Questions tagged [charging]

Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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iPhone 5s shows low battery symbol with lightning bolt when plugged in

I have an iPhone 5s, purchased in ~2013. The battery is original and has never been replaced. I have had charging problems with it recently - I needed to wiggle the cable to get it to charge. I ...
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iPad or iPhone doesn't charge until unlocked?

When I plug my iPhone or iPad into my laptop with the USB cable, it doesn't start charging until I unlock the device with touch ID or code. Is there a way I can change this behavior? I don't think it ...
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Has Apple indicated that some 2019 MacBook Pros have a fault relating to power, battery or shutdown issues?

I bought a MacBook Pro two days ago and when I was using it for the first time I noticed that when it drops below 40% (20%-40%) it shuts down with no warning and it's impossible to turn it back on ...
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What input voltages does the 85W Magsafe 2 power adapter accept?

I have an 85W Magsafe 2 (A1242, MD506LL) power adapter which has been happily driving my MacBook Pro from US and Canadian 110V AC power. I am about to take this power adapter to Europe. Will I be able ...
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LG Ultrafine 5K always keeps my Mac charging, is this bad?

The LG Ultrafine 5k Monitor is great for Apple computers. But the thing is that it will always keep your Mac charging, whether you want it or not. Is this bad for the battery life?
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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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iPad 3rd gen won't turn on just black screen

I unplugged my iPad at 25% charge and used it. Suddenly my iPad froze at 19%. I rebooted it by pressing both home and wake/sleep button. It was stuck on the booting-up screen so I decided to charge ...
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Is there a way to figure out when was my ipad / iphone disconnected from charge cable?

Ok, it may sounds weird but I just found my iPad in the trash (yeah you've read it right haha). So the last thing I remember that I connected it to the charge cable. After I arrived home I've found it ...
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My AirPods do not keep their charge nor do they charge in general

I am having trouble charging my AirPods. I only got them a month ago and they were working completely fine. I take very good care of them, keeping them in the box when not in use. I came to charge ...
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iPhone 6s with iOS 12.4 not connecting to MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.14.6

I am using an iPhone 6s with iOS 12.4 and a MacBook Pro mid2015 with macOS 10.14.6. Since recently (I am not exactly sure when it started), I cannot charge the phone with my computer anymore. As soon ...
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Detect a connected USB-C charger cable that is not charging

Is it possible to detect a connected USB-C charger cable that is not charging? I mean a fully functional MacBook and a charger that is connected to a power outlet, where power is disabled. I would ...
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Qi charger with wired charger passthrough or compatibility

Hello I own an iPhone 6s Plus, and I want to be able to get a qi receiver for use at home but I would rather not change my phone case, I have seen a few cases around that allow for it to wirelessly ...
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How can I make my iPhone 5S go back to charging from my Dell Windows laptop USB port?

My iPhone 5s, when connected to my Windows 10 Dell laptop, has recently started connecting & charging then immediately disconnecting and ending charging. I get the "double buzz" of connection, ...
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What to do if MacBook Pro 2017 uses more wattage than the charger can give?

I wanted to ask, what to do if MacBook Pro 2017 uses more wattage than the charger can give? Why I am asking this or thinking this might be a problem? I tried to play some games on BootCamp (playing ...
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Macbook battery bar showing as red; battery % jumps around; battery condition normal; out of US charging

I've been in Europe since 7/5. I've been charging my 2015 macbook pro (purchased in the US) in the UK from 7/5-7/11 and in Italy from 7/11-current. I use a power adapter (not a converter) since the US ...
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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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Suggestions for a safe-n-fast charger for a bunch of 6th gen iPod Touch Devices?

I have about 30 iPod touch devices that connect to a charger with multiple ports on it. There are 4x 5V/2.4A ports and 4x 5V/1A ports on the device that charges them. It seems as though the the 5V/...
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iPad Mini 2 - Not Charging After Drained

My iPad Mini 2 won't turn on anymore after it drained even when i'm plugging in the charger it will just show (see image) then turn off again.. Before this case happened my 10W apple charger suddenly ...
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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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Standard charger for Macbook Pro insufficient

I recently bought a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) and I am using the OOTB Power Adaptor (87W) and USB-C cable. I am finding that when I run computationally expensive processes (e.g. I utilize multiple ...
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2018 MacBook Pro Won't Charge or Boot

I used my MacBook Pro today and ran the battery down to almost zero before closing the lid and heading home to charge it. But when I plugged it in back home, it wasn't responding to being plugged in ...
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Early 2015 MacBook Pro battery not charging

My MacBook Pro battery is not charging for days. It only stops at 8% (not increase or decrease) when I plug in. In addition, the light at the end of charger does not turn on. What is the problem of ...
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Mac Air (2015) keeps shutting off immediately after being unplugged from charger

My air which is 4 years old now keeps shutting off immediately if it gets disconnected from the charger. It won't even turn on if it's not plugged in. It started happening about a month ago randomly, ...
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iPhone 5 issues while charging

When charging my iPhone 5 while it's switched off, the charging indicator does not disappear (or go to Sleep) and is therefore visible the whole time. And, when charging my iPhone 5 while it's not ...
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Is the thicker USB C cable included with the MacBook Pro charger necessary for its higher current capacity?

