• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work

    • Written by Jennings Z H from Calgary

    Loaded my RAWs onto the SD card, won’t recognize in photos app. Waste of my time.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after recent update

    • Written by Laura L from Blacksburg

    The device worked well enough at importing images from my SD to IPad Photos, until my most recent update. Now my IPad no longer "supports this device"? I have no way to access my photos.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working With iOS Update

    • Written by Brian R from San Angelo

    This was working fine. iOS updated and now when I try to import the photos that are shown to be on the card, my screen will just go black as the phone is downloading the photos. There is no rhyme or reason for this to happen out of the blue when it was working flawlessly before. Please address this issue, Apple.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OS update has killed it (again)

    • Written by John M from Georgetown

    I'd give it a zero star. We buy Apple products because they are supposed to be compatible with Apple products. This sd reader worked fine for about a year but several updates ago it quit reading any of the various sd cards I've used for years. I could buy another brand but if Apple can't get their own reader to work with OS 11.1 then I really doubt they can/will fix it for other manufacturers. I'm disappointed.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyong disappointing...

    • Written by Jimmie CP C from Hong Kong

    I should have read all those bad comments before considering buying this... suprisingly to find out the same old problem exists for 2 years and Apple Cares doesn't seems to care at all - seems no in their consideration to fix it.

    The ONLY reason I purchased this device was to move photos and video I took with my GoPro cam from the micro-SD card to my iPhone and/or iPad. Now Apple has my money and I have a adapter that does not work for me as the device simply counldn't recognise files not in their expected default format.

    Unlike some of the professional digital camera, the viedo and photos I've taken with my cam are not stored in the folder named DCIM. My cam takes photos and videos and stores them in a removable micro SD card in folders named JPG and VIDEO, and this device imports photos and/or videos from the SD card if the photos and videos are stored in a folder named DCIM which means is completely useless to me.

    I really hope that Apple could fix it or people would consider to buy this product will read this comment as Apple's description does not bring this issue upfront. Don't waste $$ in it if you are expecting something more that importing photos taken from a professional carmera with Apple's default format into your iPhone / iPad.

    This product is not recommended.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's not just the new one that doesn't work

    • Written by Bryan M from Sewanee

    It's not just the new one that doesn't work. I have an older SD card reader that used to work fine on my 12.9" iPad Pro Second gen. After upgrading to iOS 11.2, it usually does not work with the error that this device is not supported.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Timothy L from Raleigh

    does not work with ios 11 at all

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BUYER BEWARE: Converts Raw images to JPG on SD Card without warning

    • Written by Gavino P from West Ryde

    The Good:
    A time saver when you want to view, edit, share and store on cloud your travel photos easily and quickly without the need to carry a laptop. You can simply plug it into to your iPhone or iPad and it will show up on Photos app, ready to save, edit and share (Airdrop. iCloud Share album or social media). Five stars for this convenience.

    The Bad:
    I just got home and was saving my Raw files from SD card onto my backup drive. Lo and behold, the raw files that I have selected and imported (clicked Keep rather than Delete on the option after importing) to my iPhone were now JPGs, my Raw files nowhere to be seen. So disappointed as it ruined the quality my holiday photos, and mainly not good for larger prints anymore. No star for this.

    My gear:
    Canon M3, kit lens, EF lens with adapter and iPhone 6 Plus. My camera was set to save images in CR2 (Canon's Raw file format) but now some images as mentioned earlier were just JPGs. This should not happen in the first place without any warning. I hope this gets fixed with a firmware update?

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Stuart H from Reading

    I work in IT and dam its hard to get this thing to work properly. Very flaky and inconsistent. I have the latest iPad Pro 12.9 with a 64GB premium grade SD card. Tried copying from my Mavic Pro, its really temperamental.

    Apple you guys at smart, come on, this is just file transfer protocols, please address this

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on iOS 11

    • Written by jonathan B from haddenham

    Does not work on iOS 11.
    Even after last update.
    Am sick of apple and this poxy expensive bit of junk.
    Sort it out or I'm off apple products for good.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nikon to iPad photo upload

    • Written by Barry F from Chelmsford

    When I upgraded to an iPhone 5s and iPad Air I purchased the lightening to 3 in 1 Card Reader so that I could download photos from my Nikon 3100 whilst travelling. It worked perfectly at first but since I updated my iOS from 10. something to 11.1 it will no longer recognise the device and states “this device is unacceptable”. I have tried connecting my Nikon direct and also plugging the memory card into the device without success. I am at a loss as to what to do next as I travel regularly and need a means to download my photos and email them home.
    Is Apple aware of this problem and are they planning to fix it soon?

