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Question:iPhone 5s 'This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably ' help


What is happening here?

 

I keep getting this stupid message even when no charger is plugged in!

 

Im using the official charger that came with the iphone 5s box. I have other lightning connectors and thought maybe switching them would fix it but it hasnt.

 

Is there something wrong with my 5s? Do I need to clean the port on the bottom of the phone? Ive only had the 5s for about a week. I am using official apple chargers.

 

This started happening after my batter drained and I put the phone on charge. Is it a software bug?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

P.s. The message ONLY appears when it is not on charge. Which is studpily weird.

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Have you tried restarting the phone?  Hold the Power and Home button until you see the apple logo.

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I did try to restart, also reset factory settings, but still getting the error message.

Disgracefull!!

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I would certainly make an appointment a Apple and have it diagnosed.

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If its not from Apple and its not MFI it wont work since IOS 7.

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I bought a car charger from the Apple Store (Griffin PowerJolt SE) and it does not work with the iPhone 5s.

 

This isnt some cheap Chinese knock-off, this is a known brand sold in their own stores!!

 

This whole manuever is a shameful money grab by Apple. I hope all these 3rd party companies take Apple to court.

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I agree completely!

 

Use only original APPLE cables etc. Because I travel a lot and didnt want to carry two cables with me (iPad and iPhone 5), I recently purchased an APPLE Lightning to 30 pin adapter. Get the same This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably... message.

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no all control by iOS7 and cable build in micro sencer line you cannot use any pilot copying from china anymore it will not working at all or you have to wait for three month from now wait china made new age of lightning speed fast transfer cable for iphone 5C and 5S haha sorry cant help you guys

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I would go back to the AppleStore and throw a fit - THEY (as in Apple) sold you a cable that doesnt work... period.

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My previous response was removed as it had turned into a mini-rant and for that I apologise.

 

The points (posed in a more reasonable way) made were:

 

If functionality to detect non-OEM cables was added during the iOS 7 upgrade then shouldnt this have been stipulated in the release notes? Is this a legal issue?Wouldnt it be a good idea for Apple to recognise customer loyalty by selling adapters to the new lightening sockets at cost - after all the people needing these are previous customers that have exhibited loyalty by buying Apple products and accessories and that have further benefited Apple by upgrading?

 

My other point was simple too. Could Apple consider giving customers the option to add their own memory to iPads and iPhones via micro-SD in the same way that other manufacturers do. It would mean that Apple only needed to make a single wifi and singular wifi + cell version of each iPad which would streamline production 9thereby increasing profit) and allow purchasers to add memory at a fraction of the cost (£60 for 64Gb on a micro SD compared with £80 for an additioanl 16Gb memory in an iPad)?

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I am getting this error continuosly popping up on my iPhone5 without it being pluged into anything. ?

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I started getting this message yesterday, i have the Iphone 5 and did the IOS 7 update a few weeks ago and everything was fine until yesterday.  I constantly am getting the message and my iphone is not plugged into any device to charge it.  Please help ASAP!!

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Having the same problem!! I cant charge my phone, tried the two usb cables I have, not happy at all!! need a fix now!!

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It has to be an Apple ploy to get us to use only Apple products.  I have third party cables that work fine in my 5S and keep getting the message in my wifes 5C.  If the cable works fine here and not at all there it isnt the cables fault!  Can you say intentional on Apples part boys and girls?

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have you done any basic troubleshooting on the iPhone

as in

reset restore with back up Restore as new ...as required

This issue is a software glitch , there are hundreds of millions of users out there without any issues including me and most of the responders here

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It has to be an Apple ploy to get us to use only Apple products.  I have third party cables that work fine in my 5S and keep getting the message in my wifes 5C.  If the cable works fine here and not at all there it isnt the cables fault!  Can you say intentional on Apples part boys and girls?

 

 

 

 

Utter rubbish

Apple has patented the lightning connector and those that are genuinely rejected are cheap knockoffs from far East where the back street vendor has decided to ignore licensing and patent protection .

There are plenty of genuine licenced versions available from legitimate vendors which work fine

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It is not only for new iPhones, I got iPhone 5 and error is showing since upgrade to iOs7 and then 7.0.2

Apple should be ashamed!!

Worst glitch ever

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have you tried any troubleshooting as provided or are you just trolling

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Im not one to just flat-out defend Apple. Ive been angry enough with the company many times.

 

But in this case- I cant help but wonder how those who are complaining about the war ing and prohibition against uncertified cables would feel if it were their own products and name being cheap-copied/ sullied by these knock-offs.

 

Lets see- spend the money to develop/patent something, put your name on it. Then somebody make a copy of it, often if questionable quality, claims to be or substantially be your product. Refuses to honor your rights, name, and intellectual property, some of those products have broken or damaged your products, consumers have used you for damages that resulted from the cheap immigration, and not telling what damage has been done to your name...

 

And you are the bad guy for trying to take action to protect your name and products.

 

Wow....

 

Now- completely disabling the use of third-party cables might be a but overkill... But at least a stern warning might be in order.   And who knows- Apples lawyers may have payed this to protect them.

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I have a certified Apple cable at home but I have the same issue and its driving me nuts. I think I accidentally used a knock-off cable once at a friends place to charge my phone as Ive had the error ever since.  But how am I supposed to know that a friends cable is a knock off.  Its white and it fits an iPhone5.  Do I ask friends or colleagues with an iPhone 5 charger if its certified before I plug in - No, of course I dont.  So Apple need to fix this ASAP as this is a showstopper for me - the message pops up on average once every 2 mins.

 

If it doesnt get fixed with the next iOS update, Ill just buy a new phone, and probably a Samsung this time. Hopefully Apple read these message boards as its not good enough.  If there is an easy resolution that anyone can share that doesnt involve buying a new phone, Id love to hear it.

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Michael Battenfield wrote:

 

  But in this case- I cant help but wonder how those who are complaining about the war ing and prohibition against uncertified cables would feel if it were their own products and name being cheap-copied/ sullied by these knock-offs.

 

I am not sure if you are being serious or if you have just not read this thread carefully enough.

 

We are not talking exclusively about $6 cables bought from some Chinese website. People are talking about legitimate cables purchased from legitimate companies. In my case, I purchased a Griffin PowerJolt SE FROM the Apple Store and it would not charge my iPhone 5S.   After buying and returning several of these, the only car charger sold in my local Apple store, I resorted to buying a cheap alternative from a well-known Internet vendor of a variety of types of cables.  That one works perfectly DESPITE being a knock-off.

 

No, the bottom line is that Apple has made the egregious error of complicating what should be a very uncomplicated proces: charging a device.  Apple nor any one in this forum has been able to explain any benefit to using this absurd proprietary technology. 

 

Your implication that anyone who uses knock-off cables gets what theyre asking for is ducking the issue: there is a legitimate issue with the way how iOS7 handles charging.

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I have been reading through, and the most venomous and prevalent posters are about greedy Apple.

 

For those experiencing the message/charging issues with supposed genuine Apple or Apple certified cables/accessories- have you even considered CONTACTING Apple or the supplier of that cable or accessory?  His many have swung by a Genius Bar and simply asked whats the deal? 

 

I bought a couple of cables off eBay and discovered they wouldnt work (cheap 3rd party).  I contacted seller and was refunded. Simple. I didnt bash Apple for it (though I did ask about it here before these threads grew so long).

 

If you have a legit cable or accessory, take it by an Apple Store and ask. If that isnt convenient, call or otherwise contact support.

 

Oh- and as a somewhat related side note- some nefarious sellers are selling fake Genuine Apple or Made for iphone products. They have the label that genuine stuff has (just like the knock-off life proof and otterbox cases). 

 

But again- if you have genuine goods and they are not working, go to the source. Sitting here and posting over and over how awful Apple is for this move, and how mad you are, and throwing around threats of buying a Samsung or other device is so totally unproductive.

