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A 9-pin bi-directional connector that replaces the older 30 pin dock connector.

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Can I use a USB keyboard with an iPad if I use a USB-to-lightning adapter?

I know there are bluetooth keyboards and even wired lightning keyboards, but I'd like to get a large mechanical keyboard and it seems the wired ones only come in USB. If I use a USB-to-lightning ...
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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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Lightning to 3.5 mm adapters only for “iOS 10.2 and below”

I’ve seen quite a few Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapters that only claim compatibility with iOS 10.2 or lower. I found that very strange, since I generally expect my adapters to keep working ...
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USB-C to Lightning cable: Connecting iPhone to USB-C peripherals

The iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max come with USB-C to Lightning cables for fast charging, and the regular iPhone 11 supports them. Regular Lightning supports HDMI output via an Apple dongle. Does the USB-C ...
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After Cellphone repair shop - power button damged and cant switch back to bright mode

I brought my iPhone7 to a cellphone repair shop to replace my lightning connector and exchange the battery. Unfortunately after the replacement, my home button does not trigger anymore (interestingly,...
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Are frayed cables of Apple lightning cord or Macbook Power Adapter covered by warranty?

It is quite famous that users posted frayed lightning cable or Macbook Power Adapter cable on the Internet or Tumbler. Here is for Google image for lightning, and another one for the Power Adapter. ...
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I want to interface my legacy 30 pin Video Dock with my iPhone 8 for video out use over the Lightning port

So Apple seems to have avoided releasing a dock adapter that permits video out, (30pin to vga or hdmi doesn’t meet the same use case) Did any other manufacture meet that niche need? I have a portable ...
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Can a lightning cable plug get short circuited by a metal surface?

I have a couple of lightning connectors on a flat surface, ready to plug into an iPhone or iPad for charging. At the same time, a Macbook or iPad is sometimes placed near that surface. Can the body ...
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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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Lightning cable pitted contacts fix?

Lightning cables are expensive, and I have 2 of them which are in great shape except that they are failing because of pitted contacts. That is, the gold metal of one of the 8 leads has been removed, ...
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Issue with iPhone for playing music in the car

For the past 2 days, I haven't been able to play music from my iPhone in my car with bluetooth, nor with a USB connection. If I connect the iPhone with bluetooth, the phone-calls work well. I have ...
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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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Inbound video streaming over lightning port accessory

I am exploring the feasibility of building an accessory (through MFI) that will feed streaming video that will be rendered by an app resident on the host device. Looking at some similar products (for ...
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Has anyone used a lightning + Micro USB to USB-C cable

I just purchased an USB-C to Lightning cable, but when it came I realized that it has also a micro USB right in the Lightning connector. My fear is that the short circuits will damage the iPhone if I ...
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How much power can be drawn from Apple Lightning port for a device? [duplicate]

I need some help and would love to find a developer to help me figure out how much power can be drawn from the Lightning port for a powered device ... similar to a fan or a camera connected to the ...
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How to connect iPhone to USB Type-C Portable Monitor?

I'm trying to figure out a way to connect iPhone 5 (lightning) to ASUS MB16AC portable monitor with USB type-C input as only connector that at the same time serves as power supply. Thought about some ...
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Why do some accessories work with the Lightning – USB3 Camera Adapter while others don't?

Context I borrowed an iPad Pro to work on while my laptop was down, but without a physical keyboard, I found it frustrating to type anything more than a short sentence on it. After countless typos ...
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Sensitivity to gross noise on battery charging lines of Lightning connector

Long ago, I docked my iPod Touch with 30-pin connector onto a cheap ghetto blaster. I cranked the volume over an extended period. Shortly thereafter, the battery of the iPod Touch could not retain a ...
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Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin)

Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin). I have only this two images. Thanks I just needed info on the USB charging ...
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Does Lightning to 3.5 mm support High-Res headphones?

Since iPhone 7, Apple has switched to Lightning port and provides a dongle for 3.5 mm jack. Does this dongle support High-Res (16/24 bit) headphones/earphones?
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Lightning Headphones with a splitter?

I got these great-sounding new Fidelio M2L/27 Lightning Headphones that take the digital signal through the lightning connector and then use the high-quality DAC in the headphones themselves so I can ...
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How to use Mac Keyboard, on iPhone, with lightning cord?

I am looking for a way to type on the Mac keyboard and have it type on an iPhone. I know there are many bluetooth Apps to do this, but I am using a typing script and bluetooth does not transmit the ...
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Are TB3 cables in any way different than USB-C cables?

My company provided me a Lenovo USB-C dock when I received my Mac Book Pro 2017 model. That dock worked to a certain degree, but I happily replaced it with the Lenovo TB3 dock this week (which ...
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How to share existing PC docking-station-like setup with Macbook Pro

I currently have an HP Elitebook laptop which I plugin into an HP proprietary docking station. When the HP is "plugged in", I have instant access to; 2 monitors connected through various display ...
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Has any Macbook ever had a lightning port?

