User Guide for Getting Started with USB Type C Hub

If you have purchased your USB Type-C hub adapter and confused about how to start with it, here, we will discuss some handy tips to set up and use the MacBook Pro hub properly.

At first, it's recommended not to connect the pro hub without the shell case on. This will ensure optimum fit. Otherwise, the bottom case of the shell case will tamper with the proper connection to the MacBook Pro. On getting the adapter properly fitted in, you can see the small light illuminating on the side of the hub.

All USB-C ports are not the same

On the MacBook Pro version, the first USB-C port located near to the HDMI supports 5K video output as well as pass-through charging. The second one out there is basically for data transfer and not to do pass-through charging of other devices like iPads and MacBook Pro etc. However, these can be used to power smaller devices like iPhone.

There are various USB Type C hubs available in the online stores to serve different purposes. Users can go through the features and identify which one is the best suiting for your purpose before ordering one. The price range also may vary slightly based on the features and functions of different USB type c hub.

How to connect HDMI displays?

While connecting MacBook to an external monitor using an HDMI port, it is recommended to use the HDMI to HDMI direct connection for better performance. When changing the signal source of the video, the monitor may flicker for someone, and the normal video will resume in five seconds. You can connect one external display through HTML port and make it two simultaneous displays through the USB-C port. But, in case it doesn’t work and creates an issue, there are plenty of options to look for, like how to sell my macbook pro.

Connecting USB Devices and additional hard drive

Apple has now eliminated the old-age USB-A ports with the universal USB-C ports, which became more popular through their latest MacBook and MacBook Pro models. However, you don’t have to throw off all your USB-A devices. The USB-C hub adapters will let you connect the standard USB 3.0 devices as well as backward compatibility with the USB 2.0 devices too. To ensure a stable and fast connection while connecting the hard drive, it recommended connecting a single hard drive at a time.

 Troubleshooting tips

On finding any USB connectivity, Ethernet, or HDMI display issues, the below troubleshooting steps may be useful.

·         First completely shut down the machine.
·         Connect a USB-C power adapter or MagSafe to the Mac as a power source.
·         Press the shift button (left side) along with the control and option keys simultaneously with the power button on the keyboard. Remember to press all at a time.
·         Next release the keys simultaneously.
·         Turn on the machine as normal by using the power button.
·         Reconnect the Pro Hub to the MacBook Pro and then try plugging in the devices.
·         Connectivity must be restored to normal by following these steps correctly.

One additional thing users should know is that the Alt mode of USB-C will allow the connected devices to transfer data and video signals over a single cable. There are also various modes of Alt to be used, and the most popular one is DisplayPort (DP).

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