MacBook and charging iPhone/iPad

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Drew888, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. Drew888 macrumors 6502a

    Drew888

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    Hi All:

    I have been wanting the (now somewhat new) 12" MacBook. I know it only has the single USB-C port. Has anyone been successful at charging their iPhones and/or iPads on it.

    I am guessing that it is not possible since I think the machine must be attached to power in order to charge other devices.

    Any current users that know or have found a way, please let me know.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Grothesk macrumors newbie

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    actually the macbook is charging my iPhone totally fine without being attached to power. it takes away about 20 % charge from the mac to charge it. still a hub is not a bad idea and always handy.
     
  3. kfscoll macrumors 65816

    kfscoll

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    Use an Apple USB-C Multiport Adapter. As I type this I have the adapter connected to my rMB, my iPhone 6 connected to the adapter, an HDMI-to-TV adapter connected to the adapter, and a USB-C charging cable connected to the adapter, and both my computer and phone are charging fine.

    Having said that, I've read that the multiport adapter won't charge an iPhone 6+ properly, but I have no personal experience with that.
     
  4. zhenya macrumors 603

    zhenya

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    My only major gripe with the multiport adapter is that it won't charge anything connected to the usb-a port unless the usb-c port is connected to the Macbook. There have been a number of times I'd like to leave something connected and charging even when I am using the Macbook somewhere else.
     

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