• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You can connect a USB thumb drive

    • Written by Grant G from Johnstone

    I have an ipad pro 12.9 (2017) plus iPhone 11 and my little Samsung BAR Plus 128 GB Type-A USB 3.1 Flash Drive works flawlessy with both my Apple devices. You have to power for the thumbdrive to function though. I am using an Anker USB C Charger with an Anker USB C to Lightning Cable [6ft Apple MFi Certified] and it works great. Drive shows up under the files app where I can play, copy etc compatible files on my Samsung drive.
    As a test i played some 4k 60fps files direct from the drive and they played smooth as butter.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading USB 3.0 Still very SLOOOOOOW even with iPhone 11 and 'A13 CPU'

    • Written by Rafael Z from Cooper City

    Was previously using an iPhone 8 and this adapter and file transfers were extremely slow...
    Just got an iPhone 11 with 'A13 Bionic' CPU, the fastest in any smartphone right now and...
    Still transfers to an USB 3.0 SSD are very SLOOOOOW ...
    So is basically useless as an USB 3.0 device even with any iPhone (by now iPhone 11 should be USB 3.0 speeds and work with this adapter as such USB 3.0 speeds).
    I wanted this combination of iPhone 11 and this adapter to off-load video files off the phone in the field but this scenario is no-can-do.
    Is a lot faster to off-load files from phone to Macbook via iTunes 'File Sharing' (if the app supports that, like FilMICpro) and/or transfer to another iOS device via AirDrop, but this is not practical for me in the field because I would need another iOS device with a lot of storage.
    Maybe the iPhone 11 should have been released with USB-C port because for file transfers (and this adapter) are basically useless for transfers of large video files...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't let you connect a USB thumb drive (even on iOS 13)

    • Written by Rob J from Bristol

    In theory, iOS 13 allows the Files app to read files from thumb drives (usb drives)
    In practice - when you connect one to this - even if it is plugged in to a lightning port for power, you just get the message 'this accessory requires too much power'

    The only workaround I have found is to connect a powered usb hub to this adaptor, then connect the thumb drive to that powered hub.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not transfer files from USB Flash Drive

    • Written by Elizabeth R from Hamilton

    Error Message, despite being plugged into power source states that the device (USB flash drive) requires too much power.
    Wasted money, time, and expectations for iPAD Pro.
    Very disappointing limitation for iPAD Pro flexibility, or lack thereof.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for iPad mini 4. Fast

    • Written by Barbara S from Keene

    Works perfect for I pad mini 4 and Sony DSC 350 cam. I turn on iPad Attach cam adapter use my lighting charger cable plug in wall electric &cam adaptor
    Tun on camera. Plug usb wire in adaptor from camera. In cam adaptor That’s it. I transferred 260 photos less than 2 minutes. Click import Worth the 39 dollars. Must use the 2 plugs

    Thanks apple

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by James P from North Alton

    I got it to play Minecraft PE because it has keyboard and mouse options and the adapter said it can be used to plug in keyboard and controllers and etc. but didn’t do anything but let me not use an onscreen keyboard. Literally just for USB sticks and nothing else.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    • Written by Eric B from CALALA

    Works fine on my iPhone X but will not work at all on my iPad Pro. It is not even recognised. Apart from that, the iPad works fine, eg, it will link up with my Mac computers.
    Before you buy, try it on your device to see if the device will ‘see’ it.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    After updating to ios 12. Not working

    • Written by ARTSIOM L from Minsk

    After updating to ios 12. Not working. Apple, do something !!!!!!!! Please fix.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter to output audio to external DAC

    • Written by Donald Y from Chestermere

    I bought this adapter to output (MQA) Master Quality Authenticated audio from the Tidal app to my Chord Mojo DAC. It works flawlessly as it outputs the digital signal over USB at 96Khz/24bit to my DAC. Awesome sound quality. I initially plugged the adapter into my iPhone 8 and the phone indicated it needed an firmware update. I responded ok to updating the firmware and it has worked fine since. The ability to charge the phone while connected and playing audio to the DAC makes it a better buy than the previous camera adapter. It is a little bit clunky in terms of size compared to the old camera adapter but I mainly use my DAC at home connected to my Hifi system so I don't really mind. I have not connected a camera to the adapter so I cannot advise on that capability, but I am pretty sure it should work as intended.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does What It Says It Will Do

    • Written by Mike M from Worksop

    First off, don't treat this thing like the USB port on your main device (PC for me, you probably have an iPad) - your iPhone is unlikely to provide power to your USB headset, USB MIDI keyboard or whatever (although it depends on how much power the particular device needs). Cameras should be OK, since they get their power from their internal battery, as should a decent USB-connected device that gets its power from its own battery or an external power supply. So I tried a few combinations:

    Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Camera directly to iPhone: not only does it work (it has its own battery, of course), the iPhone automatically opens it up so I can immediately peruse the photos and videos thereon - helpful!

    MPOW USB headset directly to iPhone: iPhone message pops up, "Cannot use accessory / This accessory requires too much power".

    MPOW USB headset via a powered USB hub - worked fine (both phones & mic).

    Akai LPK25 MIDI keyboard directly to iPhone: worked fine with Garageband, including the arpeggiator.

    Akai LPK25 MIDI keyboard via a powered USB hub - again, worked fine.

