• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by Maryann J from Wallkill

    As of today, I’m not having issues but still could as I haven’t tried somethings . Wouldn’t import and pixeled photos, a few things I tried when I thought it wasn’t working right are...I plugged it in my phone and when viewing my photos they were all pixel and distorted. Fix.. I took out the card reader from iPad and the SD card and noticed the little SD printed on cable was not on top so I turned cable around with card picture ( little grey SD card that’s showing way to insert) was facing up and plugged in adapter and then my SD card..and than picture were clear and it imported in couple seconds into my iPhone the selected photos. Enlarging the thumbnail is tricky but you can do it. A real pain to make it work this way ..fix..use your two fingers and swipe outward like you do on some things to enlarge. If your fingers are big than might not be so easy. It would lead you to believe they can’t be enlarged, just have to fight with the friggen thumbnail.
    My husband has the Pro and imported in a flash from His Nikon.
    Haven’t went past this point yet but hoping I’m not gonna suffer the painful experience most have here.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by Matthew B from Juneau

    This is a SD Card downloader in RAW format...all the negative reviews are from people who don't know how to use it. All you do is plug the SD card in, plug the adapter to your phone and the RAW files download to your phone. If you don't know how to process RAW files on your phone, this product is not for you..please refrain from negative comments as it works perfectly for what it is intended to do

    10 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    should be more easy to transfer

    • Written by Adam K from Westlock

    This device gets bad reviews due to poor description of accessory. Please should explain the abilities of accessories better for their customers.

    This device can only read one way, read sd card onto the apple device, for easy import or viewing of pictures.

    The real issue with this device is that, it can only read pictures that are placed in DCIM folder, otherwise you see nothing on screen.

    You could try to make up a folder with DCIM labeled name, but may not work.

    This device likes to see, DCIM folder made by digital camera, trail camera, or some device that will automatically create the folder for you on the sd card, while saving the pictures that are captured from that device into the folder.

    So tricking it by naming the folder DCIM may not resolve the issue.

    Therefore, this device is only good to retrieve photos from digital camera or trail cam for ease of access in remote situations where you have no computer available, otherwise use a computer to read the sd card files or use your apple cable to read files from computer, etc.

    If this is a privacy or security issue, Apple stop being so protective.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works great for what it is intended to do.

    • Written by Michael D from washington

    I bought a generic version of this and it was junk. This device is designed to import comparable photos and video into the photo app on your iOS device. It will NOT export photos. It will not photos tor video in formats that are incompatible with iOS. I use it for getting photos off my camera when I travel and it’s worked 100% of the time. It will NOT save any photos I take in a raw format because iOS can not process them. It works great for importing video I take in a mp4 format but it cannot import any proprietary format video

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product!

    • Written by Scott M from Morrisville

    I'm not sure what the heck all of you whiners are doing, but I plugged this into my iPhone X, my iPad Pro 10.5, and my 2nd Gen iPad Pro 12.9... and it worked perfectly. I popped my SD card in and the Photos app popped up on all 3 devices asking to import both my RAW and JPEG shots.

    Anyone that is expecting this to be able to offload data from an Apple device is misinformed. This is for viewing and importing ONLY. It is not a way to save space. Don't hope/expect it will do that. It won't. Besides, ya'll should know better by now.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RAW imports are useless

    • Written by Kenneth S from Hurricane

    i Import my photos from my canon 70d and it is fast but the photos are useless! They are so blurry you cannot view the photo at all. If I connect my cameras WiFi and connect the iPad to my cameras WiFi and import that way, the photos are clear and sharp. I was hoping for a simpler solution but I just wasted money.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not import Sony videos

    • Written by Tommi P from helsinki

    Ipad does not import Sony videos in XAVC-S format, making this adapter useless.

    20 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute junk.

    • Written by James S from Stamford

    I've only just bought my iPad pro and card reader purely for editing video and photos on lumafusion and affinity.
    At first the iPad displayed nothing with reader plugged in, tried everything to get it to work but nothing helped. I then submitted a returns notice as I really didn't expect to pay £800 for something so useless. Thought I'd give it one more go before I sent it back, nothing was different but it worked perfectly, brilliant I thought. Transferred raw images from camera fine along with some 4k clips from mavic. Went away on holiday took probably 10 short videos and maybe 15 photos, plug it into the sd card reader and it displays half the thumbnails followed by grey boxes with file type written in, I've clicked on the ones that are displaying thumbnails, selected import and it does it instantly, only to find an empty grey box in photos library that does absolutely nothing!? Absolutely useless waste of time. I'm hoping to return both iPad and reader as this is a real deal breaker.
    Not impressed.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work after ios 11 update

    • Written by Diego C from São Paulo

    Have been using my connector for years, working flawlessly... but after I have updated to iOS 11 it just keeps saying “accessory not supported”.

