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    How to Fix “Unlock iPhone to Use Accessories” USB Message

    iPhone comes with the whole bunch of security features. iPhones are very reliable and can be easily trusted in terms of privacy of data. In fact, some security features of an iPhone are very annoying which restrict you to use something in the order which you want.

    If you have connected any USB accessories with your iPhone then you will be not able to use the feature until and unless you unlock the iPhone. The message appears on the lock screen of the phone.

    In this blog, we will try to showcase some method which will help you to use the USB accessories without unlocking the device. First, have a look at what’s the point for restricting the user to not use the accessories without unlocking the iPhone.

    What’s the point of restricting USB Accessories on iPhone or iPad?

    If you might be wondering why this feature is required at all. Let me tell you this feature has been added with keeping few things in mind. First and foremost obviously is for the security prospect. Let’s say if anyone has connected their accessories with your iPhone then he/she might not be able to use it until and unless you unlock it.

    Secondly, there are many third party application which tries to steal your passcode and hence this feature resist them to do this. Whether to have this feature or not its all your decision. If you have trusted application then you can easily remove this feature without any doubt. Toggle off the button to remove this feature.

    Fix “Unlock iPhone to Use Accessories”

    Now let’s talk about what are the various ways available to remove this feature.

    Resolving the “Unlock iPhone to Use Accessories” Message with USB

    This is a very basic way to remove this feature of an iPhone. Simply unlock your iPhone and you will be able to communicate with your iPhone USB accessories. As you might have guessed from the name only that You need to unlock the iPhone to use the accessories which are connected through USB.

    How to Disable the USB Accessory Unlock Message on iPhone or iPad

    In this segment, we will talk about how you can disable this feature. What follows are the steps given which you need to follow to remove this feature. Prior to that, this is just a gentle reminder that you are disabling a very important security feature of an iPhone.

    1. Open the “Settings” app in iOS
    2. Go to “Face ID & Passcode” (or “Touch ID & Passcode”)
    3. Scroll down and locate the “USB Accessories” setting and toggle that ON to disable the USB security restriction protection

    Unlock iPhone to Use Accessories

    You will be no longer able to see that message. Now you will be not asked to unlock your iPhone to use some of the features.

    I hope this article helps you in one way or the other. Please share the article with your loved ones and let them know if they are getting annoyed by this popup or feature.



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