How to check if you have a genuine Apple lightning cable on Windows 10

Apple resources aren’t cheap and save for a few things, you can’t do it with a third-party accessory. You can, for example, use a third-party electronic cable to charge an iPhone, update iOS, or transfer data to/from it but you can’t use a third-party adapter to charge a MacBook.

Apple doesn’t usually block third-party electronic cables but they don’t all work the same and poorly made ones can cause problems down the line. If you bought an Apple electronic cable but suspect that it may not be a genuine Apple-manufactured device, there is a simple way to determine if it is valid if you have access to a Windows 10 system.

Check out a real Apple Lightning cable

To find out if you have a genuine Apple power cable, you need to install an app called 3uTools. This app is a data manager and backup for iOS devices, it can hack your iPhone, and much more. It also has a tool that can check if your Apple devices are real or not.

3uTools works with any iPhone, jailbroken or not, and can verify the authenticity of electronic cables, AirPods, and wireless Earpods that connect via a lightning port.

  1. Download and install 3uTools from the official website.
  2. Connect your iPhone for your Windows 10 system through cable you want to check.
  3. If you see a spy on your iPhone wanting to trust your computer, tap Urras.
  4. Open 3uTools.

  1. Click Toolbox at the top.
  2. Select the Genuine Machine Accessories.
  3. Choose Test data cable.
  4. A window will open that tells you if the real cable or if made by a third-party manufacturer.

Examining other tools

3uTools can explore two other features; Airpods, and Earpods. The process is pretty much the same but for Airpods, you need to connect the cost case to your PC. To test the Earpods, you need to connect them to your iPhone and the iPhone needs to be connected to your system via WiFi.


The electrical cable does not have to be genuine for normal operation. Almost any type of cable will be able to charge your iPhone. The only time you could run into problems is when you are moving data e.g., backing up but again, it is rare. Most third-party electronic cables work well. More importantly, some of them even cost more than Apple’s real electric cable but are more robust. Unfortunately Apple’s electric cable only has a short lifespan.

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