My new MacBook Pro came with a USB C charger and an associated cable. I'm noticing this cable is a little bit thicker than other USB C charging cables I've seen. What safety and charge carrying ...
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iPad 4 mini not charging

The other night I plugged my iPad mini 4 into my regular charging plug (that I've used consistently for 2 years and worked great) and it wouldn't charge. I went to other iPad/iPhone chargers I have in ...
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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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iPad Air is not charging

My iPad Air is not charging. So I switched it off and plugged in the charger. My iPad turned on but doesn't charge. What can I do to resolve this?
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2017 13-inch Macbook Pro will only charge at 12 Watts

Recently, I have been having battery issues. I lost the 61W charger that came with my Macbook several weeks ago, and in the mean time used a 12W iPad charger. This didn't work fantastically well but I ...
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2017 Macbook Won't turn on - Displays battery icon

My wife's 2017 macbook won't turn on/charge. It just displays this battery icon, with the red bar of the battery flashing intermittently. It's currently plugged into the charger but this doesn't seem ...
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Where can I find original MacBook Pro batteries?

I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro. I have replaced the battery once, replaced the charger two times (because it wore off/tore up). I have replaced the original drive with an SSD and pumped up the RAM so ...
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Shouldn't Apple consider allowing use of Apple Pencil while it's charging?

I have an iPad 2018 with 1st generation Apple Pencil. I am trying to use it for taking notes while it is connected to USB-cable charging, but surprisingly it doesn't work even though it is recognized ...
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View charging speed (in watts) on iOS

Somtimes I am curious what speed my iPhone in charging at. If I attach my iPhone to the charging brick which comes out of the box, it will charge at 5W. If I attach it to an iPad charger, it will be ...
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Is it safe to charge my MacBook Pro with a 24W solar panel with USB-C? [duplicate]

I charged my 2016 13" MacBook Pro i7 with Touch Bar this morning with a 24W solar panel. I am not sure if this is safe to do longterm for the the laptop. Am I damaging the MacBook if I do this? What ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 won't turn on

I got a 13" 2015 MacBook Pro 13 and today it turned off because I didn't have the charger with me. Now when I plug the charger and try to turn on, it shows an almost empty battery and a lightning bolt ...
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Can I use a powerbank to charge a turned off macbook?

If its allowed I'll link an example case. Powerbank Output:DC 5V/2.4A, Type C 5V/3A. Laptop is 2015 MBP 13". Someone told me it's MagSafe 2 power socket won’t charge with anything lower than about ...
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Does Macbook Pro charging profile depends on electricity grid?

The questions might sound silly at first sight, but let me share my observations so far: I'm in the U.S. right now where I use the charger I got from IT and I see that my MPB charges slowly. It says ...
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How to charge iPhone from MacBook Pro overnight?

I want the iPhone to be charged connected to the MacBook Pro while I am sleeping. When I connect the iPhone, the computer charges the mobile battery. But when I wake up, the cellphone is not fully ...
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MacBook Pro only charges with smaller MagSafe 60W

My MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i7 mid-2012 stopped charging and the light on the charger doesn’t show up anymore. I thought it was the MagSafe 85W and got a new one, but my MBP is still not charging. The ...
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What are the requirements to charge a Macbook Air?

I have a 2017 13 inch MacBook Air, and I also have a big power bank. I am wondering, if it would be possible to charge my MacBook Air using that power bank. The power bank only has an output of 5V/2....
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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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Can I charge a power bank through charging MacBook

I have: 15" 2018 MacBook Pro with USB Type-C ports. Xiaomi PowerBank 3 Pro with 1 Type-C input/output and 2 regular USB outputs. Can I charge my MacBook via MagSafe, and simultaneously charge Xiaomi ...
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Is there a lightning cable power splitter / double charger?

A small example use case will make this clearer. I have a really long lightning cable that I use to charge my iPhone on my bedside table at night (there's no wall socket close). I'm thinking of buying ...
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MacBook battery versus Tesla or Chevy Battery [duplicate]

I am curious to know from other users who are knowledgable with LiION batteries. I work on a MacBook and just recently got a new machine. From all my research of LiIon batteries, the optimal life to ...
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iPad being using in wall mount battery swollen

Ive got an install with an iPad mini 4 installed in a wall mount running locked to a single app. The wall mount has a POE to USB adaptor built in. The iPad is powered by a TP link POE adaptor : https:...
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iPhone X won't charge from 2017 MacBook Pro

A few days ago, my iPhone stopped charging from my laptop. I have tried some suggestions and contacted Apple support, but neither was helpful. My phone will charge if it is connected to anything ...
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Can I add a jumper from charger to battery in a MacBook pro 2012 that is not charging?

The proposed solution to a non charging MacBook. Will this work? Add a jumper from charger to battery, this is to bypass current sensing circuitry and SMC. All, or some of which may be the root cause ...
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iPhone 4s repetitive charging sound with black screen

This didn't happen before so it's new. Every time the iPhone is out of battery and I plug it, it doesn't show up on screen that it is charging and keeps repeating the plunging sound. And it won't turn ...
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How can I evaluate the safety of these Magsafe 2 USB-C Charge Cables?

They look like and claim to be USB-C to Magsafe 2 cables, that allow you to charge up on the go from a USB-C wall adaptor. Link 1: https://jgotech.com/collections/usb-c-power-delivery/products/...
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Macbook battery runs flat while “charging” with nearly full USB Brick

Road warriors buy Macbooks for untethered working and at times find themselves in a place without a powerpoint. So charging a Macbook from a USB Brick is a fundamental operational requirement. I ...