• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on 6 but not on 8

    • Written by Sarah W from Lafayette

    I can’t get it to work on my iPhone 8 but works perfectly on my husbands iPhone 6.....????

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working on ios 11

    • Written by Nico L from Bandung

    This is an original accessories sold by apple but it’s not working on all my gadget ipad pro 10.5, iphone 5s and iphone 7. Silly i think.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by Daniel E from McKinney

    Thanks apple for again making the most simple thing to do on any other platform not work on yours. This is stupid. Why does this not work on an iPad pro but works just fine on an iPhone 7 plus?!? Ridiculous. As advertised being able to replace a (or any for that matter) laptop is quite simply false advertising. I have a glitchy surface 3 with half the on paper computing power as this iPad pro and I can plug any memory card in and it reads and transfers images and files in or out... Why is this only stated to import but won't even do that???

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    • Written by Timothy O from West Point

    I bought this item to view/edit trail cam pictures. I have not had any issues with the import process, but my issue is once the phot(s) import. Once my pictures import to my phone, they appear cropped or zoomed to where the full picture is not viewable. I spent 3 hours on the phone with 2 Apple techs and it was determined that my sd reader may be bad. They sent me a brand new one and I still have the same issues. I've checked every setting I can think of on my phone. I've tried it on 2 other devices and the pictures are the same (cropped/zoomed). Very frustrating. Will be trying to send all products back.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Went from 10.1.1 to 10.3.3 now reader wont work

    • Written by Jammie W from melrose

    Apple needs to fix this or give the option to go back to old version. It's not the reader; it works fine on other iPads in my house.

    12 of 13 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!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work on iOS 10.3.3

    • Written by Alvaro V from Santiago

    It says "device not supported". I have a SanDisk sd card. Please fix it asap!!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning to SD card reader

    • Written by James C from port charlotte

    I have read most of the reviews, and after getting my Reader I found out HAY IT WORKS, WOW....... So what I can tell you is I am running the 10.3.3 software and when I first use it on my phone... notting happened ? So it look liked that the lightning adapter was seated all the way in but is was not, because my phone case was not letting it touch all the way in. So try taking off your case because when I did, it seated all the way and a second later the photo app. open and there was a import tab at the bottom. it works great!!!!!!!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Matthew B from Mentor

    Just like all of the other reviews, the reader is either slow or just isn't detected by the iPhone. I have an iPhone 6, and i tried multiple ways of connecting the cable to the phone and card into the reader. My phone simply doesn't detect it. No import option appears. Such a disappointment. DO NOT BUY. Most of the reviews that say it works are from previous IOS updates. THIS DOES NOT WORK WITH RECENT IOS.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the box, but not a tool for Pro's

    • Written by Keith G from Dartmouth

    My comments are limited to the following. Used with an iPad 10.5 Pro. Only used to import Nikon Raw images. I shoot a lot of frames in one sitting. Purchased as an alternative to using Eye-Fi Mobi card.

    I agree with other comments posted. Whilst it does what it says (imports photos from SD to iPad) it's very narrow in terms of what it does. It automatically launches the iPad Photos app and provides thumbnails which can be selected. The only choice for these is to import or delete. Apparent import is reasonably fast, but you're left wondering what's happened or is happening. Photos is pre-occupied with it's way of organising content and it will also attempt to upload all of your shots to iCloud (if you've turned that feature on). I shoot large numbers of frame at a time (typically 700, 24 megapixel, NEF). I'll use this product as a way of getting to look at photos in the field, fast but it's so disruptive to my workflow that I doubt it will be my usual choice).

    Recommend you don't use this if your iPad is low on power.

    Recommend NEVER (and this goes for any application) allowing iPad to delete some, or all of the shots on the card being read. Only ever delete card contents when you are certain they're on your preferred storage, and even then only by using the Camera's own card format, or photo delete function.

    Would urge Apple to allow this tool to work with other Graphics Apps on iPad, and/or, allow full size viewing of frames as part of the review import process. At present you're forced to import all frame before you can start making editorial decisions.

    22 of 22 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked until ios 10.3.2

    • Written by Matthew C from Gretna

    I am having the same problemas others. This product worked well until the ios 10.3.2 update. Now it wont work at all. Such a shame. Please fix it.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with 2 cards from different cameras.

    • Written by Neville B from Chorley

    Works flawlessly with photos from Leica d-lux 3 and Nikon d7000 into iPad Pro 9.7'' with 10.3.3 latest iOS. Very happy.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Gerardo S from fresno

    I paintball and I would transfer all my videos to my phone with the Go Pro app. what a nightmare. I went to apple store in Fresno,ca I seen this and I got it. I went home and tried it out it worked perfect. I would spend hours downloading video's to my phone I now do it in less then 5 min. This thing is cool. I have the iPhone 7 plus running latest iOS. Thanks Apple!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix in next IOS

    • Written by Brian B from Taylorville

    My SD reader has very spotty performance to say the least. It is frequent for the import tab to not pop up when I connect the reader. When the tab does pop up, it's hard telling if it will load the photo previews. I've found that larger cards or cards with more files tend to perform worse. Apple, please improve the compatibility and performance of this product soon! Up to this point, purchasing this item has been a regret!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with IOS 11 Beta 2

    • Written by Antonio C from VISALIA

    Was working with IOS 10.2.3 but not with 11 beta 2 on either iphone 7 plus or Ipad pro 12.9 gen 2.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time and money

    • Written by Mel S from Slough

    Just got this home and it does not work. looks like the latest iOS release wiped out support for this, so why is Apple still selling these?

    16 of 20 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