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My iphone 5 has started doing this randomly too. Doesnt need to be plugged into anything to bring up an error.

It now also doesnt charge on a 3rd party lightning dock (which can have either a genuine or 3rd party cable plugged into it - both of which work fine plugged straight into the phone. Another cable also doesnt work.

I have tried resetting the device and connecting whilst powered off but no luck.

Restore is next to try.

I hope this is a software glitch because the harder apple push towards enforcing who provides the accessories, the harder i will personally try to avoid their genuine stuff... which we know is usually better but anyways...

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I wanted to contact Apple, but here is the kicker with that.  I live in Singapore and there is no Apple Service Centre or local helpdesk here, just 3rd party service companies, that Apple dont endorse, and that render your phone unsupported if they do anything to your phone. My supplier Singtel (the main local phone provider in the country) has told me they cant and wont fix it as they essentially have no support for it.  Their solution to any problem is to basically replace the handset. 

 

But Singtel  wont replace my current handset  since it had been fixed previously (about a separate issue) by a 3rd party (because there is no local Apple Service Centre). So I was already furious with Apple/Singtel before I upgraded to iOS7 and started seeing this charging/cable issue.  This forum was my last resort given there is no-one locally I can take this issue to, but I still dont seem to be getting anywhere.  I was hoping there was a quick fix when I first posted, but apparently there isnt.

 

I should also mention that In the absence of a local support centre, I did also use Apple support online but got a standard canned response that didnt resolve anything.

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I try to apply common sense here. Apple owns the Iphone…and now they want to own the accessory market as well. Greedy?

 

Yes, but I love Greed, is the driving engine of Capitalism!

 

Does it Make sense? It does not!!!!

 

Accessories Market is Open and Dynamic on any Industry: Automobile, computer, home builder, clothes, weapon, food….

 

I can use the tires I want, the bed I want, the species I want, the software and want, the speaker I want, the Pistol Laser Sight I want.

 

General Motors could recommend Firestone, but no obligate customer to use Firestone only.

 

That is my point, that is venous greed, hurting the market (us the customers).

Bad move from Apple, very bad. It is common sense.

 

I will switch to Android, my whole family, as soon as it make sense (contract, etc)

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Using bad anaologies does not a good argument make!

 

GM or Ford doesnt have to specify a particular tire brand because they put out a set of specification for correct tire size and type that you do have to adhere to (or you risk voiding your warranty and putting your safety in jeopardy).  Tire manufacturers are held ot a certain standard - and if a tire does not meet set standards, they are subject to a Federally-mandated recall and/or serious legal actions both from the government and anyone affected by said sub-spec tires. 

 

Ill give you another more acurate anaology - your shiny new car specifically says that you must use Premium grad gasoline (92 Octane rating or higher) to prevent engine damage.  But since you know better - that vehicle doesnt really need that expensive gas - so you run down to the local moonshiner and get several cheap gallons of home-made PGA (or maybe you go to the little gas station down the road that has a reputation for cheap gas...) and you fill up with something that your fancy new rig is not designed to run on - and damage the engine... because you wanted to save a buck. 

 

Car companies dont stipulate a brand because all gasoline sold in the US is suppose to be accurately graded, and meet certain minimum requirements. 

 

Apple sells an expensive set of devices.  And over the years, Apple has licensed the logo and names of their products to many 3rd party makers, as well as provided certification for those accessories for the sake of providing a consistent and reliable user experience for their customers.  In the process, they generate a realtively small additional revenue stream.  If you use a genuine certified accessory, regardless of who made it - and it damages your iDevice - there is heck to pay...   Same device damaged by a non-certified accessory - good luck.

 

One common stipulation on licensing and certification, is that there is some sway held that if there is a problem, there is a chain of accountability.  Buy a cheap knock-off - who are they accountable to?  Their Chi-Com owners who dont mind breaking copyright laws, trademark laws, and patents?

 

I too would rather pay $2 for a charging/data cable than $15-20.  And MAYBE I could get lucky and get one that is cobbled together and overrides the safeguards Apple is now including in the iOS.  But what happens if/when that cable shorts out or comes apart IN my iPhone?  Who do I call?  Apple?  Yeah - right.  They dont (and shouldnt) bear any responsibility.  Yet people have done that very thing - filing lawsuits against Apple when they have used junk (and non-licensed/certified) cables, chargers, and other accessories.  While Apple typically wins (or gets the case tossed out - because their licensing and instructions clearly warn you against such things), it still costs them for lawyers and court costs. 

 

Further - While Apple could use a parts-bin connector (like microUSB), Apple paid engineers to develope thier generally proprietary connectors - to meet the needs Apple believes they have. 

 

Of course - I just cannot help but shrug my shoulders - when people who purchase what is generally considered a premium brand, then spit and complain when they cannot buy cheap, imported, often sub-standard parts for said devices.

 

Go buy you a $140K sportscar, then complain when there are only a couple of tire makers that make the tires that are correct for that car.... and they cost over $500 each...  But you found on eBay some tires, drop shipped with free shipping from Hong Kong for $25 each...  And be sure you get REALLY mad at the maker of your sportscar when you get those tires mounted and the first corner you go around, a tire blows and you total out your ride...  Be sure to sue that car maker.  Yes, they specified a specific kind of tire - with limited availability... but you saved $475 per tire.  It is still thier fault the car was wrecked...  Oh - and that HK company that shipped you those great tires... good luck holding them accountable for ANYTHING...

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Dear, that is my whole point!

 

Why should a handset manufacturer imponse licensing to the accesory manufacturer?

 

Why

 

Why should  a connector be a subject of licensing?

 

There is even no need to use a license,  to assure that the accesory works properly. It is just a connector!!!

 

Obviously Apple is trying to make money, a fair move.

 

Obviously is hurting us the customer

 

Maybe you are fine buying only from licenced vendors. Your choice, you said it!

 

I am not!!!

 

I want the options that the open market can offer me, buy the ideas created by the audacity of today small innovators not having to wait for a bureucrat sitting in San Cupertino, to issue a permission to sell me what I want.

 

I would accept the recommendation, but I love taking my own risks as a free (and responsible) person.  If anything, obviously it would be my fault, no Apple´s!!! Never said the opposite.

 

btw, you must notice there is difference between Standards and License....the first follow the quality, but the other follows the Money.  That is why your examples do not apply here.

Intesting enough, going to something more sensitive,  license wise, Jaibreaking the iphone, is not illegal! Go figure.

 

cheers

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There is even no need to use a license,  to assure that the accesory works properly. It is just a connector!!!

 

So that is why some USB cables carry certified labels as well?

 

Thousands of junk connectors flood the US markets (not just Apple knock-offs) - that are just that - junk.  I have lost data before using a cheap USB cable connected to a drive.

 

You comment on jailbreaking - no its not illegal - but it does void your warranty!  And indeed - under the iOS user agreement (end user license) - any manipulation of the software in an unauthorized way (ie - jailbreaking) is a violation of the agreement....  The jailbreaking activity also is pushing legalities, as significant reverse-engineering is required to accomplish it.

 

But jailbreaking is a completely different and unrelated issue. 

 

And I stand by my illustrations... my wifes van is a Toyota Sienna.  When it came time to change the transmission fluid, I found that - at the time, only Toyota made/produced/offered fluid that was compatible (and it IS a big deal).  I couldnt (well I guess I could if I didnt mind having to quickly replace the transmission) just drive down to the local parts store and pick up some Dextron-certified fluid - or even a universal transmission fluid.  It was Toyota.  Proprietary (but it was for a logical reason - their transmissions are very sensitive and tuned to a very specific weight of oil and the package of ingredients).  Other companies now make compatible fluid - and it might be close enough to the OEM formula to work... BUT - they cannot use the Toyota name or logo, nor can they claim to be the direct replacment - without both a licensing fee and a certification program.  Yes it makes a little extra $ for Toyota, but it also protects the customers.

