• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work!

    • Written by Vikki L from Laguna Niguel

    This does not work! Does not work on iPad! Connector does not fit AirMac books! Don’t bother! Waste of time and money!

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work with 4K video

    • Written by Coen B from Rotterdam

    I can import my 20 megapixel pictures but can’t download 4K video files from my Phantom 4 Pro. Very disappointing. Apple please solve this!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work

    • Written by Warren J from Oxon Hill

    It simply doesn’t work. I am trying to import videos in mp4 format with an eight character naming convention and placed in a DCIM folder. The IPAD doesn’t detect the videos... I have a new IPAD 3 up to date with the latest operating system and Apple has gone silent. I fell for it, but you should not. Do me a favor and don’t make my mistake.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Suddenly stopped working after iOS update

    • Written by PAUL C from Redhill

    A big reason for buying my iPad Pro was to view and do minor edits to photos on the go. I have an iPad 10.5 pro and official Apple sd card reader which worked really well until the last iOS update when it suddenly stopped working even though the camera sd card and format of photos haven’t changed. It does however still work on my iPhone XR. I have tried rebuilding iPad and all the work arounds I can find mentioned on forums but still doesn’t work. So sd card reader works on iPhone but not iPad (which is useless to me). This is my second Apple sd card reader as the original 30pin one also stopped working on my old iPad after a certain number number of iOS updates. Very disappointing from Apple.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by Max D from Eindhoven

    Tried two, with a Sony A7iii, doesn't work. Tried several cards as well, multiple formats etc.etc. Why is it so hard to implement something SO basic with Apple?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work after iOS 13 Upgrade!!

    • Written by Stephen C from PARIS

    I upgraded to iOS 13.

    When inserting it, it does not show the "import" tab from the app Photos.
    I need the card reader for, working on my professionals pictures, importing 4K video for editing, so the fact it doesn't work with the new OS is a disaster.
    When I read all the complaints about this adapter, it's always after an upgrade; Apple can you please explain us what is the workaround to make this expensive adapter work after an upgrade?

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my iPhone 8 iOS 12.3

    • Written by Natalie S from Toronto

    So I know the instruction book only refers to iPad, but I suspect it would take up A LOT of room to type out every. single. compatible. product. I also read that iOS 13 or later doesn't work, my iOS is 12.3 so it was fine.

    Following the instructions EXACTLY as they're written:
    1. I insert the SD Card (32gb Kingston, SD HC 30MB/s) into the Adapter
    2. I plugged the adapter into my iPhone 8 (screen already on and on the home screen, when I did it with my phone locked it didn't load anything and I had to unplug the adapter and plug it back in)
    3. Waited a second or two, and the Photo app launched automatically with the images on the card and I could select what to import.


    Using this when I'm on vacation so I can transfer some photos from my Canon camera to post on IG or FB while we're away or send to my family so they can see what my toddlers are getting up to.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Possible fix if the SD Card reader stops working

    • Written by Ron V

    This product worked then stopped working. What I did to get it working again was to set the correct time on the camera, it was set ahead of the correct time. Once I did this it worked again!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid upgrading to iPad OS 13 if use this. Otherwise good. APPLE FIX BUG.

    • Written by Paul H from ossett

    I upgraded to Ipad OS 13.

    Not only doesn't this work in Ipad OS 13 (and seemingly IOS13) but upon inserting it, it totally locks the lightning port so it will then not even connect to a charger or a computer until reset.

    I need the card reader for importing 4k video for editing, so the fact it doesn't work with the new OS is a disaster.

    BUT this is beta software, but its public beta so that should be sorted.

    Apple please fix this major bug ASAP. I had a heck of a job rolling back my software to 12.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on IOS 13

    • Written by Jonathan N from Los Angeles

    I have used multiple sd cards and it will not read any of them on my iphone x using the IOS 13 beta testing.
    Tried it on another friend’s phone with the beta test and works completely fine

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read and Learn

    • Written by Steve N from Sydney

    All the negative reviews about not being able to download are written by people who need to read Edward de Bono (lateral thinking). If you double click the home button on your i-Thing and close the Photo program after your first foray, amazingly all the photo's on the SD card appear!
    Not rocket science guys but you do have to restart "Photo's" every time you want to use it - the device does everything it claims to do if operated correctly. I've used it on i-Pad Mini 5, i-Phone X, i-Pad Pro and have had no problems at all. Camera's have been Sony and Panasonic in both RAW and J-PEG.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work. $30 wasted

    • Written by Steve K from New Bern

    Bought Apple's Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader today for a trip I'm starting in three days. Plugged it in with an SD card with one JPEG from my Canon, it shows up on the screen of my iPad Pro (IOS 12.3.1), lets me choose it to import, then does nothing except give me "1 Item Remaining" and offering me to "Stop Import."

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Harun G from London

    I have bought 2 of these devices now, neither of them work. If you think your doing something wrong your not. Despite what people are saying about formatting they are also wrong. I have tried RAW format which failed, I tried making sure my SD card images were in a DCIM folder which they were. I tried the device on my I phone 8, 7 , I pad AIR all running on the current 12.3.1 update. NOTHING WORKS. I would genuinely suggest if you want the ability to reliably be able to do this switching to a another device that uses SD cards for storage as Apples closed system will not allow you the flexibility you will need.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

    • Written by Eric P from North York

    iOS 12 on iPhone 8 Plus & iPad 6th gen, import RAW from Nikon 5100 to Photos. Works like a charm!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should

    • Written by Axel R from Garden Grove

    I have been using it to transfer videos and photos from my camera to my iPad Pro 10.5. So have not really encountered any hiccups. It’s fast, reliable. I will warn you, not all file types are readable. I used AVCHD for a while, but couldn’t figure out why it was not reading until I changed the file type to mp4 or mov. Either way it is still great and works if you don’t have a computer on the go.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting sd card reader

    • Written by Adrian G from Harleston


    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme sd card not uploading

    • Written by gavin I from Bridge of Weir

    Hi folks some good info on here. I bought this device yesterday and it’s great for basic sd cards absolutely superb upload speed. However I have 2 faster SD’s for my camera and the images are showing on the iPad screen but haven’t uploaded it’s almost like they are frozen. I can’t seem to solve the issue and I need the faster cards for my camera. Otherwise would have been 5 stars. I tried deleting the images off the screen however it sat with the whirling wheel on the screen and did nothing for over an hour?! Good piece of kit for the basic sd cards.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with MP_ROOT folder

    • Written by Ziwei Y from Hong Kong

    It only recognize DCIM but not MP_ROOT folder, where most SONY cameras put the video in.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by Thomas M from Brooklyn

    Guessing iOS 12 has been updated since all these scathing reviews have been written. Just bought mine to replace the old 30 pin camera connection kit and it seems to be super fast with no issues. (I tried really hard to not say 'as fast as lightning')

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    • Written by Benjamin C from Kapolei

    I bought this item at Best Buy 3 weeks ago and at first i doubted if it really works because of bad reviews but i bought it anyway for my iphone xs max. I shoot raw and i could transfer all the raw pics to my iphone. I had my phone updated to ios 12.3 last night and tried again today, good to say it is working transferring my raw pics.

    2 of 2 people found this useful