• 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by Matthew B from Juneau

    This is a SD Card downloader in RAW format...all the negative reviews are from people who don't know how to use it. All you do is plug the SD card in, plug the adapter to your phone and the RAW files download to your phone. If you don't know how to process RAW files on your phone, this product is not for you..please refrain from negative comments as it works perfectly for what it is intended to do

    15 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by Jason K from Bewdley

    Works well with my iPhone 7, running the latest iOS (11.4 at time of writing). Import options are quite basic – you can select which photos to import, or import all, then after importing you’re given the option to delete the photos you’ve imported, from the card. Photos are presented as thumbnails, about the same size as those in your phone’s camera roll, and there doesn’t appear to be a way to show them any larger before importing. The preview thumbs are a little slow to resolve to begin with, but not distractingly so. As a method of getting photos from an SD card onto your iPhone/iPad it’s a basic, no-frills solution, but it’s much quicker than importing to a Mac, then syncing with your phone. Very happy with this.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy

    • Written by Stuart B from Telopea

    Just bought this lighting SD Camera reader today for trip away & it works so good. I’m very happy with my purchase

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Update to iOS 11.3

    • Written by Suzanne M from EAST WAREHAM

    Just updated to iOS 11.3 and tried using my lightening to 30 pin sd card reader adaptor and it works. Must have been fixes because would not work previously.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with ios 11.2.6

    • Written by phelicity H

    I used it many times with my iphones and ipads and it worked fine. However, it doesn't work on my iphone x (ios 11.2.6). It just stuck at "reading" and no photos show. Please fix it in the next ios update.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Accessory not compatible

    • Written by Giovanni E C from Calgary

    I have always used my Apple lightning to 30 pin adapter for saving pics while on vacation and to view and share. I tried it with new iPad Pro and error message of “accessory not compatible” appeared. I discovered if I plug in the lightning adapter in alone first and the connect the 30 pin card reader with the card already inserted into the already connected lightning connector I am able to perform the usual photo import as always.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Luigi C from Treviso

    Just bought and it Stopped working with my sandisk sd, keep working only with the Kingston. Tried everything then I looked inside the reader and I noticed a pin that was lower than the others, bended.

    I raised the pin with a small metal object and then it started working again!!

    I must have inserted the sd on the wrong side and that bended the pin so there was no contact with the sandisk sd because they were thinner than Kingston!

    I wonder if all the problems here are really caused by iOS or if they are caused by my same error!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works good

    • Written by Celeena G from Belen

    I use this to import pictures that I have taken with my g7x and Nikon dslr to my phone. My pictures still look like really good quality and the videos. Even though I’m updated on the latest iOS I haven’t experienced any problems such as others have wrote about. I keep it with me in my purse just Incase. (Cause I take more pictures on my point and shoot camera than my phone)
    I noticed for some reason when I had a Sony camera the pictures wouldn’t import and also was unable to import pictures from my address card from like 8 years ago that was taken on a 10 year old camera. So I’m wondering if it depends works better or for pictures or videos taken in a certain format. But anyway those cameras I don’t use much however if it did I would give it five stars.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader

    • Written by kelly M from Tarpon Springs

    I have the solution for getting this to work now on IOS 11. I shoot Fuji and this product initially did NOT work for me, the images imported easily, but never appeared (other than a gray box). After much patient persistence with first tier support at Apple, they finally transferred me to a higher level expert who did some research and found the following need to be in place in the camera menu - Image Quality Setting section - RAW recording must be set to UNCOMPRESSED. Once I changed it to uncompressed the images showed up.

    So the product DOES work with IOS 11, just need to be sure the camera menu settings are right. Doesn't matter if you shoot in RAW or JPEG. Also, on your MAC, the High Sierra update brings in more cameras that are supported. So, update your MAC to High Sierra OS

    The tech support contact was amazing but did admit - this was a needle in a haystack to find.

    Giving this product a 4 star rating because it works great, it just took Apple time to find out everything that needed to be in place.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    An essential for any travel photographer

    • Written by Mark E from Carlton

    Really useful accessory for any travel photographer. I have found it very useful for quickly getting a lot of photos off my camera onto my phone for editing (quicker and simpler than my Fujifilm X100T's built in wifi) and also allows me to immediately back up all the photos from my trip to my iCloud photo library

    Essential purchase - probably could be slightly cheaper though!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic piece of kit

    • Written by David E from Pontefract

    Bought this SD card reader with great trepidation after reading several reviews suggesting it may not work or if it does would not transfer videos. iPhone 6s running IOS 10.3.3. SD card from wildlife cam. Works perfectly. Can choose which photos or vids to transfer. Very pleased with purchase.
    Did buy from official Apple site to avoid potential fakes.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works on the latest iPad Pro 10.5

    • Written by Sidney W from Singapore

    Bought this with a lot of hesitation after looking through all the user reviews about it not working with iOS updates.

    It took one to two minutes for the Photos app to load all the photos in the SD card. I can choose to import all or select a few to import. These will be transferred to the iOS device under "Last Import".

    If you're using a 3rd party case, do take note of the cutout for the Lightning port. I had to force the adapter through the cutout of my 3rd party case.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by yanuar K from pekanbaru

    First time i am using this product, i got some issue when my iphone cannot read my SD card. But in other time i used another SD card it works flawlessly. I can see my photo from thumbnail, and then i can choose which photo to import.
    I think it depends on your SD card read and how many photo inside your SD card. My first SD card has 12.9GB photo inside and the second SD only has 750Mb photo with 48mb/s read capability. Maybe it can help. With iphone 6splus, iOS 10.1.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works on my iPhone 6S Plus running iOS 10.2

    • Written by Danny K from Hays

    Ok so I was worried at first but it is compatible with my gear. I shoot with a DSLR (Nikon D7000) and wanted to edit straight on my phone. When you open your photo app there should be a selection for "Import" next to your "Photos", "Memories" and "Album". It reads my SanDisk Extreme Pro card and my Samsung Evo micro sd card with the adapter. Overall I'm glad I have this so no need to carry a laptop. I gave it four stars because when you import you only get a preview of your images and video in a thumbnail instead of a full screen.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple. Fast. Needs to deal with large photo collection more efficiently.

    • Written by Papoj T from New York

    The SD card reader allows me to use iPad Pro as my portable computer for viewing the photos when traveling, which is quite awesome when I am able to view photos on a high-definition display, RIGHT ON THE SPOT. No more carrying around a laptop when traveling. No more waiting until the end of the day to get back to my computer to see the photos I have taken. The imports are fast, reliable, and work natively with iOS Photos. It is quite awesome.

    However, iOS Photos slows down substantially at reading in photos once the SD card starts to have a lot of photos in the storage (I'd say, after only 5-10 GB of my SD Card used (I have a single 64 GB SD Card while traveling), iOS Photos can barely read the photos on the card at an acceptable speed, let alone importing them).

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works as advertised on iphone 6 plus

    • Written by Jason J from Wilmington

    great for reviewing trail camera pics in the field and quickly deciding on camera placement. organizes photos into an import folder and allows quick decisions on whether to import all or not. Being picky, I did not give it 5 stars due to no protective covering for possible dust in the reader contacts when in the field.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy that it now works for the iPhone

    • Written by James D E from Ashland

    I originally purchased this 2-3 years ago for my iPad Mini hoping I could also use it for my iPhone 5c. It did not work at the time on the 5c but recently found out that an update in the spring of 2016 now allowed this. I now have the SE model. Works easy for me in moving photos from my two cameras to my phone and iCloud. Especially great for trips. Wish apple had more products similar to this for the iPhone.

    5 of 6 people found this useful