 

And it is just a connector - tell that to the half-dozen cheap original iPhone charger connectors that have literally come apart on me over the last couple of years.  My OEM cables are still great.  The licensed 3rd party cables (somehwat less expensive) I have also are still working great.

 

And again - the licensing for charging cables is a VERY tiny part of Apples revenue.  Mabye it helps pay for the lawyers that defend Apple regularly from crazy lawsuits from idiotic users.

 

I sure hope you dont some day design some kind of device or connector, in hopes of getting paid for it, only to have some Chinese company make cheap knock-off copies that are junk - but will still damage your reputation.

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USB Certification, is the right to use a LOGO. That is it. Ok? The analogy does not make sense.

 

You keep pointing to the risks on using low quality items on expensive products. I agree!!! Did I say no?

 

But I want it to be my responsibility. Now Apple is restricting my Actions.

 

My point is, that licensing a connector, because it is still a connector, hurts the Market. It does, no way to argue against that. That is why your USB example did prove my point.

 

Put an Apple Logo on Apple certified cables….we will both happy.

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This has to be an issue generated by Apple.  I just bought an Iphone 5S and Ipad.  I ordered some longer chords so I can move freely without damaging the chord.  I also keep chords everywhere: work desk, purse, home.  I have chords as we have all experienced being somewhere and needing a charge.  Long story short - the longer chords I ordered worked JUST FINE until I did the last update IOS 7.3 or whatever it is.  Now all of a sudden last night the chords wont charge my phone or Ipad when they had been without issue prior to last night.  I am furious.  I should not have to pay $40-$50 buck for extra chords I keep to ensure I can always charge a device if necessary.  That is just greedy and Apple needs to rectify that.  If you can only purchase CERTIFIED APPLE PRODUCTS then it should be in the terms of agreement or something.  Just like auto parts - you have the choice to buy Brand products or OEM or generic.  Certified does not mean it is the only functional part.  IRRITATED!!!!

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I have just had the same problem with a MiTEC USB charging cable bought this morning from Tesco. The end that plugs into your iPhone is actually bi-directional, i.e it can go in both upside down or downside up - clever design from Apple. However, on an unlicensed cable it can only go one way therefore if youre getting the message above try unplugging cable at phone end and turning the other way up and it should work perfectly. That maybe the reason why some people are getting an intermittent problem.

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Turning my eBay cables around makes no difference - as the cable doesnt have the chip in it it wont work and therefore defunct :(

 

This is crazy - if they charged a reasonable amount for the cables in the first place the market wouldnt be flooded with cheaper alternatives

 

I have had all the iPhones from 3G (now a 5s) own 2 iPads a mac server, mac book pro etc etc but this protection really annoys me!

 

Any cable should work and creating a monopoly like this is BANG out of order - ok copyright/protect your main products but accessories should be open to the market - what next will they be prosecuting case producers for producing none apple certified cases ?

 

 

Very very angry - not only for the environmental waste this has created in the now millions of cables that were of perfect working order before this iOS update

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Dear SamsMochi,

After upgrading to IOS7 on my Iphone5, even I have faced the same issue, even though I have the original apple lightening connector. To my knowledge, this might be a bug in ios7 or 7.0.3(I am using 7.0.3).

I did experiment to a little to see a workaround and after 2 days, I found a good work around which is working:)

 

As you are aware that, the IPHONE 5 lighteting connector, can be used either way on the phone-end.(On the other end, there is USB connector which connectes to power adapter).

Try reversing the connector cable on the phone-end and see whether it starts charging.

If it works(it should work, if you are running the same specs of IOS and Phone model, as I am), then find out the side, which is actually working and make a mark or sign and always use the same side which you connecting the connector cable on the phone-end.

 

Hope this helps. Let me know, if my explainantion is not clear:)

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Hello,

After upgrading to IOS7 on my Iphone5, even I have faced the same issue, even though I have the original apple lightening connector. To my knowledge, this might be a bug in ios7 or 7.0.3(I am using 7.0.3).

I did experiment to a little to see a workaround and after 2 days, I found a good work around which is working:)

 

As you are aware that, the IPHONE 5 lighteting connector, can be used either way on the phone-end.(On the other end, there is USB connector which connectes to power adapter).

Try reversing the connector cable on the phone-end and see whether it starts charging.

If it works(it should work, if you are running the same specs of IOS and Phone model, as I am), then find out the side, which is actually working and make a mark or sign and always use the same side which you connecting the connector cable on the phone-end.

 

Hope this helps. Let me know, if my explainantion is not clear:)

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UglyHunk

 

That doesnt work with iOS 7.0.3

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Dear

 

 

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It has nothing to do with doubting it doesnt work - You dont think I have tried that?

 

The 5 lightning cables I have do not work, they dont work the other way around and they dont work if you put in twice ie after entering lock screen

 

You cable must be single sided but certified!

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There is no such thing as a sigle-sided certified cable. 

 

Heres the deal in a nutshell... Genuine Apple cables (and certified 3rd party cables) have a small chip in them with a small set of code.  They will work unless defective.  Period.

 

Then there are 3rd party cables that are not certified.  They all fall into a couple of categories:

1. Cables that use a hacked chip that reasonably duplicates the anticipated data iOS is looking for when cable is connected, thus it works (I apparently have a couple of these non-certifed cables that work just fine).

2. Cables that use a hacked chip that doesnt reflect the correct info/code for iOS to recognize it - these cables will not work, or MIGHT work after dismissing the warning message (rare).

3. Cables that have a chip (or not) that essentially does nothing - these may have worked ok prior to iOS7, but now do not. - this is the most common super-cheap cable on eBay.  Some are very poorly made, regardless of the presence of a chip or not).

 

I submit - if you have a genuine Apple (or certified/licensed) cable, and it still is not recognized - either the cable is broken/defective in some way, or your phone has a hardware issue.

 

But dont forget - there are knock-off cables out there that CLAIM to be certified/licensed that are not.

 

My own experience - I purchased my iPhone 5S at an AT&T store.  I wanted an extra cable to keep in my truck. They sold me oen of their own AT&T branded cables.  It works (in fact, it is plugge dup to my phone and my MacBook Pro right now).  It was rather expensive for a cable - but I believe it is an officially licensed/certified cable.

 

I bought two cheap cables from a seller on eBay that claimed (in fact, the eBay item page is still live, and still claims to be compatible) - $2.20 each.  Neither works at all under any circumstances - turn cable over, try in different power sources, etc.  They just flat-out do not work.

 

I ordered a genuine Apple cable from a seller on eBay - it is a legit cable, so it works just fine.

 

I ordered a pair of 3rd party cables (no menton in the ad or the limited packaging, consising of a little plastic bag) of being certified - no Apple logos, no nothing.  These are very long and ribbon shaped.  I love them, as they give me a lot more working room - and they work - doesnt matter which direction the plug is turned.  No issues at all.  I suspect these cables fit into #1 above.  $5.99 for two cables, shipped.

 

Might Apple release yet another iOS update that causes my working 3rd Party cables to quit... maybe.  But for now, Im not too frustrated.

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I have a non-certified cable that works just fine to charge when the phone is on (appart from the obvious anoying not certified message) but, if I drain my battery to the point where it turns itself off, the phone simply doesnt accept the charge from an off state and I cant get it to turn back on without a apple certified overpriced cable plugged into it. This is just one more reason why Im highly considering letting go of my iPhone. You gotta loosen up Apple. I mean seriously? Its a feaking cable!

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The iPhone 5 and above (5, 5C, 5S, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini) all will have this problem thanks to Apples new and more sophisticated/advanced lightning port. If you guys are mad because your cheap crap is not certified thats your problem. Apple has worked hard on these technologies and you should respect that, and our country, instead of buying cheap knockoffs from Asia.

