With iPhone 5 and later, you can import photos and videos directly from a digital camera, an SD memory card, or another iOS device that has a camera. Use the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter or the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader (both sold separately).

  1. Insert the camera adapter or card reader into the Lightning connector on iPhone.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Connect a camera: Use the USB cable that came with the camera to connect the camera to the camera adapter. Turn the camera on, then make sure it’s in transfer mode. For more information, see the documentation that came with the camera.

    • Insert an SD memory card into the card reader: Don’t force the card into the slot on the reader; it fits only one way.

    • Connect an iOS device: Use the USB cable that came with the iOS device to connect it to the camera adapter. Turn on and unlock the iOS device.

  3. Unlock iPhone.

  4. The Photos app opens and displays the photos and videos available for importing.

  5. Select the photos and videos to import.

    • Import all items: Tap Import All.

    • Import just some items: Tap the items you want to import (a checkmark appears for each), tap Import, then tap Import Selected.

  6. After the photos and videos are imported, keep or delete them on the camera, card, or iOS device.

  7. Disconnect the camera adapter or card reader.

    A new event in the Last Import album contains all the photos you just imported.

    To transfer the photos to your computer, connect iPhone to your computer and import the images with a photo app such as Photos or Adobe Elements.