“Accessory Not Certified” Issue on iPhone or iPad in iOS 10: Tips to Fix

“Accessory Not Certified” Issue on iPhone or iPad in iOS 10: Tips to Fix

Many times We might have seen a Pop up appearing on the screen whenever you plug your iPhone to a lightning charger saying “This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this phone”. If you are using third party cables and accessories they must be certified. If it is not certified, then obviously you will see this message. But sometimes these messages appear wrongs also.

There are three options why “cable or accessory is not certified” warning pop up on screen:

1) Cable is not certified or Poor Quality:
There are tons of available lightning cables with a low quality. Although they work well, most of them are not certificated MFi (made for iDevice). The best thing about them is that you do not have to pay much money to buy them. However, the bad thing is that they will be broken sooner than MFi cables.

2) Damaged Cable:
If your charging cable has been submerged in water or damaged due to repeated use it will not work.

3) Something is preventing charger or port:
If there is pocket lint or crud in the lightning port, it will obstruct charging. Hence make sure to clean up the port frequently. You should ensure the dirt doesn’t come in the way of charging.

How to Fix “Accessory Not Certified” Issue on iPhone or iPad in iOS 10?

Method 1

Step 1: Plug the cable into wall charger
Step 2: Power Off your iPhone and Plug in the charger
Step 3: Do not turn on your device till 15-20 min.
Step 4: After 15-20 min switch on your phone, if you are getting warning dismiss it.
Your device should charge without any issue.

Method 2
Step 1: Press home Button and Sleep button for 10 seconds to reboot your device.
Step 2: Before your iPhone could boot up, plug it into the charging cable
Step 3: If the warning appears, disconnect the cable.
Step 4: Now reconnect the cable again and this time the charging should continue without any problem.


Hope these quick fixes can help you out of the problem, and it is very necessary to pick the certified ones to avoid trouble-free charging.

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