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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi folks,

 

I ran into a rather odd situation,

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 and a Galaxy A5 2017 and when I plug the phone into the laptop it starts charing up from the phone!

I connected them with the type C cable delivered with the macbook to connect to the wall brick, is this the problem because it is a charge cable instead of a data cable?
 

Thnx for the help!

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2 minutes ago, Moureau Niels said:

Hi folks,

 

I ran into a rather odd situation,

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 and a Galaxy A5 2017 and when I plug the phone into the laptop it starts charing up from the phone!

I connected them with the type C cable delivered with the macbook to connect to the wall brick, is this the problem because it is a charge cable instead of a data cable?
 

Thnx for the help!

no idea why but this is hilarious. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I know, it was a requirement for entering art school!
My phone show options for the usb connection but when I change it it disconnects and enters the same mode.

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Just now, Moureau Niels said:

I know, it was a requirement for entering art school!

quote people, return it and get an older 2015 MacBook pro. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, nerdslayer1 said:

quote people, return it and get an older 2015 MacBook pro. 

Dude, i won't return it for just this one random thing.

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Just now, Moureau Niels said:

Dude, i won't return it for just this one random thing.

then live with it, your computer has more than one shortcoming. 

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There might not be a solution.

Try maybe going through a Type-c > type-a > type-c dongle.


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Try disabling reverse charge entirely in your phone's USB settings.


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When you plug in your phone, there should be a usb mode notification. Select it and change it to charge this device.

 

If that doesn't work, you might have to adapt to USB A back to USB C

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Deal with it, its a feature. 

 

Just kidding, i know more about just about anything other than Mac. I refuse to touch those weird things. That were computers in the 80's and 90's don't know what they are now. Art mixed with frustration?

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1 hour ago, Moureau Niels said:

Hi folks,

 

I ran into a rather odd situation,

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 and a Galaxy A5 2017 and when I plug the phone into the laptop it starts charing up from the phone!

I connected them with the type C cable delivered with the macbook to connect to the wall brick, is this the problem because it is a charge cable instead of a data cable?
 

Thnx for the help!

Shot in the dark but does it do this on every USB-C port on the Macbook?


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