This Accessory May Not Be Supported in iOS 11? 5 Fixes Here!

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Myra Posted on Sep 20, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

"I just updated to the new iOS 11 and tried to charge my iPhone 7 by connecting it to my computer. Then a pop-up appeared telling me This Accessory May Not Be Supported. Is there any good solution to fix the issue?", said an iPhone user. If you are encountering a similar situation on your iPhone/iPad running iOS 11, try the possible fixes provides below to cope with the problem. Since there are many causes that can lead to the This Accessory May Not Be Supported problem, the solutions vary. The fix works well or others may not be workable for you. Just keep trying. The tips below can be applied to iPhone 7, iPhone 6 or other earlier iPhones.

This Accessory May Not Be Supported in iOS 11

How to fix "This Accessory May Not Be Supported" in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad after update

Solution 1: Use official Apple cable

The most common cause that contributes to the "This Accessory May Not Be Supported" issue is that using a non-Apple official or broken cable. You can use the cable to connect other iDevice and see whether the problem happens. If you are sure it's something wrong with the cable, just change to another official Apple cable and have a try. But if you were using an  Apple cable and the cable works well with other iDevices, you can try the following tips on your iPhone to solve the problem.

Solution 2: Clean the charging port on your iPhone/iPad

If you have used your iPhone/iPad for a long time and have never clean out the charging port, that's may be the cause of the issue for you have pocket lint or debris jammed in your charging port. The solution to this situation is to use a toothpick or other tiny and pointed object to carefully clean the dirt out.

Solution 3: Restart your iPhone/iPad

You may be quite familiar with this fix for it's a common solution to the problems on iPhone/iPad like Bluetooth not working on iPhone. How to restart your iPhone? Just press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on your iDevice until a slider appears, drag the slider to turn off your iPhone/iPhone and then press and hold the same button to turn it on. If you need, you can also turn off your iPhone/iPad without Power button.

Solution 4: Plug into the power side first

Believe it or not. Many users find this tip really useful in solving the problem "This Accessory May Not Be Supported" in iOS 11 after update. This solution is quite simple. When you try to charge your iPhone 7 or other iDevices, remember to plug the cable into the power supply first and then plug it into the lightning port on your iPhone/iPad.

Solution 5: Use Airplane Mode to help you out

When the pop-up telling you "This Accessory May Not Be Supported" appears on your iPhone/iPad running iOS 11, tap on Dismiss and then turn on Airplane mode (in Control Center) on your device. Keep your iPhone/iPad connected and turn it off. Wait for several minutes and then turn your iPhone/iPad on again. Many iDevice users have proved the usefulness of this solution. Try it yourself and the problem may be solved perfectly.


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