 

Now, if your problem is from a MFI (Made for Apple) cable. Then, Apple is very kind on this matter. Simply call them up/Go to the store (Going in the store is much more prefered as they are more nicer and more lenient on their rules than usual) and just tell them youre problem, and theyll replace it, free. I speak from experience from 3 broken iPod cables, and a MagSafe 60WATT charger (Which was also out of warranty) all for free shows, that if you get the product from Apple, Apple will glady help you out.

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Isnt the Iphone manufactured in Asia

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I think that youre missing the point that most here are making.

All that Apple need to do to stop their loyal customers (who already pay considerably more for their products than for equivalent PC / Android items) from buying cheap equivalents is to be fair on pricing. A 28 pin to lightning adapter £25 is unacceptable given production costs. A lightening to USB cable £15. If others can copy these and sell them for £3 and still make a profit it shows how obcene a mark-up Apple is making - out of their loyal customers...

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Either you are a paid spokesperson for apple or an idiot because the iPhones are made in Asia, the same country, China, as most knock offs. I loved it how apple is removing from this discussion most complaints including mine. go apple for 1st amendment rights. Definitely last apple product now.

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Shivinate, or should I say apple, seems to have missed the point!

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Look, complaining about this doesnt help. I agree its partially Apples fault (I am in no way an idiot, or affiliated with apple. You dont have to buy the apple cable. Simply buy an MFI cable.

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It is all Apple´s fault. Since the moment the decided to use a special chip, not to improve functionality, but to enforce accesories manufacturers to pay a Licence, Alea iacta est (the die has been cast)

 

Had they followed best practices in any Industry, the License would be well used by authorizing Vendors to use Apple Logo, so we customer can decide if to pay more for a certificate accesory, or go after cheaps items.

 

And of course it is not Apples responsability if we damage the Iphone with a low quality accesory (It is not either with a certified cable, if it has an original defect)

 

That is the whole point, we the customer are obligated by Apple to buy only certified cables

 

I love my freedom more than my Apples stuffs...few others do not

 

btw, complaining helps, to liberate anger and let Apple know how unwise was their move.

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I have been using Apple products for a while and have many in my family.  I was a little unnerved by Apple changing the iPhone, iPad connector to lightning, making most of the accessories and cables we have purchased over the years obsolete on one swoop.  This move to intentionally interfere with using perfectly operational charging accessories, such as car chargers and simple USB cables not only indicates lack of respect for the customer, but also complete lack of vision.

 

We have 4 iPhones and 3 iPads now, but next time we’re buying ANDROID!

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The special chip does improve functionality. Dont believe me? Google it.  Apple knows its your fault if you use one which is why they dont want you to. they want to possible harm to their device whatsoever.  You can buy adapters from 30 pin to lightning. Also the more advanced and newer androids have different chargers...

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Absolutely, Apple cares so much about My Device’s safety that it just can’t stand a thought of a $2 Lighting - USB cable that has not been covered by Apple licensing fees to contaminate my iPhone with those cheap Asian electrons.

 

I’m sure that if the manufacturer paid Apple the licensing fee, Apple would feel must better about my device’s safety.

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Here is a work around I have found that helps with my iPhone 5. I was getting the same error message on my phone even using the standard apple cord that came with the phone and plugged into a Mac laptop. Just by trying everything, I came up with this - and it works for me - Take off cover or bumper or anything on your phone. Take a paperclip and open the SIM card slot. Push the SIM card right back in and restart/reboot the phone. Now try using your cord. It works for me.

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I have been having this issue with the error message on my iphone 5 since the ios7 upgrade. Apple sent me a new wall charger and cable and I have only used that since the restore to new I did on my phone to stop this error. The error continued. I dont think this error has anything to do with knock off cables. There is a glitch in ios7 or a glitch in the phone itself. Apple has been very helpful in the numerous phone conversations I have had and they are trying to fix the problem. It is a very annoying problem for those of us that are having it and I hope they get it fixed. I expect them to send me a new phone shortly.

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My phone is a one week old 5s. When I got it it had IOS 7.2 and would give the message but still worked. After update to 7.3 no error message and no cables work except apple. My wife has a year old 5 and IO7 .2 but cables work and error message since updating from 7.1 to 7.2. We dont want to update to 7.3. besides the millions of dollars that could be lost if all iPhones quit accepting third party cables the is another reason this really is a hardship. apple doesnt make combination cables that have multiple tips for multiple devices so loosing the conviance and practicality of having those combo cords really stinks. I recommend sending in requests for the the various nightly news networks to do an investigative story on this. If enough people put in the request it will happen. That is if apple doesnt keep removing post like this.

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Taking SIM in and out doesnt work either

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Sim doesnt matter and if they pay the licensing fee theyd have to have a better chip on that lightning power

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plz shut up

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Wow- how constructive.

 

This conversation has grown to absurdity. Its like a wealthy snob buying a $300k supercar, then complaint because he cant buy and use cheap knock-off parts for it.

 

Seriously folks!

 

And I have a pair of extra-long cables that are 3rd-party, not Apple licensed, that work just fine. They were less than $4 each, shipped.

 

I have an iphone 5s with iOS 7.03. No issues.

 

Get over it or sell your iphones and buy something else. 

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Absurd is to mandate people what they should be buying...maybe your are used to be told how to live your own life.

 

 

wow!

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I have both an Apple cable and a (good quality) 3rd-party cable, which both worked fine (with intermittent warnings on the 3rd-party cable--but dismissable) until the 7.0.3 update.

 

Since the update, however, NEITHER my Apple cable nor my other cable will charge my iPhone 5 from a Dell PC--its not even recognized. If I pull the plug from the PC and put it into a Mac the charging starts immediately. So whats up with that?

 

Has anyone noticed a problem trying to charge off a PC instead of a Mac since the 7.0.3 update?

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I have a genuine cable and a cheaper ebay cable that both stopped working when 7.0.3 was applied to the phone.

 

get it together apple.

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There seem to be many people here who havent understood the issue and are getting exercised over the wrong problem. I, and many others who have posted, get this message appearing when NOTHING is plugged into the phone - it just randomly appears. I only have official Apple cables and chargers anyway, bought from the Apple store, and they have worked with my iPhone 5 since I bought it a year or so ago, but they dont need to be conected to produce this message. Yesterday, when I turned the phone on in the morning (yes, I turn it off at night!) the message was there, even though no cable had been attached for at least 24 hours. Since then it appears at random intervals, sometimes with no cable attached, sometimes when I plug the charger in. It hasnt yet (fingers crossed) interfered with the charging process, but please note, angry people, that in my case at least, this has NOTHING to do with any cables or devices.

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Everything comes down to the software people!

 

This is really simple. The software update that apple are using to verify if you are using the correct chargers its obviously glitchy to say the least.

 

This is affecting a wide range of people all doing very differnt things to create and replicate, some with charger cables and some without. iOS7 appears to be the common link here.

 

Obviously this is some teathing issues with the new 7.0.3 update. im sure apple will sort this out soon.

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I wonder why there is nobody from Apple on this forum to join discussion and explain if Apple will fix the IOS 7.0.3 bug on charging or not.

These are genuine cable issues as well, not only knockoffs.

My patience is running and Im willing to start promoting Samsung over Apple products to all my big pharma customers, who I previously advised to rollout IPads and IPhones.

Perhaps swinging 150,000 users away from Apple will do the magic of them joining in on this discussion.

Many people do not have time to go back to the store and get replacement. So, if it is broken, I throw it away and get another brand.

Is there anybody from Apple reading this and what is the Apple comment about it?

 

Thanks.

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Im really hoping that this 7.0.4 update will help out with this new update *****FINGERS CROSSED****

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Actually I have a sneaky feeling this may be simpler than we all realise ...

 

Yesterday I noticed that the connector on my charger lead was quite dirty, so I cleaned it with some alcohol and then thought Ohhh.... if theres dirt in that socket, or some piece of mildly conductive junk, then it may be fooling the phone into thinking that something weird is actually plugged into it, even when nothing is.

