Questions tagged [charging]

Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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Why does my Qi charging base squeal as my iPhone 8 charges?

I just purchased a iPhone 8 and I was trying to charge it using my Qi charging base that I used on my former Nexus 6. The base worked fine on the Nexus 6 but on the iPhone, it squeals (not sure ...
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When do you replace an iphone 5s battery

When do you replace a the battery of an iPhone 5s? I used an app that said it has 900+ charge cycles. I find I have to charge it constantly because it doesn't hold its charge very well. I know a ...
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MBP USB-C charger can't keep up when busy. Is that normal?

I have a Macbook Pro 15" (2016 with Touchbar). The 87 W USB-C charger doesn't keep the battery from discharging when the CPU is working hard (baking lighting for Unity in this case). This limits the ...
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Charging a Macbook pro 15-inch (late 2016 touch bar) [duplicate]

The original charger for my laptop model can output 87W. Sometimes I forget it at work and I use my Nintendo Switch Charger (Output: 15V, 2.6A = 39W) for emergencies. I was wondering if using a ...
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Make iPhone permanently trust computer?

Is there anyway to have an iPhone remember which computers it trusts? Everything I plug mine into any computer that I've already allowed it to trust, it asks me again, "Allow this device to access ...
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USB hub that charges and allows normal data connectivity at the same time on same port

I've read a few posts on here, but not seem to answer my question. I'm a musician with a MacBook Pro and a 2016 model iPad, these are connected via a Hub. The Hub is a Amker mains powered which has 7 ...
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iPad out of battery and won't charge even if plugged in

My iPad ran out of battery, was on charging whole night but still showing the “need charging icon” when I plug in.. Sometimes (I don't know whats trigger it) it displays charging icon, charges for 5 ...
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MacBook Pro lags when at 0% and charging

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro with 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM. However, it lags horribly when it's down to 0% - even when connected to the power source. Also, it takes over half an hour to get to 1% - then, ...
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USB-C Charging Speeds / Charger Outputs

I own a 2016 Macbook (with the USB-C charging) - at the time and in response to all of the reports of poor cables and poor chargers, I bought a meter so I could see what the throughput of my cables/...
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Will two charging cables charge my laptop twice as quickly? [duplicate]

Now that the MacBook has all of its ports the same, is it possible to plug in two power cables into the Mac? If I do so, will it charge twice as quickly? In the event that the Mac is unable to allow ...
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Is it safe to use magnetic Qi wireless chargers with the iPhone 8 or iPhone X?

There are a number of Qi wireless chargers that are advertised for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X that hold the phone on by a magnet. From what I have heard, Apple said that any Qi wireless charger will ...
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How do I get my iPhone 8 to fast charge?

I have an iPhone 8 and so far it’s been great, except for one thing. I was sure that the iPhone 8 supported fast charging, like up to 80% or something. but I barely notice much difference in terms of ...
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Can I charge my iPhone using the USB-A port of my “AV Multiport adapter”?

I have a macbook 12', with "AV Multiport adapter": the USB-C port is used for charging the HDVI port for the monitor and the USB-A is used to charge my iPhone (and to work with xCode). I'm using the ...
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Can I use the USB-C Apple adapter, to charge my MacBook 12', with USB-A port?

I have: MacBook 12" USB-C AV Multiport Adapter USB-A to USB-C cable USB-C Macbook 12' charger Basically I want to keep the USB-C port on the adapter free. So, instead of using a USB-C cable to ...
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Safe to charge macbook with USB Type A to USB Type C cable?

If I take use a USB Type A to USB Type C cable, (like this) and plug it into a wall converter similar to the ones that come with iPhone charger (basically just a little box that plugs into a wall and ...
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Anker Charger 45W for Macbook Pro 15 inch 2017

I have one curious question. Currently, I'm using the Anker Powerport+ 5 ports usb-c to charge my Macbook pro 2017 15 inches. The power delivery in the system report is 45W . Is it safe for the long ...
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How to correctly plug an iPhone for charge?

An Apple official article for iPhone says: When you use the Apple USB Power Adapter to charge iPhone, make sure the USB cable is fully inserted into the power adapter before you plug the adapter ...
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Negative affects from leaving iPhone plugged in at 100%?

I usually plug in my phone at night when I go to bed but it’s almost always at around 70-80% so am I damaging my phone (iPhone 6S) from having it plugged in at 100% for a few hours every night?
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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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can new Macbook of apple supports simultaneous charging & data transfer through usb type C port?

does macbook has capability to handle both charging of laptop & data transfer simultaneously. i have the hub which has three type c connectors 1.) dedicated charger port connected to charger 2.)...
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internal damage to lightning connector

I use my iPhone a lot while the charging cable is plugged in. I keep damaging my lightning connector internally, I suppose, by bending it too much while connected to my iPhone. I go thru a lot of ...
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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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MBP Battery Consumption and Charging Speed app?

I'd like to know if there is an app that shows you how fast (how many Watts) the MBP is consuming and how fast it is charging (Watts and Voltage). I know that there is the Activity Monitor but it ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) - Increasing Battery Life [duplicate]

Hi How to effective Battery charge in MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports). As per my previous experience , i was using MacBook Air and i charge it 100 % and wait till drain then ...
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Should you power down your iphone before charging in order to prolong battery life?

