I recently got an iPhone 6s. At home I do not have Windows or Mac computers, only Ubuntu.

Is there a way to transfer files (music, photos, PDF, or really anything actually) between the PC and the phone? It should not involve syncing via an internet service, as I may have the need to transfer large or private files. Also, I do not want to jailbreak the device.


On recent iOS - you can just share out the files over SMB and use the files app to mount the share / move files and folders.

For doing it without a network or file share, here are the older steps using open source libraries to do this without needing to jailbreak the device.

If you don’t see this included, consider using homebrew to install that package and the http://askubuntu.com people are amazing resources if you run into issues.

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    Since libimobiledevice is included in Ubuntu 16.04, you don't have to do anything but plug in the device to your USB and on the first time, you have to confirm "trust this device" on the iPhone. Now you can acess the DCIM Folder in Ubuntu. But I found no way to access the Music though, might be a bit more of a hazzle, if someone finds a working answer, please link it here. – rubo77 Nov 23 '16 at 8:20

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