 

So i used a compressed air can to blow everything out of the socket, and guess what? The messages have completely stopped appearing!

 

Its worth a try folks!

 

Ade

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@WWCA No I wouldnt considering a post above yours from Cinnie84 is getting the message and the phone isnt plugged into anything? Also I have a friend having the same issue as we speak. We are sitting at work and the message keeps popping up and the phone hasnt been plugged in all day. Also if you have 3rd party cables that work with your 5s, but not with your wifes 5c what exactly is intentional? That would point to the phone itself, not the cable?   Unless I am misunderstanding what you are trying to say?

 

I have an iPhone 5 runing 7.0.3 and havent had this issue. I have one non apple charger, yet my friend that is having the issue ( Also iPhone 5 ) only has apple made cables. 

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We live in a capitalistic society and thats all Apple is taking advantage of. I dont think its right what they do, but thats life. If people went into buying Apple products not expecting to be gouged on every little trinket that you have to buy you shouldnt have bought an Apple product in the first place.

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People are right about expecting to pay more for Apple products. You knew it coming in that you would have to pay more. Is $20 a real big deal to get an extra cable? If $20 is going to make or break you being able to pay your mortgage then you shouldnt own an iPhone. Now to the point of this thread. I believe what most people are talking about is the same thing that is happening to me. The error message is popping up when nothing is plugged in to the phone and the only thing that was plugged in to the phone was an Apple product. It is not a cable issue, it is a software or phone issue. I have Applecare and they are taking care of me for the trouble I have had. Apple is doing the right thing and has great customer service. That is why I am willing to pay a few extra bucks for accessories.

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I am just irritated by the continued comments that have nothing to do with the issue of this particular post.  If you are not having the problem why even comment.  I am also tired of the ignorant comments regarding paying $20 for accessories.  Just because I spent the money for an iPhone and iPad does not mean I intend to get reemed on accessories.  If the battery life were not so half a$$ on Apple products I would not need all the extra charging cords.  IF the apple charging cables were as high quality as the hardware, they would not destruct so easily.  HOWEVER, the battery life ***** and the battery cords that come with the Apple products destruct easily.  SO if I am going to have to invest in having cables at work, in my car and in my purse - then I am going to bargain shop.  All the people making comments about buying genuine cables obviously are the same people who never bargain shop and pay full price for clothes, groceries, etc.  Surely they do not purchase store brand goods or use coupons or God forbid shop on Amazon.

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@agfor3 This is the most obnoxious comment in the entire thread. Your entire reply did not offer potential troubleshooting or insight - rather just advised others that you are being taken care of due to purchasing Apple support.

 

Lower the levels of self importance and realise that this is a support community rathen than a fanboi section.

 

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@cs3110. Wow. When I read your post it offers no insight to any problem related to Appl products. If you take another 10 minutes to read my post you will realize that I tried to keep the discussion on point to what the original person who posted was having trouble with. This is an issue about an error message and people turned it into over paying for accessories. Get out of this discussion if you dont have anything to say about the topic.

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People, lets focus on the issue.

Ive resolved it on Iphone 5, but on the Iphone 5s. (both on IO& 7.0.3 and 7.0.4).

If you unplug the phone then plugin the phone, acknowledge the error, then with blackscreen (not off), you plugin the phone, acknowledge the error, then acknowledge the error again after unlocking screen, then unplug, plugin, unplug, plugin, unplug, initiate shutdown, during shutdown plugin the phone. After starting the phone, you repeat above steps 1x or 2x and it will fix the issue.

It will re-appear again in few days, but you will just need to unplug the phone, and plug it in.

 

However, this does not work for Iphone 5s and I tried everything under the sun.

IOS 7.0.4 - does not deal with this issue.

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@agfor3. Again, This is a support community that is designed to help apple users compile troubleshooting techniques and potential insight to problems in order to help others and help Apple obtain trends and known issues.

 

Your attempt to keep the discussion on point by shaming people for not wanting to spend additional money on new chargers and apple support is passive aggressive and elitist to say the least.

 

bolster your ego somewhere else please.

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And no one has commented on the issue I noted: since the 7.0.3 update I can no longer charge my iPhone 5 from my (work) PC - regardless of which cable I use--only from a Mac. I havent updated to 7.0.4 yet, so am not sure if this has been fixed.

Has anyone else had this problem?

 

Has anyone here who IS interested in troubleshooting updated yet? Any changes re: these issues?

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This happened to me a few days ago

 

-Ive only used Apple chargers

-My phone wasnt plugged in when this message appeared

-If its a software issue, well I cant fix it because my phone wont charge and wouldnt connect to my Mac

-Therefore Im sending it to Apple to hopefully receive a refurbished phone (Although I feel like out of fairness I should be given a brand new phone as it isnt remotely my fault this happened.)

 

However  this error begs the quetion of what happens to those who arent under warranty? Im surprised Apple isnt recognizing this problem more publicy.

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Well said. Completely agree.

 

Apples small mindedness has just lost me as a loyal user and investor. I recommended Apple products to many people in the past for it makes our life simpler. Now everything becomes so complicated. They have different connectors for close versions of iMac, iPhones, iPad - and different ones for iPhones and iPads. These are just connectors, many people needs a few for office, home, car, other stations we may need. Its obscene to force people to by them all for $39 each at Apple. When asked why they like to make things so complicated and not backward compatible within its own brand, Apples representative say so that you will always get the latest and best. This is just an insult to peoples intelegence and right of choices. This is a manifesto of Apples greed.

 

Apples connectors are doing a much better job to use standard accessories. I now can see how Apple will be brough down to its knees by its own greed and arrogance. Im selling my shares tomorrow.

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Greed, capitalism. Same difference.

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I did that.. Was put on a waiting list for 3 hours and they said since it was under warranty they gave me a new phone. And the crap still says the same stuff..

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The cheapest way around the Lightning cable costs is to purchase the 30pin to lightning convertor and then all the old and cheap 30pins work ;)

 

At the cost of around 1 cable and easy enough to carry around its saved me £60/80 in not having to purchase cable for the car/motor home/office/bedroom etc - also means I can use my DAB Ipod dock again

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Does the convertor have to be Certified?

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Same problem.  Multiple cables, some certified, some not-so-much.  Every night when I lay down in bed, i get to plug it in and unplug it a million times until it knocks it off.  Any better solution is welcomed.

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Sounds like the same thing thats happened to me.  Thats what is going to make me go to a product like a Samsung, where open sources is the name of the game.  It is a very nasty move to block charging cords.  I wonder if it is illegal, or protectionist. 

 

Sorry to hear that Love Shawn, I am experiencing the same thing, and I too am a very unhappy Apple customere.

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None of the above things actually work to stop this stupid pop up from coming up again and again and again and again.  This is bogus!!   At least I can still charge my phone with 3rd party yet even with my original cables I use at work and at home and even WHEN I DONT HAVE ANYTHING PLUGGED IN I will still get the ERROR MESSAGE....I do use a 3rd party cord that I use in my car every once in a while.   I think apple needs to update software and make the FIX PLEASE!!!!

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Heres a fix for adapter issues (to convert to old style)...

Take the adapter off, power off the device. As it powers off, insert adaptor into slot. Restart the device w adapter in. It worked for me.

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Heres a fix for adapter issues (to convert to old style)...

Take the adapter off, power off the device. As it powers off, insert adaptor into slot. Restart the device w adapter in. It worked for me.

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Heres a fix for adapter issues (to convert to old style)...

Take the adapter off, power off the device. As it powers off, insert adaptor into slot. Restart the device w adapter in. It worked for me.

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This fixed it on my phone. Been two weeks no issues.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5587247

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What works for me is to plug the cable into the phone first and then plug into the USB charger or laptop.

