• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SD Card Reader

    Starts loading and goes black after update. Custumer service said to reset DID NOT work. Will by another brand to load pictures and will not buy another IPhone or IPad. I know my few little bucks may not hurt apple BUT if enough people make the a customer statement we can.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    If you are a professional photographer and you were drawn to the reader because of all the "unbiased" reviews you saw online; think again. I bought this a few months ago and it has never worked completely. JPEGs will usually all get transferred to the iPad. However, if you are shooting RAW and hoping to import them to your iPad, and sync them with Lightroom mobile so you have a raw back up. It would be better to pass on the iPad and adapter and just get a laptop. Sometimes my RAW files never show up on the iPad and sometimes some of them show up. It is NOT A RELIABLE BACKUP. I have been on the phone with Apple support numerous times and I keep getting sent to "higher up" tech that can not offer a solution other than wipe your iPad clean and reinstall everything and see it that works... if not, we will address it in a future update. I will like I wasted $1000 on the iPad pro and another $29 for the adapter since I bought it specifically to backup and edit in the field.... Currently using a 2017 12inch iPad Pro with the 11.2.5 firmware update

    24 of 25 people found this useful

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple SD card reader

    Well, I received this for Christmas and expected this reader to work. My buddy bought an off brad from Walmart that worked great last fall. He downloaded an app and was rolling in about three minutes. This lightening adapter SD reader looked nearly identical.

    Actual performance was horrible. You couldn’t scan the pictures before uploading. Thumbnails you can’t enlarge just don’t cut it. Once uploaded, the pictures are cropped randomly and distorted. This was a huge disappointment. Seriously, SD card readers have been around for years and Apple couldn’t get such a simple thing right?

    In short, not convenient, effective, functional or recommended.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reader is not recognized any more after IOS 11 update

    Please fix this bug asap Apple!

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not work more

    I used the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit with the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter on my devices with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7, but today it stopped working on my iPhone with iOS 11.2.5, but it still works on iPhone SE with iOS 10.3.3, why did apple take this function?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for photo - not for anything else

    I bought this product so I could import all my photos onto my iPad, edit them, and put them back on the card. I also wanted to be able to use this for video, and this did not work. I also wanted to use this for documentation transfers, as I thought the SD card would show up in "files", but it doesn't

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work

    Loaded my RAWs onto the SD card, won’t recognize in photos app. Waste of my time.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    Just bought and it Stopped working with my sandisk sd, keep working only with the Kingston. Tried everything then I looked inside the reader and I noticed a pin that was lower than the others, bended.

    I raised the pin with a small metal object and then it started working again!!

    I must have inserted the sd on the wrong side and that bended the pin so there was no contact with the sandisk sd because they were thinner than Kingston!

    I wonder if all the problems here are really caused by iOS or if they are caused by my same error!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ex product

    This product works great and you can load photos in minutes. As far as the reviewer who used it for 3 years with no trouble and then had issues, I doubt if it's the cable's fault. They are cheap to buy as well. As far as I'm concerned they are a must in every camera bad.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SD reader no longer compatible

    I have used this product for at least 3 years with no problem. Then, all of the sudden, it’s not compatible to this iPad? My camera is the same, my SD card is the same, I haven’t done anything different. Clearly, this is a fail on Apple’s side

    54 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Just got it and has not worked once. Even though I have pictures and videos on my SD card, The IPad pops up with “no photos available”. Tried on two different iPads and an iPhone. Very disappointed. Will be returning.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed

    So I bought this as because I am a traveler and I like to vlog. I take pictures and videos of the many places I go and this worked for the first few times I used it. All of the sudden it would load an image all the way until I saw a green check them say "This accessory is not supported by this iPhone/iPad". How so apple? I am using an apple product to an apple device. this is very upsetting.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to Apple

    I used the SD card adapter for years and was very happy with it. Since the upgrade to iOS 11 it simply does not work anymore. I tried the work around but also that did not work. I cannot recommend buying this item anymore.

    45 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited functionality

    I use it to transfer photos (JPGs) from a Nikon DSLR to an iPhone, and that's all it can do for me. I would like to pull in RAW (NEF) files for manipulating on the iPhone, but this reader will not allow me to see them. Oh, well - just one more way that Apple infantilizes us.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working With iOS Update

    This was working fine. iOS updated and now when I try to import the photos that are shown to be on the card, my screen will just go black as the phone is downloading the photos. There is no rhyme or reason for this to happen out of the blue when it was working flawlessly before. Please address this issue, Apple.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    SD card reader-works on iPhone X

    Bought card reader to view game camera pictures. Works perfect for my application. Select and download to my iPhone X. Had a knock off cable that I used on the iPhone 6 but it wouldn't work on new phone. The Apple product works fine.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Uploads made easy

    I purchased this product to transfer photos from my GoPro micro sd card to my phone as the GoPro app can be temperamental when pairing wirelessly at times. I avoided having to upload pictures to my mac then back to my phone for things like Instagram uploads.
    Simple and easy to use, I placed the micro sd card into the sd card adapter so it would fit then into the lightning sd card reader, connected it to my iPhone and imported all my photos from the sd card to my phone within a few seconds.
    I would recommend this for people who use different types of cameras and want to upload the images to their device quickly and effortlessly.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great. Very Happy!

    Prior to heading out to buy the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader I thought I would check the reviews on the Apple website. Even thought the cost involved (A$45) is not great I didn't want to waste my time and money buying something that may not work as intended. Having read so many negative reviews I almost didn't bother making the purchase. However, I needed a way to easily transfer photos from my Samsung NX300M digital camera to my 12.9 inch 1st Gen iPad and my iPhone 6 Plus. Both devices are running the very latest version of iOS. I must say I was super impressed with how easy everything worked and the speed at which my pictures and videos transferred to my iPhone and iPad. I have no idea why so many people have given this product a 1 star rating. I don't doubt that they are not happy with the product but all I can say is that for me - it works great and I'm very happy!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very frustrating

    SD Card used to be great but now no longer works on IPad or IPhone.
    It just states “not compatible”.

    31 of 32 people found this useful