Questions tagged [charging]

Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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Can I plug my iPhone 7 directly into the 87W USB C power adapter?

I have a lightning connector to USB-C I use for programming and development. What would happen if I plugged the USB-C end into my late 2016 Mac Book Pro power supply (87 W)? *Disclaimer, I already ...
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3rd party power adapter causing screen glitches?

After some rearranging my bedroom, I had to replace my US plug power adapter to a 3rd party UK plug power adapter, whenever I plug my iPad Air 2 into the 3rd party charger, the screen starts to glitch ...
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MacBook Charging Wattage

I have 2015 rMBP and its hooked to a thunderbolt display and uses it's power cord for charging. I noticed that the charging wattage is really low(~2W) compared to what I see when using the MagSafe 2 ...
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Acer H277H monitor is not charging 2016 MacBook when plugged in via USB-C. Is this possible?

My MacBook is connected to monitor via computer's USB-C to monitor's Display Port with one cable. Given that MacBook only has one USB-C port, my computer cannot charge while using the monitor. If the ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 2015 heating up

I have MacBook Pro 13' Retina 2015. When I connect the charger the magnet connector heats up, but when charging is complete and the green light comes on everything is normal with no heat. Also, when ...
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USB-C Wall Charger with data ports

I have a new MacbookPro with only USB-C ports. Does there exist a wall charger for USB-C that can provide the appropriate power while also providing a sort of built in dongle for USB and an SD card ...
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Force Mac to use Power Adapter as Power Source

I just bought a new MacBook Pro 2015 15" and I really want the battery to stay healthy. Is there a way to force my Mac to use the Power adapter as power source, instead of using the battery as source ...
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What does the amber light on the AirPods case mean when AirPods are not in the case?

When I take the AirPods out of their case sometimes the case light changes color from orange to green or vice versa. I know the amber light means it is either charging or needs a charge. Is it ...
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Mains vibration in iPad?

So that I wouldn't accidentally touch the screen while downloading updates, my iPad was face down on the bed near me. When I inadvertently touched the back of it and moved my hand, I felt a vibration....
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What happens to a MacBook's battery once it reaches the maximum cycle count?

I have a MacBook Pro and according to Apple, its cycle count limit is 1000. What happens when it surpasses 1000 cycles? Will the battery continue working or not? Will the MacBook still be able to ...
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Should I be concerned if my charger is earthed (grounded) or not?

Depending on when you bought your Macbook and from whom you will either get a 2 prong duckhead connector or a 3 prong grounded connector. I noticed the three-prong grounded connector is well grounded....
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Can too much wattage on a charger destroy my iphone 7 plus?

I've been googling it and trying to find answers but I cant find a direct yes or no. All I find is "My 12w charger works on my iphone" and "iphone draws as much power as it allows so its ok to use an ...
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Is there a solar panel to charge a MacBook Pro 2016?

I want to buy a MacBook Pro 2016, probably the 15" model. Since I travel around on my bicycle a lot, I'd find it really nice if I could charge it with a solar panel. Does anyone know how much Output ...
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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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Can I charge the 12" macbook with Nintendo switch charger?

Just wondering if I could charge my 12inch macbook with the type-c adopter that came with the Nintendo switch https://store.nintendo.co.uk/nintendo-switch-accessory/nintendo-switch-power-adapter/...
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Is there a way to make Macbook 12 inch or Macbook Air not charge an iPhone when plugged in?

That's because, to record iPhone 7 Plus's screen, I need to plug it into Macbook Air or Macbook 12 inch. Now, when QuickTime records the screen of iPhone, it probably use a lot of processor power (...
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I want to disable iphone screen activation when plugging in a charger

I want to use a low power, ultra light weight solar charger for a three week backpacking trip. But I have heard that any shadows will lower the output causing the phone repeatedly start/stop charging. ...
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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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Do iPhone battery extenders reduce regular battery life?

During heavy use periods, my iPhone 6 battery doesn't last the day. I'm looking at the battery cases available and curious if these actually reduce the life of the resident battery? My understanding ...
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Reliable wireless Battery charging

Charging my Iphone 6s with a cable has become a real headache for me, where the cables keep getting "broken" and not charging Is there an alternative way to charge in a cable-free way?
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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 5 not charged enough to boot after 2 hours plugged in

Today I drained my iPhone 5's battery (went down to around 10%) and then went out in the cold (it is winter now and very cold, around 0ºC/32ºF). The phone died, and now I've left it on the charger for ...
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Macbook Air Magsafe 1 charging port burning out repeatedly

I have been consistently having problems with my Macbook Air Purchased in Dec 2012 (Model A1369) Following is the sequence of problems I have faced : Magsafe 1 charger pins burned out (2 years ago), ...
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Can I charge my 2016 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt to USB-C

I forgot my power supply today, but I have an older powered thunderbolt (2?) display and drives. Can I plug the thunderbolt out from my display into my thunderbolt to USB-C adapter somehow to charge ...
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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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What is the proper 3rd party cable type for fastest charging and data transfer with new MacBook Pro?

