Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus. Identifiable by the model numbers A1549, A1586, and A1589.

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iPhone 6 will not charge with certain chargers

I have an iPhone 6 that's being very picky with chargers. I have one OEM Apple lightning connector that charges the phone fine. However, it refuses to charge when connected to anything not OEM. We've tried 3 aftermarket chargers and the phone will not even show the red battery on the screen. The port on the iPhone 6 port is cleaned and free from lint and debris. The same aftermarket chargers work fine on my 7 Plus so the chargers are not broken. Any ideas why it would have this issue?

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Apple released a standard for charging accessories called "Made for iPhone". You'll often see this logo on packages when you shop for accessories. Specifically, this standard ensures there's a chip in the cable that stops a power surge (in basic terms) from blowing out components on your phone. Repair shops are being inundated with repairs for the U2 Tristar chip that gets damaged when using aftermarket, cheap cables.

You can still buy a non-OEM cable however it must be "Certified Made for iPhone (MFi)". This chip costs about $3 to manufacture, so any dealer selling you a cable for less than $5 is probably selling you cheap knockoffs that will ruin your phone.

For what it's worth, iFixit sells certified charging cables at a reasonable price here: Lightning to USB Charging Cable

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Lightning to USB Charging Cable


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Okay, I'll try that. It's for someone I know and the cable she bought was $30 (From what she tells me), surprised to see that they charge that much and it's not MFi?


That is surprising. But high cost doesn't always equal quality. My hunch is someone made out on that sale by selling a super cheap charger at many times its worth.


That doesn’t explain though why the same charger cable that won’t work on my iphone will work on my son’s or wife’s who have the same model or later than mine.


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Hi, I have an apple 5 it can't charge, when I put on charger its become on ong off like the bettery is very low but do not come on, it can be this new charger I have or it chooses chargers?

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I have same prob… it will charge overnight if left plugged in but takes that many hours for full charge I don’t get it either and can’t find a answer online

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