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bad03xtreme
Sep 19, 2013, 03:02 PM
Is there a workaround for the non-approved lightning cables in iOS7 yet? I really hate not being able to charge my phone at work or in the car. :mad:

From A Buick 8
Sep 19, 2013, 03:06 PM
Is there a workaround for the non-approved lightning cables in iOS7 yet? I really hate not being able to charge my phone at work or in the car. :mad:

I have a dock that i use at work, i did receive the warning but it still charges

bad03xtreme
Sep 19, 2013, 03:10 PM
Mine will charge sometimes for a bit and then I will check and it's not. I dismiss the warning and go back and there is another warning and its not charging it's annoying. :mad:

CanesDrew
Sep 19, 2013, 03:10 PM
Is there a workaround for the non-approved lightning cables in iOS7 yet? I really hate not being able to charge my phone at work or in the car. :mad:

The cables still charge. They just lack a chip from Apple that registers them in the phone as "non-approved". But they will still charge.

Or you could just pony up the extra $5-10 and buy a non-crappy cable and forget the error altogether.

bad03xtreme
Sep 20, 2013, 10:39 AM
This is the error I get and then my phone stops charging even if I dismiss it.

http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=993&pictureid=3161

rorschach
Sep 20, 2013, 10:50 AM
It's been happening with my Mophie Juicepack. I'll plug it in with the phone to charge both and after a little while it stops with the warning. I have to charge the Juicepack and my phone separately now.

darngooddesign
Sep 20, 2013, 10:54 AM
It's been happening with my Mophie Juicepack. I'll plug it in with the phone to charge both and after a little while it stops with the warning. I have to charge the Juicepack and my phone separately now.

That's weird. Mophie payed a lot of money to be a certified accessory developer, they will want to know if there is an issue. They might even swap your case out.

bad03xtreme
Sep 20, 2013, 10:55 AM
Yea the whole thing is a pain. Does anyone know if Apple is still doing the "unauthorized" cable trade in?

rorschach
Sep 20, 2013, 11:09 AM
That's weird. Mophie payed a lot of money to be a certified accessory developer, they will want to know if there is an issue. They might even swap your case out.

Yeah I'll give them a call or email for sure. It works fine when I'm just using the case and turn it on to charge the phone. It's just when I am using the micro-USB cable that came with it.

nostresshere
Sep 20, 2013, 11:15 AM
Yea the whole thing is a pain. Does anyone know if Apple is still doing the "unauthorized" cable trade in?

Why would they do that? The sell fine cables. If you buy something else, that is your problem.

(should not have to say this, but the issue with "unauthorized" power adapters is totally different)

BruiserB
Sep 22, 2013, 07:11 PM
Both Amazon with their AmazonBasics brand and Monoprice have certified cables which are licensed from Apple and cost less than Apple's. I have 2 of the Amazon ones and they are really heavy duty. The lightning end of them doesn't work with all cases though, so make sure you have room around your port. I just ordered 2 from Monoprice. I figure it's time to have plenty....at home, in the car and at work.

My fake one in the car was just giving me the warning...now it gives me the warning and doesn't charge! I wonder if iOS keeps track of how many times you plug a given cable in and eventually prevents it from charging? Or maybe it just failed naturally. Another fake one I have still works. But I'll go 100% legit I guess!

http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Lightning-Compatible-Cable-inch/dp/B00B5RGAWY/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1379894297&sr=1-5&keywords=lightning+cable

http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=lightning+cable

hakr100
Sep 22, 2013, 07:15 PM
Both Amazon with their AmazonBasics brand and Monoprice have certified cables which are licensed from Apple and cost less than Apple's. I have 2 of the Amazon ones and they are really heavy duty. The lightning end of them doesn't work with all cases though, so make sure you have room around your port. I just ordered 2 from Monoprice. I figure it's time to have plenty....at home, in the car and at work.


http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Lightning-Compatible-Cable-inch/dp/B00B5RGAWY/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1379894297&sr=1-5&keywords=lightning+cable

http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=lightning+cable

I have a couple of the Amazon Basics Lightning cable and I use them with IOS7 on my iPhone 5. They work fine with no pop up warnings. They seem to be better made than the more expensive apple-branded Chinese cables.

