The Lightning cable that is used to charge i. Phones and i. Pads has a chip inside it to authenticate the cable meets certain Apple design criteria and non-Apple Lightning charging cables have been known to stop working after an i. OS software update, even those that have the chip and have been certified by Apple.
Also, why do iPhone chargers stop working?
There are a few reasons an i. Phone charger (lightning cable) will stop working: 1. A cheap cable can only last so long.
Why won’t my lightening cable Charge my iPhone?
The Lightening cable has only single traces for charging the phone, so if one is lost because of heat, that side will no longer work . Why will my i. Phone charge for a while and then stop charging with a “this accessory may not be supported” error message? This message would appear if you were using a cheap, non-Apple charger.
The debris is building up at the base of the port and the problem comes when there’s enough that the cable is kept from going all the way. Even though there’s nothing on the tip of the Lightning plug, that part has to go all the way to the back of the port or the connectors won’t line up.
While reading we ran into the question “Why does the charging cable only work one way?”.
I’ve read all sorts of wild theories, but the real reason is quite mundane. It’s corrosion on the contacts.
Are Lightning cables good for charging?
These cables are also good for data transfers not only charging. Some Apple OS versions do check MFI compatibility and signal error on the quality of the cable. Also realize that lightning cables are two sided, so just plugging them in after turning the head 180%, the other side will work.
Why are Lightning cables so fragile?
This is always due to cable abuse. That’s right, it’s always a human who has abused the cable. Here is a nice image of what is inside a Lightning cable and an example of a higher quality cable. I will agree that Apple’s Lightning cables are fragile but even a high quality cable can become damaged if abused.
Also realize that lightning cables are two sided, so just plugging them in after turning the head 180%, the other side will work. Cables could burn, wires could break, the connectors could rust, oxidize, get dirty, corrode… These usually happen to worse quality cables. Basic cables are only good for charging.
Does the Lightning cable detach from the connector?
But the cabling itself is made from a softer plastic that can detach from the connector. If you grip the hard plastic jacket when plugging and unplugging the Lightning connector, you’ll considerably reduce the likelihood of cable failure. (2) Don’t strain or kink the cable.
What does it mean if a lightning cord is certified?
A certified cord means that the charger meets Apple’s standards but also won’t damage your i, and phone. Check if your lightning cable is certified on Apple’s website or see our cable suggestions below. Buying a lightning cable at a CVS or a gas station generally means it’s not an Apple certified lightning cable.