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What is the name of the long cable/plug attachment on the MacBook MagSafe charger?

My MacBook 2015's MagSafe charger has two attachments for plugging it into the wall: a simple plug, which slides/snaps onto the charging block a loooong cable, one end of which can slide into the ...
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MacBook pro stops charging when the laptop closed

I'm using MacBook Pro 13 inch 2019 version with USB-C cable. The problem is that while charging, it stops when I close the lid. Does anyone know why this happens? and How to solve this?
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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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MB Pro 13" 2017 - Small Shocks / Static Charge when on charge Grounding through me. Stops when I take feet off floor / unplug macbook

I know this question has been seen a lot - and I'm relatively sure its safe. Just wondering how to get a grounding charger. I have 3 pin UK plug with metal grounding pin HOWEVER there is no connector ...
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Macbook Pro 15” (touch id) displays battery icon

I sent my Macbook Pro 2018 to Apple because it stopped working. They themselves couldn’t figure out what was wrong with the computer, other that it was really dusty in the inside. Anyway, I paid ...
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MacBook Air doesn't start - no power on

MacBook Air not starting after SMC reset. Earlier, my Mac was not starting after SMC reset or NVRAM reset. The charger light was green. Nothing was happening on SMC reset. Battery Status was Service ...
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Is there any more technical information about the iPad/iPhone charge management feature?

According to Apple, a new "charge management" feature which reduces the maximum capacity of an iPhone or iPad device when it is plugged in for prolonged periods of time. This was quite interesting to ...
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Force USB C MacBook to run off AC power

Is there a way to force a MacBook to stop charging the battery when it hasn't reached 100% and then run off of AC power? There was a way to do with with MagSafe 2 chargers.. What about USB C MacBooks? ...
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Macbook Air 2013 won't boot up; Charging cable never turns green, always amber

I have a 2013 MacBook Air 13" (A1466), which all off a sudden wouldn't boot up. The charging LED on the cable was always green. I then attempted: Holding the power button down 10 secs SMC Reset ...
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iPhone disconnecting and reconnecting from MacBook laptop [duplicate]

I am trying to charge my iPhone 7 from my MacBook. When I plug my iPhone 7 via the provided lightning USB cable into my MacBook Pro Mid-2015, it keeps vibrating incessantly while disconnecting and ...
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Ipad Air drained battery, won't start, reset and itunes reset don't work

I have an ipad air2, it has a totally blank screen. I have tried to recharge it in the wall socket for 2 hours. I have tried to hold the home/start button for 15 seconds 6 times in a row. When ...
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MBP Battery normal but won't charge, pro is now glitchy and slow

I've got a MacBook Pro (mid 2012 using Majave) which was bought reconditioned 2 years ago. It's been great, no issues. I updated a search engine app (Ecosia) while the battery was charging, once full ...
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Magsafe2 not charging after repaired the wire

My adapter cable was frayed(close to the adapter side), sometimes it wouldn't charge. So I was trying to fix it. I didn't buy a new cable for replacement, instead I cut the original one and soldered ...
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Why is 2017 MacBook air battery life so much better than 2014 MacBook pro's?

Why is my girlfriend's 2017 MacBook air battery life so much better than my 2014 MacBook pro's (after just having brand new battery installed) when the batteries have the exact same device name (...
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Why isn’t my Mac charging with 60 Watts?

The Adapter is 61W Apple Adapter.
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Easiest way to connect two non-thunderbolt monitors to my Macbook Pro 2017 and charge it at the same time?

I started a new job working remote recently. I've been provided a Macbook Pro 2017 (EDIT: model is 13", non-touch, with 2 Thunderbolt ports) and two non-Thunderbolt monitors (Dell P2217H). I have ...
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Macbook Pro 16" Clamshell Mode Power Delivery with 2 USB-C PD Monitors

I wanted to know if there is difference in terms of charging the battery when a MacBook Pro 16" is connected to two monitors via USB-C, both with Power Delivery capability. In this specific case I ...
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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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iPhone 8 randomly turns off and on, 100% to 0% back to 100% in a minute

I have a iPhone 8, iOS 13.3, and today it's been turning off and on randomly. I've seen posts about this, but none with my exact problem - it seems to be in two modes: Mode 1: doesn't charge at all ...
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Difference between charging icons - does it mean anything?

Sometimes I see this: instead of this: is there a difference? do they mean different things? One is filled in dark, the other is more transparent - the battery/charge icon..
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Battery not charging, green charger LED, 0FCC reported

A client came in with this today: It's a 2017 Macbook Air. The battery status is reported as "Normal" by macOS, and "Good" by coconutBattery. Battery temperature is reported as -17.7°C. The current ...
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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-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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Charge a Magsafe MBP with a USBC power supply using an adaptor? [duplicate]

We've got a few newer 15" MBPs (Macbook Pros) in our office, so we have a few USBC MBP chargers in various areas. We also have some older magsafe (not magsafe 2) MBPs which are Late 2012 , 15" MBPs. ...
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Battery Not Charging and Light Not Showing Up Again [duplicate]

I just have got a Macbook Pro Retina 2014. The charger is new and 85 Watt. I have two issues. When I first connected the charger, there was 54% charge on the laptop and for only 1 second the green ...
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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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MacBook Pro 16" runs about 10 degrees hotter when plugged in on idle, is this normal?

The degrees delta has a noticable impact on fan noise and is making me consider returning the machine. Is it normal for MacBook to be running so much hotter when plugged in? Idles at 60 degrees on a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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