    As for charging the iPhone, even with nothing plugged into the USB socket, it switches between charging and not charging every couple of seconds - and the iPhone makes a sound when it starts to charge; that can get quite irritating after a while.

    Five stars for doing exactly what it says it will do plus handling stuff via a powered USB hub, but minus a star for the charging/not-charging oddity and also for not being able to route power from a connected lightning cable plug to the USB socket.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    GoPro connection problem

    • Written by Mert S from Antalya

    It is a great device which I have been waiting for. However there is a compatibility issue with GoPro Hero 6 Black. When I plug the adapter into my IPad Air 2 IOS 12.1.1 (Currently most updated) to connect GoPro Hero 6 Black, Photos app auto launches then suddenly crashes. That’s all the thing. I tried to establish a stable connection with various cables however the result was the same. I coordinated with call center and then visited the technical support center too. It seems that my set nicely works with any IPad IOS 11.4 but nothing new. Hope to get an update.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Sony FDR-AX53

    • Written by Chris H from Santa Clara

    After unsuccessfully trying the SD Card adapater and the older USB adapter (without the lightning pass through) I finally went out and bought this one. Plugged in the camcorder and immediate recognizes my footage for import. Success!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has ruined this adapter with IOS12.

    • Written by Thomas J from Simpsonville

    I had been using his adapter to load recoded TV shows to my ipad. After the IOS12 update, this transfer no longer works. Also videos will not load from my USB 2.0 adapter either. It still works to upload photos from a SD card; however, I rarely use it for this. This adapter is now a waste of $40.

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Digital Audio Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital

    • Written by wave W from london

    Digital audio works connected to the Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC Player.

    Compatible with iPhone 5se and 6, plus iPad 4?(last version with the original shaped body) and iPad 5. Tested. The iPad 4? updated a driver.

    Digital sound signal is automatically transmitted from lightning connector to the USB connection. Then connect the Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC Player to your HIFI auxiliary.

    Connect the iPad usb power lead to the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter. The iPad power adapter has more power than an iPhone adapter. This enables the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter to power the Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC Player vial the USB cable. Of course you could use the power plug, however the engineer that designed the Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC Player recommended using the USB to power the DAC.

    The Apple engineer asked to add this information as they were unsure if it would work.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for me with Sony RX100

    • Written by Joern K from San Francisco

    So there are some menu settings that one has to activate for Sony cameras (at least RX100).

    Under Setup4 USB connection needs to be set to MTB, USB power supply to off.

    The USB connection setting requires CTRL with Smartphone under Network 1 to be off.

    It has video and photos in the import folder in photo. I got the power message once but just unplugging solved that.

    In a nutshell this needs to be much easier thats why I am knocking a star

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with IOS 12 as expected

    • Written by Jeevan Sai K from Hyderabad

    After IOS 12 update to iphone, the USB 3 Camera adapter doesn't work as expected. :(

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bug or future iOS12? No video import possible anymore

    • Written by Joerg B from Peine

    Since the update to iOS12 no video file will shown as importable. This was definitely possibel under 11.4 Now only picture files can imported.

    I`m very angry because only two days before the iOS12 update i bought the adapter cable. Now it`s unusable for me. I NEED to import the video files from my camera.

    .... and so many simpel USB sticks did also not work because "they need to much power". I pluged the power supply into the Lightning-to-USB_3 adapter but nothing change the "low Power" message.

    Very disapointing :(

    46 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for photo transfer

    • Written by Joe P from Bolingbrook

    Picked this up to transfer files from a dSLR (Nikon D700, Compact Flash card) to a 10.5" iPad Pro when traveling without a laptop. This will permit quick editing in Lightroom and also provide a backup of the data on the CF card.

    Tested connecting the camera directly to the adapter using a mini-USB to Type-A USB cable. Photos in the camera came up for import In Photos.

    Also tested connecting a Lexar CF USB card reader using a USB 3 mini Type-B to Type-A cable. Initially received a pop-up on the iPad that the device would work because it required too much power. Plugged a Lightning charge cable in and retried; import worked perfectly.

    In both cases, the files were added to my Photos Library (synced to iCloud) and also auto-imported into Lightroom CC (once I set up auto-import in the app) which syncs to an Adobe cloud storage account. Just the solution I was looking for when traveling without a laptop.

    I may find other USB uses for this adapter but it handles the task I purchased it for perfectly.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Uploading photos from USB stick (not camera-direct)

    • Written by Adrian C from Vancouver

    Seems to be designed to work only from direct camera transfer. But there is a workaround - thanks to George H from Orlando on the SD Adapter Reviews page:

    Rename photos with 8 characters - four letters then four numbers - ie XXXX1234.jpg The Photo app then will see them. Cumbersome, but it seems to work. (Have only tried with JPG so far)

    Also, I needed to plug in a charger to the adapter.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool to connect a DSLR to an iPhone

    • Written by Stephen H from Dawlish

    This adapter is a seamless way to use my iPhone SE 128gb as a hard drive for my Canon EOS 50D while on holiday. With the adapter connected to the iPhone just plug in the camera via USB and turn it on. Photos opens and displays all available images. Select and upload to phone. When free WiFi is available sync the phone with iCloud.

    10 of 11 people found this useful