What is the proper name/number of the proper cable to get the fastest charging and data transfer for the new MacBook Pro? Obviously it came with a wall charger and a cable but I am looking to ...
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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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Running Macbook (2007) on 12vdc with correct wattage car charger - why is it blowing an 8A fuse?

Short version: Does the Macbook somehow draw more than 60W while in use? We live in a house with a small solar power system. We've been here for 7 years and for most of that time have successfully ...
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Phone is off / black when I plug it into charger, only the Apple logo is displayed

My small nephew dropped my iPhone 4s. There is a small crack on the screen. Now the iPhone is off / black and when I plug it into a charger only the Apple logo is displayed. How can I retrieve my ...
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My MacBook Pro (2010) doesn't charge

My MacBook Pro (2010) doesn't want to charge when I plug my MagSafe into it. This is what I get: I already looked at Apple's support page, but it still doesn't work at all. How can I make my computer ...
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Why doesn't my iPhone 6s plus charge while it is on the cable?

I plug my iPhone 6s plus into the lightning cable and it will make the "chime" sound to let you know it is charging, but if I move it even so slightly on the table where it charges or pick it up to ...
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What happens if I plug a 2016 MacBook Pro into itself?

The charging cable on the 2016 MacBook Pro is USB-C both ways, allowing me to plug the MacBook into itself. What happens if I do this?
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New USB C MacBook - status light for charging without turning computer on

For the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (and also the old tiny MacBook) that uses USB-C charging - is there something like a "status light" to see if your MacBook is charging (or full) without turning ...
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Can the iPhone 7 Plus battery be damaged by the use of an external battery charger?

When I bought the iPhone 7 Plus, I also bought a Mophie External Battery Charger, the Powerstation 2, I haven't used yet, so far the iPhone battery lasts long enough for me, but I read on an article ...
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Lightning cable works in computer but not in wall

My wife and I have iPhone 6s and we noticed something odd recently. Three of our lightning cables have stopped working when plugged into the wall. We both get a message "This accessory may not be ...
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Can I charge a MacBook Pro 2016 with a MacBook power adapter?

A MacBook comes with 29W USB-C Power Adapter. A MacBook Pro 13" (2016) comes with a 61W USB-C Power Adapter. Both are USB-C adapters. Can I charge the MacBook Pro 13" with the 29W adapter?
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Does a 10W or 12W charger make an iPhone willing to boot up sooner?

I cannot be entire sure about this but it seemed to happen this way: When the iPhone 5, 6, or 7 was out of power, I could plug it into my car's USB charger or a portable USB battery charger for 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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I just installed Garageband on my mac but I don't know if it charged my card

So, I wanted to use an app to edit some audio for a project. I have a mac but it does not have an in-built GB app, so when I looked for it online, it said that I had to pay $4.99. I did not want to ...
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iPhone 6S will not charge to 100%

My iPhone 6S will not charge to 100%. I have iOS version 10.0.2 right now but I'm pretty sure it has been like this for older versions. It also usually powers off before it reaches 0% (sometimes as ...
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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 ...
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What's the fastest charging power adapter for an iPhone 7 Plus?

With my previous iPhone 6 Plus, it was recommended that I use a 12W adapter and I found that (or at least convinced myself that) the phone charged faster with the 12W than with the 5W. However my ...
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Charger will only charge for a few seconds before needing replugging

I use a clone charger wire for the iPhone. It looks very similar to an OEM version but is slightly different. When I first started using it, upon closer inspection, I noticed that the metal ...
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iPod shuffle not charging

My iPod has been dead for about 8 months. I plugged the charger into a PC and its not blinking and there's actually no light at all. How long will it take for it to start again? I really need help and ...
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Macbook Air charging inconsistently

I read the related entries. My Mac Air 11" from 2011 was charging intermittently when plugged in and shutting off suddenly regardless of battery charge level or adapter connection. This problem has ...
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MacBook Pro Early 2015 barely charging

I got a second-hand MBP about a week ago and today I noticed that when I ran the battery to around 50% it wouldn't charge back. I installed coconutBattery and it shows the charging rate fluctuating at ...
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Power for my US laptop in Europe

I just bought a MacBook Pro in USA. I will get it home in Greece (220V, 50Hz). What is the usual thing to do, without having to buy a whole new charger? Maybe I can find only the cable somewhere? ...
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iPhone 5 Charger Problem

About two weeks ago, my lightning cable was torn a little but it was working so I thought I don't need to replace it immediately. A few days ago, after a night of charging, when I woke up in the ...
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USB port problems on new MacBook Pro?

I have been using Duet and a Wacom with my MacBook Pro Retina (2012) for a year and have been very pleased with it. Last week I got a new MacBook Pro (2015). I've been using the Wacom with it with ...
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Why my Battery status color in the menubar is Red while it is charged more than 20%?

I left my MacBook Pro 13-inch, Early 2011 running OS X 10.11.6 for half an hour while was charged more than 50%, and when I came back, I saw the Battery status color in the menubar is red while it was ...