    47 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by Mukhridin B from tarzana

    I bought this thing working great if you want transfer FROM SD card TO IPAD PRO 10.5 no problem....
    BUT.......!!!!!!! If want TRANSFER FROM IPAD TO SD CARD YOU CAN NOT..... for me it’s unusable.... what the then buying this.... my wish was just take a photo or video on iPhone and transfer to SD CARD but NNOOO its works only with !!!!!IMPORT PURPOSE!!!!!!

    21 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Import More than 150 JPEGs

    • Written by Simon C from El Cerrito

    As a working professional photographer, I would like to rely on my iPad 10.5" and SD card reader for on-the-go shoots. However, this piece of junk cannot import more than 150 photos without crashing. Every time.

    I took the product to the apple store and they recreated the issue with two brand new iPads, with three different SD card readers, and with two different SD cards.

    Fix your product Apple, this thing would be so useful if it did not crash every time I used it.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Card reader stopped workin

    • Written by Alan P from Canterbury

    Like many, my card reader stopped working. My get around is to put the photos on a PC/Notebook and email them to myself. Or allow Google photos to upload to their cloud and then download to the iPad. What an awkward way to do something which was so easy.

    Also no use to many who want to transfer on the road.

    I am going to take my reader back ro the store for a refund as it now not fit for purpose. Maybe if we all do this it will encourage them to fix it

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad SD card reader

    • Written by Kin S from Ithaca

    I got the SD card reader from Apple. I can read all the photos on my iPad Pro, but cannot see the videos.... I am using Sony A7. Is there a way to see them? I would like to use the iPad Pro to edit the video. I hope that Apple can fix the problem

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked with my previous iPad - but not with iPad Pro 10.5

    • Written by Michael B from Siloam Springs

    I just don't get it - how hard can it be for Apple to get it's own products to work with their own products??? With my previous iPad (Air 2), I purchased several 3rd party SD card readers that would work for a bit then quit/die. I finally broke down and spent the $30 for the Apple version - and on my iPad Air2, it worked, and worked fairly well.

    But since upgrading to the iPad Pro 10.5- this thing is a worthless piece of junk. It simply isn't recognized at all by my iPad Pro 10.5 I've tried rebooting the device, I've tried different brands of cards, tried in different cameras - tried renaming files - I've tried everything - and it just doesn't work.

    I believe it is something to do with iOS 11 (and beyond) - as that seems to be a common denominator in posts that are consistently bad here.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Update to iOS 11.3

    • Written by Suzanne M from EAST WAREHAM

    Just updated to iOS 11.3 and tried using my lightening to 30 pin sd card reader adaptor and it works. Must have been fixes because would not work previously.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have the new adapter. Still doesn’t work!!

    • Written by Dorrell T from Wichita

    I bought one of the new lightning to sd card dongles and still get no access to my photos but it works just fine on my iPhone 7. Both are on the same iOS version.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New ones work great, some folks with older dongles may need to upgrade

    • Written by Eric S from Littleton

    I just (re)bought this, and the new hardware works fine with an iPhone 6s, iPad Mini 4, and iPad Pro 10.5"

    Based on some of the one-star reviews, I think people are using this listing to complain about older, similar products. Bottom line, some of them (namely, the old 30-pin SD card reader combined with a Lightning-to-30-pin converter) no longer work after upgrading to iOS 11. I'm with you, folks -- the obsolescence of the old "Camera Kit" hardware is a sad thing. But, it's time for us all to get over it and upgrade to the new hardware -- you'll be so glad once you have.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Accessory not compatible

    • Written by Giovanni E C from Calgary

    I have always used my Apple lightning to 30 pin adapter for saving pics while on vacation and to view and share. I tried it with new iPad Pro and error message of “accessory not compatible” appeared. I discovered if I plug in the lightning adapter in alone first and the connect the 30 pin card reader with the card already inserted into the already connected lightning connector I am able to perform the usual photo import as always.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed

    • Written by Ali A from Alliston

    I have been an apple iPad user for years and the attraction to apple was due to the fact that all of their accessories worked well with all apple devices. I was very disappointed on my trip to Antarctica to find that I couldn’t transfer my photos from my SD card to my iPad because I received an error message stating accessory not supported by this iPad. When I investigated this error message online, I saw a plethora of posts dating back to October of 2017 that the update to ios11 has made this accessory useless. Apple has had 5 months since the update to rectify this issue but has chosen not to. Are they going to introduce a new SD card reader so that everyone can rush to the store and buy it so that it is compatible with ios11? Shame on you, Apple.

    59 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can’t rate it 0

    • Written by Greg J from Launceston

    I have been a semi-professional photographer for many years now, when I travel one of the things I love to do is load my images onto my iPad and share on social media. That hasn’t been a problem until the version 11 update, now all I get is “this accessory is not supported by this iPad”
    I have been scouring the net for months for a solution with no luck. In the words of Jeremy Clarkson “HOW HARD COULD IT BE”
    Seriously Apple fix it. Lots of disappointed people, not good for sales or don’t you care

    53 of 55 people found this useful