• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    New update renders accessory useless lightning to sd card reader

    I use the lightning to sd card reader daily on my iPad Pro and have loved it but since apple updated to latest software it no longer works. Still works on my non-updated iPhone 6. Apple need to fix this!!! ASAP!!!!!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Possible Work Around

    I have an iphone 5c running IOS 10.3.3. I had the same problems as a few other people. The first time I plugged in the card reader it worked correctly and every time after it tells me the device is not supported. BUT I found that if I follow these steps it works:

    Make sure the card reader has been unplugged for at least 30 seconds

    1) Open the photo app (the one that comes preloaded on the iphone)
    2) Insert the SD card into the card reader
    3) Plug in the card reader with the SD card already inserted

    When I do this the card reader seems to work correctly, I can upload photos and delete them from the card.
    Hopefully at least a couple other people have the same luck as me.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's not just the new one that doesn't work

    It's not just the new one that doesn't work. I have an older SD card reader that used to work fine on my 12.9" iPad Pro Second gen. After upgrading to iOS 11.2, it usually does not work with the error that this device is not supported.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    “This accessory is not supported (anymore???) by this iPad” (iOS 11.2.1)

    I bought the Camera Connection kit a few years ago (the 30 pin version) and when the lightning connector was introduced, I bought a lightning to 30 pin adapter from Apple.
    The Camera Connection kit was working without issues all this time, until I tried it on iOS 11.2.1 and 11.2.5 beta.
    I’m constantly getting the message “This accessory is not supported by this iPad”. (IPad Air 2 on iOS 11.2.5 beta1)
    I tried it on my iPhone 7 Plus on iOS 11.2.1 with the same result.
    I formatted the SD Card in the camera just in case although the last time it was also formatted in the camera and again the same result.
    Then I tried to connect it to my older iPhone 5 on iOS 10.3.3 and to my surprise it worked just fine!!!
    Apple just killed their own accessory!!
    I’won’t be surprised if a new SD Card reader is introduced soon to replace this jus so we spend more money to buy again the same things over and over!!!
    Totally disappointed!!!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work IOS 11

    Tried on multiple devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) at Apple Store on IOS 11.2.x. The Apple Store guy plugged in my 2 test SD cards into a MacBook and they both were reading fine and he could clearly see my Sd cards both had jpg and mp4 content on them. The only thing the photo app does is open to a blank screen to import photos. Worthless, let’s get this fixed Apple, why even stock this item in your store.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely disappointed. Can’t wait to get a windows laptop

    I photograph Jr and Varsity Volleyball. I used my iPad constantly to dump my pics onto, screen them, and then upload to my sales sight. Now it is a complete and utter hassle since the ios11 update. 100 photos, give or take, into importing Photos crashes, looses track of what is loaded, creates multiple last imported. Never was a huge fan that iPad doesn’t allow the viewing of photo sizes, names, dates but now with the crashing I’’m P’d off that I spent the money I did on this AppPad. A fix can’t come soon enough.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works good

    I use this to import pictures that I have taken with my g7x and Nikon dslr to my phone. My pictures still look like really good quality and the videos. Even though I’m updated on the latest iOS I haven’t experienced any problems such as others have wrote about. I keep it with me in my purse just Incase. (Cause I take more pictures on my point and shoot camera than my phone)
    I noticed for some reason when I had a Sony camera the pictures wouldn’t import and also was unable to import pictures from my address card from like 8 years ago that was taken on a 10 year old camera. So I’m wondering if it depends works better or for pictures or videos taken in a certain format. But anyway those cameras I don’t use much however if it did I would give it five stars.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to Love this Product Now its terrible

    I use multiple different types of trail cameras and have used this card reader in the woods for years... Never had issues until this year!!!!!
    its hit and miss. Sometimes it reads the photos but most of the time the IPhone 7 says that "This device is not supported"
    THIS DRIVES ME INSANE when I'm in the woods I have no other option to view my pics so I will likely have to switch products if this issue isn't fixed soon. I use these for business and I have 7 iPhones and 5 iPads which I replace often......

    From what I understand this is a pretty basic product and should be fairly simple for Apple to Repair

    please let me know when it is fixed

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My Apple purchased Lighting to SD reader not working

    I have been using this unit to read the SD cards I’m pulling out of my trail cameras all of a sudden I can not get my pictures to import just a blank screen that say import, then all of a sudden my phone or iPad switches to the collection folder. Can we please FIX this error that came with 11.1.at least this is when I have started to have this issue since 11/13/17 I use this reader almost daily with my work photos assignments. Thanks for your time in advance. I will not rate this properly until the System has it working again

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Satisfied.

    I purchased this after reading the reviews and realizing that most people, for what ever reason are having issues. I have at the time of this post copied and edited over 100 RAW photos with zero issues. I’m using a 5th Generation iPad that is on the current iOS (11.1.2).

    I’m not quite sure why people have been having so many issues but based off of my experience there are none. It is a simple peripheral that is doing as specified.

    It deserves a higher rating than it has received.

    2 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What is this wasted device in my pocket?

    I have this lightning to SD Card adapter for half a year and has been using it frequently with my Ipad PRO 12.9 64GB model. I love it so much, because I can show a high resolution image to my clients on site. But after I updated to this new version of OS it’s no longer working not even detected the device. I was panicking if things was broken down or something, but when I do some searching and reading it seem a lot of apple device have this problem after the updated.

    I’ve try every way possible to fix this problem even reset my ipad setting once but still no hope. So I hope apple will look at this seriously and fixing this soon, I mean it has been working just fine on my Iphone 6 running 11.0.3 i even test import on it and it work just fine!

    here is my set up for those who want to know
    Camera : Nikon D810 shoot in RAW, JPG, TIFF, uncompress raw( none of it work it must be the OS rather than the camera)
    APPLE DEVICE : Ipad pro 12.9 wifi 64GB

    I give this 1 star since IT IS YOUR OFFICIAL PRODUCT AND IT DIDN’T WORK!

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix this issue already

    This was working fine last night on my 8+, suddenly today it isn’t reading any of my cards. Is there going to be a fix for this? Clearly I’m not the only one experiencing issues with the reader.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Received today and was excited to try it out with my trail cam pictures. Video pictures will not play and the still pictures will show some, but not all. Wasted my money and disappointed in Apple. Tried in my ipad mini and iphone7plus

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with 5th gen iPad and iOS11

    I was a little anxious before buying this as I had seen a lot of reports that it had stopped working after the upgrade to iOS10.3.2. After an online chat with Emmet at Apple Support, I was reassured and purchased the reader. It worked first time. Mind you, I have not tried anything complicated, just reading pictures, and video clips, from the SD cards of a pair of Nikon cameras into the Photos app.
    My iPad is a Model A1822 running iOS 11.03

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally garbage

    Anyone need to be attended that when you using it to your iPhone, it will auto resized my raw file from 1.2MP to 1920x1280, it's ridiculous! if I deleted it after imported, i will lose all my original photos!

    -LUMIX-LX100 / 64GB SD card
    -iPhone 6ps

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nikon to iPad photo upload

    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?

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader

    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.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OS update has killed it (again)

    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.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as perfect as it should! Stop complaining!!

    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.

    4 of 18 people found this useful