All iPads Camera adapters not working?

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  1. Sven11 macrumors 6502a

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    I recently connected one of my SD cards to my iPad mini Retina, worked fine, except that it didn't recognize any photos, so I tested it with my USB drive with the same results. I also tried formatting the drives with both FAT32 and exFAT, nothing. What's wrong here?

    Both adapters are brand new and should work fine.
     
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  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    read online that the file name must be 8 characters long for the iPad to detect it
     
  4. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is...
     
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    Mostly .jpg, but also some .png.
     
  9. Indydenny macrumors 6502

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    Works!

    Just checked this. I don't normally use mine to import photos unless I'm traveling. Took lots of snow photos yesterday and just connected to the iPad with the SD/lightning connector.

    The iPad (rMini) read it quickly and downloaded the photos that I choose, seamlessly.

    I'm guessing its a problem in your iPad or connection.

    Regards,
     
  10. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My two camera connectors and iPad are brand new, there shouldn't be a problem with them. Otherwise at least one of the camera adapters would work...
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    do the files have to be in a particular folder for the iPad to read them? like a DCIM foler, or can they be right on the root of the SD card
     
  12. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had them in no folder at all, was that the problem?
     
  13. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    just a suggestion not sure if its whats causing your issues
     
  14. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    read this on the apple support page
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4101


    About file formats

    Only device-created files are supported. If you copy files from another device or manually edit or rename files on the digital camera or SD card, the iPad may be unable to detect and import these images or videos.
     
  15. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So the iPad doesn't support the photos made on my iPhone?
     
  16. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yes it would but you have to connect the iphone directly into the ipad using the lightning - USB adapter

    you cant use you computer to move them from the iPhone to the SD card
     
  17. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yes, that works. :) But how about my non-iPhone or older iPhone photos on my USB drive?
     
  18. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    you can use an app like FileBrowser to move them from your computer by connecting to it remotely
     
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    I bought one of these adapters too, thought it was cool, tried it once, didn't work, haven't tried it since :(
     
  20. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, got it by simply creating a DCIM folder and putting all my photos into it! :)
     
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    awesome, glad you got it working
     
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    Thanks, I'll try that :)
     
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    It is also my uinderstanding that even the latest iPad does not, with the adapter, accept the higher capacity SD card like the SDHX.

    This is something that Apple needs to fix. All of my cards are larger except a few. I have to use a 8 or 16 gb card for it to work.
     
  24. charlituna macrumors G3

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    The software is set up to only detect SD cards used in a standard camera. So if it's just a card with a pile of photos it is likely not seeing anything because the camera app is looking for the whole folder structure
     
  25. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Captain, I already found a solution by creating a DCIM folder containing all my photos.
     

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