• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting sd card reader

    • Written by Adrian G from Harleston

    I HAVE A LIGHTING ADAPTOR CARD READER AND THIS WONT WORK 12.3.1 INSTALLED WHAT CAN I DO OR NEED TO DO

    1 of 1 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening to SD card camera reader

    • Written by Jaime R from Austin

    I have used it just fine on my iPad Pro until the recent update. Now I can see the photos and videos, but I cannot transfer them.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought yesterday It doesn’t work...

    • Written by Sandro S from Roma

    ...both on iOS 12.1.1 on iPad mini 2 16 Gbytes and 12.1.2 on iPhone SE 32 Gbytes .
    Firmware version is 1.0.2 while hardware version is 1.0.0.
    Hope to give a better rate in close future. Now I’m disappointed.
    Any suggestion? Thanks for a prompt reply and a fix.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    should be more easy to transfer

    • Written by Adam K from Westlock

    This device gets bad reviews due to poor description of accessory. Please should explain the abilities of accessories better for their customers.

    This device can only read one way, read sd card onto the apple device, for easy import or viewing of pictures.

    The real issue with this device is that, it can only read pictures that are placed in DCIM folder, otherwise you see nothing on screen.

    You could try to make up a folder with DCIM labeled name, but may not work.

    This device likes to see, DCIM folder made by digital camera, trail camera, or some device that will automatically create the folder for you on the sd card, while saving the pictures that are captured from that device into the folder.

    So tricking it by naming the folder DCIM may not resolve the issue.

    Therefore, this device is only good to retrieve photos from digital camera or trail cam for ease of access in remote situations where you have no computer available, otherwise use a computer to read the sd card files or use your apple cable to read files from computer, etc.

    If this is a privacy or security issue, Apple stop being so protective.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to SD Card Reader not working after update to iOS 11.3

    • Written by Nat Y from Phyathai

    After I have updated my iPhone to iOS 11.3, my lightning to SD Card Reader is no longer working anymore, very annoying as I was on travel and really need to transfers photo from camera to my mobile.

    Any solutions to fix this issue?

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have the new adapter. Still doesn’t work!!

    • Written by Dorrell T from Wichita

    I bought one of the new lightning to sd card dongles and still get no access to my photos but it works just fine on my iPhone 7. Both are on the same iOS version.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for photo - not for anything else

    • Written by Harvey A from Grantham

    I bought this product so I could import all my photos onto my iPad, edit them, and put them back on the card. I also wanted to be able to use this for video, and this did not work. I also wanted to use this for documentation transfers, as I thought the SD card would show up in "files", but it doesn't

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed

    • Written by Amaya H from Laurel

    So I bought this as because I am a traveler and I like to vlog. I take pictures and videos of the many places I go and this worked for the first few times I used it. All of the sudden it would load an image all the way until I saw a green check them say "This accessory is not supported by this iPhone/iPad". How so apple? I am using an apple product to an apple device. this is very upsetting.

    47 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited functionality

    • Written by Theodore J from Athens

    I use it to transfer photos (JPGs) from a Nikon DSLR to an iPhone, and that's all it can do for me. I would like to pull in RAW (NEF) files for manipulating on the iPhone, but this reader will not allow me to see them. Oh, well - just one more way that Apple infantilizes us.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    New update renders accessory useless lightning to sd card reader

    • Written by jeremy S from HAWTHORN EAST

    I use the lightning to sd card reader daily on my iPad Pro and have loved it but since apple updated to latest software it no longer works. Still works on my non-updated iPhone 6. Apple need to fix this!!! ASAP!!!!!

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Possible Work Around

    • Written by Joshua K from Ames

    I have an iphone 5c running IOS 10.3.3. I had the same problems as a few other people. The first time I plugged in the card reader it worked correctly and every time after it tells me the device is not supported. BUT I found that if I follow these steps it works:

    Make sure the card reader has been unplugged for at least 30 seconds

    1) Open the photo app (the one that comes preloaded on the iphone)
    2) Insert the SD card into the card reader
    3) Plug in the card reader with the SD card already inserted

    When I do this the card reader seems to work correctly, I can upload photos and delete them from the card.
    Hopefully at least a couple other people have the same luck as me.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Slow!!!

    • Written by Parvon K from Birmingham

    I received this item yesterday (19/10/2017) and connected it with my iPhone 8 Plus it works well and the device recognizes it, but it is so slow to pick when showing pictures. It states its USB 3 however it runs like USB 1 :( disappointed in this product

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bata testing

    • Written by Michael C from Lehigh

    Hey new user newest iPad. Have not fully set up yet. Was waiting for a class from apple guy at Best Buy but too busy for classes.In mean time son genius installed iOS 11 . Many problems for this novice user. Not able to used card reader to view dash cam. Says it imports unable to find except empty card emblem. Also at work at a fire department have a ESO solutions for fire reports,unable to use system due to it says it needs silver something to operate for safari. Does not work after installing but shows main website but can’t use. SD reader works other iPads ESO works other apple commputers . Please help even apple guy at Best Buy not familiar with iOS 11

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine on iOS 10 but stopped with iOS 11 beta2

    • Written by Carleo C from Cuyahoga Falls

    The SD adapter isn’t working at all on my iPad Pro 10.5 running iOS 11 public beta 2. It works as advertised on iOS 10 on my iPad Air 2 and iPhone 7 Plus. I haven’t run into any issues thus far with SD card compatibility. I’ve tested Lexar and Sandisk.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great - in one direction only

    • Written by Seth S from Seattle

    Have to be very clear on what this adapter is for, transferring files from your SD card to the iPhone or iPad, not the other way around. Lets say you want to transfer from your phone to the SD card, not going to happen on this adapter. Otherwise works as expected.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with update 10.0.2

    • Written by Jessica S from Watertown

    I've had this adapter for a few months now and I love it because I can import pictures and order them from walmart. I never like to do the updates because something always happens, and this time was no different. The pictures won't show up. I plug it in with my card from my camera and nothing comes up. I hope it's just a quick fix with another update soon, because this is the only way I can order pictures, as I don't have a laptop.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dash Cam SD card files not seen

    • Written by Robert B from Edmonds

    I'd hoped to import video files from my dash cam SD card. The files are within a folder within a second folder. Photos pops up but nothing shows up. I followed others advice and moved a test file to a DCIM folder I'd created. Photos still insists there is nothing to import. This seems very un-Apple like that it cannot find these files. What is so hard about recognizing files and importing them, even if they are not recognizable image or video files?

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working with iOS 10.0.2 update

    • Written by Samuel B from Chelsea

    Sad to upgrade and have problem. Apple lightning SD card reader not compatible with iOS 10.0.2. Gave 2 stars because when it was working, it was great to have.

    25 of 30 people found this useful