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

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Data-only USB-to-Lightning cables

I don't want to degrade my battery by it charging while performing a lengthy iTunes backup, I would like to be able to backup my iPhone to my computer without it simultaneously charging. Does anyone ...
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iPad 4 Lightning audio while charging?

I bought a used iPad 4 mini to try out some music recording software. I use an external audio interface (iRig Pro Duo) connected to the Lightning port for audio recording, playback and MIDI. Is there ...
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iPhone 6 charging port for iPhone 6s

I didn't pay close attention and ended up buying a charging port for iPhone 6, but I have an iPhone 6s. On the product image they look kind of similar. Should I just try to install it? Or is this not ...
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iPhone 7 no longer recognizes audio devices via the Lightning port

I have an iPhone 7 and regularly play Music, Podcasts etc. through wired audio devices that connect via the Lightning connector: for example, Apple Earpods with a Lightning connector and a Belkin ...
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Can I turn my old iPhone into a stationary iOS hub?

I want to turn my old iPhone Xr into a permanent iOS hub on the wall in my bathroom. I have an HomePod mini already but I feel that I also need a screen there to check the weather, reminders and ...
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Charge an iPhone (with Lightning port) from an iPad (with Lightning port)

Suppose you have: An iPad (7th Generation) with a Lightning charge/sync port, and An iPhone 7, also with a Lightning charge/sync port. The iPad battery is fully charged; the iPhone battery is empty (...
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How can i make my iOS 16.2 realize my Lightning adapter is hooked up to something else and not headphones?

I mistakenly hit that my cars AUX was headphones and now my AUX is basically unusable. The music just sounds so bad but I haven’t gotten the question again when I connect and I can’t find it in ...
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What would stop a magnetic cable tip from sporadically being recognized by iPhone 13 Pro unless I take it out and put it back?

I've been using magnetic cables for almost a decade. I use them with all of my iPhones, Android phones, headsets, battery packs, etc. Pretty much all small devices with a micro USB, USB-C, or ...
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Are all Lightning to USB-C cables capable of the same charging power?

My iPhone came with a Lightning to USB-C cable which looks similar to the cable that I got with my Apple Magic Keyboard and Apple Magic Mouse. Are all of these cables capable of the high-speed ...
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Using USB-C Headphones with an iPhone via a Lightning to USB-C cable doesn't work [duplicate]

I have the beyerdynamic MMX 150 headphones which are wired headphones. They feature an USB-C port. There is an option to use them with a USB-C to 3.5mm cable and also to use an USB-C to USB-A cable to ...
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How to connect to, and power an external monitor from, an iPad using USB-C hub?

I tried to connect a portable monitor (ASUS ZenScreen (MB16ACV)) that has a single USB-C port (no internal battery) to my iPad (7th generation with Lightning port), using the proper cables. The issue ...
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Backup iPhone with dead screen on unknown Mac

My grandma´s iPhone 6 dropped from about 6 foot height, and the screen is absolutely dead. The iPhone itself seems to not be dead, but it´s locked and shows no visual indication whatsoever. When ...
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Does the Lightning port on the Lightning to VGA Adapter have the ability to transmit data?

The Lightning port on the Lightning to VGA Adapter is used for charging while mirroring. I want to know if this Lightning port has the ability to transmit data? For example, plug a Lightning to 3.5 mm ...
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How can I prevent the lights from being overly bright when taking a video at night with an iPhone?

I recorded a video with my iPhone 12 mini with iOS 15 and I see that the lights at night are overly bright: How can I fix it?
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Orginal lightning cable works with only when pushing upwards - iPhone X

After I have run with iPhone X with Lightning Earpods in wet and cold conditions (it was raining, about 3°-2°) and I was probably applying force on the cable just in the connector area - (the iPhone ...
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Can there be damage to an iPhone 13 Pro Max from using a magnetic cable?

Can there be any ill effects to an iPhone 13 Pro Max as a result of using a Lightning magnetic cable like this one below to charge it (because of it being magnetic)? Thanks
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Can I use the “Lightning to USB3” to connect a wired mouse and keyboard to my iPad?

