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Can I use the lightning connector to USB cable to connect a USB thumb drive to an iPad 5 for the purpose of transfering photos back and forth?   thanks

No, will not work.
You can transfer with iPad connected to Mac with iTunes (confusing)
You can email them to yourself (a pain)
You can get a dropbox, sugarsync, or other online backup service that has an iOS app.

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David Anders


Seattle - The Computer Guy - 15 yr veteran Mac/PC/network problem solving. Clients are design firms, artists, freelancers and photographers. PLEASE PLEASE provide EXACT info for Mac Model and OS Version. RAM installed - added cards - external devices - recent changes. Do you do MONTHLY MAINTENANCE? With what Utility? What you have tried and what result do you want.


First computer experience 1969. Worked in 3 computer stores. Setup First Mac and First IBM-PC.

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