While using iPhone, you may notice an error alert displaying “This accessory may not be supported”. It will stuck on the screen and won’t go away sometimes. It may happen in almost all iPhone (iOS 12, 13, 14) if the charger or cable is unusual. What does this mean? In this tutorial, I will describe why does “this accessory may not be supported by this iPhone happen and how to fix this error 2021.
Why does “This accessory may not be supported by this phone” happen
There are several reasons behind the error. And this alert may happen in most cases when you connect an accessory with your iPhone. This accessory may be a charger, cable, headphones adapter, etc. You may see this accessory error or similar error on your iPhone (5, 6, 7, 8 9, 10, X, XS, XR, 11, 12, S, Pro, Max, Mini), iPad, or iPod touch.
More similar errors:
- This accessory may not be supported. Dismiss
- Your iPhone Lightning port is dirty, damaged, or completely broken.
- Your accessory is defective, damaged, or not Apple-certified.
- This accessory may not be supported.
- Accessory not supported
- our accessory is dirty, damaged, or completely broken.
- This accessory isn’t supported by this device.
- Your iPhone’s software is malfunctioning.
- Your iOS device has a dirty or damaged connector.
- The accessory may not be certified.
- Your charger is dirty, damaged, or completely broken.
- Your accessory isn’t MFi-certified.
These are the similar error which happen for the same reasons on almost all apple devices ( iOS 12, 13, 14 etc.)
How to fix this accessory may not be supported
As almost every problem has solutions, there are several ways to fix accessory errors on iPhone. To fix this error, follow the following instructions.
By restarting your iPhone
In most of the cases, it may happen for unknown reasons. Try restarting your iPhone.
By updating you iPhone to the latest version of iOS
As some accessories require the latest version of iOS, you should try updating your iPhone to the latest version of iOS. After updating your iOS, check again. If still accessory alert appears, try next step.
Make sure the accessory is compatible
If the accessory alert happened for the first time on your iPhone, make sure you are not using someone else’s accessory. As some accessories do not support on iPhone models, you should check the accessory you are using is working by your phone. Some accessories only work with certain models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
By checking the connections
In some cases, the error “This accessory may not be supported” pop-up appears as being the port dirty. Make sure your accessory is okay. If it’s okay, try connecting and disconnecting several times to see whether the error goes away or not. If the error continues appearing, check the connectors on the accessory and your iPhone for damage or debris. Again check the port if there is dirt. Try cleaning your port, this may work.
If you see this error “This accessory may not be supported by this iPhone” without being connected any accessory, contact Apple Support or go to nearest repairing shop.