Apple A1619 - USB to Lightning Adaptor

Hoping a knowledgeable Forum member may know…

Just bought an Apple A1619 adaptor - which will work fine with my iPhone X. The phone will charge on pass thru; the Phone can ‘see’ a USB stick if I plug it in. All Good… :slightly_smiling_face:

However… with my iPad 6th Gen, the iPad will not charge (tried several leads and both iPhone and iPad chargers) - and the iPad says insufficient power with the same USB stick connected. The iPad charges fine with the same lead/charger if connected directly.

I tried a USB Hard Drive and my DSLR (Nikon D7000) - but neither of these would work with my iPhone.

Is it me… or my iPad…? Or is my A1619 not playing correctly…?

Any ideas or views… welcome… :confused:

Yesterday’s update might help… “It also fixes an issue that prevents charging with the Lightning to USB 3 Camera adapter.” :blush:

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What version of iOS are you using? There was a recent update that fixed an issue where Lightning to USB adapters failed to charge the device.

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That is the error message that IOS 16.5 produces, but as others have said, IOS and IPADOS 16.5.1 have the fix included.

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@Kevin , @ChrisSU , @davidhendon - Thanks. My iPhone updated itself earlier today - and will work with a USB stick, and charge, via my A1619. Which suggests its OK…? Perhaps asking too much to power a USN HDD…? But would have thought a DSLR would be OK…? Maybe just too old…?

Is there a similar update for the iPad…? Checking… Yes…!!! Lets try it…!!

This could be it… Thank you…!!!

(f4&kin software… :rage: )

PS. My iPad is ‘new’ to me and I didn’t have the Settings icon visible… So I didn’t know there was an update… Will fix this, once the update is done. And I will report back if the Charging issue is fixed.

iPad update to latest iOS (16.5.1) - done… :slightly_smiling_face:

Plugged in charger via A1619 - iPad charging… :grinning:

Plugged in USB stick - insufficient power, with iPhone (standard size) charger… :slightly_frowning_face:

Swapped to iPad charger - USB stick recognised by iPad… :grinning: :crazy_face:

So… the A1619 is working. Just need to find out how to get an iPad or iPhone to talk to my Nikon D7000. Or a HDD.

That all sounds about right. You will struggle to charge an iPad on an iPhone charger even without anything else plugged into the port.

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Mine charges OK, albeit slowly. But I have bought it the bigger iPad charger. The iPad was an eBay purchase and came with its original box and lead only. Am now buying it some Toys… :grinning:

I think it is a limitation of the lesser iPads. My iPad Pro is happy to talk to any HDD I tried, although I tend to use SSDs these days.

I would expect you to be able to see a Nikon 7000 with your iPhone and a camera adaptor though. Did you try the iPad charger on that too?


Yes, just re-tried it. The iPad is charging. The D7000 is on the 1619’s USB port (via a known good lead) - but the iPad sees… nothing.

Can your iPhone see the D7000?

You should be able to get the iPad to see an SD card (or whatever it is that the 7000 uses).


I tried a very old Card Reader, but my Windows 11 PC won’t read an SD Card from the D7000 - and the iPad cannot see it. Its very old… And probably isn’t recognised by Windows 11 and/or it cannot read modern SD cards.

I will start looking for an Apple SD Card reader…!!

Apple A1595 - :slightly_smiling_face:

(eBay is my friend again…)

My Apple SD Card Reader arrived today - Apple A1595 (SD Card to Lightning).

Works… :slightly_smiling_face:

Effectively, I ‘wasted’ the money I spent on the A1619 USB Camera Adaptor - which works with a USB stick - but will not ‘play’ with my Nikon D7000. Whereas the SD Card Reader will reads the D7000’s cards directly, no prob - with no additional power needed.

Hmmm… :thinking:

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