• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by Dave S from Grays

    Whatever you connect returns 'takes too much power"

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work

    • Written by James R from Fleming island

    I got this to get some videos off of my gopro to edit them on my iPad but when I connect it it says the connected device uses too much power. Turns out that you need to get a powered usb hub or get the lightning to usb 3 adapter.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It plugs directly into camera NOT card reader!

    • Written by John M from arlington

    READ THE PRODUCT NAME! Camera Adapter. Not card reader adapter. Not thumb drive adapter.

    IPads/Phones provide no power so any USB device that needs power (readers, thumb drives) will not work. Just because it looks like it should work doesn't mean it will.

    Leave your SD or CF card in the camera and connect the camera's micro USB jack into this using a standard USB cable. Then jack it into this adapter. Camera provides power to the SD.

    CAMERA --> USB cable --> USB Camera Adapter --> iPad --> Photos app or Lightroom app

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB adapter works just fine

    • Written by Shane M from Mt. Gravatt

    I think most issues people are having is the user not understanding how to set up devices. I connected my Sony RX100 MK1 which is 6yrs old to my iPhone 7plus and the message about not supporting power came up. This is because the camera isn’t turned on! In the camera menu setting I have USB connection set to auto and USB power set to on.
    So it goes like this.
    Turn camera off and connect cables to both phone and camera.
    If the power supply message is displayed then just press ok.
    Now turn the camera on.
    If you have a compact camera with retractable lens, the lens will stay retracted and a message on the camera screen will come up that USB mode is on and mass storage is accessed.
    Photos app will open on the phone and an Import button will be visible in bottom right corner. Images from the camera will be on the phone screen. There is various options for selecting images to import. You can even choose or create an album to import to.
    When finished close app and turn off camera.
    And now disconnect cables.
    It will be the same process for any digital camera and iphone or iPad.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    There is hope!

    • Written by Martin L from Los Altos

    After purchasing this product and experiencing the same frustration expressed in most reviews, I discovered that in the case of my camera at least... sony a7iii... all I had to do to make this product work was to go to the Setup4 menu fourth item down and turn USB power supply off. How I figured this out I don't know. Thank you to all of you out there who provided clues that a cell phone doesn't want to provide power to a power hungry camera.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by martin S from OLOMOUC

    Does not work with flashdrives, okay. But it does not work even with powered GoPro6 saying that accessory requires too much power. This adapter is really waste of money. .

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Built like GARBAGE

    • Written by Benjamin Q from Gainesville

    No one else makes one of these that works reliably so I have purchased this product at least three times and the life span is embarrassing. My most recent one only worked for a few months without beginning to cut out when moved. These should cost $3. Garbage.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!!!

    • Written by Jose O from Fort Worth

    Product works great! Use it for music midi connection and it has yet to fail me.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product I’ve had

    • Written by Nate H from Jackson

    Won’t even load jpg or raw files from my camera SDHC card even though apple says it’s compatible. What a worthless piece of junk.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for Chord Mojo and Dragonfly DACs

    • Written by Brian D from Sacramento

    I was initially hesitant to buy this for DAC use due to the reviews that the “accessory not supported” message is thrown by current iOS releases.
    I can state unequivocally that this lightning to Camera USB adapter works flawlessly on iOS 12.1.4
    Don’t be misled by the complaints, they are either victims of a knock off adapter that wasn’t purchased from Apple
    or they have dirty pins/contacts on their lighting port/plug.

    I got taken by some amazon seller that falsely claimed the adapter was genuine (it was priced like it was
    genuine as well).
    It worked fine on older versions of iOS but the “unsupported accessory” message
    started appearing after an iOS update.
    Such a scenario is hardly Apple’s fault, it was my own fault for putting myself in a position to get scammed.

    Buy this adapter with confidence.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work

    • Written by Mike G from Old Colwyn

    Bought to use as it shows... usb to iPad. But doesn’t work.. giving message... device needs to much power to work..or words to that effect.
    Waste of time and money that was.
    It might work for some... but directions should give more detail as to what might or might not work .

