bg51
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USB ports

New to this forum. 2020 Bolt Premier . The 4 USB ports do not work to charge my iPhone. Before I take it to the dealer I thought I'd see if anyone here has any suggestions.

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marspilgrim
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Joined: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:13 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: USB ports

This was a recent topic in this or the other forum I keep an eye on. Yes, the USB in the Bolt (and most cars) is very weak. My iPhone SE about maintains its charge level while running Google maps but doesn't really gain any charge. I believe when I tested it that it only showed about .94 amps which isn't exactly the normal 2.1 amps needed for decent charging of a phone or tablet. It's what GM put in and probably can't change it.
2017 Bolt EV Premier
bg51
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Joined: Fri May 07, 2021 10:07 pm

Re: USB ports

Thanks for the reply.
BoltEV
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Re: USB ports

Purchase one of those cigarette lighter accessories that provides higher capacity USB ports and plug it in under the front dash.

That’s what I did, in addition to making Apple Carplay wireless, so I could charge my iPhone while running the Uber Driver app and Waze at the same time.

Thanks to SparkE who originally made this suggestion.

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