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@Concerned User  

 

Sounds like the same thing thats happened to me.  Thats what is going to make me go to a product like a Samsung, where open sources is the name of the game.  It is a very nasty move to block charging cords.  I wonder if it is illegal, or protectionist.

 

Sorry to hear that Love Shawn, I am experiencing the same thing, and I too am a very unhappy Apple customere.

 

Seriously? So the fact that peopel that arent using 3rd party cords and are still getting the message, or people are using 3rd party chargers and are having no issues means nothing to you? That tells you that Apple is blocking cables that arent genuine Apple products? Come on.. the very fact that you mention Samsung products where open source is the name of the game on an Apple support forumn makes me doubt you even own and Apple product.

 

Oh and the protectionist part.. that was just funny. I needed a laugh this morning...

 

I have yet to see this error on my iPhone 5. My whole house has iPhone 5s and my roomates GF has the 5s all using 3rd party chargers some of the time without issue. Yet my friend at work keeps having the same message when no charger is plugged in, and she uses only Apple chargers... Not sure what to make of this. Maybe a good clean out is the way to go.

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The original poster and content indicated the problem is this message shows up when NOTHING is even plugged in. That was my experience as well. I dont see a problem if apple is protecting its support by preventing $2 Chinese cr@p from being used. But this thread has nothing to do with that. Im glad I was able to fix mine after discovering it was caused by the case. Hopefully others will figure there issue out.

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Guess what!  The $2.00 Chinese s@&$ is the same thing Apple is selling you... For $30!!!!

 

This kind of protectionist crap makes me shant to buy non apple stuff even more.

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I to am getting this same error appear constantly when my phone hasnt got anything plugged into it. This has only started to appear since the latest update on my phone. All my products I use to charge my phone are all original apple products, nothing is 3rd party or cheaper version so they cant use this as an excuse. There doesnt seem to be any pattern to when this error message appears, it can happen constantly for an hour or two and then dissappear for 5-6 hours!!! I am certainly heading to my local Apple store this weekend for a huge moan!!!!! A company as big as apple should not have errors like this appear!!!

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I seem to have found a solution:

Looks like its a static problem...

I bet that everybody who experience the problem without even having their phone plugged in have a plastic case.

Take the phone out of the case, touch the metal part and put it back in.

It works for me everytime!

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Doesnt Apple have the largest cash reserves of any US company? Why do they feel the need to squeeze more money from their faithful customers with this proprietary stuff. I need an xtra data cable for home, and a car charger. Here in Canada, bought from the Apple store is $100ish, plus tax!!!! I can get an aftermarket Lightning cable from the corner store for $9.99 as opposed to $50!! I think I will return my 5s to greedy Apple, and just go back to my old 4. :(

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^ Its CAPITALISM!

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No plastic case on mine nor do I have anything plugged in error message just started today out of nowhere

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@Buck Rogers @ Drezin What does capitalism have to do with this? Why are poeple insisting on making this an Apple greed issue? There are people that are getting the error with nothing plugged in? What does that have to do with capitalism, or Apple trying to force customers to only use their charging cables?  Nothing.  These type of irrational statements make me think Troll before I think Upset Apple Customer.

 

I personally use a Rocketfish 6in flat cable from Best Buy daily with my iPhone 5  7.0.4.  Running from the back of my Mac Mini connected to a 15ft USB extender without issue. There are 3 iPhone 5s iPad 3 and iPad mini in my house using an assortment of knock off cables without problems.  

 

Also @Buck Rogers what lightning to usb charger are you using for 50.00? On the Candian Apple store website the 2 meter Lighning to usb cable is listed as 35.00 canadian? Not 50.00? The standard 1meter cable is 21.00. So again are you trolling, or actually an upset Apple customer?

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If Apple would never have intoduced the chip, or whatever is used to identify them as Certified into these cables, we would not be having this discussion. I have not bought any cables from apple, nor do I intend to. These prices were given to me by co-workers and others from discussions. Apple customers tend to be brand loyal. IMAO, apple does not need to cash in this way.

 

@jcs2305, Speaking of trolling, if you have no issues, or relevant information related to this discussion, why are you even posting?

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Some people here are complaining that Apple jacks up the prices on their products, seemingly unfairly, and acting like its some horrible action. Apple is just doing what they can to make more money, i.e., the idea of capitalism. If anything, Im defending Apple, criticizing capitalism.

 

As to it being irrelevant to the OP? It is. Im not the one who started the whole thing, nor would I care if I did. Frankly, people who complain about going off topic are a bore.

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The static thing worked for me!

 

Couldnt get my iPhone 5 to sync with iTunes at all (literally it wouldnt even mount!). All I kept getting was that same error message, despite the fact that the cable I was using was the original one supplied by Apple  with my iPhone 5. I even tried my iPad (4th Gen) cable with the same result.

 

So I took off the plastic iPhone case, let it stand for a minute whilst (and tried not to build up any static additional with my hands (lol), then tapped the back of the phone a couple of times and tried again. Bingo!

 

My advice; if this doesnt work for you right away, try a few more times before giving up completely!

 

Thanks allbop!

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So I took off the plastic iPhone case, let it stand for a minute whilst (and tried not to build up any static additional with my hands (lol), then tapped the back of the phone a couple of times and tried again. Bingo!

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And do the hokie pokie....

You shouldnt have to do all that. My guess is there is something loose and all that knocking it around made a connection again.

 

My point about the case was it had a plastic/rubber port protector that inserted into the phone when not in use. According to the apple genius (aka kid at the apple store) this apparently triggers a sensor in the port making the phone think it was plugged in. But since there was no electronics, starting with new code in ios 7.0.2, it was not a compatible device. I have cut the protector off and its probably been a month without issue. BodyGlove in the meantime has sent me a replacement case with the same port protector. Its been TOTALLY redesigned mainly for the 5s and the port protect appears shorter. Since my original modified case is working fine I havent swapped it to confirm.

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@Buck Rogers  I originally came to this thread to help a co-worker. If you would have taken the time to look at the previous posts. So I am not sure how exactly that is trolling? Also to your point..you posted a rant

 

I get emails when new responses come in so I take a look to see if there is anything else to try. That was how I got involved with this thread to begin with. I tried cleaning the connector area on the phone with alcohol, made sure that there were no debris. Her issue was that the message was coming on after removing the cord, or randomly while the phone was idle. I mentioned what I was using with my phone to give an example of how ridiculous it was, and is, for people to keep making this an Apple greed thing, which is exactly what you did. As well as detailing what phone I have and what chargers I use was as to  an example of someone using aftermarket chargers daily not getting the same result.

 

If this was something Apple was intentionally doing as of 7.X.X update, as people have insinuated, then it would be happening to every device, not just some.

 

Conincidentally my co-worker isnt having the issue anymore as of the last couple of days? The only change that I can see as making a difference is that she changed cases? Neither had the rubber piece as jnm565 mentioned he was able to work around. So I am not really sure what the cause was. Maybe it was static or a little bug in the software. 

 

Hopefully it wont come back.

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I went to the Apple store in Soho and they treated me as a lier.

I bought a mini iPad last year 1st generation and I get the warning as well since I updated it to iOS7 and, although it actually charges the unit, Im scared it might stop charging.

Is Apple going to admit a flaw in their production?

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Wow, I guess I got lucky. I had this same problem from a charger that just came out of the box... humans are faulty, wires are faulty .. I just got on a chat support with an Apple rep, and told her what is wrong and that my friends chargers work just fine with it. Instead of asking a bunch of questions, she just said, Oh no! well thats probably just a faulty charger then, we can replace that for free. I have an appointment in a few hours to pick it up.

 

Its not your phone at all, its probably the charger. Ask for a new one.

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The problem is happening with the real iphone cables, too, though.

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Try checking your cable socket/lightning cable for dirt, grime, pocket lint, etc. I could not find the solution to this issue myself and after much searching I found someone stating that cleaning this out helped them immensely.