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works

    • Written by Merran P from Port Melbourne

    This used to work perfectly but now I just get a message this accessory uses too much power.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, lack of function

    • Written by Trần N from Ho Chi Minh

    That is why this thing is not good

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Well, this is part of the rich fabric of Apple orifices.

    • Written by ian M from CLECKHEATON

    First, there is an absolute cure to 99% of issues this USB/camera to lightning adapter/adaptor fails to solve - add a powered USB hub somehow. 100mAh is the limit any device is permitted to draw apparently, but of course that’s not all that can go wrong.

    Apple it seems - deducing from my IT work - send a ‘ping’ signal down cables to check if they are their own brand. If this test signal is as I believe, a similar phenomenon to ethernet cables requiring the correct impedence and terminator, then it has nothing to do with functionality and entirely a fabricated test designed to catch 3rd party cables out.

    This camera adapter/adaptor is really good - I am using it now to have a USB keyboard work with my ipad because Apple systematically worked through all sorts of foibles to block bluetooth keyboards they don’t approve of, from working properly with their kit. Thus, a Bluetooth keyboard of 2016 vintage, will probably not now work to any usable extent, and I have gone through 4 different makes, before giving up and happily using the old wired USB way, which connects instantly and does not drop out as the bt ones do (now). As long as your keybd is miserly with current.

    A great little expensive adapter, works, and increasingly, Apple make sure nothing else does.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Ricardo N from los angeles

    Works very well, people must not know what their doing giving out these bad reviews.

    4 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS update broke this

    • Written by Matthew K from Cumming

    The original Lightning to USB Camera Adapter worked fine with my camera for years until the iOS12 update. In fact, I bought the new Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with the power plug and that doesn't work either so it isn't a power issue. Do not waste your $30 - $40 on either of these until Apple fixes the issue.

    43 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works with iOS 12

    • Written by Valerie P from Chula Vista

    Can't believe it, but they have an adapter that doesn't work with the latest OS. Now have no way to transfer photos from ANY camera to my iPad or iPhone. Thanks Apple! So glad I spent $30 on this.

    46 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad USB Camera Adaptor

    • Written by Blake P from Perth

    I got this USB adaptor to import photos from a USB to my iPad when I plug it in for a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 it “requires too much power” terrible considering it doesn’t even do its job! Really disappointed!!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to work with MIDI keys and mixer until iOS12

    • Written by Gusztav S from Budapest

    My use case is connecting Garageband on iPad to Yamaha MG12XU mixer to record/playback keyboard performance.
    Another use case is - when travelling - to connect a Swissonic Easykey 49 MIDI keyboard and play piano sounds I bought in Apple store.
    I used the Lightning to USB camera adapter in both use cases and it worked fine until I updated both my iPad Pro and my iPhone 7 to iOS12 (or 12.1 - I don’t know exactly because I didn’t try using it between the two updates).
    Unfortunately now none of them works with none of my adapters (I’ve got 2, both originals from Apple).

    It’s not just annoying that I cannot use my music setup since weeks, but I was searching for the root of the problem for days.
    If you don’t have multiple apple devices, multiple adapters and multiple connected devices that used to work, you cannot test out and therefore cannot be sure that the problem is with iOS12, and you can keep searching for the cause till the end of time.

    Even more annoying is that the adapter actually works fine for about 1.5 minutes before it stops working and sends the error message “this accessory is not supported by this iPad” - how come, that it is supported for 90 seconds, then it becomes not supported any more?

    While I am eagerly waiting for an iOS update that solves this problem, I would like to be notified by Apple in similar cases so that I don’t waste my time trying to identify the cause of the problem in my other gear (USB cable, Mixer, keyboard). I have seen that hundreds of users keep complaining about the AV adapter not working since iOS12 upgrade, but I haven’t seen a word from Apple on these topics.

    I think it is lame customer experience and should be fixed asap.

    57 of 58 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USED to work

    • Written by Mallory M

    This used to work perfectly fine with my camera (Canon Rebel EOS t5i) but now it doesn’t. Ever since one of the recent updates on my iPhone 8, it doesn’t work directly from my camera to my phone. I’m pretty sure it has to do with a recent update (I forgot which one) because my cords and camera are fine. I’m disappointed and unimpressed.

    22 of 22 people found this useful