"Charge is not allowed with this accessory" on iPhone 3GS. Charger, cable are ok??.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cubytus, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Cubytus macrumors 65816

    Mar 2, 2007
    Hello all,

    Since this morning I am experiencing a weird issue with my iPhone 3GS. Using the standard, little square charger and the standard cable, I get said message.

    However, using the same cable plugged in the MacBook Pro, the iPhone charges fine.

    On the other hand, the charger and cable assembly can charge the iPad, albeit very slowly.

    I read about this issue when people upgraded from iOS 4 to 5, and within 5 versions, but never with the 6.1.2 that is currently installed in both the iPhone and iPad.
    I do t quite know where the problem lies. Has anyone a hint about this?
  2. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    Try plugging the ends in in different order. I have this occasionally with both my 4 and 5 with a certain car charger. Just try again.
  3. Cubytus, Mar 17, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2013

    Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 2, 2007
    Just did. Whatever the order I plug every part in, the iPhone refuses to let it charge.
    As well, the external battery that I am using for all USB-powered devices, definitely non-Apple, has no trouble charging the iPhone.
  4. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Try with another charging cube?

    That seems to be the common issue, and don't let the fact it does charge the iPad trick you.
  5. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 2, 2007
    Then, I made smithing quite similar, and plugged the iPhone t the pad charger, and had no issues. I used the same cable. But as soon as. Returned to the normal, cube charger, it refused to charge.

    Any idea?

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