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Apple's trademark for magnetically-coupled external power adapters that provide power and charge the batteries in portable Macintosh computers including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air

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My MacBook stopped charging after I reset the SMC

I have a problem with my MacBook pro late 2011, I decided to reset the SMC controller with the charger connected (not original, cheap) when I did the SMC reset, the magsafe indication did not change. ...
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iPhone 14pro, Siri will not work when on car charger

I connect my iPhone to my car through Bluetooth, not CarPlay, just Bluetooth pairing. I use a MagSafe charging dock, connected to 12V lighter plug, not usb. Siri used to work fine, it suddenly stopped ...
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Macbook Pro M1 not charging via USB C

Is the USBC port supposed to charge normally? I have never made it work properly. I have tried all kinds of different chargers and cable combinations. At best its plugged in and not charging or ...
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MacBook Pro 16 M3 2023: What happens if both MagSafe and USB PD (via Thuderbolt Dock) and plugged in? [duplicate]

What happens if, on a MacBook Pro 16" M3 2023, both MagSafe and a Thunderbolt Dock, such as the CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock, which delivers 98W (might not enough if the MacBook is used ...
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Brand new Magsafe 2 charger LED light leaking from cable, is it faulty?

This a brand new adapter from Apple store, there's a green light leakage from the cable at the magsafe 2 head, is this normal or it's faulty? It's from UAE apple store and a friend got me the adapter ...
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Optimized Battery Charging issue for 2023 MBP, Apple M2 Max chip

My MBP currently runs on macOS 13.6.2. I purchased the machine new about 9-10 months ago. It came with "Optimized Battery Charging" enabled (by default) - a feature I was glad to see added. ...
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M1 Max MBP: Magsafe works erratically

I have a M1 Max MBP, macOS Sonoma 14.1.1. The MagSafe works erratically, that is, when I connect it to the laptop it might immediately show signs (light/sound) that the battery is charging, or it ...
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Magsafe 87w detected as 94w

I bought a 87W MagSafe charger for my 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro from online marketplace (I'm not sure if it's genuine; the seller mentioned it's OEM). However, upon testing, the AC Charger Information ...
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Direct MagSafe charge from a MacBook Pro to another

I know a Mac can charge another Mac with the correct USBC-USBC cable that can handle that power transmission. However, can I plug the USB-C side of a MagSafe2 cable, that came with my M2 MBP, into my ...
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iPhone MacBook mount for iPhone SE

I am looking for a clamp to attach my iPhone SE 2022 to my MacBook Pro to be able to use the camera of the iPhone as a webcam with Continuity -- the webcam in the MBP is broken and a repair is quoted ...
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Is the Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter better than 2012 in that way that the yellow color situation does not happen anymore?

Introduction For an old MacBook Pro bought in 2012 as: MBP 13.3/2.9/2X4GB/750/SD Model No: A1278 The cable of the MagSafe since years ago changed the color to "yellow" and many parts of ...
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Charging MacBook Pro (Mid 2014, 13") with third-party charger and USB-C to MagSafe2 adapter [duplicate]

The 60W MagSafe 2 charger of my MacBook Pro (Mid 2014, 13") is already pretty worn down, and the cables are almost broken. A replacement is costly, and I think I'd prefer a charger with a ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch non-retina mid2012) won't turn on after connecting a Raspberry Pi to it using a USB cable

I was working with my Raspberry Pi Pico, connecting it to my MacBook Pro (13-inch non-retina display mid 2012, running macOS Catalina) using a USB cable (with the other end being a micro USB). ...
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Why does the MagSafe Connector Charging Indicator flicker? [duplicate]

The MagSafe Connector charging indicator light flickers when connected to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). The MagSafe cable comes from a Thunderbolt Display (2015) and has a L-style ...
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Does the MacBook Pro M2 2023 charge >100W (140W, FastCharge) via the USB-C ports?

