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Loading SD cards onto New iPad

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Nov 18, 2012 1:17 PM

"Hi, having trouble loading pictures/ video from SD card to my new iPad.  Connected up using the new 'Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader' but nothing loads up.  Can anyone advise pls

iPad (4th gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 6
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,505 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to Little Axe)

    How are the photos getting onto the card ? If you are copying them onto it yourself then you need to create a DCIM directory off the root of the card, with the photos underneath it and the photo filenames need to be exactly 8 characters long (no spaces) plus the file extension i.e. in a similar format as if a camera had created/written them

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,505 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 12:27 AM (in response to Little Axe)

    And that uses the DCIM naming standard ?  Have you tried a soft-reset of the iPad to see if it recognises the card after it's restarted ? Press and hold both the sleep and home buttons for about 10 to 15 seconds (ignore the red slider), after which the Apple logo should appear - you won't lose any content, it's the iPad equivalent of a reboot.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,505 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 4:48 AM (in response to Little Axe)

    Not sure whether it also applies to the lightning SD card reader, but the card reader from the camera connection kit for older iPads supports SDXC cards when they are not formatted as ExFAT (not sure whether there is also a capacity limit) - so it may not being recognised because of that.

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