Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 11:43 PM (in response to Ms badluckpenny)
Wow a 3 year contract at that much a month that's crazy! I'm in the UK and i only have an 18 month contract that's definately not 100 dollars a month so it would take me more than a few months to save up for an iphone hence the contract.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to joyfromfayette)
Well...glad to finally have some reason to believe that it may be by design and not accident. Hope this answers some of the questions. Don't agree with some of the solutions proposed though though :-) http://www.pocketables.com/2009/04/solving-accessory-incompatibility-issues-with -the-latest-iphoneipods.html
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to joyfromfayette)
Go to the generic USB chargers section for "charging is not supported by this accesory". I have no clue about the authenticity of the products there. http://www.pocketables.com/2009/04/solving-accessory-incompatibility-issues-with -the-latest-iphoneipods.html
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 2:24 PM (in response to Mikey5757)
This article is 4 years old, so unless the author had a time machine or was able to see into the future for the problems that have been reported with iOS 5 and later there isn't much relevance.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 7:25 PM (in response to amyleigh1)
Your right indeed, it is crazy for contracted phones in the US. On average the companies offered 3g 4g for different time frames 3gs 18 months 4 two yrs and if you upgraded to a 4s it would start over for two years plus your old remaining time. No one i know or have talked to in different companies stores have stated that the average useage would result in 50-100$ a month for service. Be glad you didnt get stuck for that long.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 10:35 PM (in response to joyfromfayette)
Yep...I saw that. But it does seem that the iphone has started detecting the aftermarket
cables which are not genuine apple products. Had some time at hand so tried a few of these as well as genuine apple. The latter were working fine the former were not. This started happening after I upgraded the iOS. But, as always with electronics - Problem with the contacts, break in the cable etc would have similar symptoms. About bugs in the software that causes issues with genuine apple products - even the latest ones - could only hurt sales way too much vis a vis the cost of fixing it, no matter how high. But I guess all this has already been discussed. So no value add from me.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 10:54 AM (in response to joyfromfayette)
I am thinking at this point that Apple has a software issue.
I have an iphone 4
An Ipad 2
An Ipod 4
An ipod 2.
On ALL devices, and I am trying to use the original chargers - the error message comes up that "this charging device is not supported"........and sometimes a yellow "hazard warning" also pops up.
My devices actually drain instead of charging, and this started about 3 - 4 weeks ago.
I have also purchased aftermarket charging products which all worked........until about 3 - 4 weeks ago.
One solution that worked for charging my 4 at the office was getting a Moshi charger. That at least works. On all OTHER original charging accessories the phone bleeps back and forth between charge - no charge. It also will not charge on ANY of the many docking stations my family has acumulated.
One other note: the devices stay lit up all the time. As I recall, the devices used to dim out previously and "fade to black". A brightly lit screen will definitely burn battery. Even turning it off manually, they re-awaken and light up the room.
It is a real pain in the butt!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 12:17 PM (in response to joyfromfayette)
Thanks, but.....not applicable. I have at least FOUR devices which all do the same thing:
Argue with the charging system that came with them in the box. Cleaning won't be the issue, as I had my iPhone in for a service and even replaced the battery. Things did not change. My iPad doesn't like the apple charger it came with either....... All worked until 3-4 weeks ago.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to joyfromfayette)
Soryy this is not a reply but I am not sure how to use this discussion board. This is a long and old post and I have tried the main solutions cleaning the charger and switching off the wifi but not joy.
I damaged my charger port and had a new one fitted. It was then the problem started. Every charging device I use gives the message "charging is not supported" etc. However, charging does continue but it can take between 24 and 36 hours to fully charge. Then the powers dissipates in about four hours so my phone has to be on charge all the time.
Is there a connection between the charging unit and the Iphone that could be at fault? I don't want to open up the phone but may risk it if there is an easy solution. My iphone is a 3g uk based with O2 and I have had no real problems in the years I have had the phone. I would upgrade but can't get unlimited free wifi with an iphone 5 and I have a year of my current contract to run.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 1:51 PM (in response to spireman54)
I damaged my charger port and had a new one fitted. It was then the problem started.
Is there a connection between the charging unit and the Iphone that could be at fault?
Based upon your post... yes, it could be, and most likely is, at fault.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to joyfromfayette)
i have a 3gs. The message appeared every now and then but now i can't charge it anymore! it started to appear more often after i updated it to iOs 6 and had it factory (! ) unlocked, but I don't know if it is really connected to that, because it did appear before as well. I've tried 6+ different USB-cables and plugging it into different wall chargers as well as into differet computers. Nothing worked. Then I replaced the dock connector by a new one. For no more than 2 days the message stayed away completely, on the third it reappeared and now i can't charge it anymore again. Restoring the phone doesn't help. When I plug it in, it charges very, very slowly - takes about 12 hours for it to get to 100%.
I don't have a clue how this is all possible - if it was a software thing, why would building in a new dock connector help - but only for 2 days; and if it was hardware, why wouldn't a different cable or a new connector solve the issue?!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 4:21 AM (in response to Mikey5757)
Did some more research. Summarizing below:
a) Faulty cables and chargers e.g. those damaged by incorrect input voltage/current, heat or mishandling will lead to this error
b) Using genuine apple cables with aftermarket chargers or apple chargers with aftermarket cables can damage the original cable / charger
c) Some after market products are able to mimic the original voltage / current characteristics but are suseptible to random fluctuations due to the quality of components used. This can damamge the phone doc connector or even the 'motherboard' if you are unlucky or just make it incompatible if you are lucky
d) To prevent this as soon as the phone detects a non standard voltage or current it stops charging and gives the error
e) If for some reason the phone is not able to cut charging fast enough, you could end up with a damaged doc connector or 'motherboard' resulting in error messages from all chargers
f) An elaborate/techincal procedure for diagnosis and repair: Make sure you have an apple charger -> Try on another device to make sure it works (if not replace) -> Clean all connectors on phone and charger/cable (that could solve it) -> Get the dock connector checked by apple or if you know a trustworthy technitian -> If that doesnt work then its the 'motherboard' which is damaged and only luck, apple or your own inginuity can fix it
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 6:30 AM (in response to Mikey5757)
At least in my case this can't be the cause because my iphone was always and only charged by original apple products, cables as well as wall chargers.. Tried out many different ones, even went to an apple store, theirs didn't work either. Motherboard can't be damaged because the message stayed away for some time after replacing the dock connector (read above)