 

 

After taking a wooden toothpick (making sure the phone was OFF first) and gently clearing out the edges and inside of the lightning socket this went away.) It is worth noting that I had a significant amount of dust or lint buildup along the edge rails which I think was causing the iphone to believe it was plugged into something when it was not.

 

Try it and see, ensure you are very careful and do not use any conductive tools to clean the area in question. Compressed air also does wonders here.

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This worked, i bought 2 cheap cables after my original broke, both didnt work but my friends original did, i cleaned it (took a while to get all the lint out enough for it to work) and now both cables work fine

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My problem - unauthorized cable message even when I was using apple cable and I received the message even when no cable was plugged in.

 

Fix - The problem is a software error. Plug in phone to Itunes, hold down home button and sleep button. When apple appears on reboot on phone, keep holding down home button. This will put phone in restore mode and restore data.. Follow promps on screen.

 

PS. Backup data before you do all of this!

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too true

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Yesterday, I activate my new iphone 5s, upgrading from 4s

 

I have several 3rd party usb cables that work perfectly with my wifes iphone 5 (NOT s) and my ipad

 

These cables do NOT work at all with my 5s

 

Yes, Ive read much of this thread

 

No, rotating the connection front to back does NOT work with these cables

 

In fact, the usb cable that came with my ipad 6 months ago, does NOT work with my 5s!  It does work with my ipad and with my wifes 5 (not s)

 

Ideas?

 

Please, advise. Thank you

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Pretty sure its a static thing too. Used to have a similar problem with my Palm V. Funny coincidence that it has returned on my iPhone 5.

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Hey guys. Im having the same issue here. Running iOS 7.0.4 (since it was released) and just a couple of days ago i also got that error. What?!

 

My phone is a black iP5 32GB and its running iOS 7.0.4 and the phone IS NOT jailbroken. Im using the original Apple cable that came with the phone. The phone was NEW when i bought it.

 

I cleaned the lightning port on the phone and still get the error. Many say that dirt gather there and so on but no, thats not the issue here.

 

The phone never fell on the ground. No kind of damage or anything. I am very delicate with it and specially with the lightning cable and i never plug/unplug it in any bad manner or so. I always grab it by the plastic connector and do it carefully.

 

Can anyone here give me atleast a clue on whats going on? I am a 100% LEGITIMATE user and this thing really started to bother me now. I have no clue why this wasnt happening before while i was running iOS 7.0 and then 7.0.2 and 7.0.3. or maybe i wasnt using just enough the USB lightning cable with my PC, It just started happening a month after 7.0.4 was on the phone.

 

I never noticed this problem when the phone is connected to the wall socket, just on USB PC?!

 

Whats even more wired is that the error didnt show up untill a couple of days ago (1st of JAN 2014 i guess). Im running 7.0.4 sice its been released last year and had NO problems (except the slow animations which Apple is taking care of now in the new 7.1 beta 1 and beta 2. Im patiently waiting for the GM release of 7.1 in March or so they say - hoping it will also adress this problem)

 

I know Apple started to tear down the fake lightning cables but cmon Apple, i AM using YOUR cable. I also read that someone has at home 8 lightning cables made by Apple (he has a big family i guess) and he has the same issue with all 8 cables. It just cant be that all of them are broken down right?

 

People having common sense including me are going in the direction that this is just a software glitch/bug in the iOS 7 itself?! Can anyone here confirm this Some here have problems with this message poping up even if the phone is not connected to anything. It has to be a software bug!

 

Whats going on here? Any ideas?

 

Cheers from Slovenia,

Alex

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LOL! As if batteries and charging was not a big enough issue with smart phones and now a release that i prohibiting charging is on the rampage!

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You might have read it in the newspapers if several hundred million users of iPhones and iPods worldwide had suddenly found their device had become unchargeable.  People seem to be keeping very quiet about such an excellent news story.

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Hi all

 

I too am having the same issues. I started a thread (before I saw this one) but as yet have not had any replies from apple. My thread was as follows,

 

I have just purchased 3 certified charger cables from Sainburys to use on the familys iproducts, however trying to use them on certain devices is proving impossible.

 

Both my daughters have iphone 5s, both running ios 7.0.4 (11B554a). Each of the 3 cables I purchased works perfectly with either of these phones.

 

But heres the weird bit......

 

I have an iphone 5S and an ipad mini 2 (retina). My iphone 5S has software version 7.0.4 (11B554a), exactly the same as my daughters phones but every cable fails to charge and pops up with the usual error message saying the cable is not certified!!! My ipad has software version 7.0.4 (11B554a), again identical and again every cable does not work and the error message pops up!?!?!?!?

 

Can someone from Apple please reply and sort this out.......:)

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Ive sent many replies on this - its worked for me perfectly.

Turn off the phone, and while the little gear is on the screen, plug in the device you use to charge/etc. Then turn the phone back on. It should solve the problem.

Remember - the gear needs to be on the screen when you plug in the device. I have a converter to make my lightinging plug into the iPhone 4 and below componnents (aftermarket) and it was getting that darn error after the new update. Now its working great. Hope that helps. If that doesnt - go to YouTube and look for more item specific videos.

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ve sent many replies on this - its worked for me perfectly.

Turn off the phone, and while the little gear is on the screen, plug in the device you use to charge/etc. Then turn the phone back on. It should solve the problem.

Remember - the gear needs to be on the screen when you plug in the device. I have a converter to make my lightinging plug into the iPhone 4 and below componnents (aftermarket) and it was getting that darn error after the new update. Now its working great. Hope that helps. If that doesnt - go to YouTube and look for more item specific videos.

 

 

 

I saw some with something about airplane more being turned off and on? Not sure - the above works for me and I do have some aftermarket charging cords that all work just fine for me.

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Hi Cheryl

Ive just tried this and it seems to works, but if I unplugged the cable and plugged it back in it reverts back to the error message and stops charging again!

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I just removed from the inside of the plug a lot of dust (more that I could imagine it could hold) and so far I did not get any message. I used a paper clip, simple. So try to do this first, that could be an quick win.

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Finally I still have the error. It was gone for a while but I get it although the plug is clean and no cable plugged in

It does not prevent you to clean it as for some users it might resolve the issue.

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I wish it was dust, but unfortunately not. The plug and cables are new and each of the sockets on the phones have been inspected in my workshop.

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The dust I found was lodged behind/beneath the 2 tension springs that are used to hold the lightning cable in place when it is plugged in.

 

There was a significant dust glob that was not visible at all but upon some plucking with a needle and toothpick while my phone was off I was able to dislodge it and found it to be quite a sizable portion of fuzz (approximately a 3-4mm ball)

 

Ive found this to be the cause of this cable error now on 4 phones total from friends and family and have yet to find an issue related to software thus far.

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Maybe you just need the cable replaced. I had the same message appear with the original cable, went to Apple store, and they gave me a new cable. Turned out one of the pins got damaged somehow in the old cable. Nothing difficult.

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I suggest that the best solution to this annoying problem is for us to post here the sources on ebay (or elsewhere) of cables that do work. Or better still try mailing me on jeremyriches at hotmail.co.uk and Ill publish the results on a web page that Apple cant take down

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I agree jezzer, since nobody from Apple can be bothered to comment or sort this out, we should seek out our own solution. Hopefully some links will appear here but just in case Ill email you for the web page link Come the revolution!!!

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Thanks for the reply, no email from you yet.

 

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Jeezer, this is actually not TYPICALLY caused from 3rd party cables alone, I have over a dozen charging cables, some apple, some not, and after a proper cleaning of my contacts in my lightning port I was able to have each and everyone of them working without error, including the cheap POS chinese 1$ ones.

 

Your point is not coming from one of assisting users but attempting to initiate a flamewar in a thread meant to otherwise help people.

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I completely suport this theory

 

I failed to mention in my previous clean everything out posts that I did indeed also cleanout my headphone jack thoroughly as well, so it very well could have even been that port.

