Smart Card Adapters

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This article will cover how to figure out which adapter to use with the Desktop Reader and personal device. The adapter depends on the type of iOS/iPadOS device you are using your reader with. To get started let’s first figure out which iOS product you are using.

iPhone and iPad with Lightning connection.

All iPhones and some iPads currently have what’s known as a Lightning port. This is the port where you plug your device into charge. Most, but not all iPads also have a lightning port. If you are not sure what model of device you are using, please visit this Apple Article to find out. Below is a complete list of all Lightning devices that support Twocanoes Smart Card Utility.

  • iPad (Standard)
    • iPad 5th Generation
    • iPad 6th Generation
    • iPad 7th Generation
    • iPad 8th Generation
    • iPad 9th Generation
  • iPad Mini
    • iPad Mini 4
    • iPad Mini 5th Generation
  • iPad Air
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad Air 3rd Generation
  • iPad Pro
    • iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
    • iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
    • iPad Pro (10.5-inch)

If your device is one of the models listed above then you will use the USB-A (Female) to the Lightning (male) adapter provided with the Desk Reader.

iPad with USB-C Connection.

The latest models of iPads are equipped with a USB-C port instead of Lightning. Below is a list of all models of iPads that use a USB-C port. If you are not sure what model of device you are using, please visit this Apple Article to find out.

  • iPad mini
    • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad Air
    • iPad Air (4th generation)
    • iPad Air (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro
    • iPad Pro 11-inch
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
    • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
    • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)

If your device is one of the models listed above then you will use the USB-A (Female) to USB-C (male) adapter provided with the Desk Reader.