HELP..."Accessory is not made to work with iPhone"

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by eroner, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. eroner macrumors newbie

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    On my iPhone, a screen saying...

    "Accessory is not made to work with iPhone"
    "Would you like to turn on Airplane Mode to reduce audio interference? You will not be able to make or receive calls"

    This screen will pop up from time to time. It is really annoying and I cant get it to go away. I have only plugged in headphones and charger into my iPhone. My head phones work fine but the message still pops up when my headphone are and are not connected.

    Does anyone know what is going on?
     
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    What charger? The one that came with it or an aftermarket charger?
     
  3. eroner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have only used the charger that came with my iPhone. It worked fine...just recently the message began popping up.
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Check the iPhone user guide (PDF) page 116, it talks about what this message means. Basically, it thinks that the accessory you are trying to use with it isn't made specifically for it. I don't know about headphones causing this, but I guess it could happen. If you are using something that shouldn't give you this message you might need to call apple and ask. Good luck!
     
  5. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    I;m having this problem too lately!!!! even when there is NO accessories plugged into it!! ARGH it turns the speaker off when I have to click no :( really really annoying, is it a technical fault you think?
     
  6. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Same problem here.

    Hopefully there is a fix around the corner because it is not only really annoying, but it's keeping my iPhone from being compatible with my iPhone dock. Which means no syncing and no restoring.
     
  7. labrecqr macrumors newbie

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    Stupid response but...

    I know you won't like this answer, but it fixes a lot of problem. I personally need to do a restore of the iPhone about once every 2 months. You can try that and see if it fixes the issue.

    Make sure that you create a copy of your backup file in the folder /Users/joe/Library/Application Support/MobileSync in case your backup is written over. This folder is not saved by Time Machine.

    Good luck.

    Rich
     
  8. Michael7k macrumors member

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    Received the message as well when placed in my Bose SoundDock I have in the office. Once in a few minutes it began to work
    Michael
     
  9. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

    Buschmaster

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    If they're like me they can't connect the iPhone to iTunes.
     
  10. Edrubin macrumors member

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    Had same problem

    I had the same problem it was weird. I reset my phone like 5 times in a row and it stopped. Give that a try
     
  11. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

    Buschmaster

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    That fix didn't work, anyone else? It would sure be nice to get rid of this pesky little problem, that becomes a big problem when I can't sync or charge using the dock...
     
  12. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'll be going into the Apple store on Friday (since that's when I go home from college) and I'll let you guys know what they say about my iPhone.

    Hopefully I just get a replacement, since a new iPhone would be nice, anyway, right? But we'll see what happens.

    I've tried a lot of different things but nothing seems to work, and I haven't discovered a confirmed solution to the problem anywhere on the net, either. So don't try anything too crazy.
     
  13. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    My iPhone was replaced pain-free. Anyone having this problem just give Apple a visit and a genius will replace it for you.
     

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