• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Harun G from London

    I have bought 2 of these devices now, neither of them work. If you think your doing something wrong your not. Despite what people are saying about formatting they are also wrong. I have tried RAW format which failed, I tried making sure my SD card images were in a DCIM folder which they were. I tried the device on my I phone 8, 7 , I pad AIR all running on the current 12.3.1 update. NOTHING WORKS. I would genuinely suggest if you want the ability to reliably be able to do this switching to a another device that uses SD cards for storage as Apples closed system will not allow you the flexibility you will need.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

    • Written by Eric P from North York

    iOS 12 on iPhone 8 Plus & iPad 6th gen, import RAW from Nikon 5100 to Photos. Works like a charm!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should

    • Written by Axel R from Garden Grove

    I have been using it to transfer videos and photos from my camera to my iPad Pro 10.5. So have not really encountered any hiccups. It’s fast, reliable. I will warn you, not all file types are readable. I used AVCHD for a while, but couldn’t figure out why it was not reading until I changed the file type to mp4 or mov. Either way it is still great and works if you don’t have a computer on the go.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting sd card reader

    • Written by Adrian G from Harleston


    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme sd card not uploading

    • Written by gavin I from Bridge of Weir

    Hi folks some good info on here. I bought this device yesterday and it’s great for basic sd cards absolutely superb upload speed. However I have 2 faster SD’s for my camera and the images are showing on the iPad screen but haven’t uploaded it’s almost like they are frozen. I can’t seem to solve the issue and I need the faster cards for my camera. Otherwise would have been 5 stars. I tried deleting the images off the screen however it sat with the whirling wheel on the screen and did nothing for over an hour?! Good piece of kit for the basic sd cards.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with MP_ROOT folder

    • Written by Ziwei Y from Hong Kong

    It only recognize DCIM but not MP_ROOT folder, where most SONY cameras put the video in.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by Thomas M from Brooklyn

    Guessing iOS 12 has been updated since all these scathing reviews have been written. Just bought mine to replace the old 30 pin camera connection kit and it seems to be super fast with no issues. (I tried really hard to not say 'as fast as lightning')

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    • Written by Benjamin C from Kapolei

    I bought this item at Best Buy 3 weeks ago and at first i doubted if it really works because of bad reviews but i bought it anyway for my iphone xs max. I shoot raw and i could transfer all the raw pics to my iphone. I had my phone updated to ios 12.3 last night and tried again today, good to say it is working transferring my raw pics.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    SD card Reader

    • Written by Kisha K from Landisville

    Works well on lower GB cards, but...My iPhone 6S plus nor my brand new iPad Air 3 will NOT acknowledge my 32GB SD card. Very frustrating that technology can’t keep up with each other. I just purchased the iPad and thought it would read the higher GB cards - NOT! It will acknowledge lower cards, however. I travel a lot and am a photographer so not being able to view my photos on my iPad is frustrating that I can’t use the higher GB cards! So guess the problem is with the phone and iPad not the reader.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by Bernd S from San Diego

    I can confirm this adapter, part number MJYT2AM/A, model A1595, works with iOS 12.2 on iPhone 7 and iPad 6. I can import pictures and movies from my Canon camera and DJI drone. I could not import AVI files from my Trail camera, so there are some limitations on what movie codes are supported. Files import with their original file names, in original size with EXIF details. Files will be placed in Camera roll as well as special import folder if so chosen. I tried different SanDisk SD and microSD cards up to 64 GB and all work fine. I am not sure why some people report problems getting their adapter to work (older model?, not genuine Apple product?). 4-stars since it is quite expensive.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's horrible

    • Written by Pedro Q from Braga

    I lost almost 40$ buying this garbage! It doesn't work with my pictures. Next time I'll buy a Samsung phone because iPhone is being so lame.

    6 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well if you accept its limitations

    • Written by Michael G from Wigan

    Works well rapidly importing images and videos from cameras saved to an SD card to the iPhone/iPad. Just don’t expect it to do anything else.