Michael CM1
Sep 22, 2013, 07:48 PM
Both Amazon with their AmazonBasics brand and Monoprice have certified cables which are licensed from Apple and cost less than Apple's. I have 2 of the Amazon ones and they are really heavy duty. The lightning end of them doesn't work with all cases though, so make sure you have room around your port. I just ordered 2 from Monoprice. I figure it's time to have plenty....at home, in the car and at work.

My fake one in the car was just giving me the warning...now it gives me the warning and doesn't charge! I wonder if iOS keeps track of how many times you plug a given cable in and eventually prevents it from charging? Or maybe it just failed naturally. Another fake one I have still works. But I'll go 100% legit I guess!

http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Lightning-Compatible-Cable-inch/dp/B00B5RGAWY/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1379894297&sr=1-5&keywords=lightning+cable

http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=lightning+cable

Oh thank goodness. I bought a pair of lightning cables from Monoprice last week before I heard anything about cables not working. It's going to be a month before I can buy an iPhone, so I'm glad to hear I didn't spend $20 on junk.

avmsam
Sep 22, 2013, 07:51 PM
the non-official cables work 100% fine. you just gotta put up with the annoying pop-up telling you it's not an approved cable. however i have been having issues specifically with Mophie cases but that seems to be a Mophie issue. it's kinda weird given mophie is actually one of the approved ones.

RandallMorgan
Sep 22, 2013, 08:24 PM
Is this a problem only on iPhone 5? Or is it iOS7 on any device (obviously one that have a lightening connector).

Armen
Sep 22, 2013, 08:28 PM
Is there a workaround for the non-approved lightning cables in iOS7 yet? I really hate not being able to charge my phone at work or in the car. :mad:

Want a workaround? Spend the money and buy an official Apple cable. You're plugging a $600.00 device into some cheap aftermarket cable.

BruiserB
Sep 22, 2013, 10:08 PM
the non-official cables work 100% fine. you just gotta put up with the annoying pop-up telling you it's not an approved cable. however i have been having issues specifically with Mophie cases but that seems to be a Mophie issue. it's kinda weird given mophie is actually one of the approved ones.

There's a thread on here somewhere....I can't find it again where people have said the 5 gives the warning but still charges, but the 5S is supposedly refusing to charge with the fake cables....haven't tried it myself as I don't have a 5S yet.

bad03xtreme
Sep 23, 2013, 08:07 AM
Want a workaround? Spend the money and buy an official Apple cable. You're plugging a $600.00 device into some cheap aftermarket cable.

Thanks for that amazing insight. :rolleyes:

Spetsnazos
Sep 23, 2013, 08:15 AM
There's a thread on here somewhere....I can't find it again where people have said the 5 gives the warning but still charges, but the 5S is supposedly refusing to charge with the fake cables....haven't tried it myself as I don't have a 5S yet.

lol fake cables. Apple fanboyism to the max.

My Mophie Juice Plus charges just fine through any microUSB cable that I own on my 5s.

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Want a workaround? Spend the money and buy an official Apple cable. You're plugging a $600.00 device into some cheap aftermarket cable.

There is nothing magical about the Apple cable, I haven't cut one open but I'm fairly certain it is copper just like every other cable out there(would be kind of dumb to use alum). It might have a nice apple logo on it, which means its "higher quality"?

As long as your'e not buying the REAL cheap stuff then worrying about cable quality is really unnecessary.

BruiserB
Sep 23, 2013, 09:59 AM
lol fake cables. Apple fanboyism to the max.


Dude, I just used "fake" as a quick slang term for non-official cables. I'm as cheap as anyone here and bought several of these cables when I first got my iPhone 5 and was very proud of the fact that they worked great and I saved some $.

