What Happens When You Use a Non-Certified iPhone Charging Cable?

Due to licensing fees and the technology used, certified  iPhone charging cables  end up costing a bit more than third-party cables. But what is the cost in the long run?

It turns out that using that cheaper third-party cable could end up causing damage to certain functions of the iPhone, leading to more problems down the road.

Damage to the Phone

Using a non-certified iPhone charging cable can damage the U2 IC chip inside the phone. The chip is responsible for some USB functions, as well as charging and the sleep/wake button. Damage to the chip can prevent your iPhone from functioning properly and can lead to some pretty inconvenient consequences.

Consequences

  • Phone doesn't charge. Using the wrong kind of charger or charging cable can prevent your iPhone from charging. With some phones, it merely maintains a constantly low charge, while others do not charge at all—not even to maintain a charge.
  • Phone won't turn on. If your iPhone dies and you try to charge it with a non-certified cable, it might not turn back on at all. This problem is fixable, but only if you buy a new battery. And with the price of that battery—and the continued problems you'll face while still trying to use the cheap cable—you might as well just get the proper iPhone charging cable in the first place.
  • Cable is completely blocked. When Apple rolled out iOS 7 in Beta, a warning popped up on the phone if a non-certified charger was being used. It read: "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone. Now, iOS 7 blocks the charge completely. This just means money wasted on the purchase of the cheap cable.

For the health and longevity of your iPhone—and to save you from unnecessary headaches—buying a certified iPhone charging cable from the very start is the best thing to do. Use the coupon code "juiciescertified" to get $10 off a JUICIES+ cable. Or  Contact us to learn more about certified iPhone chargers.

 



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