On the M1 MacBook Pros charging via the USB-C ports if only up to 100W (USB PowerDevlivery 20V 5A) Hwr, did they improve it on the MBP M2 2023, so you could also FastCharge (140W - USB PD 28V 5A) via ...
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Third Party Vendors for MagSafe 3 Accessories

Tried searching through Amazon, but I don't seem to be able to find third suppliers of MagSafe 3 accessories. Things like USB-C to MagSafe 3 cables, USB-C to MagSafe 3 adapters.
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How can I stop Macbook Pro from decreasing screen brightness, everytime I remove the MagSafe charger?

How can I stop the screen dimming on macOS Ventura, everytime I unplug the MagSafe Charger on my 2021 MacBook Pro? Is there any way to disable this weird energy saving feature. I want my screen to ...
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Is it possible to use an apple 96W USB-C power adapter on an old MacBook Pro Retina 15" from mid 2014?

In order to reduce the amount of power adapters, I would like to use an apple 96W USB-C power adapter on an old MacBook Pro Retina 15" from mid 2014, with an adapter cable USB-C to MagSafe. Is ...
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Can you safely use any higher-wattage MagSafe1 charger on any MacBook?

There is already a thread asking whether MagSafe1 chargers can be used interchangeably. However, having gone through all answers, and asked in the comments, I found that not a single person reported ...
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Make iPhone use speaker for calls when charging

I have a few MagSafe charging stands (with phone vertically oriented), and I expected that iPhone would automatically pick speaker mode rather than assuming I'd be holding the phone against my ear. Is ...
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MagSafe 3 cable failures

My MagSafe 3 cable (for an M1 MacBook Pro 14" from late 2021) refused to charge the laptop this morning despite it running as usual from the battery. (Both the Apple-supplied mains charger and a ...
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M1 MacBook Pro charging indicator stays orange even while 100% charged

My MagSafe charger shows an orange light on my 16-inch M1 MacBook Pro (Late 2021) from time to time for hours/days when the lid is closed (monitor, webcam, microphone connected externally via USB-C). ...
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Using a power bank for MacBook Pro 2015

My venerable MacBook Pro 2015/retina still has plenty of life in it but it is of course not up to date with a variety of things. For instance, I understand that its Thunderbolt 2 ports cannot be used ...
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MacBook Pro a1502 - Cannot start unless magsafe is connected - power is 100%

I have just upgraded the battery on my MacBook a1502, and everything worked fine for a few weeks. But now when I close the screen down for sleep for more than a few hours, I have to connect the power ...
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Is the M1 Macbook Pro Magsafe charging indicator supposed to be always orange (charging on hold)?

Our developer team got new M1 Macbook Pros, and we've noticed that none of our magsafe charge indicators ever turn green (like the old magsafe). They all stay orange while plugged in with the laptop ...
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Charging a MacBook M1 with MagSafe 3 and USB-C wall outlet [duplicate]

Something I've been wondering for a while is would be safe or bad for the laptop somehow to charge my 16" MBP M1 simply by plugging my MagSafe 3 charge cable's USB-C end directly into a wall ...
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Airpods Pro (Magsafe case) - Tried all the recommendations. Still showing "Not your Airpods Pro"

I've updated my iPhone to the latest OS. I've cleaned the case with rubbing alcohol inside and out. Also cleaned the airpods themselves. Charged the case and the airpods all the way to 100%. Taken ...
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How to turn off Thunderbolt charging on Mac Book Pro so that only the main MagSafe charger is used?

I use a Mac Book Pro (MBP18,2) in a primarily office setting and have it plugged in essentially all of the time. This is, of course, detrimental to the battery. I'd like to allow it to drain and use ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display Magsafe 1 to USB-C charge Macbook Air M1

I have an MacBook Air M1 and Apple Thunderbolt Display: DisplayPort connected to Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT207266): Currently connected ...
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Apple Charging MagSafe 2 cable not working?

