• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed

    • Written by Ali A from Alliston

    I have been an apple iPad user for years and the attraction to apple was due to the fact that all of their accessories worked well with all apple devices. I was very disappointed on my trip to Antarctica to find that I couldn’t transfer my photos from my SD card to my iPad because I received an error message stating accessory not supported by this iPad. When I investigated this error message online, I saw a plethora of posts dating back to October of 2017 that the update to ios11 has made this accessory useless. Apple has had 5 months since the update to rectify this issue but has chosen not to. Are they going to introduce a new SD card reader so that everyone can rush to the store and buy it so that it is compatible with ios11? Shame on you, Apple.

    63 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can’t rate it 0

    • Written by Greg J from Launceston

    I have been a semi-professional photographer for many years now, when I travel one of the things I love to do is load my images onto my iPad and share on social media. That hasn’t been a problem until the version 11 update, now all I get is “this accessory is not supported by this iPad”
    I have been scouring the net for months for a solution with no luck. In the words of Jeremy Clarkson “HOW HARD COULD IT BE”
    Seriously Apple fix it. Lots of disappointed people, not good for sales or don’t you care

    55 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A useless product, not worth the money of Apple

    • Written by Nhân T from HCM

    I use the Ricoh GR2 to transfer photos using the camera's wifi very slowly, so I bought the Lightning SD cable. It is so disappointing that the image from the card copied to the iPhone or iPad can not be used, they are compressed to burst the image blur and sharp. I'd rather spend some time messing with wifi than using this cable.

    20 of 22 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

  • 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

    Buyer Beware

    • Written by Matthew F from Glendale

    If you are a professional photographer and you were drawn to the reader because of all the "unbiased" reviews you saw online; think again. I bought this a few months ago and it has never worked completely. JPEGs will usually all get transferred to the iPad. However, if you are shooting RAW and hoping to import them to your iPad, and sync them with Lightroom mobile so you have a raw back up. It would be better to pass on the iPad and adapter and just get a laptop. Sometimes my RAW files never show up on the iPad and sometimes some of them show up. It is NOT A RELIABLE BACKUP. I have been on the phone with Apple support numerous times and I keep getting sent to "higher up" tech that can not offer a solution other than wipe your iPad clean and reinstall everything and see it that works... if not, we will address it in a future update. I will like I wasted $1000 on the iPad pro and another $29 for the adapter since I bought it specifically to backup and edit in the field.... Currently using a 2017 12inch iPad Pro with the 11.2.5 firmware update

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


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    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple SD card reader

    • Written by George M. S from Battle Creek

    Well, I received this for Christmas and expected this reader to work. My buddy bought an off brad from Walmart that worked great last fall. He downloaded an app and was rolling in about three minutes. This lightening adapter SD reader looked nearly identical.

    Actual performance was horrible. You couldn’t scan the pictures before uploading. Thumbnails you can’t enlarge just don’t cut it. Once uploaded, the pictures are cropped randomly and distorted. This was a huge disappointment. Seriously, SD card readers have been around for years and Apple couldn’t get such a simple thing right?

    In short, not convenient, effective, functional or recommended.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reader is not recognized any more after IOS 11 update

    • Written by Rainer K from Dinslaken

    Please fix this bug asap Apple!

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not work more

    • Written by Ricardo José D from São Gonçalo

    I used the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit with the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter on my devices with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7, but today it stopped working on my iPhone with iOS 11.2.5, but it still works on iPhone SE with iOS 10.3.3, why did apple take this function?

    4 of 4 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ex product

    • Written by Vern R from Flin Flon

    This product works great and you can load photos in minutes. As far as the reviewer who used it for 3 years with no trouble and then had issues, I doubt if it's the cable's fault. They are cheap to buy as well. As far as I'm concerned they are a must in every camera bad.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SD reader no longer compatible

    • Written by Rebecca B from Pickerington

    I have used this product for at least 3 years with no problem. Then, all of the sudden, it’s not compatible to this iPad? My camera is the same, my SD card is the same, I haven’t done anything different. Clearly, this is a fail on Apple’s side

    66 of 66 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to Apple

    • Written by Roman Z from Näfels

    I used the SD card adapter for years and was very happy with it. Since the upgrade to iOS 11 it simply does not work anymore. I tried the work around but also that did not work. I cannot recommend buying this item anymore.

    56 of 56 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