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I just traded in my Silverado for a 2012 SV and I'm very happy with that decision. One issue-my iphone won't charge. I've plugged in the USB charger that I always used in the silverado in both cigarette lighters. The phone battery icon lights up green and the lightning bolt appears but 30 minutes later the phone battery has gone from 60% to 62%-and that's without me using it. I tried switching out cords but no change. Anyone else have this issue? Thank you.
 

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Hi. Try same setup into another car to see if the problem is really with your SV. If it is use a voltmeter or try the cigarette lighter if you have one otherwise another 12v item.


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Hi. Try same setup into another car to see if the problem is really with your SV. If it is use a voltmeter or try the cigarette lighter if you have one otherwise another 12v item.


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I agree
 

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Is this with the key on? have you verified one, both or neither power point is powered with the key off/on? Over the years, they seem to be wired differently. I have an '11 pro-4x and I have one of each. another forum member had a '12 and both of his are only powered with the key on.
 

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Agree with the others... Is the key on? Have to tried other devices in the plug, have you tried the device in another car?
 

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Bad cable?
 

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Not sure if this is the case with the frontier but... Alot of those built in USB connectors are really more for data to the headunit than charging. They might be like .5amp where your usb wall charger for a modern phone is 2amp. even using a 1amp charger with a current smart phone while running say a music app or GPS will keep it level. I use a 12v adapter for my phone so I can make use of the phones quick charge ability.

No idea the output of the USB built into the truck just guessing. My 2013 Grand Cherokee was like this. I know on my note5 it will usually tell me if the charging port isn't high enough output.
 

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Not sure if this is the case with the frontier but... Alot of those built in USB connectors are really more for data to the headunit than charging. They might be like .5amp where your usb wall charger for a modern phone is 2amp. even using a 1amp charger with a current smart phone while running say a music app or GPS will keep it level. I use a 12v adapter for my phone so I can make use of the phones quick charge ability.

No idea the output of the USB built into the truck just guessing. My 2013 Grand Cherokee was like this. I know on my note5 it will usually tell me if the charging port isn't high enough output.
Does the '12 have a USB port or just the power port and an aux jack like in my '11?

To the O.P. are you plugging your phone charger (cord and cigarette lighter plug) in to the power point or just your USB cord in to the USB jack?
 

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Does the '12 have a USB port or just the power port and an aux jack like in my '11?

To the O.P. are you plugging your phone charger (cord and cigarette lighter plug) in to the power point or just your USB cord in to the USB jack?
you are probably right, going back I think I misread the issue.
 

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Thank you all for the suggestions; this is a great forum and I'm glad I discovered it. I have been trying to use a USB adapter plugged into the 12 volt sockets (cigarette lighters) to charge my phone-just like I always did with my old truck.

Just tested both 12 volt sockets in the Frontier and they both read over 13 volts with the key on (I don't charge the phone when the truck is turned off). Tried the same adapter and cord in my wife's Toyota and it worked fine. Just like it always used to work in the silverado. So now that I know the sockets are getting power, I think I'll find a different adapter.

Maybe the one I've always used isn't making a good connection inside the Frontier's cigarette lighter for some reason. It seems unusual that the phone will charge 3 or 4% during my half hour drive home - so it is getting some power. But it used to charge 30 or 40% during the same drive in the Silverado.

Thanks again.
 
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