How to Fix iPhone 7 Not Charging After Updating to iOS 11.0.1

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Just updated to iOS 11.0.1 and discovered that your device is saying that “This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone”? Try this fix.

This problem is caused by iOS 11.0.1 trying to prevent people from using non-certified or fake lightning cable which has a cracked authenticator chip.

Apple updated the codes in iOS 11.0.1 and will prevent “fake” lightning cable from charging your iPhone.

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It was also reported by many users that iOS 11.0.1 is causing slow charging on their iPhones.

Although this seems to work in earlier versions of iOS, Apple, as usual would do anything they can do block any non-approved third party devices.

While this irritates many people, Apple is actually doing them a big favor by providing a guarantee of their safety.

There have been many cases of iPhone 7’s which blew up due to the use of fake lightning cables.

Thankfully, there’s a temporary fix for “This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone” error while you find the time and money to get a genuine or approved ligthning cable from Apple.

These simple 8-steps process may help:

1. Turn on USB power

2. Plug in lightning cable to iPhone

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7. Dismiss warning again

8. It should now charge

It’s a bit of hassle doing the steps above all the time, so I would suggest that you get yourself a genuine lightning cable from your nearest Apple store.

Other possible workarounds are:

  • Check the cable that it’s not broken or defective
  • Use an Apple-certified charger
  • Check and/or clean the charging port of your iPhone
  • Do a reset of your iPhone

For issues related to show charging, you can try the following:

1. Remove the dirt or debris from charging port on your iPhone. A toothpick may do the trick.

2. Turn off your iPhone or iPad while charging.

3. Switch on Airplane mode when charging your iPhone.

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