iPad Pro ipados beta 13 on iPad PRO 10.5 - not enough powwer for external connections!

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  1. toxotis70 Suspended

    toxotis70

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    I just installed ios beta 3 to my 2017 ipad pro 10.5 and tried to connect (via lightning to usb 2 original cable from apple) some external usb flash, samsuung ssd t3, and several others disks too.
    But ipad keeps saying that it cannot provide enough power ... even on flash drives !

    Did anyone else installed ios beta 13 on any ipad with lightning port ?

    Can you try to do the same thing and tell us what happens... ?
     
  2. sparksd macrumors 68020

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    This is true and a feature/shortcoming of the Lightning connection. You'll have to use the USB dongle with the power input port.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

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    You need this, with power connected: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MK0W2AM/A/lightning-to-usb-3-camera-adapter
    It still may not supply enough power for all devices you want to use, however.
     
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  5. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Nope. I tried to use this multi-card reader: https://www.lexar.com/portfolio_page/multi-card-25-in-1-usb-3-0-reader/
    On iOS 12.3.1 with my 10.5" Pro, and even with a 30W power adapter attached, I got the insufficient power warning. I don't expect iOS 13 to change that, but maybe it will.
     
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    So what can I do, if I buy this adapter and my external disks doesn't work?
    Do I have to provide external power somehow?
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 604

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    You could probably work around it with a powered USB hub. (And how many accounts do you have?)
     
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    With what adapter?
    USB 2 or USB 3 to lightning?
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 604

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    It could only be the USB 3 adapter as there's no way to add power to the old USB 2 one.
     
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  11. chrism_scotland macrumors member

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    To be honest its not just a Lightning issue, I've tried 4 of my drives on my USB-C iPad Pro 12.9 and find myself having to power most of them, will probably pickup a smaller, lower powered drive thats just for iPad in future.
     
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    What kind of drives?
    SSD or HD?

    Portable 2.5"?
     

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