In the months that have followed, even with careful but normal use, almost all of them have had some sort of separation at the point where the cord joins the head near the lightning connector. A couple just failed totally to the point where they would give a message on the mac saying that there was an electrical fault and the mac would turn off the USB port to avoid damaging the computer. I can now say that I got what I paid for...stuff that worked for a while, but is progressively failing.

I understand your logic that a cable is a cable...copper is copper. I have the cheapest HDMI cables I could find on eBay connecting my AppleTV to my TV and they work just great. I'm not at all a fan of paying more than one has to for marketing.

You do need to understand that Apple's lightning connector is more than just a wire from point A to point B. The chip inside reassigns the pins to different duties depending on what is happening. That is how Apple was able to go from 30 pins down to 8 and shrink the size of the connector. The micro USB connector you may use on a different phone is just statically wired. That port is also a lot less flexible. It can be used for power in and data transfer, but I think that's about all you'll get. Apple's connector also doubles for audio/video out and other functions more complex than what you get with a standard micro USB. Sure your phone probably has another port for HDMI connectivity, but eventually having to have 2 ports will be a limit to miniaturization of the electronics.

Because this chip is there reassigning pins dynamically, it is important that it doesn't fail. I don't know if my shorted cables were due to chip failure or a loose connection at the end of the cable. I also have refused to spend $20 for a replacement cable from Apple, but so far I have found to be the licensed cables from Amazon to be very well made. I'm guessing the Monoprice ones I have ordered will be similar quality. I would actually continue to purchase "fake" cables if I could find a quality source...but I bought from two different places already and they have all fallen apart...so in short, the only "fake" cables I've found end up being what you call the "real cheap" ones. Can you point me to a quality substitute cable? I think the best bet is to buy from Amazon or Monoprice.

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My Mophie Juice Plus charges just fine through any microUSB cable that I own on my 5s.

And as mentioned above, your phone will charge just fine...I believe the Mophie juice pack has an officially licensed chip from Apple in it doesn't it? Your "any microUSB cable" is just like any extension USB cable. I could put a cheap USB cable extender between my computer and lightning cable with no problem...because it is still an official interface at the phone.

However through that cable you will only do data sync and charging. You aren't getting any of the other functions of the lightning connector transferred to the microUSB port of the Juice Pack. For 95% of people that is probably just fine. Heck with AirPlay one could wonder why there's any need to transfer video/audio with wires anyway?

Armen
Sep 23, 2013, 10:45 AM
There is nothing magical about the Apple cable, I haven't cut one open but I'm fairly certain it is copper just like every other cable out there(would be kind of dumb to use alum). It might have a nice apple logo on it, which means its "higher quality"?

As long as your'e not buying the REAL cheap stuff then worrying about cable quality is really unnecessary.

I agree with you but you have to take into consideration that these 3rd party companies are cutting into Apple's revenues with their knock off cables. Apple will allow companies to make accessories if they pay for the licensing. There is nothing wrong with that. That's the business side of things.

Secondly, there is a reputation to protect. Most users don't know any better. If you buy some $4.00 cable on Amazon and it ruins your iPhone battery because it cant carry the right voltage or whatever the user immediately goes with the "iPhone battery sucks".

I'm sure you remember the story of the lady in China who electrocuted herself when using her iPhone when it was plugged in and charging. The News Media Circus attacked that story hard only to finally back down when investigations revealed she was using some cheap Chinese charger.

This wasn't even Apple's fault and yet they offered to supply people with an official charger for $10.00 if you turned in your aftermarket one.

ericg301
Sep 23, 2013, 10:49 AM
the non-official cables work 100% fine.


nope, not for me. i have a cheap non-OEM cable that won't charge my 5. i plugged it in, dismissed the warning, and watched the charge %. after 20 minutes, it hadn't budged.

switched to an Apple cable to the percent slowly ticked up right away.

darkfiber
Sep 23, 2013, 12:14 PM
Want a workaround? Spend the money and buy an official Apple cable. You're plugging a $600.00 device into some cheap aftermarket cable.

