• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It works but it's a stupid slow process

    • Written by Hoi Ying L from Hong Kong

    i have 200 photos in my SD card that i take raw photos wtih my camera. Every time I use this device, it allows me to see the previews only chronologically, without displaying the file name or taken date. It takes 3-4 seconds to load the preview thumbnail of each photo. There's no way to speed up the choosing process. That's too time-consuming!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs an update. Don't use with most recent iOS

    • Written by Tommy H from Phegans Bay

    Bought this yesterday to be able to transfer photos from my camera to iPad in the field. It only imports photos off a fresh card on the latest iOS. If I erase the card in the camera, then the iPad (running iOS 12) will see the next photos taken. If you put that card back in the camera and take more photos without deleting the last ones then the iPad will not see the most recent photos.
    However, my iPhone 6 (running iOS 11.4.1) works great, and can see all the photos. Hopefully the folks at Apple will see this soon and rectify it. Otherwise its well made not too bulky.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    2 work or not 2 work

    • Written by Christopher H from North Ipswich

    The sd adaptor has worked fine with my iPhone 6+, but Iv since upgraded to the iPhone 7+ and now it won't work :( also I have the apple air 2 iPad and it isint working on that :( Iv read a lot of reviews that are saying that the 11ios update makes the SD reader unusable :( but seams like it is now completely unusable on all my devices, any help would be grate ,, I love apple and have been realy happy wirh all the products I have but this one issue is a really inconvienet as I need it for my photography backup and also to just have a play with my JPEG images on the adobi apps apple please Make some Magic in a new ISO update so we all can enjoy the freedome we once had,,

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not support 4K videos

    • Written by Caroline H from White Rock

    Importing pictures and non-4K videos works great, but it does not work if you're trying to import 4K videos.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme sd card not uploading

    • Written by gavin I from Bridge of Weir

    Hi folks some good info on here. I bought this device yesterday and it’s great for basic sd cards absolutely superb upload speed. However I have 2 faster SD’s for my camera and the images are showing on the iPad screen but haven’t uploaded it’s almost like they are frozen. I can’t seem to solve the issue and I need the faster cards for my camera. Otherwise would have been 5 stars. I tried deleting the images off the screen however it sat with the whirling wheel on the screen and did nothing for over an hour?! Good piece of kit for the basic sd cards.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Use lightning to USB connector instead

    • Written by John V from Falmouth

    If you connect your camera(canon t6s in my case) directly to your iPad Pro you can transfer raw images AND videos using the Lightning USB connector. I have a USB/mini USB cable that hooks the latter into the camera

    It transfers much faster than SD card reader . Takes advantage of IPad Pro's new USB 3 speed. Videos come across great.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it claims

    • Written by Gautam R from Cary

    The product allows one to upload pictures from the SD card to the phone.

    Had bought it for my mother about 3 to 4 yrs ago. Now that my mom is blessing our family from the heavens above, i had decided to use this product.

    Unfortunately, this product does not let you down load pictures from the phone into the SD card

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening to Card Reader

    • Written by Tracy B from NORTH POLE

    I would rate this a 5 star. I love that I can use my iPad to edit photos while on vacation. I purchased this in November 2014 at St John's Towne Center store in Jacksonville. Granted I've gotten more than my $29 worth from this tool however, it no longer works. Stopped working in December 2015, but I thought it was my iPad. I upgraded to the Pro and it still not work. :( I really only use it when traveling but really need it with me today and no store in my town sells them.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by Maryann J from Wallkill

    As of today, I’m not having issues but still could as I haven’t tried somethings . Wouldn’t import and pixeled photos, a few things I tried when I thought it wasn’t working right are...I plugged it in my phone and when viewing my photos they were all pixel and distorted. Fix.. I took out the card reader from iPad and the SD card and noticed the little SD printed on cable was not on top so I turned cable around with card picture ( little grey SD card that’s showing way to insert) was facing up and plugged in adapter and then my SD card..and than picture were clear and it imported in couple seconds into my iPhone the selected photos. Enlarging the thumbnail is tricky but you can do it. A real pain to make it work this way ..fix..use your two fingers and swipe outward like you do on some things to enlarge. If your fingers are big than might not be so easy. It would lead you to believe they can’t be enlarged, just have to fight with the friggen thumbnail.
    My husband has the Pro and imported in a flash from His Nikon.
    Haven’t went past this point yet but hoping I’m not gonna suffer the painful experience most have here.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade to iOS 9.2 for iPhone compatibility

    • Written by David R from Carouge

    It's compatible with all iPhone since the 5 and most iPads (see compatibility section above).
    Requires iOS 9.2 to work on iPhone.

    23 of 29 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    10 of 11 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

    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

    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

    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.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok it works now ios 13.1.2

    • Written by John N from Ipswich

    Open the photos app and go down to imports, plug in your apple lightning sd card reader, click import (bottom right)when it says no files wait for a little while then it works. It is different to the way we did it before but it does work.

    8 of 11 people found this useful