According to recent reports, the iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates released by Apple have caused compatibility issues with the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter dongle. This dongle, which connects to an iPhone or iPad via the charging port, allows users to connect USB-A accessories to their devices. However, users have reported that their dongles have stopped working after installing the latest updates.
Some users on Reddit and the Apple Community site shared their experiences, mentioning issues such as the dongle no longer charging their devices or displaying error messages about drawing too much power. It appears that the updates have affected both the USB-A port and the built-in Lightning port on the dongle.
This situation is unfortunate for users who rely on the dongle for connecting accessories, such as digital audio setups or MIDI music apps. They have encountered difficulties with their devices after updating to iOS 16.5 or iPadOS 16.5.
It’s important to note that this issue seems specific to the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter and its compatibility with the latest updates. Apple refers to the accessory primarily as a camera adapter in its online store, but users often utilize it for connecting USB-A accessories rather than solely for camera-related purposes.
At this time, it’s unclear whether Apple is aware of the problem or working on a solution. Affected users may need to seek alternative solutions or await a potential software update from Apple to restore compatibility with the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter dongle.