• 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.

    45 of 56 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!!!!

    22 of 26 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.

    13 of 15 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.

    22 of 23 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.

    30 of 41 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.

    2 of 4 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

  • 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 8 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.

    17 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like magic

    • Written by Will L from San Diego

    I am using this with a 2nd gen ipad mini + ios 11.1.2 + Sony A100 DSLR

    It just works. Plug the camera in, turn it on, the ipad mini immediately shows the photo import screen. It imports photos FAST and then I can delete them off the camera. Quite happy with this.

    So many disappointed people posting 1 star reviews. I didn't have an alternative so I took a chance.

    11 of 16 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.

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

    39 of 44 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so "Universal"

    • Written by Christopher C from Orange

    Apple seems to have crippled this USB adapter. I'm just confirming what others have commented on this pretty much being useless. I was not able to get a successful connection on any device I tried connecting to my 10.5 iPad Pro (USB Stick, USB SD Card reader, USB keyboard, etc). The iPad would return messages saying they would all require too much power. Just terrible, and useless.

    It is promptly going to be returned and I will look elsewhere for a solution.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't make this work

    • Written by William G from Minneapolis

    Connected to iPad and iPhone and neither worked. Got message that there was not enough power. Tried all setting fixes suggested in reviews and still no luck. Will be returning this item. Very disappointed.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised.

    • Written by Kevin L from Berlin

    Just got his adapter yesterday for my iPad Pro 10.5 and it works perfectly. I’m running iOS 10.3.2 and I’ve had no issues like others have mentioned. Photos app pops up not too long after you plug it in, pick the images you want to impor, and it does the job. Imported about 1200 high res images in about 3 minutes or so.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Nick M from Auckland

    'Requires to much power' message is displayed when connecting GoPro to iPad so is completely useless.

    15 of 23 people found this useful