1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    This might be a stupid question. How do you unplug the USB for the 5S? It doesn't seem to be as easy as 4s. The past few times I just tried to squeeze & pull. I feel like I'm i'm breaking something. Lol.


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    10-06-2013 11:57 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    just use the pull out method
    iKev, Jeryl31, ebedoun and 1 others like this.
    10-06-2013 11:58 PM
  3. ITS ME DAVID's Avatar
    Squeeze and pull
    10-06-2013 11:59 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    This might be a stupid question. How do you unplug the USB for the 5S? It doesn't seem to be as easy as 4s. The past few times I just tried to squeeze & pull. I feel like I'm i'm breaking something. Lol.

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    I prefer the "Nike method". Just. Do. It.
    10-07-2013 12:07 AM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Yep just pull er outta there
    10-07-2013 02:25 AM
  6. B1ue_B1aze's Avatar
    The lightning connector doesn't require squeezing like the 4s did.
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    10-07-2013 03:17 AM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I guess I don't understand this post...are you saying that the lightning cable doesn't freely detach from your phone when you pull on it? I mean it takes about as much effort as blinking your eyes so one would think removing it would be almost 2nd nature by now. I can't remember any different effort between the old cable and the new...so am I missing what you're asking us?

    And what is this "squeezing" that people are referencing? Did you actually squeeze your old USB connectors when taking them out of the iPhone?
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    10-07-2013 08:57 AM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I guess I don't understand this post...are you saying that the lightning cable doesn't freely detach from your phone when you pull on it? I mean it takes about as much effort as blinking your eyes so one would think removing it would be almost 2nd nature by now. I can't remember any different effort between the old cable and the new...so am I missing what you're asking us?

    And what is this "squeezing" that people are referencing? Did you actually squeeze your old USB connectors when taking them out of the iPhone?
    I don't know either. I just grabbed and pulled the old connector same as I do now for the lightning one.
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    10-07-2013 09:16 AM
  9. iEd's Avatar
    I guess I don't understand this post...are you saying that the lightning cable doesn't freely detach from your phone when you pull on it? I mean it takes about as much effort as blinking your eyes so one would think removing it would be almost 2nd nature by now. I can't remember any different effort between the old cable and the new...so am I missing what you're asking us?

    And what is this "squeezing" that people are referencing? Did you actually squeeze your old USB connectors when taking them out of the iPhone?
    Some older 30 pin connectors have tabs that you have to squeeze to pull it out. I have one made by Belkin that I used in my car for my 4S. The older Apple 30 pins had the squeeze tabs. I think the Bellkin Squeeze 30 pin I have dates back to my 3GS.


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    10-07-2013 09:18 AM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Some older 30 pin connectors have tabs that you have to squeeze to pull it out. I have one made by Belkin that I used in my car for my 4S. The older Apple 30 pins had the squeeze tabs. I think the Bellkin Squeeze 30 pin I have dates back to my 3GS.


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    Ok.

    But I've never seen these squeeze tabs and I've had every iPhone except the first one and the 3GS. The apple supplied connectors never had squeeze tabs for me. Neither did the apple supplied squeeze tabs on my first three iPads or my daughter's iPod touch. And I've bought extra apple branded ones that didn't have them either.
    10-07-2013 09:23 AM
  11. iEd's Avatar
    Ok.

    But I've never seen these squeeze tabs and I've had every iPhone except the first one and the 3GS. The apple supplied connectors never had squeeze tabs for me. Neither did the apple supplied squeeze tabs on my first three iPads or my daughter's iPod touch. And I've bought extra apple branded ones that didn't have them either.
    I'll take a pic if the Belkin I have. I go back to iPods with the scroll wheel and and click wheel and FireWire most of those 30pin had the tabs.


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    10-07-2013 09:36 AM
  12. iEd's Avatar
    Ok.

    But I've never seen these squeeze tabs and I've had every iPhone except the first one and the 3GS. The apple supplied connectors never had squeeze tabs for me. Neither did the apple supplied squeeze tabs on my first three iPads or my daughter's iPod touch. And I've bought extra apple branded ones that didn't have them either.
    Here's some pics of the 30 pin with squeeze tabs. It's made by Griffin not by Belkin like I originally thought. Might be a little difficult to see the tabs because it's a black cable.








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    10-07-2013 09:54 AM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Here's some pics of the 30 pin with squeeze tabs. It's made by Griffin not by Belkin like I originally thought. Might be a little difficult to see the tabs because it's a black cable.



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    Ok. It wasn't that I didn't believe you, just that any 30-pin cable I bought in the past 5 years since the 3G including extra cables, never had them.
    10-07-2013 10:58 AM
  14. iEd's Avatar
    Ok. It wasn't that I didn't believe you, just that any 30-pin cable I bought in the past 5 years since the 3G including extra cables, never had them.
    Oh no I didn't think you didn't believe me. When I mentioned older Apple 30 pins i was thinking of 2001-2002. Plus I'll use any excuse to pick up this 5S I'm hooked bad.
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    10-07-2013 11:09 AM
  15. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Wow, I remember the Griffen / Belkin's with the squeeze tabs, last time I saw a apple connector with squeeze tabs was for a very old iPod that had both the USB cord as well as Fire Wire, don't remember tabs coming with any of the apple cords that came with any of my iPhones.
    10-07-2013 12:32 PM
  16. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Is it better to hit the eject button through iTunes to safely remove USB or does it matter


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    10-07-2013 12:59 PM
  17. iEd's Avatar
    Is it better to hit the eject button through iTunes to safely remove USB or does it matter


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    It doesn't matter
    10-07-2013 01:44 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It doesn't matter
    That's not always true...there can be media syncing issues if you disconnect the iPhone without a proper eject. I had a series of playlists that I added to the iPhone 5 that didn't transfer over last year after yanking the phone off the cord to answer a call...didn't realize it until I got out to the car, and there was no music on the device. It's always best to eject the phone properly.
    10-07-2013 04:22 PM
  19. iEd's Avatar
    That's not always true...there can be media syncing issues if you disconnect the iPhone without a proper eject. I had a series of playlists that I added to the iPhone 5 that didn't transfer over last year after yanking the phone off the cord to answer a call...didn't realize it until I got out to the car, and there was no music on the device. It's always best to eject the phone properly.
    That sounds like pilot error. If you wait for it to sync there's no problem in my experience.
    10-07-2013 04:47 PM
  20. wbkm85's Avatar
    is this really a thread?

    how else would you get the plug in or out?
    10-08-2013 02:04 PM
  21. Massie's Avatar
    Going to go out on a limb and suggest that op may be talking about the USB end of the cable, and not the end that plugs into the phone. Google "iPhone USB tight" and you'll find a ton of references to this issue from when the 5 came out: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09..._in_usb_ports/
    10-08-2013 02:39 PM
  22. ankush77's Avatar
    actually there should not be any major issue with that i guess,sounds confusing
    10-08-2013 02:52 PM

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