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I barely use the front USB port but today when I connect it to my Google Pixel it doesn't charge, tried different cable and even 2 cables with friend's iPhone, no luck.

It appears to charge for a split second and then the charging icon on my phone keeps flickering.

Anyone had the same issue? Is it caused by the latest Uconnect Software update?

Does anyone know the Mopar part number for the front USB/SD card panel?
 

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I'm pretty sure the front one is for data exchange only, We had to switch to the Rear USB's to get our phones to charge and I do not think this is a defect.....
 

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I'm pretty sure the front one is for data exchange only, We had to switch to the Rear USB's to get our phones to charge and I do not think this is a defect.....
My 14 and now my 15 charge(ed) all types of phone thru that port...never heard or seen a non-charging USB port on public/user "facing" USB ports in cars or devices...makes no sense to design that out...

I barely use the front USB port but today when I connect it to my Google Pixel it doesn't charge, tried different cable and even 2 cables with friend's iPhone, no luck.

It appears to charge for a split second and then the charging icon on my phone keeps flickering.

Anyone had the same issue? Is it caused by the latest Uconnect Software update?

Does anyone know the Mopar part number for the front USB/SD card panel?
I have latest Uconnect on my 15...there are reports of the USB port hub having issues, not many but some...

my latest phone is a Pixel 2 XL and it charges same as all others..just don't get the 1 hr fast charge when not using the official Google a/c adapter/charger.

bad cable? dunno
 

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Front USB should be charging as well as a data port. I plug my Note 8 in all the time for charging and data link.
 

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It charges, but slowly. That lighter-socket charger I linked to charges MUCH faster. I keep one short USB cable plugged into it for charging, another plugged into the vehicle's USB port for when I want Android Auto to light up.
 

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It charges, but slowly. That lighter-socket charger I linked to charges MUCH faster. I keep one short USB cable plugged into it for charging, another plugged into the vehicle's USB port for when I want Android Auto to light up.
Yes... I'm pretty sure this is true at least for MY14. It puts out something like .5 AMPS charging and the rear sockets put out like 3 AMPS charging. Yes it MAY charge, but it's main feature was front connectivity only...
 

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The USB standard has changed over the years, but the original standard for USB the current flow is so low it's useless to charge many modern devices.

Many phones, iPhone is notorious for this, do a check of the power source and will refuse charging if the power source is not what the phone expects. Sometimes its stupid games to make it proprietary and force you into buying their brand of charger, other times its a good protection measure and rejects truly bad or under-powered charging sources. i.e. just because two brands of phones reject the USB port doesn't mean there is something wrong with it.

If the front USB port connects to / powered by the Radio, likely its the lowest powered USB port standard, i.e. USB 1.0. And they likely designed it that way to make the radio more reliable and longer lasting.

I had an aftermarket radio in my old XK (Commander), it even advertised it's USB ports had a full amp for charging (which is way over the original USB standard), and I never used it and instead used a cigarette lighter charger instead, with the Qaulcomm rapid charging chip to control rapid charging. Because even a USB port on steroids pumped up to a full amp of current available is woefully substandard for charging most USB devices today.

I had to pound into my daughters heads that their devices ran charged off USB, and the "U" in USB stood for "Universal", they never got it and would pass up one USB port after another, looking for their original charger not realizing their cable should work with any USB port.

Sadly, the standard has been stretched so far, or really not that sadly, technology has progressed so far, USB ports are not as "Universal" as they originally intended. Cause USB 1.0 today is worthless for charging anything and the data rate is pretty darn low.
 

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And ... if you're running something that's kind of battery-intensive on your phone (like say Google Maps navigation), the charge might barely equal or not quite match the drawdown.
 

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And ... if you're running something that's kind of battery-intensive on your phone (like say Google Maps navigation), the charge might barely equal or not quite match the drawdown.
Yeah, I used to hate that when i used my phone for Nav on my 2014. I think dimming the phones screen helps somewhat. Now with the Carplay Nav it doesn't seem to be an issue.
 

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I noticed in my '18 that when I have my phone plugged in to the USB port and using NAV through AndroidAuto, the USB power can just about keep the battery level the same. No discharging...no charging. If my screen was on and I was streaming music, I bet it wouldn't be able to keep up.

I'm not a huge fan of AndroidAuto so 99% of the time I just use a 'cigarette' lighter plug which has Quick Charge 2.0 so I have no issues being charged no matter what I'm doing with my phone (at a stop light of course ;) )
 

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I used to leave my charger plugged into the AC outlet that seemed to work well, but now with CarPlay I can't do that. I actually use CarPlay all the time now even though my Jeep had Nav standard I never use it since I prefer Apple Maps.
 

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I barely use the front USB port but today when I connect it to my Google Pixel it doesn't charge, tried different cable and even 2 cables with friend's iPhone, no luck.

It appears to charge for a split second and then the charging icon on my phone keeps flickering.

Anyone had the same issue? Is it caused by the latest Uconnect Software update?

Does anyone know the Mopar part number for the front USB/SD card panel?
Hello lbyinchina,

Are you using the original factory Apple USB cable? Send us a direct message with your VIN as we'd be glad to look more into this.

Jasmine
Jeep Social Care Specialist
 

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They are not powerful enough, this port is only used for hookup/data exchange. Use the ports in the rear seat console. They put out more power...
 

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Even the cigarette lighter in the dash and glove compartment will not charge..why make a car that is not convenient to use...I tried the back USB port and it did work but inconvenient to run the charger back to front......
 

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Even the cigarette lighter in the dash and glove compartment will not charge..why make a car that is not convenient to use...I tried the back USB port and it did work but inconvenient to run the charger back to front......
Back in 2014 USB's weren't as important for charging as today, Hence the invention of USB-C. also devices today require more power output to charge today then back in 2014. Just a sign of the times. Any vehicle you buy today will charge them no problem.....
 
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