• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Savannah

    I wanted to backup my camera photos to the ipad and work with them. This only allows you to import into the camera roll - not any other apps. AND - it reduces the files size. I tried importing several jpgs in excess of 4 meg apiece and it reduced each one to less than half a meg. Just unacceptable. It should allow me to import into any photo app at the full resolution. It's not like this adapter is $2.00. If you only want lo-res snapshots you won't be disappointed. You are slipping in the polls Apple - and it is deserved. Lately it is one frustrating update after another and nothing but difficulty getting your products to work.

    344 of 402 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited compatibility.

    • Written by from Seattle

    I have a SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC 64GB, and it says card not supported. Used in a Sony RX-100, shooting raw (ARW).
    Most camera products provide compatibility information before you buy. This incompatibility makes my mini iPad (64GB) useless as a travel tool. All these products are current and theoretically top quality. Why don't they work?

    204 of 227 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for 64GB SDXC card

    • Written by

    Bought this adaptor hoping to download pictures from my D7100 camera. Yet found that it cannot read SDXC card beyond 32GB.....really becomes a white elephant...nice to see, poor to use

    168 of 181 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    False Advertising by Apple on "SD card reader"

    • Written by from Brampton

    I had no idea there was a 32GB limit to which SD card it could read. I have a 64GB card and plan on getting a second 64GB card for my holidays, only to learn after the fact that this "SD card reader" can't read SD cards! After thinking I had a faulty product, find through reviews here that there is a limit - 32GB and lower. An overpriced, inadequate product by Apple.

    165 of 189 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt work with 64 gig! Rubbish

    • Written by from Stoke-on-Trent

    If apple had stated that this does not work with 64 gig cards I never would have bought it! Completely pointless me having it now unless they have a magical update coming that will fix the issue.

    Wanted to use it to transfer different videos off of my GoPro and naturally with it using quite a lot of data to record HD video I spent a bit more buying a 64gig card.

    If it worked it would be a great (but very overpriced) item but now its just an overpriced piece of junk. Thanks Apple!

    138 of 150 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work and is expensive...

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Bought this to edit/browse photos from my two SanDisk 128 GB Class 10 SD cards...find out it doesn't work with anything better than a 32 GB card. Haven't tried a cassette tape on it yet.

    Really, Apple? Really?

    Two things need to be fixed: it needs to read newer cards, and enough with the "has to be formatted like a camera photo" bs. Give us what is most useful, not what is most profitable, or I swear my next tablet will not be an ipad...

    118 of 146 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One way transfer

    • Written by from SACRAMENTO

    I'm becoming annoyed at apple's habit of glossing over these accessory capabilities, as well as their assumptions about my wifi access. You can transfer pics TO an ipad, but not off. You must use icloud or dropbox to transfer photos, which seems easy, IF you have wifi, which is not the case at my work or school! To print a single image, I have to plug the ipad into a computer, download the files, then transfer them to the sd card for use elsewhere. All this because they don't even give you an option to transfer ANYTHING off without wifi or a computer, which kinda defeats the purpose of having an ipad. Beware.

    115 of 147 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Found an alternative solution !

    • Written by from Leicester

    Having tried the Apple connection kit with a number of SD cards and couldn't get it work with my iPad 4 with the iOS 7 update. I almost gave up hope. Then I stumbled upon a YouTube video with someone using an aftermarket connection kit. I did a bit of research and found one on eBay. I wasn't holding out for success but it worked ! Come on Apple if there are others that can make it work why can't you? The item I purchased was a quarter of the price your your option and it works.
    I think Apple are missing a big opportunity here as customers ad getting frustrated and having to resort to other Market solutions to get a simple transfer from a camera to ipad connection. Not good enough.

    64 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone 6+!

    • Written by from Gregory

    I am dismayed to discover this SD Card Camera Reader does not work with my new 6+.

    Why does Apple forbid the use of their own SD Card Reader on their flagship iPhone?

