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My iPhone says "charging is not supported with this accessory." Why?

I tried to connect my iPhone to my computer. Tried charging it through my wall outlet, my radio, the cable, and every iPhone charger i have. Plus I had my iPhone put to unlock, so i don't want to lock it again. Help me :( What do I do???

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The first thing you want to make sure off, is that you have a proper cable. I've had an aftermarket cable that gave me the same error. If your cable is a proper one, replace the dock connector.

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Priscilla Martinez, that usually has to do with a signal from the dock connector. If you have a cable or a device that is not properly identify through your dock connector, it will give you that particular error message. Of course if you have a good cable, it is the dock connector that is at fault. The other way to test it, is by using a docking station that worked before, and see if it still works.

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try cleaning inside the dock port..you often get this message if there is debris on the pins.

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yep my had a big ol' piece on the pins - thanks - alcohol to the rescue

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I have an iPhone 4 and when I use my charging cords or the speakers made specially for iphones a lot of times it will say it may not be supported but it will work to play music but I will not charge .....any ideas????

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Replace the dock connector.

iPhone 4 Dock Connector Replacement

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thanks for the reply and i know but why is my iphone 4 saying " charging is not supported with this accessory " @oldturkey03

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Clean inside the dock port. If it still doesn't work, you have to buy a new one.

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have to buy a new what

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Buy a lightning port assembly to replace

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I am also having that error message, it says," charging is not supported with this accessory." I unplug my phone and plug it back in and the error message goes away and then a few minutes or seconds later it comes back. It charges my phone extremly slow too. I'm not sure what to do. Is there something wrong with my phone?

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'I think, I have found the initial way to charge your iphone.

1. Put your iPhone, iPod or iPad on charge.

2. Then Turn off your device.

3. Keep it off for hour and then turn it on, it will be charged 100%

Good Luck

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You may also have a damaged cable. If you put stress on the cable the ends, where the plugs meet the cable, start to wear and bend. when this happens the wires inside your cable may break or short out. Try using a cable that works on another device, if that works replacing your cable is the solution.

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Not all aftermarket products are created equally....or properly. Some do not put out the correct "amps" required by your device and this might cause the message you are getting? I've noticed that you sometimes get what you pay for an item when it comes to aftermarket third party generic products...

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Many devices charge android phones. Yet much fewer charge apple. Fault is Apple trying to make people buy only their adapters. Recent os updates have made this only worse. Apple is behaving like a cult.

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I changed the dock connector and all the battery issues were solved. Took 10 minutes to do. Get the dock connector off ebay. for around $8 free deliverey

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after having problem for 2 hours i found this solution it may work for you

http://goo.gl/nAW44m :)

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Good day, try to connect it to pc usb, If still not working use your iphone charger again.

Anyway it keep charging even though you see that error, the problem will be it charge to long.

If you want you can try new usb cable at amazon here is the link if you are interested http://amzn.to/1gHUuZ0 it has a lot of 5 star review it means it works to almost every body.

Other say you can use Silicone spray, spray on you iphone usb contact port. i'm not use of this though

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My 3GS has the same problem. But amazingly it chargers well with my car charger... Wonder how, now I got to burn fuel to charge my phone. Any solution for this ?

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You can fix it by looking at this web page!

http://adf.ly/uNvYs

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I had a similar problem and I was surprised because I have everything original from Apple which I have been using from past 3 years.

All I did to have my old cable and charger work is blow wind though the sockets (blow wind at the charging side of the phone and blow wind at the charging side of the connector) - IT WORKED - My phone is charging as before :)

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Hello everyone, my iPhone has been charging as normal for quite a long time now, I have decided to buy a portable charger for on the go travels and it is not from the apple company...I set it up as usual and it gave the message that the product can not be supported, is this because it is not an apple product?? Please let me know as soon as possible.

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And it may not be working because it is not from the apple products but I hope that this is not the actual problem...for it is a nice charger

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my phone charging is not working

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Here the way to fix this. It worked for me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvqulM5M...

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I use this method with IPHONE 6 plus I put the mobile in the fridge for 5 minutes and it will be charge normally using any kind of charger

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