Using other brand lightening cables

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  1. Cutiekitty92 macrumors 65816

    Cutiekitty92

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    I received my new iPhone 6S today and before that I had been using my Belkin gold lightening cable which charged fine and was compatible with my previous 6S... however I just tried to use it for my new handset and it will not charge at all?!

    Has anyone else experienced this with newer manufactured models?
    Help?
     
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    If you don't get an error or warning then it doesn't look like a compatibility problem. Maybe the cable went bad or maybe the port on the new phone is the problem.
    Does the old cable still work on a different device and does a different cable work on the new phone?
     
  3. Cutiekitty92 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I had a 6S before and used the belkin and it was fine for the 7 months I had it, I then got the plus briefly and that didnt work with non apple wires either and now nor does my new 6S
     
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I assume that a major manufacturer like Belkin uses MFi certified components.
    If it is MFi certified then the cable should work on all iPhones.
    Non-MFi cables may stop working anytime Apple changes the OS.
    Some non-MFi cables have even been known to self destruct when used on a phone with an incompatible OS.
     
  5. Cutiekitty92 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm definitely sure it should work I've been using it for 7 months until now :(
     
  6. Cutiekitty92 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I went into Apple and they told me my wire is probably broken, then I realised I've had it for years... oops
     
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    I've noticed a lot of people - my wife and daughter do this - will plug the phone or iPad in then prop it up or hold it in such a way that the junction between the hard plug shell and cable kinks at a 90° angle. This constant back and forth creates a weak spot in the cable and they all bubble, aneurysm or break where this occurs. I don't have this habit and all my cables are still working great after a year or more. I also don't disconnect by pulling on the cable itself but the connector shell. I've yet to find a cable with strong strain relief to accommodate this kind of bending and pulling behaviors.
     
  8. Cutiekitty92 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It is strange, it randomly worked the other day and now its back to not working again....
     
  9. Daria macrumors regular

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    If this is the cable that is several years old, I would just discontinue using it and get another one.
    Sounds like there is a short in it.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    1. Make sure cables are MFi certified.
    2. Buy through Amazon Prime for effortless warranty exchanges.
    3. Change your thread title to "lightning" from "lightening."
    Cheers.
     
  11. Cutiekitty92 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    1: Yes it is as Belkin is sold even in Apple stores.
    2: I did purchase on Amazon but as I said it's old now.
    3: I cannot change the thread title as I have tried believe it or not.
     

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