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Question: charging iPhone with third party chargers

does frequent charging the iPhone with third party cheap chargers and cables affect the phone in terms of battery life or performance?

iPhone 4

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 12:42 AM

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When using electronic accessories with your iPhone, ensure that they are either genuine Apple products or that they have been certified as Made for iPhone under the MFi program. Certified items come with the "Made for iPhone" logo on them and/or on their packaging.


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Genuine Apple Lightning to USB cables have certain text and a serial number printed on them.


Apple also recommends using the Apple USB Power Adapter that came with your iPhone (or another compatible Apple power adapter).


Using uncertified or counterfeit accessories may damage your iPhone and/or adversely affect operation. Apple's warranty does not cover damage caused by use with a third party product that does not meet Apple's specifications.


More information:

About iPhone, iPad, and iPod accessories - Apple Support

Identify counterfeit or uncertified Lightning connector accessories - Apple Support

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 2:21 AM

Aug 29, 2017 12:54 AM in response to sunargon In response to sunargon

For sure it would affect your battery life if it was a cheap charger and/or cable.

as a consequence, when your battery is negatively affected your iPhone might start restarting randomly and so this could affect its performance.

I recommend you spend little more money and get an original charger from an authorised apple store or reseller

Aug 29, 2017 12:54 AM

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Aug 29, 2017 2:21 AM in response to sunargon In response to sunargon

Hi


When using electronic accessories with your iPhone, ensure that they are either genuine Apple products or that they have been certified as Made for iPhone under the MFi program. Certified items come with the "Made for iPhone" logo on them and/or on their packaging.


User uploaded file


Genuine Apple Lightning to USB cables have certain text and a serial number printed on them.


Apple also recommends using the Apple USB Power Adapter that came with your iPhone (or another compatible Apple power adapter).


Using uncertified or counterfeit accessories may damage your iPhone and/or adversely affect operation. Apple's warranty does not cover damage caused by use with a third party product that does not meet Apple's specifications.


More information:

About iPhone, iPad, and iPod accessories - Apple Support

Identify counterfeit or uncertified Lightning connector accessories - Apple Support

Aug 29, 2017 2:21 AM

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Aug 29, 2017 7:52 PM in response to Jonathan UK In response to Jonathan UK

thanks for all the replies. so if i charge my phone with an Apple certified charger or cable even if it's a non-Apple product, there won't be any problem?


i also have same query for car chargers for iPhone. since Apple doesn't have it's own branded car chargers, is it safe to charge phone regularly with a third party car charger?

Aug 29, 2017 7:52 PM

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Aug 29, 2017 11:57 PM in response to sunargon In response to sunargon

That is correct - and the same also applies to car chargers.


MFi-certified car chargers in the Apple Online Store in the US, for example, include:


Belkin car charger:


Belkin car charger with built-in Lightning cable:

Aug 29, 2017 11:57 PM

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Aug 30, 2017 9:51 PM in response to Jonathan UK In response to Jonathan UK

i charged my phone with third party charger and cable few times when i was in my workplace. after that, my phone battery died very quickly than earlier. when i came to know about the damages that third party chargers do to iPhones, i stopped using those chargers. has my phone battery and performance already been affected badly?

Aug 30, 2017 9:51 PM

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Aug 30, 2017 11:57 PM in response to sunargon In response to sunargon

If you are concerned that damage may have occurred, then I suggest that you contact Apple Support (remote diagnostics and/or mail-in service may be available, if required), make a Genius Bar reservation or visit an Apple Authorised Service Provider to arrange for your iPhone to be checked and, if required, serviced:


iPhone Service Answer Center - Apple Support

Aug 30, 2017 11:57 PM

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Sep 7, 2017 4:28 AM in response to sunargon In response to sunargon

The Apple Online Store details both the Mfr. Part Number and the UPC or EAN No. for each product (follow the links in my previous reply).


If you wish to purchase those same models elsewhere, then I suggest that you check that information with the seller.

Sep 7, 2017 4:28 AM

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