What Does Apple MFi Certified Mean?
Apple MFi certification is a license shown that Apple (Apple Inc.) has authorized accessory manufacturers to mark the MFi logo on their products. MFi is the abbreviation of Made for iPod, Made for iPhone, and Made for iPad. Apple allows manufacturers to print the MFi logo on the product package.
Why is MFi Certified Important?
The MFi–Certified rating is important because it protects your device from potential damage or harm that could come from using an unauthorized accessory such as overheating, improper charging, port damage, or even iOS inefficiencies
Does MFi Certification Matter?
Yes, and No. If you’ve just purchased the most up-to-date iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, then we suggest that you go with the MFi Certified accessory as this would less compromise the life of the battery and in rare instances can cause power surges in your phone which would cause your phone to be un-chargeable.
Is it OK to use non Apple Chargers?
They are generally safe to use. They say that charging your iPhone with non–Apple brand cell phone cables can damage your device. This is only half true. Just avoid using cheap knockoff cables and chargers as oftentimes they are less expensive due to a lack of safety mechanisms in the internal circuitry.