iPhone 5 works with SUPRA e-key

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mills Realty

I jumped the gun when purchasing the iPhone 5 without thinking that the new Lightning slot will not work with the Supra Dongle (who named that).  I've been carrying around my new iPhone 5 for communications and my old iPhone 4 so I can open lockboxes!  Not a great way to travel. Today I received the Apple Lighting to 30-pin Adapter and it works fine!  You simply plug the adapter into your phone, then the SUPRA dongle into the adapter and use the ekey program as normal.  According to the SUPRA voicemail they are still in testing, but I have tested it and it works perfectly!  The Apple Lighting to 30-pin Adapter is available on the Apple website:


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Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
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Hello Simon ~  You have just made our day (not sure where they got the dongle name either) Heading over to the apple website ... Suggested this for a feature!!

Oct 16, 2012 08:36 AM
Simon Mills
Mills Realty - Toluca Lake, CA

Frank & Karen - Thanks for suggesting.

Oct 16, 2012 08:39 AM
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Simon ~ So worthy of a ReBlog too!! We went to the apple store and ordered the adapter just now!! Thank you!! This is a fine example of what is so great about Active Rain ... sharing!!

Oct 16, 2012 09:12 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Glad to hear it Simon... we need our gadgets to work!  Best,  Kathy

Oct 16, 2012 09:37 AM
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Simon ---

Got my adapter, too....but I kinda enjoyed using my ipad with the supra ekey. For one thing, I could look up other info on the spot using my ipad. And there were other functionalities that were a lot easier to do (and easier on the eyes) on the ipad.


Oct 16, 2012 10:21 AM
Simon Mills
Mills Realty - Toluca Lake, CA

Kathy - We do love our gadgets!

Pacita - I like the iPad idea, but it would mean carrying multiple devices to get into a property as you can't make a telephone call using the iPad. I'll give up a better viewing screen for a more practical application and only carrying one device.

Oct 16, 2012 10:37 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

That's good to know Simon.   My contract on my iPhone 4 is up soon and I am ready for the 5.

Oct 16, 2012 11:07 AM
Marianne Iamele
Class Act Realty, LLC - Round Rock, TX

So I am wondering the our Board (ACTRIS) will issue a dongle for an iPhone 5?  It sounds like  you guys already had one.  Anyone have any problems with that?


Oct 17, 2012 06:07 AM
Simon Mills
Mills Realty - Toluca Lake, CA

Jim - it is worth the upgrade.

Marianne - Not sure if SUPRA is going to create a new dongle or just approve the Apple adapter along with the dongle for the previous iPhone versions.  If you have the "old" dongle there really is no reason to get a new one now that we know the adapter works just fine.

Oct 17, 2012 06:22 AM
Nyssa Smith
Keller Williams Advantage Realty - State College, PA
REALTOR, State College Area Real Estate

So... I'll need an adapter for my adapter... O... K... (long drawn our pause...)  Just what I wanted... (sigh)  Thanks for your post Simon!  Maybe I'll wait to upgrade to the iPhone 5 after all.

Feb 13, 2013 02:21 AM
Simon Mills
Mills Realty - Toluca Lake, CA

Nyssa - Yes an adapter for your adapter!  It turns out that the Apple adapter is needed anyway if you want to use any previous Apple power cord.  

Feb 13, 2013 02:35 AM
Judy Kay

I just got the iPhone 5 and tried the pin adapter with the Skey bkfst.  It doesn't work and days it needs to authorize tokens with an Error message.  Help

Aug 03, 2013 03:54 PM
Simon Mills
Mills Realty - Toluca Lake, CA

Judy - Not sure what the Skey bkfst its, but it sounds like you need to call Supra tech support. After I wrote the blog Supra came out approving the lighting adapter, so it should work.

Aug 04, 2013 12:38 PM