Oh yes those high quality Apple cables! Check the reviews on Apple's own website about those "official" Apple cables...

http://store.apple.com/us/reviews/MD818ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-cable?fnode=45&page=0&rs=lowestRated

Overpriced junk!

Armen
Sep 23, 2013, 12:17 PM
Oh yes those high quality Apple cables! Check the reviews on Apple's own website about those "official" Apple cables...

http://store.apple.com/us/reviews/MD818ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-cable?fnode=45&page=0&rs=lowestRated

Overpriced junk!

overpriced junk that doesn't give an error message. ;)

P.S. I have 4 lightning cables and they all work fine. Just because users abuse their cables doesn't mean the cables are bad.

5thAgent
Sep 23, 2013, 12:48 PM
lol fake cables. Apple fanboyism to the max.
Dude, you're the kind of forum-goer I have a problem with. You hover over a thread waiting for someone to say something you can pick apart and criticize them for. This was just a semantics difference. "Fake" and "non-Apple" are pretty synonymous in this thread.

Hawtin
Sep 23, 2013, 02:25 PM
You want to see the clip of my 'genuine' apple cable i got with my 5. Discoloured, fraying rubber near the plastic tip, twisted into some weird double loop shape. Yeah, well worth paying 20 for.

Meanwhile the amazon version I bought is working fine, no twisting, fraying, anything.

Armen
Sep 23, 2013, 03:34 PM
You want to see the clip of my 'genuine' apple cable i got with my 5. Discoloured, fraying rubber near the plastic tip, twisted into some weird double loop shape. Yeah, well worth paying 20 for.

Meanwhile the amazon version I bought is working fine, no twisting, fraying, anything.

Just because you do not take care of your cables properly does not mean they are defective or lack quality. I have 4 lightning cables I use all the time and they are just fine.

charlituna
Sep 23, 2013, 03:49 PM
Yea the whole thing is a pain. Does anyone know if Apple is still doing the "unauthorized" cable trade in?

they never were. They were doing charger trade ins but car chargers and cables were never part of that. just the usb to wall bit

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You want to see the clip of my 'genuine' apple cable i got with my 5. Discoloured, fraying rubber near the plastic tip, twisted into some weird double loop shape. Yeah, well worth paying 20 for.


That sounds more like user abuse, especially the shape thing. That could only come from someone knotting the cable over and over, particularly tightly.

jrswizzle
Sep 23, 2013, 03:52 PM
I always find it funny that after buying a $650+ piece of technology, people decide to cheap out on cables and get all bent out of shape when they can't use their $2 cable they got from China......

Guys. Buy a few $20 Apple cables. You spent all that money on the device, might as well get the right cables. And really, you end up stockpiling a bunch over time anyhow. Heaven forbid the $2 cable you buy kills your device (which has happened).

Apple's even trying to help! Go take that non-supported cable to Apple and get a REAL one for $10. Again - a $10 cable for a $650 phone.....come on.....

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You want to see the clip of my 'genuine' apple cable i got with my 5. Discoloured, fraying rubber near the plastic tip, twisted into some weird double loop shape. Yeah, well worth paying 20 for.

Meanwhile the amazon version I bought is working fine, no twisting, fraying, anything.

I have now 6 Apple lightning cables (my wife has 2 - one for iPhone, one for iPad) and I have 4 (iPad, iPhone, backup in my bag, backup in the car).

All look great, no fraying, no breaking, no discoloration......then again I take care of my stuff. :rolleyes:

bad03xtreme
Sep 23, 2013, 08:01 PM
Well that's what I wanted to do but I asked if they were still offering the trade in and people on here said they were never doing a program like that.

BruiserB
Sep 23, 2013, 10:25 PM
The trade in program was for the cube charger that the cable plugs into...not the cables themselves.

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You want to see the clip of my 'genuine' apple cable i got with my 5. Discoloured, fraying rubber near the plastic tip, twisted into some weird double loop shape. Yeah, well worth paying 20 for.

Meanwhile the amazon version I bought is working fine, no twisting, fraying, anything.

