I have a macbook air running Mavericks, and I want to transfer files to and from an ipad. When I connect them via usb, the ipad does not appear in the filesystem anywhere, and I cannot mount it via Disk Utility either.
Some things I have seen recommended elsewhere:
Upgrade the Macbook's operating system to Sierra, then upgrade iTunes, then transfer individual files via iTunes. I want to avoid this if possible, and I have deleted iTunes because it was causing problems. Also, I want to be able to transfer files which are not compatible with iTunes.
Jailbreak the iPad. I also wish to avoid this; the iPad is not mine and it would void the owner's warranty.
I use this for accessing the filesystem on my android device via my macbook and it works fine. Is there something like "adb" for the ipad so I can connect via the command line?