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Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by kityah, Jan 27, 2012.
Itouch is not charging, but appears in Itunes. What should I do? HELP! :S
Try a different cable.
Reseat the one you are using.
Power down the Touch and start it up again.
Do a reset on it.
If you are using a USB hub, don't.
I had this issue with an older Touch, and by unplugging/plugging the sync cable a few times I was able to get it to finally work. I just figured that it was dirty/dusty in the dock slot although I couldn't see anything overt.
And if you absolutely have no choice but to use a USB hub, then make sure it is an independently powered hub, rather than bus-powered. Bus-powered hubs are not permitted to supply more than 200 mA of electrical current to any single downstream device, and that's not enough to charge an iPod touch.
Independently active-powered hubs are permitted to deliver at least 500 mA of current to each downstream device, sufficient for charging an iPod touch.
I've had mixed luck with even powered hubs. I had my iPhone hooked to one and had issues with syncing and opened a case with AppleCare and we sifted through the logs and found that the iPhone was not liking the hub for some reason. I tried different hubs at the time and ended up sacrificing one built-in USB port for the sync cable and the problems went away. I went through four different hubs and finally gave up. I don't know if it's my system, or my iPhone, or what the issue was. Now I just direct connect for syncing, and charging (which I'm doing a hell of a lot more after getting the 4s).
All my portable Apple toys seem happier since the change. Recent experience: trying to sync and charge my iPad and iPhone, I had the iPhone plugged in direct, and the iPad on a hub. No sync on the iPad. Plugged my iPod Classic into the hub connected cable and it synced/charged. Go figure...
THIS is why I have sent numerous emails to firstname.lastname@example.org over the years to request that Apple put more USB ports on their systems. I can get a Windoze box with 14 USB ports, and an iMac comes with what? Four?