• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes it DOES work with iOS12

    • Written by Michael R from Salford

    I was a bit concerned buying the cable due to the two reviews here saying "don't but it doesn't work" etc, however that must have been a problem with just that release of iOS. I have iPhone8+ on the latest 12.0.1 release and the cable works perfectly - bought 22nd October 2018. I use it to connect my Chord Mojo DAC and it works flawlessly, so you can buy with confidence if you have any concerns about MIDI or audio compatibility.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow - they really have left the train at the station with this pos

    • Written by James S from Sammamish

    Have you ever heard of a USB adapter that won't read a thumb drive? Really - a thumb drive - extra memory, no moving parts...but the ipad pro says it uses too much power. So what exactly is it good for - don't waste your money - and time. Store employee should have been aware of this CRITICAL short coming and informed me that it was a useless piece of garbage....

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    requires USB hub to work

    • Written by Albert F from Timonium

    Did not work with Nikon Coolpix S9300. “The attached accessory uses too much power” popped up on iPad. Have since read in other comments that a USB hub/multiplier required. Not enough that the adapter is overpriced @ $29, but you need to spend another $10 for the hub. Ridiculous.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only useful for cameras

    • Written by Harry A from Madison

    The adapter will only transfer photos directly from a digital camera. If the photos have been copied to a PC and then copied to a chip, they can't be transferred to an Ipad. It took about 2 hours on the phone for Apple tech support to figure this out. However, one can upload photos from a PC to icloud.com which can then be accessed by the Ipad. No need to buy this adapter unless transferring from a camera.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Your experiences and opinions will help others make decisions ......"

    • Written by Don C from Englewood

    This Lightning To USB Adapter works perfectly - IF YOU USE IT PROPERLY. As Apple clearly states at the top of this Review page .... "Your experiences and opinions will help others make decisions before they make important purchases."

    Short & Sweet - and To The Point.

    As far as I know - ALL Apple adapters REQUIRE a small amount of Plug In Power or Bias Power which is supplied by the adapted device, BUT unfortunately iPhones and iPads (Lightning) draw power instead of distribute power; Therefore - adapters and devices that require power, i.e. USB Flash Drives, USB Hubs or USB-powered SD Card Readers WILL NOT WORK with this particular cable (Lightning).

    BUT if your intention is to download audio, video and image files from a POWERED device like a laptop, a desktop computer, a DSLR camera or an Audio Interface to your iPhone or iPad - "it's all good.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless piece

    • Written by ERWIN A from Redfern

    Initially I bought it to transfer photos from my camera to my iPad Pro for editing, I was going to buy the SD Card reader but staff at Apple recommended this USB to Lightning connector instead and said that could be used for USB stick to back up photos to. Tried a couple of different USB2 cables and both the camera and the USB stick, none works and keeps getting message the device uses too much power ????. I tried to connect a card reader via USB and get the same message. Wonder really what works with this connector then ?

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work - DO NOT BUY!!!!

    • Written by serguei M from baeretswil

    Does not work with iphone x or ipad pro and sd card reader- the most common use case!!!!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by Craig T from Seattle

    I purchased this to attach a DragonFly Red DAC to the Lightning port so I can play hires audio using TIDAL and the ONKYO hires music player. It works perfectly and the audio sounds great. No extra power needed.

    I also have the larger USB camera adapter with the additional Lightning charging/power port to use with my Canon 5DMII. My recommendation if you are looking to download photos you should buy that one. You will need to plug the adapter into power to make it go.

    I purchased this smaller one because it is more streamlined for my portable audio needs.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn’t do the job

    • Written by Robert S from London

    I bought it as apple store staff member on Regent Street in London told me that I won’t have any problems and I can try it at home as there is no way to try it in store.
    I got home just to find out that it doesn’t work for me. I paid, I tried, I will return it.
    Incredible waste of time as I couldn’t try it in store and now, I need to go back there on my expense in order to get my money back.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use with a Camera? Or as a Hi-Res Audio Connector?

    • Written by Jon M R from Wheat Ridge

    I use this adapter not for photos but for audio.

    I use Roon and Tidal for hi-res playback, attaching the adapter to my iPad mini. Then I plug a Dragonfly Red DAC into the USB output. From there I can power good headphones (ATH-M50x) for a wonderful listening experience. Plus, with the right audio cables, I can connect the iPad to an AVR, giving me two more Roon/Tidal endpoints.

    Works perfectly.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Canon 5D Mk II

    • Written by Christopher E from Portland

    I really wanted this to work for the situation I had: transfer images directly from my Canon 5d Mk II to my iPhone, via a mini-USB to USB cable, which connected to this Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. The 'Import' icon shows fine on the Photos app, and I can choose the photos to import; but right after tapping 'Import' the Photos app quits and goes back to Home Screen. It never worked no matter how many variations I tried.