Using the lightning to USB accessory can I use a wired mouse with my iPad (8th gen) connected to a wired keyboard that has USB ports in it?
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Is there a cheap and easy means to evaluate iPhone chargers and cables?

Is there an app for iPhone and iPad that will indicate charge voltage and current? Is this information available to the user already by some means I am not aware of? And without jailbreaking or some ...
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Lightning-3.5mm adapter causes device to act as if remote button is continuously pressed

Since late last year (I forget exactly when), I've had a bizarre issue with my Lightning-3.5mm adapter (A1749, from Apple). When I plug it into my device (iPhone XS), and plug in a set of bog-standard ...
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What type of cable can give the highest data transfer rate for an iPhone 5s?

I have an iPhone 5s and a 2020 Mac mini with Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for: DisplayPort Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gb/s) USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gb/s) Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA ...
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Why does iOS think that I'm connecting my 3.5mm to Lightning adapter for the first time?

As of iOS 14.2, when connecting a Lightning adapter to an iOS device for the first time (the 3.5mm to Lightning cable being a good example of this), a dialog appears asking the user to choose whether ...
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iPad Stops Charging Randomly

My iPad Pro (12.9 inch first gen) will randomly stop charging, in the manner shown below, requiring me to unplug and plug back in the cable. Is there any way to stop this, because I can no longer ...
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can an Ipad with only a Lightning to USB cable be used to control a lasermaster 2. Lightburn software is hoped to be used

I've purchased a LaserMaster2 engraver. I would like to use a current Ipad to run LightBurn software to control it. The Ipad only has a Lightning port and I have the Lightning to USB cable I use to ...
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Fixing: "There are no devices registered in your account" without a Lightning cable Xcode 11.0

Using Xcode, when I try to sign my app, I get an error that says: Failed to create provision profile There are no devices registered in your account on the developer website. Plug in and select a ...
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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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Save videos directly to flash drive in IOS 10.3.3

So I have a small YouTube channel. Ive been trying lots of different cheap cameras ive had lying around to see which is best. My Dad just got a new iPhone, and I want to start using his old iPhone 5c ...
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Which were the first iOS devices to charge at faster speeds when connected to a 12W USB power adapter?

I'm aware that fast charging via USB-C is a relatively new feature for iOS devices - but out of interest, I'm wondering which iOS devices were the first to support faster charging when connected to a ...
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How do Apple's USB Power Adapters allow for more power output than is possible in the USB 2.0 specification?

From my understanding, the USB 2.0 specification allows for a maximum power draw of 2.5w - but Apple's own USB Power Adapters allow for a maximum of 12w using a USB to Lightning cable. How is this ...
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Can you use a USB Wireless mouse with an iPad through the lightning to USB adapter?

just wondering, on my iPad Pro 9.7 running iPadOS 13.5, could I connect a usb wireless mouse using the lightning to USB adapter? And will the mouse provide the same functionality as a bluetooth mouse ...
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How do I connect a device with a lighting connect to an iPad Pro that has a USB-C connector?

I have a device that was connected to an iPhone through a iOS Lighting Cable. The iPad Pro has a USB C connector. How do I connect my device with a lighting connector to an iPad Pro that has a USB-C ...
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iPhone Lightning Dock Model A1717 not supported by iPhone XS Max

I just bought an iPhone Lightning Dock Model A1717 (08/2019 says on the box) and I want to use it with my iPhone XS Max, but I get the error: This accessory is not supported by this device iPhone ...
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IpadOS connect lightning to hdmi and usb together

I've got the ipad mini 5th generation. I want to connect it to my monitor, it has usb-c/hdmi ports, also I want to use my usb devices, I've done this with apple tv, but picture is not so good on 4k ...
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Can be iPhone used to burn CD/DVD?

Is it possible to burn CD/DVD with iPhone and USB CD/DVD Writer? I have a camera module for the iPhone to make it as if it has USB female socket instead of lightning one. I’ve verified it works for ...
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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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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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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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