    I've let Apple know my disappointment at their feedback page and encourage others to do so as well:

    57 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone 5

    • Written by from New York

    But for the life of me, I can't imagine why Apple would prevent it from working with the iPhone 5. This would have been the perfect solution for me to upload my high quality DSLR pics for editing with iPhoto and then on to the internet remotely, but for some reason, Apple does not allow this item to work with the iPhone 5. Guess I'll have to buy an EyeFi. Seriously, Apple, why not?

    89 of 136 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad mini retina or iPad 4 or iPhone 5S

    • Written by from Longmont

    none of my apple iOS 7 devices recognize it. My iMacs and Macbook pro recognize it without a problem. pictures, videos taken with multiple cameras and videos taken with goPro do not work. The iOS 7 devices simply can't read it.

    Was using 32GB SanDisk extreme.

    64GB ipad 4
    64GB ipad mini retina
    32GB iphone 5S

    none worked at all.

    45 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lebanon

    Does not work with iPhone 5. Does not work with memory cards bigger than 32gb. I have a pair of 64GB SD (one's SDHC, one's SDXC) that are both useless.

    52 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Lexar SDXC cards

    • Written by from Advance

    Definitely mixed reviews on this item. Apple support said the adapter "should" work with SDXC cards. I'm using a Nikon D800E with Lexar 64GB SDXC... inserting into an iPad 4. Tried formatting card from computer, have used JPEG and RAW formats- no luck. Support, although polite and courteous, was not able to find a solution.

    46 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product name is misleading

    • Written by from Yarralumla

    This should be called "iPad lightning to SD card reader". I went to the apple store in Paris, asked for an SD card reader for my iPhone. I pulled the iPhone out of my pocket, showed it to them and they sold me this. Which doesn't work. Now I'm hundreds of kms away, can't upload photos off my card for my family. Either make the title more explicit, or fix whatever issue is stopping this from 'just working' the way the rest of the Apple family does. Not good enough Apple. If I read 'lightning' and 'SD Card' am I not entitled to assume that a device with a lightning port could use this to read from an SD card?

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Get It To Work

    • Written by from St. Albert

    I downloaded photos from my Windows PC to a SD card. I then tried to transfer from the SD card using the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader to my iPad Air. It recognized that I had connected the cable but it couldn't read or see the photos on the SD card. I looked at some of the reviews here to see if I was doing something wrong. The initial card I tried was 32 GB; didn't work. I tried an 8GB card; didn't work. I checked the file names on the 8GB card and all complied to the one suggestion below; didn't work.
    I went to my Apple dealer where I bought the iPad and this cable reader and their response was that the card had been formatted by my PC and that's why the iPad couldn't read it. They suggested that I re-format the card in my camera and then try it again. I did; it didn't work.

    From the other reviews I've read here, success is certainly not consistent (hit or miss) so I would have to say that the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader is not a good product. Unless someone can provide a solution that is guaranteed to work, then I would recommend not buying.

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with IOS 8!

    • Written by from Farnham

    No longer a recognised device since my upgrade to IOS 8!

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from washington

    Have an Ipad Air and it doesn't work. Tried several different cards. The album page will pop up, but doesn't see the sd card. Apple should include a slot for a card in all their tablets.

    40 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blocked from using with iPhone. *Unacceptable.

    • Written by from Seattle

    I am by far, one of the most loyal users of Apple products. But being blocked from transferring photo/video from an SD card to the iPhone is not acceptable. Please correct this. Warmest regards, The Customer

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Vancouver

    I bought this for my 64gb iPhone 5s to unload my photos off my sd card. I assumed this would work for it! It did not support it at all. This is stupid. It's a lightning to SD card reader! I have 64 freaking gigabytes of memory! What's the point of having so mic space if I cannot use this. I'm mad that apple limits this to only iPads... It should by iPad SD card reader.. Not lighting.

    45 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't Work With iPhone 6 Plus

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have used this (and it's 30 pin predecessor) on the iPads that I have owned. I purchased the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus and sold the iPad. I was very disappointed that this device will not work with my iPhone.

    32 of 37 people found this useful