What is a Lightning to USB cable for?

What is a Lightning to USB cable for?

This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer’s USB port for syncing and charging. Or you can connect to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet.*

Is there a USB-A to Lightning cable?

Overview. The mophie USB-A cable with Lightning connector delivers plenty of power to keep your iPhone, iPad or other device charged.

Are all Lightning to USB cables the same?

USB and Device Type Most Apple products use Lightning cables, while Android devices and newer iPad models use USB-C connectors. Micro USBs are widely used on smartphones, headphones, battery packs, and other portable devices.

Does Apple make a Lightning to USB adapter?

Overview. With the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, it’s easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad or iPhone with Lightning support so you can view them on the gorgeous Retina display and share them with family and friends.

Why is Apple still using Lightning?

Many reviewers have criticized Apple for continuing to include a Lightning port on their products instead of moving to a more modern, universal port such as USB-C. Apple has stated that they continue to use Lightning because replacing it “would create an unprecedented amount of electronic waste”.

What is the difference between USB-C and Lightning cable?

USB-C offers a higher power delivery rate than Lightning and delivers a faster charge under the same voltage. Whereas Lightning supports a maximum current of 2.4A, USB-C carries 3A with support for up to 5A.

Is USB-C the same as Lightning?

Lightning connectors use far fewer pins than USB-C, but the latter doesn’t use all of its pins. Although USB-C uses 18 pins, only 9 are used at the same time. This allows the connector to be reversible. Lightning only uses 8 pins, however, the plug fits into the receptacle in a way which allows it to be reversible.

Which is better USB-C or Lightning?

The Lightning port only supports USB 2.0, which transmits data at a rate of 480Mbps. The USB-C data transmission is much faster than Lightning. Here is the data speed of USB-C ports from different USB generations: USB 3.1 up to 10Gbps.

Are iPad and iPhone Lightning cables the same?

The 2 cables themselves are identical. The difference in the charging is down to the adaptor which you plug in to then electrical socket. The one for the iPad is a higher current and charges the iPad quicker than an iPhone charger would.

How do I transfer photos from iPad to USB without computer?

Part 2. Transfer Photos from iPad to USB Stick without A Computer

  1. Connect your flash drive to your iPad.
  2. Go to Photos app to select the photos you want to move to USB stick.
  3. Tap the Share button > Tap Save to Files.
  4. Choose your USB stick > Select a folder to save your photos.