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How to do "unified docking": One device to Charge and connect USB to iPad Pro (USB-C) and iPhone (Lightning)

This problem is now likely trivially solved with Apple's USB-C to Lightning adapter. https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MUQX3AM/A/usb-c-to-lightning-adapter While the adapter is designed only for use ...
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iPhone keeps disconnecting and reconnecting to MacBook via USB

I resolved this issue on my M2 MacBook Pro 13" 2022. I replicated this on three other MBPs from 2018 to 2023. Currently, I am running Sonoma 14.5 (23F79). The issue also occurred when using 128 ...
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MBP on TB3-Dock ignores USB-Devices until reconnect

According to Unresponsive keyboard and mouse during macOS login and incorrect default sound output device from Thunderbolt Dock maker CalDigit having FileVault turned on prevents some external input ...
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Finder: force update of "locations" for USB memory stick

Use Disk Utility to confirm the volume is mounted. In the Disk Utility app on your Mac, select the volume you want to mount. Click the Mount button. https://support.apple.com/guide/disk-utility/...
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Data-only USB-to-Lightning cables

You can influence this greatly with normal hardware and iOS settings. For sure set the phone to not charge the battery past 80% - if your battery is at 80% at the start, no charging will happen and ...
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Data-only USB-to-Lightning cables

You can influence the power a Mac sends to connected usb devices. Stopping (during the backup) and restarting (when you want fast charging) the usbd daemon will allow some control over power delivered....
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Data-only USB-to-Lightning cables

It is unlikely for a Lightning cable to provide data sync without power because providing power is a very important part of the USB handshake process. Consider the process of connecting a simple USB ...
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How to connect iPhone to USB Type-C Portable Monitor?

You need a different display - one that works with an existing lightning charge, data and display out adapters that are available commercially. Your display requires USB-C x 1 (DP Alt Mode & USB ...
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How to connect iPhone to USB Type-C Portable Monitor?

Below technique assisted to connect ASUS portable monitors and they work well. "The ASUS MB16AC portable monitor accepts either DisplayLink or DisplayPort input. This means you have to get a ...
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How do I copy files from my PC to the root directory of the "On My iPad" section of the Files app using a USB cable?

There isn't a way to directly copy files to the root directory of the Files app, but there is a workaround. If you are copying multiple files and/or folders, it may be easier to zip them first. PC to ...
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Is it faster to transfer data if I connect an external SSD to mac thunderbolt USB-C rather than to mac USB-A (if my mac only has 1 USB-A port)?

No - the limiting factor will be the USB-A bottleneck on the device. Newer cables and connectors slow down to match old legacy protocol and speeds even when you’re using a newer fancy cable and ...
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