Let’s say you bought an accessory such as headphones, charger and so on for your portable device, in a moment when the exchange rate is relatively calm. When you connect your iPhone with iOS operating system to your smartphone or iPad tablet, does the message ‘This Accessory Might Not Be Supported’ appeared? Don’t worry, the ‘This Accessory May Not Be Supported’ issue is not common but is common.
There are many different reasons why you might encounter the ‘This Accessory Might Not Be Supported’ issue and, accordingly, many different assay procedures. However, if there are production errors directly caused by the device or accessory, the only thing you can do is to return or replace the work. Let’s take a closer look at how to fix the ‘This Accessory May Not Be Supported’ problem and see the procedures you can follow to analyze the problem.
What does ‘This Accessory May Not Be Supported’ mean, why does it happen?
The ‘This Accessory May Not Be Supported’ issue actually provides its explanation. The accessory you have connected to iPhone or iPad is not compatible with the device it is connected to or has a problem that prevents it from working. There are some root causes of the ‘This Accessory May Not Be Supported’ problem;
- The accessory you connected to your device may be defective or damaged.
- The accessory may create incompatibility if it is not an original Apple product.
- You may be trying to use an accessory that is not supported by your device.
- The contact ports may be dirty or the contact cable may be damaged.
When we look at the reasons for the problem of “This Accessory May Not Be Supported”, we encounter problems that can either be easily solved or not easily solved. Before proceeding with the analysis of the problem of ‘This Accessory Might Not Be Supported’, let’s warn; In order to avoid such a problem, before purchasing an accessory, make sure that it works in harmony with your device by contacting the manufacturer.
How to solve ‘This Accessory May Not Be Supported’?
- Method #1: Update your operating system.
- Way #2: Check accessory compatibility.
- Path #3: Check the contact ports and cables.
Formula #1: Update your operating system:
We turn around and we always come to the exact point, update. No matter what iPhone or iPad model you are using, make sure you are using the latest iOS version supported by Apple. A non-current operating system can also cause the ‘This Accessory May Not Be Supported’ issue, along with dozens of different flaws.
At this point, it is useful to open a parenthesis. Like the operating system, if you are using a portable application from the manufacturer of the accessory, it must also be new. Most of the time, this does not cause the problem of ‘This Accessory May Not Be Supported’, but it is one of the methods that can be tried for analysis.
Method #2: Check accessory compatibility:
Whether manufactured by Apple or manufactured by a third-party company; Not every accessory will work with every iPhone or iPad model. When you visit the Apple online store, you will see a list of which accessories work with which models on the description pages of the accessories.
If you are buying accessories from a different seller in a different online store, not from the Apple online store, you should pay attention to the exact details. However, more than once, sellers do not or do not want to give such small details. In order to avoid problems such as ‘This Accessory Might Not Be Supported’, you should get information about the bet from the seller or manufacturer before purchasing.
Way #3: Check the contact ports and cables:
One of the most overlooked causes of the ‘This Accessory May Not Be Supported’ problem is dirty contact ports and damaged contact cables. When you encounter the warning, remove the contacts and try again by plugging them in. If the problem persists, take a look at the contact ports and carefully remove any dirt you will encounter, even if it is minor, with a fine-tipped tool.
If the problem persists despite the clean contact ports, suspect the contact cable and try connecting with a different cable if available. Finally, try connecting the accessory to a different iPhone or iPad device. If the ‘This Accessory May Not Be Supported’ issue persists, unfortunately the accessory may be defective or incorrect, try returning or replacing it.
Even though everyone knows it now, it is useful to remind again; When you buy a new technological work, keep the invoice for a long time in case of replacement or return. In fact, since the works under warranty are evaluated with an invoice, it is best not to throw the invoice away during the period you use the work. Do not cause any damage to the artifact or even the artifact box. Provide full details of your reason for the return and describe the problem. If you cannot get a result, you can learn how to apply to the Consumer Arbitration Committee from our article here.
We answered the questions about what it means and how to solve the ‘This Accessory Might Not Be Supported’ problem that bothers iPhone and iPad users, and we talked about the procedures you can apply to analyze the problem. Do not forget to be sure about compatibility before purchasing accessories in order not to encounter such problems.