1. iEd's Avatar
    Not sure if this topic should be here or in accessories.

    I bought a Generic dual usb charger about 3 months ago to charge my 4s and iPad 2 together. No problems at all.

    When I got the 5s I used this charger and noticed that while charging Finger ID was sporadic and sometimes wouldn't work. Unplug the phone and Fingerprint ID was fine. Thought it might be the Sprint Lighting cable I bought that's about 5 feet long. So I used the cable with the Apple charger that came with the 5s and Fingerprint ID works fine while charging.

    Just a heads up if anyone else experiences this. Trashing the generic charger.
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    09-28-2013 02:20 AM
  2. dmt316's Avatar
    That's odd. Ty for sharing


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    09-28-2013 06:07 AM
  3. ebedoun's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. I always use OEM chargers. My brother on the other hand could care less what type of charger he uses. I'll let him know.
    09-28-2013 06:41 AM
  4. jclisenby's Avatar
    With iOS 7, Apple has activated the feature where your device verifies that the charging cable you are using has the Apple-approved chip in it. If you're not using an official lightning cable, prepare to have issues with charging.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    09-28-2013 08:09 AM
  5. iEd's Avatar
    With iOS 7, Apple has activated the feature where your device verifies that the charging cable you are using has the Apple-approved chip in it. If you're not using an official lightning cable, prepare to have issues with charging.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    The Sprint lighting cable works fine.


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    09-28-2013 11:24 AM
  6. jclisenby's Avatar
    The Sprint lighting cable works fine.


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    Yes, if you purchase a cable from Apple, a carrier store, or somewhere like Best Buy, they will work. The generic cables like you get from places online are the ones that will not have the chip and will not work.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    09-28-2013 01:41 PM
  7. SpacePsych's Avatar
    iOS 7 essentially added a feature which asks if you trust the source. This is due to hackers creating a virus in aftermarket charging devices which would be able to access the device.
    09-28-2013 01:53 PM
  8. iEd's Avatar
    iOS 7 essentially added a feature which asks if you trust the source. This is due to hackers creating a virus in aftermarket charging devices which would be able to access the device.
    Had no idea about this. Thanks for the info.


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    09-28-2013 02:17 PM

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