If I connect my iPad 4th generation to the MacbookPro 2020 with Catalina 10.15.6 directly via USB-C cable, everything works well: the iPad shows in the finder.

If I do the same, but I plug the usb-c cable in the Apple Multiport adapter (last generation), nothing happens.

Any idea what is going on?

Thanks in advance for any help!

  • Did you try contacting Apple support?
    – Allan
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 3:56

1 Answer 1


The Apple Multi-port adapter only provides power via the usb-c out connection.

You could use the older USB-A port to get USB 3 speeds if needed THOUGH early iPads top out at USB 2 on the Lightning adapter.

Full details of the connector are on the Apple site here

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