I seem to remember a Lightning port being on a Macbook (probably the 12-inch ones) but cannot find mention of it anywhere. I "remember" a YouTube video (not from who though) that mentioned the ...
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USB-3–Lightning cable: Does it yet exist?

According to Apple, the 2017 iPad Pros (12.9 and 10.5 inch) are equipped with a USB-3–capable Lightning connector and Apple already sells a Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter. However, I am looking ...
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Do Lightning EarPods sound different compared to 3.5 mm EarPods?

I recently purchased a pair of Lightning EarPods, and was a bit annoyed by their sound. They pan out the L and R channels a lot, and it sounds like someone has slapped a low and high EQ on the audio ...
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Increase transfer speed from iPhone X to Macbook Pro

I've shot several videos in 4k 60 fps from the iPhone X and when I wanted to transfer them to my Macbook Pro using the lightning to USB-A cable, it took multiple hours where the videos were ...
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Double sound notification when plugging in iPhone X with Fast Charge

I recently purchased an iPhone X, and along with it I also purchased a 29W USB-C Power Adapter and a USB-C—Lightning cable. This setup is supposed to enable Fast Charging of the iPhone X. However, ...
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How can I listen to DAB+ radio on my iPhone?

In my home country we have switched off FM radio and done a full transition to DAB+. So, I'm now in the market for a portable dongle (or similar) that will enable me to listen to DAB through my ...
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Can I charge my iPhone using the USB-A port of my “AV Multiport adapter”?

I have a macbook 12', with "AV Multiport adapter": the USB-C port is used for charging the HDVI port for the monitor and the USB-A is used to charge my iPhone (and to work with xCode). I'm using the ...
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Lightning splitter - charging and external device connection

Are lightning splitters thats supports charging and external device available on the market? I want to use my iphone with irig keyboard or pads when it is charging.
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How to reset LAN ethernet adapter after switching the network

I have MacBook Pro 2017. I have the very same docker hub at work and at home (moshi). Both have LAN cables attached. However, I can use only one of them: for example, when I make my work LAN working, ...
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Securing VGA Output Plus Audio From An iPad

As part of a retrofitting project for my church, I purchased a variety of equipment. The minister has a recent model iPad with Lightning port. I purchased a Lightning to HDMI adapter to get sound ...
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Using Lightning headphones in my Dell laptop

I have an iPhone 7 with Lightning headphones. I got a connecting adapter to use 3.5mm compatible headphones on an iPhone 7. But, is it possible to use these Lightning headphones on the 3.5mm jack of ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from muting itself when plugged into a Toyota RAV4?

My parents own a 2013 Toyota RAV4 with a single USB port under the front dashboard. Any time I charge my iPhone or iPad using the car's USB port, my phone's audio immediately stops working. ...
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Earpods doesn't work on iPhone7

There is a big problem with the EarPods that I get with my new iPhone 7. Inside the Apple box there was also an adapter for the 3.5mm jack and it works perfectly with other type of headphones (with 3....
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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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same power chord for Magsafe 2 and Lightning

I have a Mac Air 13" and an iPhone 5. Is there a power cord / adapter that will work for both of them? My goal is to be able to plug one power cord into both of them.
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Sometimes video jumps while presenting it from a third party app on iOS 10

I am trying to present a video from a third party app on my iPhone 6s (iOS 10) to an extended screen via the Lightning Digital AV Adapter. But sometimes it lags/jumps, making the video almost ...
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Connect an iPad Pro to both Ethernet and HDMI

Is it possible to connect the iPad Pro to both RJ-45 wired ethernet (data i/o) and HDMI out? Note: iPad Pro to ethernet is already possible - using the lightning to usb female camera adapter... but ...
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Are Lightning headphones only working with iPhone 7 or also with older devices?

With iPhone 7 Apple introduced headphones connected with Lightning Connector. Are these headphones also compatible with older iPhones? Are there any limitations by using it with older devices? Which ...
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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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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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Is there any wired headphones solution to make calls while charging iPhone 7?

There are lots of hardware to listen to music while charging iPhone 7 but is there any way to make calls and charge iPhone 7 at the same time? Using a lightning headset? Using a 3.5 mm headset?
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I just tried to clean my iPhone lightning charger port with the graphite out of a mechanical pencil and now it won't charge at all

I have been having problems getting my iphone to charge once it's already plugged in lately. Like a bad headphone cable sometimes just wiggling it around gets the little lightning bolt to pop up over ...
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How does the lighting cable work plugged in any way round?

Sorry titled this one badly, I'm assuming power is the two centre pins, then data is the rest, but surely it's messed up when the cable is plugged in backwards?
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What is needed to mirror both an iPad and a late-2016 MacBook Pro to an HDTV (non-concurrently)?

I want to be able to mirror an iPad Air and a late-2016 MacBook Pro to an HDTV. Not simultaneously, just one at a time. I know I could just get both the lightning to digital av adapter and the usb-c (...
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Lightning EarPods + Mac

Looking the Lightning Earpods, but can't seem to find a USB 3 or 2 to Female Lightning adapter. Anyone know anything or where I could find one?