• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is not working on iOS12

    • Written by Frederik F from Glostrup

    This card reader is not working on iOS 12 ~ my iPhone Xs Max and iPad Pro crash when I use it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Steve K from Walton

    I bought a Mavic 2 Zoom drone for my own enjoyment last summer. I needed a way to transfer my videos and photos to my brand new iPad Pro that I also bought just for this project. I've traveled over 9500 miles around the US and many trips to the Caribbean and have made over 600 videos and over 3000 photos and every single time I transferred from the SD card from the drone the cable connected both with absolutely zero problems. The only thing I learned was to "keep" my videos/photos after importing and go to the iPad "photos" tab and open this and then go back to the "import" tab and "select all" to erase the SD card. This cable/adapter is great and I do recommend it.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to kind of work but is now LITERALLY USELESS

    • Written by Brent J from Colorado Springs

    I bought this about 2.5 years ago. Using it was a slow, painful, glitchy experience that left my photos in an inconvenient location with atrocious naming conventions. Today, I plugged it in to my iPhone X running IOS 12 and... nothing happened. I have tried every variety of plugging and unplugging, etc. and my phone will not even recognize that the device/SD card is attached. It is completely unresponsive, and therefore useless. I was seriously considering purchasing an iPad to start editing photos on while I travel, but if I cannot import photos from a memory card that idea is hopeless.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast transfer from Nikon camera to iPhone!

    • Written by Suzanne P from HOBOKEN

    Surprised at the bad reviews here. I've had this gadget for a couple years and find it indispensable. Pop in the SD card from your DSLR and a window should pop up on your iPhone that shows all photos on the card (unplug and replug if you don't see it). Simply select the ones you want to transfer to your phone. The transfer is lightning fast! Then select "Keep" so the photos remain on your SD card too. Voila! You've backed up your photos and you're ready for editing and sharing. (Even better if you automatically upload from your phone to iCloud and Google Photos to create additional back-ups effortlessly.) This gadget has worked flawlessly with my 6S and my XR regardless of updates. Note: I don't transfer video. The iPhone takes better quality videos than the Nikon!!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great performance transferring drone video

    • Written by John E from Hanford

    Using a 9.7 iPad running 12.1.1 - this reader works great for transferring DJI Spark video to my iPad....fast import using Photos app, no problems with a Sandisk Extreme Plus 32 GB micro SD card/Sandisk SD adapter. Extremely satisfied with the reader.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone Xs. It causes the phone to reboot.

    • Written by Donald T

    Every time I try to use the Apple SD Card reader it causes my iPhone Xs to reboot. Sounds like it may be a bug with ios 12.
    The Import photos screen comes up for a few second; then, the phone restarts.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening to SD card camera reader

    • Written by Jaime R from Austin

    I have used it just fine on my iPad Pro until the recent update. Now I can see the photos and videos, but I cannot transfer them.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Photos work great but I cannot get my video to work on it

    • Written by Corbin K from high point

    For photos it works great but I can’t get my videos to work on it if anybody can help please do

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work.

    • Written by Jon Øivind S from Stathelle

    Utter garbage. Won't read folders. It's an accessory for amateurs.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOESN'T work wit iOS 12

    • Written by Bryce C from American Fork

    I have had my adapter for quite a while, and it worked great! Until iOS 12 came out, I swear this is my actual experience. One day I plugged in my SD adapter to import videos off my camera to edit on my iPad, later I decided to update my phone and iPad to iOS 12 overnight, I woke up the next morning and tried to import more videos to edit, NO videos show up!!! Not even the ones I imported the day before on iOS 11! I have since upgraded from a 5th gen to a 6th gen iPad, and no luck. I called apple support and they told me it was a known issue of iOS 12 which gave me hope, but here we are 4 months later and 4 iOS 12 updates in, and no fixes!!!!!!!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    • Written by Mackenzie M from Shelby Township

    I just purchased this Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader yesterday and i could not, for the life of me, get this thing to work. I was ready to throw in the towel. Then, I read the instructions. Turns out, it doesn't work if you insert the SD card into the reader and then insert the lightning cable into the phone. You must first insert the reader into the phone and then insert the SD card. Works great!!

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader Review

    • Written by Robert J from Fallon

    Works! I use to import digital pics from my Sony Cybersot Digital camera to my iPad Pro (10.5) using 8GB SDHC card. Connects to my iPad Pro Photos app automatically! I am also using to import digital pics that I have converted from 35mm slides using a “Digitnow” Film scanner via a 512MB ScanDisk. Connects to my iPad Pro Photos app automatically— scanner labels digital pics as PICT0001.jpg, PICT0002.jpg, etc., but pics import to Photos apps with no problem. Excellent product!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought yesterday It doesn’t work...

    • Written by Sandro S from Roma

    ...both on iOS 12.1.1 on iPad mini 2 16 Gbytes and 12.1.2 on iPhone SE 32 Gbytes .
    Firmware version is 1.0.2 while hardware version is 1.0.0.
    Hope to give a better rate in close future. Now I’m disappointed.
    Any suggestion? Thanks for a prompt reply and a fix.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not work on IOS 12.1.2

    • Written by Hoang Duong P from Los angeles

    Erm. I have bought this for 1 year.
    Wnen my iphone 6s still in ios 11, it work perfectly, i could transfer 4K video from my gopro hero 5.
    Now in ios 12. It is not working, oh. Can not transfer 2k, 4k video from mavic air or gopro hero 5.
    But it work with full HD video. Why??
    Apple, please update or do something with Apple product...
    Thank you.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working on iOS 12

    • Written by Uriel B from Miami

    After upgrading to iOS 12 my lightning SD card reader doesn't work in my iPhone 8 neither my wife iPhone X.

    I tried the same SD card reader in another iOS device with iOS version below 12 and work perfectly.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stunningly ineffective

    • Written by Raphael S from Hebron

    contrary to the description, it does not import video. apparently there are workarounds. but as Steve used to say it “doesnt” just work. Ives has lost his way and we left with dongles and adapters for everything, many which are cumbersome at best...agh.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Michele A from Kelowna

    We bought this Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader on Boxing Day to upload my camera and videos to my phone. IT DOES NOT WORK. I have tried using it on my iphone 6, iphone 7 and our iphone 8 and our ipad.... It does not work on any of them.
    I recommend NOT TO BUY IT. Its a waste of money... and i'll be returning it to the store today. JUNK!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    • Written by Katie W from Gainesville

    I bought this product so I could import photos directly to my phone. I’m currently abroad in Africa and won’t be back in the states for at least 2 years. Carrying around my phone and small camera with this portable adapter seemed like the perfect solution so I wouldn’t have to carry my laptop with me everywhere. The adapter worked the first few times but now it corrupts the third photo every time I import photos. I can directly import from my camera to my laptop and have no problems. Except I have iOS 12 on my phone making it unreadable on my laptop until I update it to the new software system except I’m in a country that has slow internet connection making it difficult to do this. All around Apple has botched this experience and I will be looking for a new adapter as soon as possible and it will not be with Apple.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad will never replace a laptop at this rate...

    • Written by Robert G from Maryville

    Cannot read any file you want. Cannot not import any simple photo or video you want. Only for use with files straight out of a camera... Also, 30 DOLLARS?!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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 6 people found this useful