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Do iPhone chargers need any certification to correctly work?

Since lightning cables need MFi certification, I would like to know if wall (and car) chargers need this or any certification too to get all features like fast charging.
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iPad Not connecting to MacBook Air via USB

I have a 6th generation iPad, and a Macbook Air late 2015. Up until today, I've had minor issues connecting it via USB (such as the charge cutting in and out), but nothing I haven't been able to get ...
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Power a MacBook Off-Grid

I'm interested in working remotely- very remotely off-grid in fact. How can I power a Macbook Pro & related peripherals using Solar Power?
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How to tell when Magic Keyboard or Trackpad are charging from bash

So I just registered and have not enough Kharma to comment on the original post (but I can ask a new question and this makes no sense to me; go figure), but I got this excellent script from Will Cain ...
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iPhone 8+ not turning on

After my iPhone 8+ died, it will not turn on at all, not while charging nor will it even display the icon that it is charging. I have done everything: hard reset, different charging port etc, but I ...
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“Battery is not charging” after updating to MacOS Big Sur

I just upgraded my MacBook Pro to MacOS Big Sur Version 11.0 Beta, and my battery, even though the power adapted is connected, is showing the message "Battery is not charging", while ...
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MacBook shows Power Source as Power Adapter even when unplugged

Similar old questions: MacBook Air shows battery as power source when plugged in MacBook Pro: Battery icon shows as charging even when not connected to power source My Macbook Pro says I'm ...
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Using a 60W charger to charge an iphone 11? [duplicate]

I have a 60W charger that I've been using to charge my iPhone 11. Based on my Googling, it seems this won't harm the phone. Has anyone had issues with using such a high wattage power adapter for ...
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Hp pavilion dv6 wont show charging light [closed]

Please can someone help me figure out what could be the problem here. Someone brought HP Pavilion that won’t power on to me weeks ago. So when I took it to the lab I plug in a known working charger ...
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iPod is not Charging

When I connect my iPod shuffle to my computer it is not pulling up the profile that I can put music on normally it will pull up but it not pulling it up for me, and it won't charge it. Another thing ...
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16" Brand new macbook pro not charging / booting up

I'm an IT guy of a company. We have ordered some 16" macbooks for our developers but they're not charging/ booting up. When I try to boot up, a battery icon appears on black screen just like ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 battery not charging dodocool 7-in-1 hub suspected

I am having a version of the battery not charging issue on my Macbook Pro 2018 (13-inch, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports). The symptoms are somewhat different from related issues, such as in this post. I am ...
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Fresh battery replacement already showing degradation

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 15 inch running MacOS Catalina (10.15.6) which had the top case (battery) replaced in July 2020 due to significant battery degredation over the 1 year I had owned it. The ...
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Charging Issues on iPhone 6

Whenever I plug in my iPhone 6, there will lag on everything including the lock-screen, and the touchscreen will detect presses in areas where there is none, and will “end” long presses even if my ...
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Mid-2012 MacBook Pro not charging (Programmed charge table not in use)

My mid-2012 MB Pro (2.6ghz i7, A1286, Catalina) recently stopped charging... It sat unplugged for about a week and when I plugged back the adaptor (since the battery was apparently empty) all I got ...
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My 13” MacBook Pro 2020 Thunderbolt port not working/charging

I bought this brand new MacBook Pro few weeks ago, now one of the two Thunderbolt ports are not working. When the MacBook starts, the battery icon is black filled with a bolt inside. The system ...
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New 2020 MacBook Air battery discharges even when plugged in, when I charge my old iPhone 6. Feature or Bug? [duplicate]

I have a new 2020 MacBook Air and an old iPhone 6. Several times I have noticed that when I sit down to work with a fully-charged laptop, plug it into the wall and plug my iPhone (with 80 to 90% ...
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MacBook Pro battery drains when connected to AC power

I've been experiencing a very annoying problem lately. Often, I've got my MacBook Pro connected to power when I'm working from the office. At home, I often leave it unplugged until the battery is too ...
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Okay to leave iPhone on a Qi charger while at 100% battery level?

I have a Mophie brand Qi charger for use with my new iPhone SE (2020). After being left on the Qi charger I notice the iPhone is warm to the touch. I find this warmth even when the phone has been ...
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How to know Magic Mouse 2 is charging properly?

When I connect my Magic Mouse 2 to the wall socket through a lighting cable, there is no indicator to show that it is charging. It has been some time and I don't see it working yet. Is there a way to ...
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2017 MacBook Pro starts with a question mark folder when there is less charge and when it wakes up from sleep

My 2017 MacBook Pro reboots with a question mark folder when the charge is below 50%. When I connect my charger, it starts normally. I also noticed when the Macbook goes to sleep and wakes up, it ...
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Battery percentage is wrong and cannot wake from sleep, have to reboot a lot

MacBook Pro early 2013 3 Ghz Inte Core i7 running Mojave 10.14.6. Bought it used from Mac of All Trades about one year ago. Six months ago I replaced the internal SSD with a 1 Tb Aura SSD from OWC and ...
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My MacBook Pro Shocks Me When I Connect It To A Three-Prong Charger

There are already many questions about how to solve a problem where touching a MacBook Pro while it is charging gives one an electric shock. In most of cases, connecting a three-prong extension to the ...
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iPhone-Mac connection issue and what does the usbd process do?

I know there's 2-3 questions in this community relating to connection issues between iPhones and Macs via a USB connection, and I know a temporary solution to fix it. But I would like to know what ...
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Why are my iPhone 7 charge & transfer contact & cable less and less reliable (keywords: loose / defective contact, slack joint)?