 

Thanks again for the update, lets hope everyone gets the grime out of their phones

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Unfortunately grime, dust, fluff, whatever you call it, isnt a factor for me. The ports on my 5S are completely clear and my ipad is brand new so unless Apple have started supplying their products with ifluff, its this something else that nobody, including Apple, can work out!

 

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It may have just been coincidence, and I will certainly report if/when I get the message again, but it has been 5 days now, so thats encouraging.  I made no other chanes or updates to my phone since the cleaning.

 

Also a small type in my big post, but I bought my phone in 8 of 2012, not 2013.  Hence it being out of warranty.

 

-j

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...well so much for that.

 

Error message started coming back again not even 2 hours after I posted this.  I guess that puts me back in the camp of its a software glitch, that needs a patch...and not a dirt in a port, issue

 

****.  Really thought it was gone for good.  Nothing else changed on my phone between yesterday morning and night, so it really does seem to be some sort of weird glitchy thing.

 

sigh

 

-j

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Another update folks. 

 

Started frantically getting the error again seemingly for no reason.  Popping up several dozen times an hour for the past two days.  Last night I tried several resets and as soon as the phone booted, itd pop up the message again.  The ports are absolutely clean at this point so Im fairly certain something else is going on here.

 

Last night when googling some more, I did find someone that posted about popping out their SIM card and reseeding it.  I used the tool that came with my phone, poppped out the card, shot some compressed air in there just to be sure, and reseeded it.  I rebooted the phone and so far the error has not come back in about 16 hours.  Again, could just be cooincidence, but I thought Id at least share my troubleshooting.

 

No other changes were made and the error stlll was only popping up with nothing plugged in.  When charging, the error message never appeared.

 

-j

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Dont you think its time Apple themselves reaponded to this threas being over 9pages of comments

 

1. It isnt dirty ports as original cables work

2. It isnt the sim as tried

3. We arent stupid as some may imply

4. This IS greed of apple and imo is no different to monopolisation that other companies have attempted and been told to back down from (MS being one)

5. Holding down buttons and inserting cables at odd times or putting in usb ends before turning on etc etc is nonsense shouldnt need to be done and doesnt work anyway

6. It is an environmental cost decision as now all cables and none working products are defunct

7. I purchased a 30pin to LP adapter to use my old 4s 30pin cables and therefore can use all my original devices and cables - again that work fine

 

In summary Apple there is a glitch in the software and your greed is unwelcome - get it sorted!

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spheon, I totally agree with you, up until this debacle with the lightning cables I was a loyal apple fan, but I have to admit that this has really put me off and I too think its greed. There is no need for it at all and it really takes the p when you buy a legit cable and that doesnt kin work!!!!

 

Not that we can do anything about it of course cos Apple are far to big, but Ill bet there are now quite a few more people jailbreaking because of this! I used to jailbreak my iphone 4 but havent since (cant be bothered), however now that there is a patch and you can use any cable if you jailbreak, Im seriously considering it just for that!!

 

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Just wanted to chime back in here.  The problem persists for me and seems more random than ever.  Sometimes I go days with no pop up, and then get 10 in a row.  One important thing to note regarding bad cables tough is that I only use, and have ever used, the cable the phone came with...and the message only pops up when NOT plugged in.

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You couldnt be more on point!!!

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I tried this technique and seemed to fix the problem. I have an iPhone 5S and i have never used any non-mac cables (although that really shouldnt matter).

Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiMGqCmrOWo

basically, turn off the phone and plug in the cable while the spinning exit screen is on. Then turn it back on with the charger still attached. fixed it!

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well in my country the original cable from the store is $50 (and thats just the cable) lol. U cant say if u buy an expensive phone thats an automatic reason you should buy overpriced gadgets that is not a choice but is a necessity for the phone to function. Not because some of you may be rich and have families or jobs that throw money at you, should justify greed cause the way I see it, thats just it (and us being loyal fools). Some persons actually work really hard and save to enjoy the finer things in life at times and sometimes so dont be trying to justify these companies.

Anyhow (ranting aside) I was using knockoff cables for a little while before my original cable was shipped. My battery is now completely drained and the original nor knockoff wont charge it. Any suggestions

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I have a iPhone 5 and this same issue with the error message. This message appears when the phone is unplugged. I used the factory cable. This has been happening since November of last year 2013. The only that I have tried and has given some relief is turning off the phone and while it is shutting down plug in the USB cable into the phone and then turn on the phone and when loaded unplug. The problem returns within a few days so I have to repeat the above procedure to eliminate the error. If the new updates for iOs7 dont resolve this issue when it is dropped by Apple, I will change this phone for another brand. This is BS and NO ONE FROM APPLE is responding to this issue from its customers! They are too many options for me to tolerate such incompetence from a company that I have supported for as long as their has been an iPhone for them to sell. Enough is enough!

 

 

 

 

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Suddenly this started to happen to my iPhone 5S on Feb 8, 2014 at 10:15PM and I havent pluged into the cable that came with the iPhone since 08:00.  It has nothing to do with a cable.  Im an iOS developer so I have somewhat of a clue.  I rebooted the iPhone and no fix.  My wife has no such issue with her iPhone 5 and she is sitting next to me.

 

What is happening ?

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HA!!!!

 

Apple HAVE responded!!!

 

Instead of being helpful and addressing this problem they decided to give me a stiff talking to and deleted my post because it related to a naughty thing you do to iphones when you get p****d off with them!!

 

No doubt this will be censored by big brother as well!

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The messages ended the next day after I mentioned them on this thread.  I did nothing but connect to the standard iPhone charger at night but I doubt that is the issue.

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Ive an iPhone 5 running 7.0.4 and I get this error even when using an Apple cable/adapter. Ive spoken with Apple and theyve told be it is a bug in iOS and the phone needs resetting to factory. Problem is, Ive no power to switch the phone on to reset it and cant charge the phone until I reset it. It has now been packed up and shipped off for repair and Ill get a nice bill for my trouble!

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Just to add one voice here - I hope Apple adresses this question and stops banning thrid-party cables. I do understand certification programs make sense to ensure proper connectivity between devices - but an authentification chip on cable? That adds no value? Come on... All this would not be an issue if Apple was using the EU mandated standard connector or if they had participated in the design/selection process. There are good reasons to use industry-wide standards! Do so now or allow alternative solutions. If not consumers will pressure legislators and you will have a problem!

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So apparently Apple did this so they could limit distribution to authorised dealers...correct? have a look on eBay and you can already see certified iOS7 cables that work perfectly on sale from unauthorized people. It didnt take long! All this was a waste of time and just made Apple look like a overly greedy company.

 

Take that Apple you pack of jerks!

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As myself and others have said this message has nothing to do with cables.  We are using the charger and cable that comes with iOS devices.  It is a strange bug that triggers this warning.  Dump on Apple about legitimate things but cables isnt it on this thread.

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Ive used 3 other Apple cables (those bought at Christmas with iPad minis) and the problem remains - it is a software issue.

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It’s clearly and issue that is caused by the introduction of the authentication chip that was enabled for use in the release but does not socialize with the software correctly - hence the problem does not discriminate to either genuine or non-genuine products and causes this flaky behaviour.

 

The authentication chip in the (HARDWARE) cable was initially designed to limit the resellers of cables but it appears to not work correctly with (SOFTWARE) iOS7 upon activation.

 

one thing we can all agree on is that it’s really annoying and I just want the issue fixed.

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I also just randomly started getting the same message last week.  I only use the charger my phone came with.  This is making my phone almost unusable as the message pops up every 25-30 seconds while its unplugged!!!!  Im about to throw it out in the snow!

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These messages only lasted overnight on my 5S.  I rebooted the phone but that didnt seem to help.  I did nothing else.  Go to an Apple Store if you can.

 

There is an iOS upgrade coming out soon.  Hope it fixes this issue.

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Just another reason to despise Apples business practices.

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