How To Fix “This Accessory May Not Be Supported” Issue

Suddenly your regular cable has been crazy and your device is repeatedly showing an error message, saying that it’s not compatible to charge your iPhone.

Honestly, it’s a common problem, and many iOS users have encountered it at some point. The problem mostly happens if you are using an uncertified Lightning cable. But there are times that you still see this issue even when you are charging your phone with an Apple certified lightning cable. So, in this post today, we’d like to share with you a few tricks that have worked for fixing the “This Accessory May Not Be Supported” issue. Hopefully, they work for you.

How to Fix “Accessory May Not Be Supported” Error on iPhone/iPad
Make sure that the Lightning Port is Clean

The first thing you need to do is checking out to ensure the Lightning port on your iPhone/iPad does not have any dirt. You can use a pushpin to takeout of debris or pocket lint that might be preventing the accessory from charging the device.

The problem has happened to use on some occasions. However, after we cleaned up the port, we could charge our iPhone/iPad without any problem. So, we advise you to check the charging port first before moving on to the next solutions.

Unplug your Device from power source and Reboot it

Another trick that you should try is plugging your iPhone to charging adapter when it is rebooting. When you see the error on the screen, simply unplug the charger. After that, reboot your iPhone/iPad. Finally, while it’s restarting, quickly plug the charger back in your device.

Once your iPhone successfully restarts, charging will go smoothly without the “Accessory May Not Be Supported” error. You have already won the battle for now.

Switch off the iPhone while it’s Charging

To stop the error message from showing up repeatedly, you should switch off your device while it’s charging. Although it’s not an ideal solution and you can miss out on important calls from your friends or family, if other tricks did not help you, it would be wise to give it a chance.

Try another Lightning Cable

If the problem still persists, you should try charging your iPhone with another cable. If you can charge your iPhone normally, then your cable can be the main culprit behind the “not charging” problem.

Due to some reasons, the accessory might be damaged. So, you’d better pick out a more efficient for your device. But they should be MFi certified and come with secure charging solution. Additionally, these cables are well-built and can resist wear and tear.

Also read: How To Fix App Store Missing from iPhone/ iPad

Update Your Device To Latest Version

If none of the above methods helps you, there is another trusted solution you should try.

The new iOS version often includes multiple bug fixes as well as performance enhancement. So, if there is an update available, you should update your iPhone to the latest one. To do so, go to Settings → General → Software Update and download and install it on your iPhone/iPad. Once done, check if the problem has been fixed.