• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product I’ve had

    • Written by Nate H from Jackson

    Won’t even load jpg or raw files from my camera SDHC card even though apple says it’s compatible. What a worthless piece of junk.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work

    • Written by Mike G from Old Colwyn

    Bought to use as it shows... usb to iPad. But doesn’t work.. giving message... device needs to much power to work..or words to that effect.
    Waste of time and money that was.
    It might work for some... but directions should give more detail as to what might or might not work .

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works

    • Written by Merran P from Port Melbourne

    This used to work perfectly but now I just get a message this accessory uses too much power.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS update broke this

    • Written by Matthew K from Cumming

    The original Lightning to USB Camera Adapter worked fine with my camera for years until the iOS12 update. In fact, I bought the new Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with the power plug and that doesn't work either so it isn't a power issue. Do not waste your $30 - $40 on either of these until Apple fixes the issue.

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works with iOS 12

    • Written by Valerie P from Chula Vista

    Can't believe it, but they have an adapter that doesn't work with the latest OS. Now have no way to transfer photos from ANY camera to my iPad or iPhone. Thanks Apple! So glad I spent $30 on this.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad USB Camera Adaptor

    • Written by Blake P from Perth

    I got this USB adaptor to import photos from a USB to my iPad when I plug it in for a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 it “requires too much power” terrible considering it doesn’t even do its job! Really disappointed!!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to work with MIDI keys and mixer until iOS12

    • Written by Gusztav S from Budapest

    My use case is connecting Garageband on iPad to Yamaha MG12XU mixer to record/playback keyboard performance.
    Another use case is - when travelling - to connect a Swissonic Easykey 49 MIDI keyboard and play piano sounds I bought in Apple store.
    I used the Lightning to USB camera adapter in both use cases and it worked fine until I updated both my iPad Pro and my iPhone 7 to iOS12 (or 12.1 - I don’t know exactly because I didn’t try using it between the two updates).
    Unfortunately now none of them works with none of my adapters (I’ve got 2, both originals from Apple).

    It’s not just annoying that I cannot use my music setup since weeks, but I was searching for the root of the problem for days.
    If you don’t have multiple apple devices, multiple adapters and multiple connected devices that used to work, you cannot test out and therefore cannot be sure that the problem is with iOS12, and you can keep searching for the cause till the end of time.

    Even more annoying is that the adapter actually works fine for about 1.5 minutes before it stops working and sends the error message “this accessory is not supported by this iPad” - how come, that it is supported for 90 seconds, then it becomes not supported any more?

    While I am eagerly waiting for an iOS update that solves this problem, I would like to be notified by Apple in similar cases so that I don’t waste my time trying to identify the cause of the problem in my other gear (USB cable, Mixer, keyboard). I have seen that hundreds of users keep complaining about the AV adapter not working since iOS12 upgrade, but I haven’t seen a word from Apple on these topics.

    I think it is lame customer experience and should be fixed asap.

    46 of 47 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....

    24 of 30 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.

    19 of 22 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.

    17 of 20 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!!!!

    20 of 24 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.

    9 of 13 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.

    28 of 39 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

    21 of 29 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.

    23 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete piece of junk

    • Written by Deborah T from Las Cruces

    Absolutely will NOT work. I keep getting a message saying the device uses too much power. I tried using it after fully charging the iPad Pro. Nope. Still got the message that the device uses too much power.

    Is Apple trying to rival Microsoft for producing bad products? Sure looks that way.

    23 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge fail, waste of money

    • Written by Romy V from kesteren

    Don't buy... just doesn't work at all. Message "asks for too much power" keeps popping up, while I only have 7 photos on my USB. And then too imagine how much money Apple asks for this piece of rubbish.

    16 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS 11.2 has ruin my life.

    • Written by Gabriel F from Blackwell

    Since the iOS 11.2 got available as update to the iPhone 6+, my Lightning to USB Camera Adapter DOES NOT WORK!!
    It keeps saying that is not compatible, EVEN when it has nothing else plugged.

    I've try to plug another device to it (No positive results)
    I've try to restart the phone, and plug it back in. and IT DIDN'T WORK.
    After that day I tried again, and it magically detected the device I plugged. But I tried again, and it didn't work.

    WHAT'S WRONG?
    HOW CAN I SOLVE THIS? I WORK WITH THIS, and this problem it's making my work harder.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The connected device requires too much power

    • Written by Scott K from Vancouver

    The USB drivers could really use some work here. Running into the same issue like everyone else.

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars

    • Written by Yogen K from Sunnyvale

    I should have read the reviews before buying. Tried with canon, Sony and Panasonic cameras and camcorders. It imported only pictures but not videos. Import functionality also has the worst user interface. You can only see thumb nails and there’s is no bulk import option - so it’s useless unless you are importing only a handful pics. Connecting to my latest Casio keyboard through midi also did not work. Time to dump not just this adapter but also the iPad and stick to the PC. iPad Pro is not really for any pro work.

    28 of 36 people found this useful