UGREEN Cables Get Apple MFi Certification

Charging a smartphone has become an integral part of our life; it is as important as eating to us. In fact, every day we remind ourselves to have breakfast or dinner, but we also undoubtedly remember to "feed" our device. Moreover, we can sometimes forget about food and go to bed hungry, but there is not compromise when it comes to putting your gadget on charge before going to bed. It is just a must! How could we survive the following day without social networks, news and telephone conversations? It may seem somehow strange but that's a fact.

When noticing the indicator on the display that shows your battery is discharged, you immediately start looking for a charger, cables, and socket. OK, you’ve got all you need for charging, you connect the device to the mains, and then you’ve got a surprise! Nothing happens, the phone is not charging. In fact, every smartphone owner has been in this situation. Then you start looking for the reason: the power is on, the power indicator is on too. This is when you start thinking, “Maybe the cable is faulty?” And you are most often right. The cable fault is the main problem in most cases.

Cables for Apple Devices

Cables for Apple Devices

The owners of Apple gadgets often face problems with cables and charging in general. Apple devices can recognize the reliability of a cable. Original and certified cables have a special chipset that helps the operating system determine the security of a cable. The first available cable is not suitable for Apple products or when it is suitable – meaning it does work, it will work just for a very short time, until the device iOS detects a feigned copy. If you see a message "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone”, you can safely throw it away. Of course, the Web has different recommendations on how to use the cable in such cases, but after a week or two, you will be simply fed up with daily troubles with charging.

Chipset in Cables for Apple products

So what do we do with these cables? There are two options: buying a rather expensive original cable or buying a more affordable certified cable.

It is surely great to have original cables, but in the case of Apple products, the price is much higher, and to be honest they break just like any other cables.

So what are the benefits of using a certified cable? In 2005 Apple allowed to use accessories from other companies in Apple devices, but the company needs to pass a special MFi certification.

What is MFi?

The MFi abbreviation stands for “Made for iPhone / iPod / iPad”.

If a company is willing to produce accessories for Apple, and if a company wants its devices to be compatible with Apple devices, it must go through MFi certification. All MFi certified companies have an exclusive right to put an MFi logo on the boxes with their products. This logo gives the user a guarantee that the accessory will not be rejected by iOS.

MFi Logo on the Package

As far as Lightning cables are concerned, MFi certification ensures that the cable can be used for charging, synchronizing and transmitting data from the Apple device. Without doubt, a certified cable will cost more. For each such cable, Apple receives appropriate money payments, and thus guarantees that they are safe for your device. And no matter how you look at it, certified cables are cheaper than the original ones.


Recently, UGREEN cables have passed MFi certification. They have long been on the market and have proven effective with Android devices, and now they are officially approved by the Apple Corporation. Each cable has a special chipset, which tells iOS that the cable is reliable, and prevents the warning message from appearing.

The UGREEN range of products is quite large. There are cables that are 25 cm, 50 cm, 100 cm, 150 cm and even 200 cm long. As for the length, it is better to buy long cables (1 m or longer) to use at home or at work, since they allow you to use your smartphone while charging. A short cable is convenient only for recharging with the power bank or in the car. By the way, the cable length does not influence the speed and quality of charging. Besides, UGREEN cables can be used for quick charging.

There is a myth that a cable is more reliable if it is thick. This is not true, because it is not thickness, but elasticity that matters. An elastic cable is not prone to so much mechanical damage, which often occurs near the base of the connector.

Also, please note how the cable and connector are joined in UGREEN cables. A well-thought design increases flexibility, and the cable does not overbend or wear out. Moreover, Lightning connectors and USB are assembled as a one-piece unit, and do not get loose when pressed hard.

Lightning Connectors

An excellent choice for braiding is textile braiding. It is no less reliable than rubber or plastic, but it does not get tangled. There used to be an opinion that flat cables do not twist or get tangled. However, experience shows that they get entangled just like any other cables.

It is worth mentioning that UGREEN cables are not compatible with older device models, for example, iPhone 4, iPad2, iPad 3, iPod Nano 6, iPod Touch 4 and earlier versions.

If you are looking for an affordable, yet high-quality cable to charge your smartphone, you can safely buy UGREEN. These cables work perfectly well with both Android devices and iOS gadgets.

You can order and buy cables of various length and braiding in the UGREEN cables, adaptors section. Charge your device quickly and to the fullest!

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