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Old Nov 24, 2008, 03:07 AM   #1
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iPhone Not Charging on my Computer?

Just today, when I plugged my iPhone in to charge/sync, the Windows USB sound came up but my phone would not charge. iTunes did not recognize the phone either. Anybody know whats wrong with it?

I have restarted both my computer and phone.. wall charging works fine.

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Old Nov 24, 2008, 10:13 AM   #2
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Just today, when I plugged my iPhone in to charge/sync, the Windows USB sound came up but my phone would not charge. iTunes did not recognize the phone either. Anybody know whats wrong with it?

I have restarted both my computer and phone.. wall charging works fine.

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Have you charged or synced your device with this computer before?
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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Just today, when I plugged my iPhone in to charge/sync, the Windows USB sound came up but my phone would not charge. iTunes did not recognize the phone either. Anybody know whats wrong with it?

I have restarted both my computer and phone.. wall charging works fine.

Thanks
Try a different USB port on the PC. Samething happens with my wife's iPhone. One USB port won't charge or won't be recognized in iTunes, the other will.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 03:30 PM   #4
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some usb ports are powered, others run off a hub ( or internal hub) and are not powered

can you give us more details ?
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 01:03 AM   #5
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Have you charged or synced your device with this computer before?
Yes this is the primary computer that I have been using to charge and sync everyday.

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Try a different USB port on the PC. Samething happens with my wife's iPhone. One USB port won't charge or won't be recognized in iTunes, the other will.
The port I initially tried on was used for the past 3 month. I did try on other ports as well and it still didn't work

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some usb ports are powered, others run off a hub ( or internal hub) and are not powered

can you give us more details ?
All 10 of my USB ports are powered and I tried more than half of them. The same ports always worked before so I don't know why it doesn't now.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 02:59 AM   #6
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ur better off chargeing it threw the power point
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 12:25 PM   #7
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ur better off chargeing it threw the power point
Yes but I would like to sync as well. And I was also going to jailbreak with the new 2.2 QuickPwn.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 12:41 PM   #8
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Do you have another USB cable you can try? Even though it is still working through the wall charger, sometimes USB can be down right picky.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 01:35 PM   #9
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Wow, there was a piece of dust inside the USB end of the cable and it was blocking the full connection lol. I blew it out along with the USB ports on my computer and now everything is working fine..

I don't know how that same cable could still work from the AC charger with the dust in there though..


Thanks for the help everyone lol.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 03:40 PM   #10
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I've been searching around for a while for this same question online and can't find a good answer. My iPhone 4S is also not charging or syncing when connected via USB to my macbook pro. However, it will charge with a car or wall charger. It's definitely a problem with the phone because I can sync/charge my brother's iPhone 4 with the same usb cord and same computer. I checked for dust in the dock connector and there isn't any. I'm very confused why it would just randomly stop working?
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 02:25 PM   #11
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same issue iphone 4 charges from wall only

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I've been searching around for a while for this same question online and can't find a good answer. My iPhone 4S is also not charging or syncing when connected via USB to my macbook pro. However, it will charge with a car or wall charger. It's definitely a problem with the phone because I can sync/charge my brother's iPhone 4 with the same usb cord and same computer. I checked for dust in the dock connector and there isn't any. I'm very confused why it would just randomly stop working?
Did you ever fix the issue? I have the same thing with the iphone4. I will post a new thread about it.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 06:41 PM   #12
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iPhone along with a lot of other toys don't like aftermarket USB connectors as well as being prone not to make connection with the least little bit of dust in them.
I was having the same problem on a second computer (non Mac) until I bit the bullet and bought an Apple connecter, no more problems.
Got a powered USB octopus and 4 of the 8 are hit and miss when connected to a device.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 04:35 PM   #13
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fixed!

got it fixed. it was the photo album+ app that caused the issue for me
link http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...1#post15244211
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