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How do I transfer photos from the L16 to an iPhone?

While a future software update will more easily allow L16 photo transfers to iOS devices, it is currently possible to transfer to an iPhone by using an Apple Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter. Keep track of our software updates here.

Pro tip: We recommended processing the photos on your L16 before importing to your iPhone. Doing so will provide a 13 megapixel image on your iPhone. Unprocessed images will result in a ~1.3 megapixel image.

What you'll need:

  1. USB-A to Lightning cable

  2. Apple Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter

  3. Light USB-A to USB-C power cable and adapter

Transfer photos from your L16 to an iPhone:

  1. Plug a USB-A to Lightning cable into the provided Light power adapter. This is the same charging cable used for your iOS device. 

  2. Plug the Lightning side of the USB-A to Lightning cable into the Apple Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter.

  3. Plug the provided Light USB-A to USB-C cable into the camera adapter.

  4. Plug the camera adapter into the Lightning port on your iPhone.

  5. Make sure your iPhone is charging. If not, try a different outlet or flip the adapter over in the Lightning port on your iOS device.

  6. Plug the USB-C side of the provided Light USB-A to USB-C cable into your L16 camera.

  7. Open the photos app on your iPhone. A new option will appear in the bottom menu bar labeled “import”. Tap the icon to go to the import screen.

  8. You will now be able to see previews or file names of your L16 photos. You can either individually select which photos to import or select all photos to import. Once you’ve selected your photos, tap the import option to begin importing to your iPhone.

  9. The photos are now on your iPhone in the Photos app.

Note: This is a temporary workaround and has not been designed by Light. This process will only work with your iPhone and only works with an Apple brand dongle.

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