Questions tagged [charging]

Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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MacBook Pro: Battery icon shows as charging even when not connected to power source

I have a 13" 2017 MacBook Pro no Touch Bar model. It is not connected to a power source but it still shows as charging. While this is not affecting my Mac's performance or anything, but now I don't ...
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Retina macbook max USB power output

Could someone tell me how much Amperes (Amps) the Retina MacBook Pro can deliver over USB? I thought that one should be able to charge an iPad with a Retina MacBook which would mean that it should be ...
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Battery drains too fast when device is Shut Down

When I bought my brand new Macbook, it was like 9-months old (according to battery production date) and still had almost 40% charge on first turn on. But after that, every time I charge my Macbook (...
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iPhone charging gives warning: “[cannot connect USB device]” then “[enter passcode]”

I am using iPhone 6 running iOS 12.4. I had been having trouble getting good connection between lightning cable and charging port. I cleaned-out lint/dirt from the port about 1 month ago, and all was ...
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Male-to-male Lightning cables & Lightning hubs

I find it quite astonishing that these two devices do not seem to exist, either manufactured by Apple or another company: A male-to-male Lightning cable. An obvious use case would be charging an ...
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Switch off iPhone silent mode when charging [duplicate]

I am in the habit of leaving my iphone on silent all of the time since it lives in my trouser pocket I can generally feel the vibration when there is a call or notification and ignore it if I'm ...
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MacBook Pro not charging under heavy load

My MacBook Pro (2017, 15 inch, Touch Bar) is not charging under heavy load (full load on CPU + GPU when working with 3D programs in VM): When I close the processes that consume system resources, it ...
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Is it safe to unplug a iPad or iPhone without ejecting first? [duplicate]

Should I eject the device first? Or can I just unplug my iPad or iPhone when I am done charging.
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What can the LCI (liquid contact indicator) tell you?

So the iPhone official website states "An LCI will activate when it contacts water or a liquid containing water. The indicator's color is normally white or silver, but when it contacts water or a ...
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iPad pro 12.9 is charging but not turning on

My iPad pro 12.9 2‭019 was completely drained and when I plugged it in the Type C charger it showed that it is charging but it׳s been overnight and still hasn't powered back on
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Isolating power supply issue to USB-C cable

Immediate Q: Is there a way to test for faults (power supply and/or data transfer) in a possibly failing USB-C cable, by plugging each end into different ports on the same machine (2018 MBP) and ...
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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 my battery in my iPhone faulty, or something more?

I have an iPhone 7. I had the battery replaced approx 6 months ago. I've noticed the battery life hasn't been overly great considering it's a new battery. Yesterday, my phone started turning off at ...
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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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Early 2015 Macbook Air (A1466) Not Charging

I have searched far and wide to try and solve this issue but have had 0 luck. I have an early 2015 MacBook Air (A1466) that I've kept in great condition over the years. It's never really left my ...
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MacBook Pro 2009 doesn't boot without charger

I have bought a used MacBook Pro 2009 from eBay. I have charged the battery to 100% (worked fine), and booted it. Everything worked, except that I can't boot when on battery. The battery itself is ...
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Are third party chargers for iPhone bad despite having government agencies' certification stamps? [duplicate]

My usage history with Apple: iPhone 3 (2011~2013) and iPhone 8 (2018~present) I sometimes used chargers purchased from convenience stores. Although all the chargers I got had government certification ...
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Macbook not turning on

My MacBook air 2015 was lid turned down for more than a month When I opened the lid, it had 12% battery and I put it on charging and send an email to myself After I came back it is blank and not ...
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battery is not charging after liquid contact [duplicate]

After spilling a tea into the macbook 11 i have disassembled it. Cleaned everyhing with IPA and brush. Put together. Macbook is working but charger does not charge. LED does not light. System says it ...
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Stop Macbook from making sound when plugged in to charge

I have a Macbook Air and whenever I plug in the USB-C cable to charge, it makes a notification chirp to indicate it's charging. The problem is that this sound comes out audibly, even when headphones ...
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Chosing the right charger: MacBook7,1 White A1324

I bought a used MacBook with identifier MacBook7,1, it's the white 2010 version (A1342). However, it already came with an off-brand charger and the text on it has gone washed off it seems, so I can ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 Unexpected Battery Issue (Sometimes not charging)

My MacBook Pro 15 i7 2018 bought in March, have an unexpected issue. An unpleasant situation happened to me. The computer, with the lid closed in sleep mode, was charged all night from the original ...
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What can I do to regulate iPhone charging rate (make it charge slower)?

My iPhone is charging from my MacBook. I believe that it charges too fast and even heats quite sensibly. Also, I'm afraid the battery could degrade at a greater rate with such a fast charge. So, I ...
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What is killing my battery?

