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Posted in Errors and Issues by Patricia on May 23, 2023
Apple’s Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter not working after iOS 16.5 update? Getting ‘draws too much power’ error message when connecting? Lost Ethernet Internet access on iPad? Devices connected to the adapter are no longer powered?
Lightning To USB 3 Camera Adapter Not Working iOS 16.5?
This issue has been reported by Micah:
“Lightning to usb3 camera adapter not working anymore after this update?”
It looks like a widespread issue as we found several complaints on:
- Reddit: “USB 3 camera adapter stopped working after 16.5.”
- Apple’s Discussion Forums: “Apple Lightning to USB 3 Adapter not charging phone or communicating to DAC after iOS 16.5 update.”
- MacRumors Forums: “After updating my iPhone Xs to iOS 16.5, my Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter doesn’t work.”
How To Fix Lightning To USB 3 Camera Adapter Not Working
Unfortunately there’s not much that you can do about. This looks like an iOS 16.5 bug which means that Apple will have to address the issue in an upcoming software update. Either an incremental iOS 16.5.1 update or the currently beta tested iOS 16.6.
Tip: iOS 16.4.1 is still signed! You can try to downgrade and see if you can make the Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter start working again, until Apple releases the fix! A step-by-step guide is available here.
Have you managed to get the Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter working again? Do you have a better solution? Share your feedback in the comments!
Also let us know if you’re experiencing the same issue and have additional info to provide. We’ve reported the issue to Apple and have added this article as reference for this issue.
Any helpful info might speed up the fix!
Related: For more iOS 16.5 issues and available workarounds, check our extended review available here!