You just picked up a new iPhone 12 and you can’t wait to start using it, but when you go to plug in the charger cable nothing happens.
Instead, you got a notification saying “This accessory may not be supported”You quickly realize that you got a knock-off charger from the street vendor and your phone is not going to charge.
Don’t worry, we are here to help! In this blog post, we will explain why show unofficial charger stopped working and how to make an uncertified iPhone charger work. It’s actually very easy to do, and all you need is a few simple tools.
Why do uncertified iPhone Chargers stop working?
The main reason why you can’t use an uncertified iPhone charger is that it’s not MFI certified. MFI is Apple’s Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod program.
In order to get MFI certification, manufacturers have to go through a rigorous testing process with Apple to make sure that their product meets all of Apple’s safety and performance standards.
Because of safety and security reasons, Apple requires all manufacturers of iPhone accessories to be MFI certified, and when you use an uncertified charger you get that notification.
How do you charge your iPhone with an uncertified cable?
Now that we know the reasons why your uncertified charger is not working, let’s talk about how to make it work.
This is not a method but there are a few things you need to check because this can cause even a certified charger to not work.
1-First check or try using a different USB cable.
Check your data cable or charging cable thoroughly for any sign of breakage or damage.
Even a certified charging cable may not work on the iPhone if it is not in good condition. So, if you have another cable handy, try using that one instead.
2-Clean the charging port
A lot of times, the charging port on the iPhone can get clogged with dust or lint, which prevents the charging cable from making a good connection.
Not to mention it can also make your phone think it is charging when it is not even connected to the charger.
So what you need to do is to get a non-metal object like a toothpick. Gently insert it into the charging port and try to remove any dirt or lint that might be blocking the connection.
You can also blow into the port to remove any dust particles.
3- Check If the USB adapter is damaged
Check if your power adapter is working or not. To do this just take your USB cable plug one end into a laptop or Macbook and its other end into the iPhone and see if it works.
If it does that means your adapter is damaged and you should get rid of it.
4-Try using a different outlet.
A damaged outlet can also be a reason for your uncertified cable not working. Try using another outlet or check the power outlet you are using is fine by connecting it to something like a voltmeter.
In IOS 8 and above apple has implemented a code or software that prevents an uncertified accessory to work on the iPhone.
So what you need to do is
- Unplug the charger from the iPhone and make sure the charging cable is plugged in and ready to be used.
- Then go to your iPhone setting < Battery < You will see an option saying Low power mode turn it on
- Now what you need to do is turn your iPhone completely off.
- Now take that same charger and plug it back into the iPhone.
- Your iPhone should be charging.
However, it is better to be left alone and turned off! If you turn it on before it is fully charged, it will return to disregarding the charging cable and not charging!
Keep the charger plugged in and leave it alone for as long as it takes to charge your iPhone 100%. Then you can turn it on. Your smartphone will be completely charged.
You can watch this video for more clarification.
Can you charge an iPhone with a non-Apple charger?
Yes, you can use the third-party charger on your iPhone as long as it supplies the right amount and provides equal or higher amperage than what the iPhone requires.
However, using a non-original charger is not as safe or trustworthy as using the original charger, so we recommend using the genuine charger whenever feasible.
I hope you found this article helpful and that you got your uncertified cable to start charging by following method 2 mentioned above.
It is best to use a certified cable and charger to avoid any damage to your iPhone.Or even if you are using an uncertified charger make sure it is of good quality and is in good condition.