I've just had to replace a second battery on my iPhone 6 in under a year. The batteries were most likely damaged due to overheating. I talked to the repair person about the best way to prevent this in ...
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Remove the battery from MacBook Pro and charge it

My friend gave me his laptop which is Apple laptop A1286 (MacBook Pro 15") with the charger but the head of the charger was cut. I tried to charge with another charger but, it doesn't charge. Now, I ...
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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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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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Do AirPods charge batteries with Qi now?

The Apple page about "Wireless Charging" talks about Apple's new AirPower mat due in 2018 working with iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. Elsewhere it talks about standard Qi charging technology being ...
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MagSafe 1 or 2 for MacBook Pro 2015

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro and need to know if I should be using a MagSafe 1 or 2 charger. I've searched around with Google but so far I've found conflicting information. I recently ordered an 85W ...
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iPad 2 won't charge and turn on

My iPad won't turn on and when I try to charge it only the red filler icon (battery icon ) display. The red filler keep blinking three times and then the screen went black. Its keep doing the same ...
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Force iPhone to remember “don't trust” setting when connecting to computer [duplicate]

Every time I plug my iPhone into one of my computers to charge it, it prompts me to trust or don't trust. How do I force it to remember he don't trust setting? I don't want this specific computer to ...
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IPad Pro out of battery and won't charge

I just bought a new Moshi line to charge my iPad, it was working fine at first but yesterday it said something like unlicensed line and when i saw it i didn't really care and just pressed dismissed. ...
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To maximize long-term battery life, should I increase brightness during charging?

My MacBook Pro can undergo 1000 charge cycles (using up the battery completely and charging it back to 100%) before the battery's life is reduced to 80% of what it originally was. Obviously, using ...
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iPhone 6 charges extremely slow after reaching around 70%

it's now been a few weeks since my iPhone 6 started charging extremely slow after reaching 70% battery life. I am aware of what slow trickle charging is, and the issue I am having is not it. After ...
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Why would a new MacBook Pro charger fail in one month?

I've got a new MacBook Pro 15" that comes with the 87W USB-C adapter from US. I live in Turkey and I've got all my MacBooks from US with US chargers, and had no issue with them (as they are meant to ...
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Force Macbook Pro on AC mode using broken battery

I have a Macbook Pro 13" Retina (Early 2015) running 10.12.6 with a broken battery (Replace now alert) but I still couldn't find a proper battery in my region. In this case I should shut down the ...
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iPhone 5 won't turn on after being off for two weeks

The iPhone was perfectly working. Then it was left home for two weeks. Battery obviously drained out. When I came back, I put the iPhone on the charger for a lot time. However, the iPhone and the ...
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My MacBook Pro 13'' works only with 85w charger

I have a MacBook Pro 13'' mid 2014. My 60w charger stopped working yesterday (no green light, no AC charger detected in system information). However, when I tested the charger with another MacBook Pro ...
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Power suply Watts and charging time - Apple iphone

I understand that a device only draws as much current as it needs. So assuming the power supply and the device have the same voltage (5V), using a power supply able to provide more amperage (= more ...
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iPhone 6 shows charging icon but not charging

Recently my iPhone stopped charging at all. I took it to a local mobile shop in Pakistan; they changed my charger and it started charging, then all of a sudden it stopped. It shows the charging icon ...
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Can a low-wattage adapter fully recharge the battery of a turned off MacBook?

MacBooks come with power adapters that provide a certain wattage (for example 87 W) required to keep the computer running and charge the battery. If used with a lower-wattage power adapter (for ...
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Macbook Pro 13" mid-2012 AC power turns off and on while plugged in

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2012. Charges fine. But while using it with AC power adapter, and connected to an external monitor, the AC power randomly cuts out (stops charging, cord light goes out, ...
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iPod Touch 2nd Generation (Used) boots into Apple Logo when dead, then shuts off. If charged however, everything is normal. What is going on?

I've been trying to calibrate my battery after enabling the battery meter by editing a .plist file in a copy of my iPod's backup. I restored that backup to my iPod, and the battery meter worked just ...
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iPhone stops charging randomly after fully drained battery

I have an iPhone 7 Plus in good condition. Today it was connected to my Mac (I'm an app developer, I was debugging an app) and noticed that my iPhone wasn't charging. My app was debugging properly (...
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Macbook Pro 8,1 not charging

A week ago, I found an old MacBook Pro 8,1 (13” MacBook Pro, Late 2011). It was working fine, but the battery wasn't charging. The charging lights on the side of the MacBook said that it was fully ...
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iPad Will Not Charge or Charges Very Slowly

I recently dug an old ipad out of storage (the model number is A1395), and I would like to begin using it again. Unfortunately, it is having significant trouble charging. When I first attempted to ...
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Drained battery iPhone 5G, about 40-50 cycles only spent, iPhone can't turn on

Well, basically I bought a good battery it was working fine, and lasting for a long time on a single charge. After like 40-50 cycles or so, I left it without charging and it drained to zero. Now, I ...
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My Macbook Pro gives electric shocks. How can i measure it?

I'm getting electric shocks/strong tingling sensation with my Macbook Pro whenever the power chord is plugged. It happens all the time, anywhere, and is unrelated to wearing shoes or not. It's ...
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(MacBook Pro) Wi-Fi becomes slow only when charger plugged in

I'm having weird issues with Wi-Fi in the basement of my girlfriends place. I originally thought it was the thick concrete walls blocking the Wi-Fi from the router upstairs so I bought a repeater ...