I believe Apple will do a warranty replacement of your cable if you take it into the store. I do agree that the Amazon cable is super heavy duty....waiting on the Monoprice ones for comparison.[COLOR="#808080"]

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PNutts
Sep 23, 2013, 10:42 PM
I believe Apple will do a warranty replacement of your cable if you take it into the store.

They do. The wife is hard on cables and has had them replaced. She falls asleep listening to podcasts.

7enderbender
Sep 23, 2013, 11:14 PM
Want a workaround? Spend the money and buy an official Apple cable. You're plugging a $600.00 device into some cheap aftermarket cable.

Really? I mean, I'm totally fine with licensing and proprietary concepts and hard core greedy "capitalism" as a whole. No issue with that whatsoever. But there are certain limits of stupidity where you annoy your customers so that they jump to the next big thing. Don't think so? Well, ask the thousands of Blackberry/RIM employees who just lost their jobs.

It's a simple cable to charge a stupid battery. Yes, I know there is chips and you don't want the cheapest junk that blows up the phone. But if you need just a cable for charging only? And then yo have to deal with a nag screen? That's ridiculous.

And as a convinced capitalist I'm all about competition. Do I for instances use "Fender-only" or "Gibson-only" cables to plug in my expensive guitars? NO. I use the stuff that is better than the Chinese junk they put their logos on.

Accordingly, I found a good (not cheap) car charger with a long sturdy cable (something that the holy Apple doesn't even make. Maybe they assume their customer base just goes on their hip fixy bike from one Starbucks to the next, I don't know). Should I find out that my stupid phone doesn't work no any longer with that I'm going to be really unhappy to say the least. I'll remember that the next time I need a smart phone. Not that there is much alternative at the moment for my needs, but that may change.

I find Apple's marketing and arrogance with limiting my choices increasingly disappointing. They've never been great with that but it's getting worse. Now they're pushing buggy operating systems down our throat. I hope they'll fix some of the stuff in iOS7 soon that just doesn't feel right.

Ans yes, I hope that some of their hipster script kids read this. They may be next looking for new jobs if their not getting their act together quickly.

stephen1108
Sep 24, 2013, 01:26 AM
So what's the best MFI certified lightning cable out there? One that won't go bad after a couple months of use.

It's no secret that Apple's cables are a POS, the majority wins in this case. The cables just aren't made for people who use their phone while it's plugged in. Point-blank-period. And don't be THAT person who says the phones aren't made to be used while plugged in. :rolleyes:

If it were just a handful of people complaining about these cables, then you could probably pin it on quality control, or the users themselves. However, when the majority of these cables fray and expose themselves over time, it's clearly a design problem that Apple needs to rectify. I'm sure if they got the design right the first time, then they wouldn't have so many people in and out of the Apple store getting them replaced.

Clearly they know it's an issue, seeing as I've never had any problems getting a cable replaced when I take it there due to the wires exposing itself after a couple months.

hafr
Sep 24, 2013, 02:36 AM
Just because you do not take care of your cables properly does not mean they are defective or lack quality. I have 4 lightning cables I use all the time and they are just fine.

That sounds more like user abuse, especially the shape thing. That could only come from someone knotting the cable over and over, particularly tightly.

I have now 6 Apple lightning cables (my wife has 2 - one for iPhone, one for iPad) and I have 4 (iPad, iPhone, backup in my bag, backup in the car).

All look great, no fraying, no breaking, no discoloration......then again I take care of my stuff. :rolleyes:

You're all right on target, but completely missing the point. It's true that one needs to take care of Apple's charger cables, but that's the problem. A charger cable that costs 20 bucks shouldn't have to be handled with care, but should be able to take a beating. To me, a charger cable should be comparable to a pair of hiking boots, or at the very least a pair of running sneakers, not a pair of beige suede derby's.

