lightning USB camera adapter iphone 5S compatibility

At the Apple store in Bridgewater, NJ today, I asked what I needed to connect my Canon 30D to my iPhone 5S and my iPad Air. I was told and sold a Lightning to USB Camera Adapter.

When I got home, I plugged the camera and phone together. The phone reads Cannot Use Device: Canon Digital Camera: The connected device is not supported.

The connection with the iPad Air works.

Both iPhone 5S and iPad Air have latest iOS.

Any way to make this work for the 5S or should I return the cable?

Lightning to USB Camera Adapter

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  • Best Answer:

    Hi Joseph, It will now work. With IOS 9.2 Apple has brought the capability to directly transfer photos , videos etc from Digicam to any iphone using the lightning port (Read iphone 5 and above). Just update to ios 9.2 and enjoy

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  • This connector is only for the iPad. I tried it with my iPhone 5S and got the same result that you did.

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