Any change in the sd to iPhone issue?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by emokidsloveme, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. emokidsloveme macrumors newbie

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    I have a dslr and a great point and shoot. Now I have an iPhone and I've just found out that I can't upload my photos from my camera to my phone for quick posting in the field. Am I wrong? Does someone have a solution? I used an otg cable and card reader with my android and I just assumed Apple would have something similar. It seems odd that they would block something so obvious on a 6+ which is big enough to be a Phablet. I don't understand making a Phablet that doesn't do something so simple. HELP!
     
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  3. emokidsloveme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That would not get the photographs off of my sd card and directly to my phone when I'm away from my computer.
     
  4. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    You're right it wouldn't but to my knowledge you have never been able to transfer files easily onto an iPhone or iPad via drag and drop off an external storage device. That is well known because neither are open source and have the architecture to have an open file system. There might be some kind of card reader out there but I am not sure I'd trust it.
     
  5. emokidsloveme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You can transfer using an iPad the camera connection kit sold by Apple has an sd car reader. I honestly didn't think this would be an issue with a phone in 2015. Honestly, who would drag around an iPhone 6+ and a mini? This is just a ridiculous limitation.
     
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    I can't say I have ever need to do it but yeah it sounds pretty limiting if you can do it on one and not the other. I dabble in photography too and generally take my laptop around, but only because I use Lightroom and its better for quick editing than app software for the phone. If you are limited in what you can carry then I agree this problem is annoying. Hope you find a fix.
     
  7. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Cameras have been coming out with built-in wifi or means to transfer. There are also wifi-enabled SD cards out there. You'll need to study the details of those cards because of varying feature sets.
     
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    I have an Eyefi and its always been pretty flaky. It's also tricky to switch between devices. I too was hoping that there was an sd card reader that would work...hope this limitation gets changed in the future.
     
  10. FumbleDuck macrumors member

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    I wouldnt go for the eye-fi. Various restrictions on file transfers and as highlighted above, notoriously flaky - not too mention expensive on top of that.
    i recommend the toshiba flashair cards. I've never had an issue and you can transfer what you like and they're cheaper. I have used them on Android and also on my iphone. You need to manually change wifi networks on ios to connect to the Flashair for some reason but hopfully thats a small bug to be ironed out (it switches back no problems when the camera is switched off). The companion app is great and keeps a log of what youve already transferred so great for just selecting new files to pull over.

    Edit: just a point to note, if you get a flashair card, do not let the camera format it - ever. You lose all the software for enabling the wifi network. I believe you can download some free tools to re-instate it but its a bit of a pain. Just do a multiple file delete on your camera. It meant a slight change in my process as I used to always format the cards once my image were transferred.
     

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