I've solved the problem by simply taking one of the many micro USB-cables I have at home and put a micro USB to Lightning adapter on it. I no longer need to worry that I turn the phone 360 when I pick it up and put it down if the charger is connected, just as I no longer need to worry that there's enough free space so that there is no pressure on the cable, making it bend too close to the phone in too sharp of an angle.

The only Apple charger cable that survives my "user abuse" is the one in the kitchen, because I don't pick up the phone and use it when it's charging there.

Armen
Sep 24, 2013, 10:56 AM
You're all right on target, but completely missing the point. It's true that one needs to take care of Apple's charger cables, but that's the problem. A charger cable that costs 20 bucks shouldn't have to be handled with care, but should be able to take a beating. To me, a charger cable should be comparable to a pair of hiking boots, or at the very least a pair of running sneakers, not a pair of beige suede derby's.

I've solved the problem by simply taking one of the many micro USB-cables I have at home and put a micro USB to Lightning adapter on it. I no longer need to worry that I turn the phone 360 when I pick it up and put it down if the charger is connected, just as I no longer need to worry that there's enough free space so that there is no pressure on the cable, making it bend too close to the phone in too sharp of an angle.

The only Apple charger cable that survives my "user abuse" is the one in the kitchen, because I don't pick up the phone and use it when it's charging there.

Well the cables are not made by Otterbox. They have to be take care of :p

Lumpy05
Sep 24, 2013, 12:49 PM
So what's the best MFI certified lightning cable out there? One that won't go bad after a couple months of use.

I have both the Amazon Basic MFI cert lighting cable and the monoprice MFI cert lightning cable. I think they are both "heavy duty" thicker wire, thicker insualtion, and a beefier connector housing. I would recommend trying either one of them, bonus they come in black or white and different lengths. I know that monoprice has a lifetime gurantee on cables so you cant go wrong.

BruiserB
Sep 27, 2013, 06:49 PM
I have both the Amazon Basic MFI cert lighting cable and the monoprice MFI cert lightning cable. I think they are both "heavy duty" thicker wire, thicker insualtion, and a beefier connector housing. I would recommend trying either one of them, bonus they come in black or white and different lengths. I know that monoprice has a lifetime gurantee on cables so you cant go wrong.

I got my Monoprice ones today. I'll agree they are heavier duty than the Apple ones, but I don't think as heavy duty as Amazon's.

The Amazon ones feel indestructible! But they also have a bigger plastic shroud around the lightning connector, so I think lots of people have complained that they don't work with many cases. They work fine with my OtterBox Commuter case.

The Monoprice ones seem sturdy and I think the lightning connector is more in line with the dimension of Apple's version. Also, Monoprice offers different lengths if you need more than the 3 foot long version and they're just a couple of bucks more. I didn't know about the lifetime warranty...that's reassuring. The connector is clearly marked "Monoprice" so they would know it's their cable.

Primejimbo
Sep 27, 2013, 09:38 PM
It's been happening with my Mophie Juicepack. I'll plug it in with the phone to charge both and after a little while it stops with the warning. I have to charge the Juicepack and my phone separately now.
I would contact them, because Their stuff is even sold in Apple Stores. Mine works great whit mine

This is the error I get and then my phone stops charging even if I dismiss it.

Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=993&pictureid=3161)

Seriously, just spend a few extra bucks and stop being so cheap. I don't get hope people pay all this money for an iPhone but so cheap to get cords for it.

Just because you do not take care of your cables properly does not mean they are defective or lack quality. I have 4 lightning cables I use all the time and they are just fine.

I still have my cords from my 3G and use the for my iPod Classic. I have never had an code from and iPhone or iPod go bad. You're right, most people don't take care of their cords and right away blame Apple.

KUguardgrl13
Sep 30, 2013, 12:02 AM
So my boyfriend ordered an extra cable on Amazon from Griffin (came in their packaging and everything), and he started getting the warning after upgrading to iOS 7. It won't even charge unless you wiggle the cable around. Is Griffin not certified? I always thought they were buddies with Apple.

