6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 24, 2011 7:30 AM by Mzzfit
Kangaroosh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Ever since I updated my Iphone 4 to IOS 4.1, my Ihome alarm clock will no longer play music from my phone. It gives a message saying "this accessory is not optimized for this iphone." It had been working perfectly with IOS 4.01 and 4.02, but now it only charges my phone. Anyone else having problems playing music through their Ihome speakers with the new software release?

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • TheGoofyNewfie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have been experiencing this issue as well, although with my iPod Touch 3rd Gen with iOS 4.1 I receive "This accessory is not supported by iPod Touch"
  • luftikus82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Uh, unfortunately I have the same problem...

    iPhone 3G, ios 4.1: "this accessory is not optimized for this iphone."
    iPod touch, ios 4.1: "This accessory is not supported by iPod Touch"

    -> Means that my iHome isn´t working any longer with both of my devices.

    My alarm clock is playing only the ugly ring in the morning which causes every time a ealy heart attack. And also when I want to fall asleep with my audiobook playing the sleep mode isn´t working any longer. During nighttime I wake up because the audiobook is still plaing after some hours.

    This is really awkward! The iHome was expensive (before ios 4.1 and the following troubles it was really worth the money!).

    I hope Apple will solve this problem soon! Or does anyone else found a option to solve the problem?
  • Igor_G5 Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)
    I have an iHome speaker but not the alarm clock. No problem using them at all with 4.1. No message either.
  • ignipotentis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm currently having this issue w/ an iHome IP9 and an iPhone 4 w/ iOS 4.2. I started receiving this error after updating to iOS4.2 and now get woken up to that stupid beeping in place of the playlist I had setup. Is there anything we can to do correct this, or are we at Apple's mercy? iHome won't respond to me either.
  • pridepuppy21 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    is the iHome made by Apple? If not perhaps you should contact the manufacturer since they would need to accomodate you with this, not Apple. If it is an Apple product then I am sure they would fix it, simply call them.
  • Mzzfit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After pulling my hair out and trying all of the fixes for the Ihome products "accessory not optimized for this iphone" I emailed Ihome and got a response within 24 hours.  They simply said to take off any case or screen protectors and who knew.... it worked.  Thank you Ihome!