Lightning to 30 pin adapter no longer works in iOS 12?

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by flaubert, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. flaubert macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2015
    I have an older model Boston Duo-I compact office stereo that dates back to my iPhone 4s days. Of course, it has a 30 pin connector to match the 4s. For a couple years after I upgraded to an iPhone 6 I was able to still play music through it and charge the iPhone 6 using an official Apple Lightning to 30 pin adapter (the one with a six inch lead on it). Later, when reports about third parties being able to get around the lock screen via USB emerged, it became problematic to use with both my iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2: it would work, but I had to unlock the iOS device first and/or start the music on the iOS device. Now it appears that under iOS 12 this adapter will no longer play music or charge under any scenario I've been able to come up with... has anyone else seen this, too? Any workarounds that you're aware of?


  2. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    Can't speak to the specific dock you have, but, my car stereo has a 30-pin connector and the 30 to Lightning connector has been working flawlessly on all v12 releases, including current/most recent.
  3. dubs83 macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2011
  4. flaubert thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2015
    NoBoMac, that is interesting. Maybe I'll play around with a simple USB-to-30-pin cable and the adapter together with my car stereos. At least that might expose whether the adapter itself is broken, though it has been handled gently and not used that much. I am using it with an extender cable to limit the strain on the adapter (going direct didn't fix it, either).
  5. DblHelix macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2009
    Official adapter? Mine works even on 12.2 beta 3
  6. NoBoMac, Feb 20, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019

    NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    This, maybe.

    Lots of knockoff connectors out there (be it 30 pin, 3.5mm, etc), and lots of bad reviews.

    For the record, my connector is official Apple 30 to Lightning. And have one on the shelf once Apple dropped it (bought at Best Buy day Apple pulled it from their stores). So, might need to search Amazon, Ebay, etc to find a legit one these days.

    ADD: Seem to recall that Apple in the past has blocked non-MFi accessories (some sort of key/certificate for licensed products burned into the device: no valid key, Apple can block via lookup table in os).
  7. ttforever macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2015
  8. cmaier macrumors G5

    Jul 25, 2007

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