iPhone Just received a MOTA iPhone 5 battery case but iPhone won't charge.

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by tcandaman, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. tcandaman macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2012
    New York, NY
    Hi guys,

    I've been running iOS 7 with only a few bugs so far. I received a MOTA iPhone 5 battery case today and it charged up fine, but when I try to charge the phone from the external battery it shows it's charging for about 20 seconds then stops. Does anyone else have this problem? Do you think it's a battery case issue or an iOS 7 bug? Are any other external cases having this issue? Thanks!
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    No way to tell. It could be an iOS 7 bug, there was another post and the OP said a battery case did not work. I would say it's an iOS 7 bug. Report it.
  3. tcandaman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2012
    New York, NY
    Thank you, I reported it. I found if I unplug then replug back in to the case it works fine. I think once it starts charging then I turn it off and try to charge again later it won't do it unless I replug it in. No biggie!
  4. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    Lots of people are having trouble with third-party cables, so this sounds like it might be a related issue. I'm really hoping this is a bug and not Apple intentionally crippling third-party "uncertified" devices.
  5. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2012
    Las Vegas
    My iPhone 5 used to be able to charge with a usb charger that I have hooked up to my ATV, worked fine on iOS 6, and any other phone. But I upgraded to iOS 7 and know it doesn't charge for nothing. Tried the OEM cable that came in the box, and another 3rd party charger.
  6. dd0723 macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    Not charging with external battery

    I just came across the same issue today. When I slide the iPhone 5 in my external battery case, the phone charges for about 20 seconds and then stops charging with a message saying that the accessory has not been approved by able and might not work. This is not acceptable for me as i use the phone a lot and recharge it at least twice a day.
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    It might be inconvenient for you right now, but such a warning about an unapproved accessory could potentially keep you and your phone from harm, should you take heed.
  8. ethan028 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Sounds like a bug with iOS 7 or the case. iOS 7 usually informs you if the battery case or the cable isn't certified.
  9. espresso macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    Yes, It does not work

    Looks like Mota does not support IOS7 IMO. Because same deal. As soon as I upgraded to IOS7, same exact issue that you described. Prior it was working great. I just bought my Mota MOTA Extended Battery Case iPhone 5 / 5S (MFi) earlier this year.

    If this is how Mota Operates and they do not do something about fixing this for their cusotmers then this is not a good company to buy from.

    So now I have a useless $100 paper weight. Sending a customer support email but I bet you they do nothing about somehow replacing this for me with one that is certified for IOS7. Or that they get with Apple and have Apple fix this in their next IOS7 update but there has already been 2 IOS7 updates for bug fixes and obviously that did not include one for Mota.

    ignore @BasicGreatGuy, are you kidding? lol.
  10. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    He is not kidding ; a person died using a non certified cable.
    She was electrocuted while using the phone, I believe she was calling someone when the phone was charging.
  11. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    If you're talking about what I think you are it was a suspected third-party charger (I had to go look). :) There's really good write-ups of why Apple's chargers are safe and third-party chargers are not. Both have 340 volts DC in them and third-party charger manufacturers cut corners that result in a better chance of you coming into contact with that high voltage.

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