• 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as perfect as it should! Stop complaining!!

    • Written by Anthony C from Staten Island

    Not sure why people are having issues with this product..
    I purchased this SD reader today..
    I took about 50 pictures with my Nikon camera with SD card. All photos were in JPG large fine.
    I simply plugged the adapter in my 12.9 iPad Pro with IOS 11.1 update.. The display immediately showed all my images and it gave me the option of selecting one at a time or all images to upload.
    I chose to upload all and the process was smooth and very quick.
    I also tried on iPad 9.7 Pro and iPhone 7s Plus.
    All perfect.
    I highly recommend this adapter for a good excuse to take my digital SLR camera for a stroll for easy upload to iPad to review and editing.

    8 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    SD Card reader no longer working

    • Written by Sun Pui C from Puchong

    This SD card reader used to be my photo importing assistant.
    Ever since i upgraded to IOS 11, all screwed up and it no longer working on all of my apple product.
    Iphones, Ipad....... i feel very dissapointed and cheated with this.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Like a Dream

    • Written by John W from Sydney

    I needed this accessory for my up and coming holiday, reading all the one-star reviews I thought twice, but couldn't think of another option. I'm pleased to say it works like a dream.

    I'm running ios 11.0.3 on, and iPhone 7 Plus and I've had no problems.

    Imports all types of files (pictures, panoramic, HD video) within seconds.

    Plug in the device, your pictures pop up, and you can manually select each picture or tap "Import All" in the top left.

    The device recognises already imported pictures and videos when you plug it in again. Works as expected

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why do they advertise this as working on ipad pro?

    • Written by Daniel K from Tomball

    I bought it from Apple and it wasn't cheap. So I would expect it to work. But this SD card reader doesn't work on the new iPad Pro 10.5 and it doesn't work on the iphone 6s Plus. Both running the latest iOS 11. Pure garbage from a decaying company? Is really Apple getting that bad at customer service that they ignore this details on accessories that don't work?

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not import all images

    • Written by Marke K from Ottawa

    For some reason that escapes me the card reader "misses" 1-3% of the images in any given import. I've tested this with various cards (all formatted in camera), various sets of images and two different readers. Typically if I attempt to import 300 raw images anywhere from 3-6 images are skipped even though all images are in the same folder on the card and named by the camera in the same way. I've spent hours identifying and examining the skipped images and there is nothing unique about them in terms of the way they are named, their size or their exif data to suggest why they would not be imported like the rest. Three out of 300 images might not sound like much but this is meant as a backup solution and even if they aren't "keepers" I want to be the one to decide that not Apple's messed up card reader!

    I got the reader with the idea of getting an ipad pro to use for mobile photo backup and editing but if it can't work on an iphone 7 plus or the ipad Air that I've used for testing then there's no point.

    Again, it might seem trivial to base such a decision on a simple dongle but it's the weak link in the chain and for me, with that chain broken I'm leaving the Apple ecosystem entirely. I'll likely go with a surface pro for my mobile backup needs and if I'm going that route I don't see much point in replacing my aging iMac with a new Apple machine. The ipad pro could be a fabulous tool for photography but not if you can't reliably get images in to it. and don't even get me started on the torture that is getting images back out. Goodbye Apple.

    4 of 4 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

    Can't believe Apple put out a product like this - STAY AWAY,,,

    • Written by Douglas K from Gainesville

    I cannot believe Apple put out a product like this. It's complete garbage. It will not work with my iPad Pro, or my iPhone 8, or my iPhone 6 Plus. It is definitely a genuine Apple product so don't buy that excuse from Apple when they try to make that claim. I still have the box and it definitely came from Apple.

    Apple this product like this is beneath you. STOP DOING A MICROSOFT IMITATION AND FIX YOUR ISSUE!!!!!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with new ipad

    • Written by Anna P from Welshpool

    Spent a huge amount of cash on new ipad pro with the express intention of using the SD card for work - but guess what - it doesn't work!
    It works on my iPhone SE but it would seem the ios on the new ipad pro is not compatible. Deep joy :-(
    Does anyone know if apple are going to remedy this or do I need to return it??

    15 of 15 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

    Doesn’t work with my ipad

    • Written by Cristina V from Clearwater

    I am very disappointed, it doesn’t work in my iPad

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless. Please don’t buy this.

    • Written by Daniel alberto P from San Jose del cabo

    I purchased this adapter, hoping it would help me get a couple of pictures edited in Lightroom on my iPad while on the go, it does read the card, but is -incredibly- slow, takes about 2-5 seconds to read each picture (I shoot RAW format) so I get the size of the pictures is large, but if you take hundreds of pictures in your card you’re gonna have to wait hours for them to load before you can import them, so not useful at all, might as well get a WiFi dongle for your camera or something to send them to your iPad instead of this adapter. (Tried it on iPad mini and iPad Pro)

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced device that has extremely limited functionality

    • Written by Matthys V from brisbane

    Literally the only use for this 45$ piece of technology is for the photos app to create tiny thumbnails which you can import. There is no way of viewing photos, videos or files on the screen card without importing them first. There is no way to sort through the files on your sd card before import with anything more than 1cm thumbnails. The iPad is marketed as a photo processing device but falls laughably short. Due to apples strategic software decision to limit the functionality of these devices they purposefully handicap the processing power of a 1100$ iPad. Absolutely infuriating.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hardware is fine software on iOS is garbage

    • Written by Natalie J from Winchester

    It can’t read the files unless a camera created the files even if you drop the files in the directory. I’m returning mine back to Best Buy in the morning tomorrow.

    9 of 10 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

    Only Apple could get away with something so useless

    • Written by Robert S from AUSTIN

    So dumbed down that it is nearly useless.

    1. Can only be used by photo app.
    2. Cannot see directory/file structure of card.
    3. Cannot write to card.
    4. Cannot import or even see files on card that aren't named a certain way.


    22 of 23 people found this useful