Connect iPhone 4S or iPad 2 on Linux

Learn how to connect the iPhone 4s or iPad 2 with Linux operating system because iTunes is not available for Linux edition then how you can connect the device with Linux system.

Please choose the step 1 based on the linux edition you have.

Step 1 - Download and Install libimobiledevice : UBUNTU

 Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 LTS

Open the terminal and hit the CTRL+ALT+T key combination on your keyboard and paste the following command in the terminal window.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa

When password prompt enter your login password and hit enter.Next, paste the following command to install the libimobiledevice required library.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libimobiledevice

Step 1 - Download and Install libimobiledevice :  Mandriva, Fedora, Debian and openSUSE 

Download the libimobiledevice 1.0.6 from its official homepage ( ) . Copy the downloaded archive file on home directory and extract it. Open a terminal window and type the following commands:

sudo apt-get install -y build-essential automake autoconf gettext libusbmuxd-dev libglib2.0-dev libgnutls-dev libplist-dev libplist++-dev python-dev
cd ~/libimobiledevice-1.0.6
./configure prefix=/usr
sudo make install

Step 2 - Reboot system

When the installation is over, reboot your computer to apply an effect
Now connect your iPhone4s or iPad 2 to your Linux edition and now it will recognize.


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