How to Mount Your iPhone as an External Drive in Ubuntu
If you use Ubuntu and want to transfer files to and from your iPhone, you need to mount it as an external drive. In this article, we will explain how to mount your iPhone as an external drive in Ubuntu.
Step 1: Install libimobiledevice
The first step is to install libimobiledevice, a software that allows Ubuntu to communicate with iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads. Open the terminal and execute the following command:
sudo apt-get install libimobiledevice-utils
This command will install libimobiledevice and its utilities on your Ubuntu desktop.
Step 2: Connect Your iPhone
Connect your iPhone to your Ubuntu desktop with a USB cable. Once it detects the iPhone, open the terminal and execute the following command:
This will pair your iPhone with your Ubuntu computer, and you should see a message saying “SUCCESS: Paired with device.”
Step 3: Mount Your iPhone
To mount your iPhone as an external drive, execute the following command:
This will mount your iPhone’s filesystem to the /mnt/iphone directory in the Ubuntu file system.
Step 4: Copy Files
Now you can copy files to and from your iPhone just like you would to any other external drive. You can use the file manager or the terminal to copy files.
To unmount your iPhone, execute the following command:
fusermount -u /mnt/iphone
This command will unmount your iPhone’s filesystem from the Ubuntu file system.
In this article, we have explained how to mount your iPhone as an external drive in Ubuntu. With libimobiledevice and ifuse, it is easy to transfer files between Ubuntu and iOS devices. You can copy photos, music, documents, and other files to and from your iPhone with ease. Try it out and see how it works for you.