Ipad users, come to my rescue!
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 6 years ago
I have an ipad and I have heard that there is an adapter out there that might let me transfer photos that I have on a flash drive on to my ipad.

Is there such a thing? If so, what's it called and does it really work?
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Posted by MRH (+1489) 6 years ago
The one we have is Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader. It is an Apple product, MD8222M/A. However, we've not use it yet, but will be using it in the near future.
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Posted by Kacey (+3159) 6 years ago
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2305) 6 years ago
Wendy Wilson wrote:
I have an ipad and I have heard that there is an adapter out there that might let me transfer photos that I have on a flash drive on to my ipad.

Is there such a thing? If so, what's it called and does it really work?


To provide a bit more detailed insight Wendy my dear, depending on which iPad you have and what Flash Drive you have, you could purchase the Camera Connection Kit that basically grants the iPad with a USB port. This works sometimes, however it is a variable that has to be tested to confirm a working status.

http://store.apple.com/us...t?fnode=3a
30 Pin to USB Kit, for Older iPad 1 and 2.

http://store.apple.com/us...ra-adapter
Lightning to USB Kit, for iPad 3 and higher, and all iPad mini models.

You can tell which you have by the size. The 30 pin is large, over an inch long. Lightning is less than a half inch wide.


However my dear, your best bet guaranteeing you success in your adventure would be to transfer those photos to a new, iPad friendly flash drive.

Such as this Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive.

http://www.sandisk.com/pr...ash-drive/

This drive can securely store and backup your photos, and you charge it via a USB port on a computer (Or if you do not own a PC and only the iPad, you can charge via a wall adapter).

Those are some options for you Wendy, feel free to ask in detail of me and I am happy to help.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2305) 6 years ago
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 6 years ago
Thanks, Josh. Despite your condescending tone,I will look into your suggestions.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2305) 6 years ago
Wendy Wilson wrote:
Thanks, Josh. Despite your condescending tone,I will look into your suggestions.


I did not mean to come off that way Wendy. Text based responses cannot reflect attitude. I call most people dear in person, if that is why you feel I was being condescending. I do apologize that I came off that way, all I wished to do was provide a very detailed response for you.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 6 years ago
Ok, Josh. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. I'm just not used to being called dear by a young whippersnapper like you. Thank you for your info. I really do appreciate it.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2305) 6 years ago
Wendy Wilson wrote:
Ok, Josh. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. I'm just not used to being called dear by a young whippersnapper like you. Thank you for your info. I really do appreciate it.


Anytime. The dear thing is something I picked up from my uncle years ago and it just stuck. Like how I also say ma'am and sir a lot haha.
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Posted by MAK (+89) 6 years ago
If you're just trying to get the photos off the iPad and onto the USB for printing, etc., you can always plug your iPad into your computer, open the My Computer folder, open the iPad folder then DCIM (photo) folder, and copy all of the photos from your iPad to computer, and then over to the USB.
There are a few different connectors that can be used, I'm actually ordering one off eBay for my son's iPad today. If you don't want to spend the money before you try it I would be happy to let you use mine when it gets here (probably Saturday) to see if its something you want to buy. Just email me or text/call me at 406-351-9400 if you do, or if you need additional iPad help.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 6 years ago
No, no, I'm actually trying to do the opposite. I have photos on a zip drive and I want to put them on my ipad, which doesn't have a usb port.
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Posted by David Schott (+17069) 6 years ago
Can't you still do what "MAK" suggested and use a PC with a USB port as the middle man -- transfer the files on the USB memory stick to the PC's hard drive then connect the iPad to the PC and transfer the files to the iPad?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 6 years ago
You could copy the flash drive to dropbox, photo bucket, iCloud, etc. and then to your iPad and not buy any hardware.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 6 years ago
See, the thing is that we don't have a PC or laptop anymore. But I suppose I could borrow one.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 6 years ago
Library?
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2305) 6 years ago
I would not trust a public PC to manage my personal files or website user accounts ever. Even if you are able to clear cache/history etc, the PC may be running software that is keeping track of everything you do. User Accounts, Passwords, Files etc. Your best bet is to possibly ask a family member to assist you with this, or pay for a local tech service to do it for you.
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