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Dawei H from BEDOK

    Bought this product because it can support Iphone, After use it, I basically got frustrated everytime I use.

    1: it cannot preview the photos for me to select which I want to transfer. All u can see are small thumb nail size photos, select by guessing.

    2: There is no easy multi selection like Iphone / ipad gallery, meaning if U have to select 300 photos into your phone or ipad, u have to tap each photo to select, to tap 300 times.

    3: programe by defalt would like u to import all photos from SD card, NO WAY! Nobody want to import few thousand photos into iphone or Ipad.

    4: program by defult would like you delete those photos that U imported from ur SD card. NO WAY! Apple, Dont try to be smart!

    the most frustrating is the first two points, until it has preview function, until it has easy multi select, it is a failure product now!

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked with my previous iPad - but not with iPad Pro 10.5

    • Written by Michael B from Siloam Springs

    I just don't get it - how hard can it be for Apple to get it's own products to work with their own products??? With my previous iPad (Air 2), I purchased several 3rd party SD card readers that would work for a bit then quit/die. I finally broke down and spent the $30 for the Apple version - and on my iPad Air2, it worked, and worked fairly well.

    But since upgrading to the iPad Pro 10.5- this thing is a worthless piece of junk. It simply isn't recognized at all by my iPad Pro 10.5 I've tried rebooting the device, I've tried different brands of cards, tried in different cameras - tried renaming files - I've tried everything - and it just doesn't work.

    I believe it is something to do with iOS 11 (and beyond) - as that seems to be a common denominator in posts that are consistently bad here.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SD Card Reader

    • Written by John P from DeQuincy

    Starts loading and goes black after update. Custumer service said to reset DID NOT work. Will by another brand to load pictures and will not buy another IPhone or IPad. I know my few little bucks may not hurt apple BUT if enough people make the a customer statement we can.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOESN'T work wit iOS 12

    • Written by Bryce C from American Fork

    I have had my adapter for quite a while, and it worked great! Until iOS 12 came out, I swear this is my actual experience. One day I plugged in my SD adapter to import videos off my camera to edit on my iPad, later I decided to update my phone and iPad to iOS 12 overnight, I woke up the next morning and tried to import more videos to edit, NO videos show up!!! Not even the ones I imported the day before on iOS 11! I have since upgraded from a 5th gen to a 6th gen iPad, and no luck. I called apple support and they told me it was a known issue of iOS 12 which gave me hope, but here we are 4 months later and 4 iOS 12 updates in, and no fixes!!!!!!!

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorely disappointing

    • Written by Anamaria S from Bronx

    By the time I finished the Amazon return process for this product, the Photos import menu still hadn't previewed the photos on my SD card. I'm not sure if the poor performance is due to the reader or Apple Photos, but since they're both Apple products I don't see an acceptable excuse. If you're looking to use this product to transfer photos from an SD card to your iPad for preview or editing, this is NOT a solution. I couldn't even see my most recent photos or choose to view the most recent at the top, which would've been somewhat of an acceptable workaround. I rarely write reviews but as a 20-year Apple user I couldn't pass this one up. (I'm using an iPad Mini A1490 with a Lexar Pro 1000x SDHC card.)

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is not working on iOS12

    • Written by Frederik F from Glostrup

    This card reader is not working on iOS 12 ~ my iPhone Xs Max and iPad Pro crash when I use it.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Card reader stopped workin

    • Written by Alan P from Canterbury

    Like many, my card reader stopped working. My get around is to put the photos on a PC/Notebook and email them to myself. Or allow Google photos to upload to their cloud and then download to the iPad. What an awkward way to do something which was so easy.

    Also no use to many who want to transfer on the road.

    I am going to take my reader back ro the store for a refund as it now not fit for purpose. Maybe if we all do this it will encourage them to fix it

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Daniel O from Alamo

    Just got it and has not worked once. Even though I have pictures and videos on my SD card, The IPad pops up with “no photos available”. Tried on two different iPads and an iPhone. Very disappointed. Will be returning.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning SD card reader

    • Written by Debbie B from Mandurah

    Bought a apple lightning sd card reader for my iPad mini and It want work. Tried different cards with photos from taken from my iPad.
    Tried every thing I can think off but nothing works. Very Very disappointing. Trying to put DJI Mavic videos onto my iPad.
    As I have windows pc iTunes does not like to put videos to my iPad

    25 of 29 people found this useful