My MacBook charger won't magnetise properly anymore. I took a look at the ports and one of the little gold things are burnt, and the same one on my MacBook. I tested my old charging cable that broke ...
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Use magsafe and USB-C display with charging capabilities

I've a m1 macbook pro 14" and a LG 27UK670-B display connected via USB-C to the mac. Connecting via USB-C leads to the macbook charging it's battery (taking power from the display). I'd however ...
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Whether this wireless charging speed for iPhone is 7.5W or not?

iPhone SE 2, iOS 15.2, MagSafe wireless charger From 11% to 31%: 1.21% per minute. From 43% to 64%: 1.03% per minute. From 63% to 68%: 0.87% per minute. Do you think the speed is 7.5W or at least ...
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2021 MacBook Pro and Apple Thunderbolt Display

I just got a 16" MacBook Pro (M1 Max, 2021) and want to continue using my Apple Thunderbolt Display. I'm new to USB-C dongles/docks/adapters/hubs (I am going to use "dongles" to mean ...
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Converter between MagSafe 1/2 and MagSafe 3

Will there be a converter available for connecting one of the old MagSafe or MagSafe 2 power adaptor to the new MagSafe 3 port which is present in the newly released MacBook Pros? I haven't been able ...
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Remove MagSafe magnets from iPhone to avert pacemaker interference

Is there a way to remove the MagSafe magnets from newer iPhones and Apple Watches? Magnets in the devices have been reported to be incompatible with medical devices such as pacemakers. Apple has ...
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Magsafe-2 car charger for 2015 MacBook Pro?

Is there such a thing as a Magsafe 2 charging cable that can be used from a car's 12V power outlet (UK). This is for a 2015 MacBook Pro. Thanks
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Angled Thunderbolt 2 & power adapters?

My Macbook's (early 2013) is placed on a tray over a shelf. The arrangement suits my purposes perfectly, but the Thunderbolt and Magsafe are sticking badly out limiting the placement of the laptop. I'...
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Thunderbolt 2 charging

My 2011 Macbook Pro's MagSafe charging board died but the device still turns on. I heard that the Thunderbolt 2 which is on my Macbook can be used to charge the Mac by using a USB-C to Thunderbolt ...
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Does MagSafe enable the use of existing tripods?

There already exists a worldwide standard for connecting tripods—1/4-20 UNC screw—to cameras (the hole you see at the bottom of any camera made in the last few decades). This is a silly little ...
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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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How to cope with MagSafe "withdrawal"?

I've relied upon my MagSafe connection to keep my laptop safe for almost a decade. I got a new MacBook Air and felt funny putting in the USB power cord, but didn't realize just why I felt funny until ...
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Why does a MacBook throttle without a battery?

According to this posted answer, a MacBook Pro will throttle because otherwise its power consumption might exceed the amount supplied by the AC adapter. However, from my experience, my 2012 MacBook ...
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Is it safe to use frayed MagSafe with outer insulation part is broken

I have a frayed 60w MagSafe with outer insulation / coaxial part is broken where some wires are cut (some are not). There's no problem with inner insulation part and the MagSafe working just fine when ...
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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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Magsafe 2 45W (A1436) resistor and capacitor value identification

I was trying to replace the charging wire for MagSafe 2 but I accidentally short the circuit which cause 3 resistors and 1 capacitor burned. According to the number recognizable, I guess the biggest ...
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How to fix/clean burnt MagSafe 2 connection

I got some sand in my MagSafe 2 port and as a result the pins got messed up - they look “burnt,” I guess because the electrical flow got messed up. As a result it is hard to get a proper connection, I ...
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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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Magsafe "L" light takes few seconds before turning off after being unplugged

I've bought the 85w Apple adapter from Amazon warehouse (used). It works fine but when I unplug it, the orange light stays on for few more seconds before turning off, while the old adapter turns off ...
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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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