iPhone charging annoyance

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by lamerica80, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. lamerica80 macrumors 6502a

    lamerica80

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    Since ios 7 apple have made it very cumbersome to charge the iphone.

    I like to charge mine at work, and after using a 3rd party lighting cable without problems for a long time, ios7 made it very clear it hates that cable. The constant unplug/replug, warnings, etc. I gave up and purchased an extra original cable.

    I charge it via an un-used laptop docking station, solely for the UBS power. However the phone now informs me this device "might not be supported". Until i click "ok" - IT STOPS CHARGING. Meaning, if i dont see this, i would think my phones is charged when its actually not.

    Seriously apple - enough allready, just let us charge our damn phones using whatever cable and usb power source we want.

    Rant over.
     
  2. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Don't use a third-party cable. Anyway, you get an official cable included in the box.
     
  3. lamerica80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lamerica80

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    ...that i use at home. Im not about to carry a cable around. Anyway i would have thought that when using an original cable it would be problem free, but no.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Apple are protecting you with these simple methods! You have seen what knockoff chargers do haven't you??
     
  5. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    A cable takes up so much room doesn't it? Ah, you shouldn't using third-party cables anyway, doesn't do the device any good.
     
  6. Altis macrumors 68020

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    They get damaged over time from everyday transport.

    I could see a potential issue of data transfer over a really cheap cable, but sending power really shouldn't be a problem. 5VDC at <1A over a few feet only needs continuity on the conductor.
     
  7. TonyYYZ macrumors member

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    Unfortunately this is one of the drawbacks to a 'Walled-Garden' approach. Apple has made it clear that they are being very restrictive with the Lightning cables. You'll unfortunately have to pony up some $$$ for a few more oem/certified cables or jump ship to a device that uses the world adopted MicroUSB.
     
  8. lamerica80 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lamerica80

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    Not supportive of third party cables - fair enough.

    However, to halt the charging until i "ok" the fact that the "device may not be supported" (even when using a real cable) = :mad::mad::mad:
     

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