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Mon, Mar 30, 2015 4:04 PM

HTC One M8 Windows - Not charging USB in car

My HTC One M8 with Windowsphone 8.1 did not charge in my car USB.  It charges fine with the stock adapter in a wall outlet but not with my USB cable or the HTC USB cable in my car.

ANSWER:  I have Windows set to popup and "Ask me before using USB data connection".  I just picked "Yes" since it seems reasonable.  Turns out that if you pick "Yes" and thus have a data connection, it will not charge.  If you pick "No", it will charge just fine but you won't have data.


BOTTOM LINE:  If you want to charge your phone with a USB connection, do not use data.  It works fine in the car with the HTC cable or my generic USB cable.



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7 y ago

Hi there @Dr_Bop


Thank you for letting us know about this! In this case, the “data connection” the device is referring to is the transmission of information via the USB cable, such as when connecting your device to a computer to transfer files. This would not impact your cellular data connection in any way, so you would still be able to browse the web, access email etc.


I hope this helps!


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