    It allows handy full screen viewing and deleting of images/videos on the card before you import, the transfer is one way only. You can’t play the videos until you’ve imported them though which is frustrating, I use this for reviewing hundreds of images/videos taken by a trail cam. If you want to do anything else then you’re out of luck, although there are some work arounds on the net that allow importing of other files. Apple evidently doesn’t want this device being used as handy extra storage for i devices or as a way of circumventing iTunes... Looking at some of the other reviews Apple should be more open about this.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with ios12

    • Written by Sunshine V from Newland

    Was working great on ios11. After automatic update to ios12, images won't load onto iphone 8, or any of my 5 different ipads. It's the operating system but Apple refuses to do anything about it! Sad.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Was working fine until ios12 update

    • Written by Anthony S from Los Angeles

    Everything was working properly until the update now nothing pops up this is ridiculous why have a product that does not work properly.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Review... Just wasted lots of money and time of a Apple Lightng to SD card

    • Written by Gene S from Albuquerque

    Purchased at Best buy... should have done more research... Just purchased IPad Pro 2 weeks ago and assumed since i was to I’d be able to upload videos and pics could be imported with a lightning to card reader adapted fo apple... NOPE... the techs spend almost 2 hours and opened several new units to get them to read and nothing doing ... refund for bad product ...believe it is the Operating system that’s flawed.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited functionality. Not a writer.

    • Written by Gordon B from Lincoln

    Great reader only. Not a writer.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but basic functionality. JPEG only

    • Written by Paul B from Southampton

    I have just bought a new iPad Mini 5th Gen running iOS 12.2. I want to transfer photos from my Panasonic GX9, which I can do wirelessly but the idea of this gadget is to make that a quicker and simpler process.
    The camera can take JPEGs at 5, 10 or 20 MP. I can put the SD card in the reader and Photos opens on the iPad and it will transfer all or some of the pictures. So the basic process works. However, as people have already remarked, there is only a thumbnail size preview available, which is pretty poor. There is NO other information whatsoever in Photos, before or after import, not even basic info such as file name, date and time, resolution. That is REALLY poor!
    The camera can also record in RAW format - 20MP obviously. Photos does import these but RESIZES them to a useless 1920*1440 !! This is bizarre!! If I take a photo in RAW + JPEG, Photos ignores the RAW file completely and only imports the JPEG.
    Half of the questions in the Q&A ask if it can write to an SD card. It definitely can't and the Files app doesn't even see the card. So you can't use an SD card for transfer or backup. Another glaring omission. Oddly, it lets you delete from the card, which you wouldn't want to do so that's a useless function.
    In summary:
    it does what it says, but only for JPEG and it's more difficult than it should be.
    It's no use for RAW (maybe that's just Panasonic, but I wouldn't bet on that).
    It could be much more useful than it is. I would expect better for the money.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It worked great but...

    • Written by Denise H from Caldwell

    I have an iPhone 6S and I purchased the Lightning to SD card about two years ago. It worked fantastic, transferring photos as needed. I did not have any problems with it.

    But 5 days ago I updated my phone to iOS 12.2 and the transfer card no longer works. I get a message that states ‘contents not available. cannot read the connected storage media’.

    I hope Apple is paying attention to everyone’s comments and will make a fix. I used this device several times a week.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeping showing I don't have enough space even thou my phone got 8X GB spac

    • Written by Hei Yan L

    The card reader has been acting weird recently. It keeps saying I don't have enough space to import photos. I checked my phone and there's still have 8X GB left. WHY CANT I IMPORT 20GB OF VIDEO THEN?

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jacinda M from White City

    I spent almost a thousand dollars today on a new iPad mini, compatible pencil, Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader, Lightning to Digital AV adapter, and a Bose Wi/fi/bluetooth speaker. I chose this size of device over an iPod because, in addition to playing my music, I wanted to display my photos. I came home and synced my music, then attempted to upload my photos using this new $33 SD Card Reader and it simply wouldn't show me any photos, let alone let me choose which to import. Then I googled "why won't my..." and came here to find all of these poor reviews :( I wish I had looked before but, to be honest, I never imagined that Apple would be selling an accessory that simply doesn't work as advertised. I'm disappointed and want my money back. I don't like using a cloud for my photos, but I'll try to find another way.

    10 of 12 people found this useful