1. Danny8200's Avatar
    Ever since updating to iOS 8.1, my third party cables are no longer working to charge my iPad Air. I get the typical Accessory Not Supported error message when plugging in to charge. These are Belkin Lightning cables I am using. Anyone else experience the same?
    10-22-2014 09:59 AM
  2. mitc5502's Avatar
    I have a Moshi (?) lightning cable...tried it just now with my iPad Mini2 and iPhone 6, both running 8.1, and everything worked just as it should.
    10-22-2014 10:27 AM
  3. kuuipo2006's Avatar
    Yes, I have the same problem, except I get a DISCHARGE, all the way to 0! My original iPhone 6 cable works perfectly with the same charger, yet I can charge my iPhone 6 with my 3rd party cable. Seems to just be something with 3rd party cables and the iPad air.
    10-30-2014 09:25 PM
  4. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I have a third party cable and an iPad Air that is on 8.1 and just charged it to full last night with no issues. I'll keep an eye out.
    10-30-2014 10:30 PM
  5. vanilal's Avatar
    my third party cable work well
    10-31-2014 03:39 AM
  6. SnapThrow's Avatar
    If they are not "Apple Certified" then this is the risk you take buying 3rd party cables. Generally if the cables are significantly cheaper than the actual Apple Lightning cables then they are probably not certified. And if they are Apple certified, it would have definitely been stated on the packaging. My Apple certified Monoprice lightning cables all working fine...
    10-31-2014 12:35 PM
  7. Craig's Avatar
    My 3rd party cables work until I hit 100% and then get an error that it may not be supported, but yet it is.. and works fine.
    10-31-2014 12:59 PM
  8. Steve Sparks1's Avatar
    Yep....my monoprice cables are no longer working on my iphone 5s. They worked until just a few days ago. This sucks!
    12-17-2014 01:39 AM
  9. Namdnas78's Avatar
    I'm running 8.1.2 on my iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air and am using all Anker branded stuff for charging, including a high amperage charging base and Anker branded cables. I dare to say that these are higher quality than even the Apple cables!

    Third Party cables no longer working?-imoreappimg_20141217_052613.jpg
    12-17-2014 04:26 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My 10' MFi Certified monoprice lightning cable works fine except for where it's worn a bad spot that shorts out. When it shorts, I get the message. But it's my fault for using my phone so much while charging. I don't think I can fix it. It lasted me 7 months. They've gone up $5 since I got it. I like having a 10' cable. My Wife uses an off brand MFi Certified cable with no issues on her 5c. When my monoprice is not shorting out, it works fine.

    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-17-2014 06:59 AM
  11. bluearkie's Avatar
    I have certified monoprice usb lightning. Certified for iphone, ipads etc. it worked for a month without issue. Now it dont work.says not supported etc. it has not been damaged. I like monoprice but some things are not made well. They should not certify as for ipads. Just be aware and take your chances. Also, it could be Apple just being jerks for profit advantage.
    07-10-2015 08:37 PM

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