Lumpy05
Oct 2, 2013, 09:51 AM
So my boyfriend ordered an extra cable on Amazon from Griffin (came in their packaging and everything), and he started getting the warning after upgrading to iOS 7. It won't even charge unless you wiggle the cable around. Is Griffin not certified? I always thought they were buddies with Apple.

The Griffin cable is supposed to be MFI (Made for iPhone) certified, however if you look at some of the amazon reviews apparently there are some counterfeit/knockoffs being sold that are not actually Griffin cables. I would either contact Griffin support or return the cable to amazon as defective.

rsxmachine
Oct 2, 2013, 10:00 AM
it seems that unofficial lightning cables work fine on IOS7 and an iphone 5. If you cable is not working it is because it is a cheap crappy cable and its probably about to die. If the cable is in good working order, it will work but just give you a pop up message. for the iphone 5S, hardware has changed and these cheap cables will not work at all. they will show you a pop up message but won't charge even if the same cable charges on iphone 5. There are some cheap cables that do work with iphone 5s, a couple from buyincoins and DX seem to work, but most others I have do not work on iphone 5S.

AppleFanatic10
Oct 2, 2013, 10:07 AM
You want to see the clip of my 'genuine' apple cable i got with my 5. Discoloured, fraying rubber near the plastic tip, twisted into some weird double loop shape. Yeah, well worth paying 20 for.

Meanwhile the amazon version I bought is working fine, no twisting, fraying, anything.

Same thing happened with my official, but I ended up buying a belkin iPhone 5 cable and it charges pretty good.

dannyyankou
Oct 2, 2013, 10:11 AM
Here's your workaround.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD818ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-cable?fnode=45&page=0

Carlanga
Oct 2, 2013, 11:27 AM
Is there a workaround for the non-approved lightning cables in iOS7 yet? I really hate not being able to charge my phone at work or in the car. :mad:

yes, get approved 3rd party ones, like amazon basics, belkin, etc.

cmichaelb
Oct 2, 2013, 11:37 AM
It's been happening with my Mophie Juicepack. I'll plug it in with the phone to charge both and after a little while it stops with the warning. I have to charge the Juicepack and my phone separately now.

Which juice pack? I have a Mophie Juice Pack Air and have never seen that.

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Is there a workaround for the non-approved lightning cables in iOS7 yet? I really hate not being able to charge my phone at work or in the car. :mad:

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yes, get approved 3rd party ones, like amazon basics, belkin, etc.

I have two Monoprice certified ones( 6' $13 each ) (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=112&cp_id=11213&cs_id=1083101&p_id=10027&seq=1&format=2) and they work great, no error message.

deeddawg
Oct 2, 2013, 11:54 AM
I have two Monoprice certified ones( 6' $13 each ) (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=112&cp_id=11213&cs_id=1083101&p_id=10027&seq=1&format=2) and they work great, no error message.

Ditto. I have 3ft and 6ft monoprice cables, working great on my 5s.

They also fit the opening in the Apple Leather Case with no trouble at all.

benji888
Oct 2, 2013, 12:53 PM
Mine will charge sometimes for a bit and then I will check and it's not. I dismiss the warning and go back and there is another warning and its not charging it's annoying. :mad:
I have a cheap cable that does this, but another lightning cable that, I will not get an error IF: plug the USB side in first, with power running through it (if in a car, start car first), then plug it in to iPhone (my iPhone 5 anyway), and it's fine. But, plug it in to phone first then USB, I get the error and data works but it doesn't charge. EDIT: oh, wait, I almost forgot...it only works one way, so I have marked the side that works. It's a hassle, so, next cable will be Apple or one with the "Made for iPhone/iPod" logo on it. At least Apple now has a longer cable and a lightning dock.

rorschach
Oct 2, 2013, 04:14 PM
Which juice pack? I have a Mophie Juice Pack Air and have never seen that.[COLOR="#808080"].

I have the Helium. Maybe it's something with the cable?

cmichaelb
Oct 3, 2013, 10:10 AM
I have the Helium. Maybe it's something with the cable?

Not sure. That is odd. I'd contact Mophie.