Why are my iPhone 7 charge & transfer contact & cable less and less reliable (synonyms: loose / defective contact, slack joint)? Of course, the question stands for any iPhone version with the ...
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USB charger of Macbook Pro disconnecting rapidly

Suddenly I am facing this strange problem, When I plug my type C charger on Macbook pro, it go on cycle of connecting and disconnecting. I have restarted multiple times, tried all the ports and ...
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MacBook Pro shows not charging when plugged in

I've got a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) and as of today it says "not charging" even when it's plugged in. The MagSafe connector has an orange light, and the power menu's screenshot is ...
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Battery is draining with “Power source: Power adapter” in macOS Catalina

I've noticed a strange problem with my 2018 MacBook Pro. Sometimes, when I use it with the (original) adapter, it says that the power source is power adapter, but the battery is still draining and not ...
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iPhone charging from MacBook Air 2017

I have an issue when I plug in my iPhone 11 Pro Max into my MacBook Air 2017. The issue is that it starts to charge for like 1 second, disconnects for 5 seconds, and then loops like that. Do you think ...
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Macbook pro not turning on

I have 2016 MacBook Pro non-touch bar model. One day while using it I connected charger with it and as I connected charger it shut down. I tried to turn it on and tried SMC reset but it did not turn ...
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Macbook Pro 16 Thunderbolt ports dead/damaged twice after used with Samsung CJ89 43" monitor with USB-C

I have a brand new 2019 MBP and I hooked it to a Samsung CJ89 43" monitor directly through USB-C. It worked for a while and then suddenly the built-in screen started flashing and then the ...
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My phone gives me charge load for my bluetooth headset why wont my mac? [duplicate]

My phone gives me charge load for my Bluetooth headset why won't my mac ? I couldn't find an app for that specific need. I've only seen this Q&A on apple.com on this very topic: Any pointers ? (my ...
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Charging 7th generation iPad using MacBook Pro 61W USB-C Power adapter

When I'm not at home, I'm used to charge both my MacBook Pro (2017) and my iPhone 8 with the MacBook charger for convenience. I have recently bought a 7th generation iPad, and I would like to know if ...
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MacBook Pro randomly discharges from 100% to ~90% when plugged

My 15 inch 2018 Mac Book Pro with Mojave 10.14 randomly starts draining battery when plugged in. When I try to move the cable, change the power cable to a different USB slot nothing helps. The battery ...
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MacBook Pro will not boot - shows “low battery, charging” screen

I have a 15" MacBook Pro (2015 Retina). On Friday I closed the lid, disconnected from power and put it away. Today, I tried turning it on but I got the low battery screen. Little surprising but I'...
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Can I charge my MacBook Pro from an older iMac?

After dropping my 2012 MacBook Pro, the build-in magnetic MagSafe charging system doesn’t seem to be working any more. Is there a way to charge it from an old (2002) iMac, to recover my files? Or any ...
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MacBook Air 2015 MagSafe charger is too hot to touch

In the last couple of weeks, I've noticed my charger connector (the part which connects to Mac) is too hot to touch and also there are some pins a bit burnt (it is happening slowly but getting visibly ...
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Macbook Pro 16“ fried all USB-C ports after using a Samsung 43” monitor

I'm trying to understand what happened to my MBP because it's a rather weird situation. I hooked my MBP to a Samsung CJ89 43" monitor directly through USB type C. It worked for a while and then ...
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Macbook Pro 2019 and Dell D6000 docking station battery charging [duplicate]

I've recently purchased a Macbook Pro 2019 and I'm using it with my existing Dell D6000 Universal docking station to render three HD displays. The display set up is working perfecly. I've connected ...
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Battery charge status decreases while plugged in charging [duplicate]

so I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 16" on Catalina 10.15.5. I recently got it back from the shop - upper case replacement for bad keyboard that included replacing the battery as part of the repair. ...
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iPad plugged to charger turns off due to low battery

My iPad is connected to charger yet battery level decreases (not as fast as plugged off but still). Is it a fault that can be directed to Apple Support for warranty or normal behaviour? I though that ...
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How long do I have before the battery status changes from service recommended to replace now?

I have an early-2015 MacBook Pro 13" whose battery status has changed from normal to 'service recommended' state. The cycle count is around 367 and the battery backup runs strong at around 4-5 ...
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How to differentiate original and fake Apple 5W USB EU power adapter A1400 / MD813ZM/A?

I did receive a European 5 watt USB charger model A1400 that claims to be from Apple. The charger even claims to be designed by Apple in California and made in China. Possibly by "Salcomp". The "made ...
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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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How do I convince Apple support that my iPad battery failed?

I have a 1st gen iPad Pro 12.9". It's 4.5 years old. A week ago it started repeatedly rebooting about two minutes after boot. When booted it shows battery at 3% or 4% but once showed it at 100% (...
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OEM adapter will only charge if the battery is first disconnected from the logic board before it's plugged in

I'm trying to get to the bottom of this weird issue I seem to be having. I have a OEM charger that wouldn't seem be charge my Macbook pro 13 retina (late 2012), model a1425. I recently did a battery ...
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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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Would an iPhone charging cable electrocution cause lasting damage?

Some time ago I accidentally touched the tip of a 2-meter long iPhone charging cable while the charging adapter was plugged in. It gave me a slight jump but nothing more than that. I was indoors and ...
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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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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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