    So my recommendation would be DO NOT buy this if you have the same situation. This camera is super-old technology-wise, so I'll just have to upgrade that first, lol.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works - DO NOT BUY!

    • Written by Jonathan A from North Shields

    This used to be a great product but no longer works since iOS 11.2. I'm now using iOS 11.3 and still all i get is the message: 'this accessory is not supported by this iPhone' - the iPhone in question is an iPhone 8 but it also stopped working on iPad and iPhone SE, all since iOS 11.2.

    Shame on Apple for still selling this!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocked but it works!

    • Written by Marke K from Ottawa

    I have repeatedly tried to get Apple's newer USB 3 adapter and the newer SD card reader to work and while both have fast transfer speeds in all of my tests they have consistently missed approx. 5% of the images in every transfer. My tests involved multiple copies of Apple's adapters, multiple sets of images and multiple cards. Every time the percentage of missed images was consistent and there was nothing unique about the skipped images to explain why the adapters couldn't detect them. My goal is to find a backup system for the travel that doesn't involve the cloud or a laptop so always losing 5% of my imagers at random wasn't an option. Apple store staff while finding my issue "interesting" were of no help in solving it and kept suggesting that the solution was wifi camera cards.

    As a last ditch effort, I decided to give this older unpowered adapter a shot. To my surprise it has so far proven reliable. In my initial tests is has consistently copied all images from my attached camera (Nikon DF) with a transfer rate of less than 1s per 20mb RAW image which is considerably faster than the wifi hub I've been using until now and only a bit slower than the newer adapters.

    This adapter does not work with a Sandisk micro SD card reader that I experimented with. It produced the "too much power" error. However, it does work with a cheap full size SD card reader that I had lying around.

    I will continue testing before I'll be ready to fully rely on this but so far it is doing what Apple's newer adapters failed to do.

    Note that all of my tests have involved an iPhone 7plus and an ipad Air 2 both running ios 11.2.6.

    I'm giving it 3 stars largely because of the hours I've wasted with Apple's other garbage adapters and because Apple still insists on crippling the device through the power restriction and the inability to export files out to other media. What happened to the promise of the file management in iOS 11 Apple???

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware does not read USB thumb drives

    • Written by Donald F from Northridge

    When they say camera adapter they mean it attaches camera USB cable that normally interfaces to the PC or iMac USB port to the camera. This attaches to the USB full size connector of that camera cable, then the adapter plugs into the Mac device, on the other end the mini or micro USB port plugs into the camera.

    The camera adapter cannot support anything else, like thumb drives independent of USB version (3.0 and 2.0). Very frustrating and is not recommended.

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my old Sony camera!

    • Written by Andrew M from El Paso

    I have an old Sony DSC-R1 camera that I love and I use for everything. I also bought a 9.7" iPad Pro that I also love. This adapter is perfect! I use the adapter and my camera's USB cable and as soon as I connect the iPad and my DSC-R1 the iPhoto app pops up on the display and I can transfer my pictures. I had to set the USB mode to PTP.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by Julian L from Potsdam

    It doesn't work with my card reader ( CF or SD card ) and also I try to connect my Canon D5 Mark || without succes
    Waste of time and Money. it's Incredible that apple produce a product that doesn't work, even with they own products

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my M-Audio 49 Keys keyboard...

    • Written by Dave S from Edmonton

    Bought this unit after hearing it could be used to connect USB compatible keyboards to iOS devices, allowing one to take advantage of the many synth apps for iPads and iPhones.

    I plugged it in initially and received the error about not having enough power, so I plugged in a power supply into the 49 Keys and it worked beautifully.

    I tested it on a handful of synth apps, in addition to Garageband and it worked on all of them.

    I am very happy with my purchase for the requirement I bought it for.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    • Written by david P from eugene

    Successfully imported photos from Canon 5d III, GoPro Hero 4 and a cheap card reader connected through a powered USB port multiplier.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Practically useless

    • Written by Giulio C from Refrontolo

    This cable can be use to import-ONLY photos from a camera to an iOS device. It can be also used to connect something as an audio unit, but will not recharge the battery of your iOS device, so you’ll have limited recording time before plugging it to a wall recharger.

    15 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A zero rating is what I need as it does not work.

    • Written by Darren H from Torrensville

    This is rubbish, unless Apple can correct me.

    It does not work with either Fuji X100T or a GoPro 5. I have tried connecting to an iPhone and an iPad.

    I get the message ‘the attached accessory uses too much power’.

    Apple is losing the plot selling such a basic accessory that does not work.

    1 of 4 people found this useful