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Do I need a Keeper Converter (USB-C) ?

Technology is changing and we’re staying on top of it by offering a USB Type-C adapter, the Keeper Converter! Computer and smartphone manufacturers are slowly converting to USB-C and many people don’t know what that means. We want to clear up the confusion and give you confidence that Picture Keeper supports the change.

What is USB Type-C?

USB Type-C (or USB-C) is the newest type of USB for charging and connecting smartphones, laptops and tablets.  It can transfer data at a higher rate, and it’s reversible, so it doesn’t matter which way it faces when plugged in.  It is scheduled to become the new universal standard, in much the same way USB has been the universal standard for so many years.

Do I need a Keeper Converter?

Do you have a new mobile device, MacBook, or PC with USB Type-C?

If you do, get the Keeper Converter to transform any USB Picture Keeper drive to USB-C.
If you’re not sure, check What devices have USB-C? below.

Whether you’re backing up or restoring your photos – use the Keeper Converter, and continue to use your USB drives for future photo backups!

What devices have USB-C?

Apple has made the switch on their MacBooks, you may have heard it referred to as “Thunderbolt 3” instead of USB Type-C.  Windows computers are not far behind.  Most new Android phones and tablets and some Windows tablets are already Type-C as well. Ultimately, within a few years, everything NEW will likely be Type-C.

Below are some popular computers and mobile devices that may need a Keeper Converter to use Picture Keeper products.


Computers

Apple

  • Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) and later

Dell

  • Dell Latitude 12 7000
  • Dell XPS 12
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Dell XPS 15

HP

  • HP - Envy & Pavillion X2 laptops, 8-inch Windows tablet (Some models)

Lenovo

  • Lenovo Yoga 900


Smartphones and Tablets

Asus

  • Asus ZenFone 3
  • Asus ZenPad S8
  • Asus ZenPad Z8
  • Asus ZenPad Z10

Google

  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Pixel
  • Pixel XL
  • Pixel C

HTC

  • HTC 10 (M10)
  • HTC U11
  • HTC Bolt
  • HTC U Play
  • HTC U Ultra

Huawei

  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei Honor 8
  • Huawei Honor 6X

LG

  • LG G5
  • LG G6
  • LG V20

Motorola

  • Motorola Moto Z Play Droid
  • Motorola Moto Z Droid
  • Motorola Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto Z2 Play

OnePlus

  • OnePlus 2
  • OnePlus 3
  • OnePlus 3 T
  • OnePlus 5

Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 series
  • Samsung Galaxy A series (A3, A5, A7)
  • Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

Sony

  • Xperia XZ Premium

Xaiomi

  • Xiaomi Mi 4c
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi MI6
  • Xiaomi MI Mix

ZTE

  • ZTE Axon 7
  • ZTE Blade V8 Pro
  • ZTE ZMax Pro

 

I already have an adapter that came with my phone.

Not all adapters work the same.

If you already have a adapter for your smartphone, make sure it’s not a Micro-USB-to- USB-C adapter. This is not the type of converter you need to connect a Picture Keeper Connect or Picture Keeper Android to your smartphone.  Here is what a Micro USB adaptor looks like:

 

This type of converter is for connecting your new device to an older Micro-USB charging cable. We have tested several of these adapters, and they do not work with Picture Keeper.  You would still need to purchase a separate USB Type-C adapter, like the Keeper Converter.

 

 

For further assistance, please contact Picture Keeper Support

Updated on August 16, 2017

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