duplicate]

Can I use a phone USB-C charger (e.g. the from google) to charge my 2016 MacBook Pro? How about a USB-A charger with a USB A->C cable? Physically it fits, but this answer says that it is not a good ...
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Safety of “Apple”-branded iPhone chargers listed on Amazon vs. MFi-Certified alternatives

On Amazon.com, there are numerous iPhone chargers listed, the top results of which fall into two categories: Apple-branded chargers (which seem to be authentic and made by Apple) but have very poor ...
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Is it better for the battery to leave the iPad plugged when charging is done?

I charge my iPad. Later, I notice that the battery is charged at 100 %. Now, what is better to preserve the battery capacity ? Unplugging the cable. Leaving the cable plugged. The answer may vary ...
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If I leave my chargers plugged into the wall socket at all times, do they consume energy or present a safety risk?

This is something I always wondered about: when I leave my charger plugged on the wall socket but not charging anything, is it still consuming energy? Some notebook chargers have a led that is ...
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Using an iPod charging cable to charge an iPad

I lost the original plug-in charger that came with my iPad. I have tried using my iPod cable to charge my iPad (plugged into the USB port of my Windows laptop) but the iPad will not charge (or at ...
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iPhone 6 Battery quickly drains and jumps battery percentage

I have this battery problem with my iphone 6(10.0) for over a month now. At 100% battery, it drains very quickly and most of the time the battery percentage jumps from 60% to 30% etc. And from 20% ...
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Can the Apple 10W USB charger be used with a 7-port USB hub to charge iPad 2, iPhone 4S, and other devices at the same time when traveling?

When traveling, I probably will have the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, a USB backup charger, and some misc devices such as a Kindle Fire and a Sony digital camera that uses USB to charge its battery. So instead ...
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Can the 12-inch macbook charge from USB-A?

While it's nice to have a laptop that can charge over a standard cable, USB-C is not yet ubiquitous. USB-A is: you can be sure that whatever hotel room or office you visit, you will find a place to ...
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Need a dock/cable that can charge through AC while connected to USB

[I'm an iPhone newbie, I hope the question isn't too stupid] I want to be able to put my iPhone 4 in a dock and have it connected to my computer for syncing, but I want it to charge from an AC ...
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Will iPhone 4 turn on automatically when charging?

If my iPhone 4 dies, will it turn back on automatically after I put it on charge? The reason I ask this is my lock button is broken and I'm afraid to let my phone die. What should I do?
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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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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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Prevent iOS device from sleeping if plugged to charger

This is available in Developer options in Android's system Settings. I'm trying to look for an equivalent in iOS. This is great if I want the screen to be always visible for screen updates/...
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How is the iPhone 7 waterproof if its charging port is exposed?

as someone interested in Electronics, this has bugged me for far to long, and I am hoping someone can put an answer to end this annoyance. My current idea as to how: the entire port is isolated ...