I have an iPhone XS (bought brand-new, About section says limited warranty until 14 april 2020, the date I bought it) running iOS 13.2.3 When I took it out of the box it was running iOS 12 and I ...
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Macbook Pro 15 Late 2015 USB rapidly disconnecting [duplicate]

I just got a macbook pro 15' late 2015 from my work. I have an issue where my ipad and iphone cant be charge or connected to the macbook, it keeps disconnecting and it charge for one second and then ...
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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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Magsafe 2 charger after fully charge the charger light indicator will not light up

After the charger fully charge the MacBook, the light indicator does not change the color for orange to green, the light indicator just show nothings. However, the battery icon is showing in charging ...
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Are iPhone Wireless Chargers Good for Batteries?

I heard that the external wireless iPhone chargers for the XS MAX are not good for for the battery. Anyone know anything about this?
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Can my external monitor charge 16" MacBook Pro over USB-C while using it?

I am planning to use my new 16" MacBook Pro with an external display which is equipped with a USB-C output. I use the setup generally in extended display mode, and sometimes in clamshell mode. I am ...
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Does charging to 100% damage an iPhone battery

I have an XR and as I am indoors a lot of the time, my phone does spend a few hours charging at 100% (although I unplug at night). It's rare that I let the phone run past 80% and even rare that it ...
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Is the iOS 13 'Optimized Battery Charging' feature on the iPhone optimised for smart battery cases?

I have the iPhone XR Smart Battery Case, I charge my phone every night and therefore my phone very rarely ever goes below 100% charge as it uses the charge in the battery case first. As I understand ...
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Can 13 inch MacBook Pro use larger charger?

Per this post: USB type-C ports max power supply from MacBook Pro? it seems like the 4-port version of the MBP 13 inch can output to two 15W devices and two 7.5W devices simultaneously. In that case, ...
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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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how to start iPhone charging from sleeping MacBook [duplicate]

When I connect my iPhone 7 (iOS 12.4.1) to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) (macOS Mojave 10.14.6), it seems like the iPhone doesn't start charging until after the MacBook is unlocked (by ...
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iPad 2 mini with weird battery issue

We have an iPad 2 mini that is several years old with recent issues with the battery. After charging for extended period of time it will display a dead battery symbol and not boot up. After plugging ...
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Can I fix things when iOS 13.0 disconnect smart battery case on iPhone 6S?

I've been using the Apple Smart Battery Case on my iPhone 6S for the past few weeks to hold me over until I can get the iPhone battery replaced, because it's dying. The case has been working great for ...
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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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Laptop charger getting very hot

The charger for my Macbook Air is getting very hot, to the point where it is painful to the touch. I have tried swapping out a different charger and it is also gets very hot, so I don't think it is a ...
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iPhone will suddenly shut down repeatedly unless charged

I've had my previously-owned iPhone 5 for almost a year now and a few days ago it started to act strange. First, while charging it says it's 47%. It suddenly shuts down and then it shows that it's ...
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I got a rock stuck in my charging port for my iPhone and my charger won’t go into the hole I need ways to get it out please?

Rock stuck in charging port from park is st the end of the port and I don’t know how to get it out
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Will my iPad get damaged if I connect it to a 18W power bank instead of the 10W charger in the box? [duplicate]

I just bought a 6th generation iPad 2018 and was given a 10W charger along with it. I was wondering if I could use an 18W power bank to charge it. Will it damage my iPad?
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Can an iPad Pro Charge a MacBook Pro?

I have a 2018 iPad Pro and a recent MacBook Pro (with USB C). Is there any way I can control what charges what when I connect the two? If I connect the two with a USB-C charger, my MacBook ...
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Minimum Charging requirements for an iPhone

I am making a thermoelectric charger, which uses heat to charge a phone (with a Peltier module) I use a 0.9v - 5v DC-DC booster and it can charge a Samsung. But when I plug it into an iPhone, it ...
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How to change the charging chime on MBP (PowerChime.app)

Many people want to disable the charging chime introduced with the USB-c MBP's (and some enable on non-USB-c). I, however, want to change the chime. Sadly however I can't change anything in "...
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MBP won't turn on/wake up

I have a 2011 MBP that I can't get to "turn on". I had it open and running normally about a week ago. Since then, it's been on my desk with lid closed (presumably hibernating). I opened it yesterday ...
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How do I fix “Battery is not charging” for 2012 macbook pro retina?

I have a Macbook Pro, and it's battery is not charging. If I switch off the power adapter, the computer instantly switches off. No shut down sequence. I have to plug in the power adapter to switch ...
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Do you also see slow charging speeds with aftermarket batteries on MBPs?

I replaced the battery of my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) with an aftermarket battery. While I am happy with the capacity of 6538 mAh and the the 4 hours working time, I am disappointed ...
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MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 slow down with 65W charger?

I'm an owner of a macbook pro retina 15' late 2013 that I bought (in used conditions) from the web 2 months ago. Just few days ago, while having 2 external display and a thunderbold blackmagic ...
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Can I charge a MacBook Air using the Thunderbolt 1 port?

I have a 2013 MacBook Air that is not charging. I suspect that the problem is the MagSafe port (or, more likely, the I/O board). An iFixit Answer implies that it is possible to charge it using the ...
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Can I charge my MacBook Pro 2015 without using MagSafe 2 power port?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). Now after three years of use, the charger isn't responding to being plugged in. I tried to reset the SMC by holding down the left side shift control ...