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How to Move iPhone Photo to Ubuntu - Ubuntu iPhone Photo Transfer

Ubuntu iPhone photo transfer is possible. Read this article to learn how to copy/move/transfer iPhone photo to Ubuntu. Transfer photos from iPhone 7/6s/6 plus to Ubuntu easily and safely.

Updated Jul 29,2016 | by Mike

Ubuntu (or any other linux distribution) would be a daft choice when you are an iPhone user. Even there are UNIX similarities between OS X and Linux, it’s a shame they haven’t made any native apps for Ubuntu. (reason: they only develop closed-source software).

In order to transfer iPhone photos to Ubuntu, you need to get Linux communicate with your iPhone (Need iPhone transfer software?). To do that, you need to download libimobiledevice. Libimobiledevice is a cross-platform software protocol library and tools to communicate with iOS® devices natively.

All you have to do is open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and follow the steps:

Install additional PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa

sudo apt-get update

Install libimobiledevice

sudo apt-get install libimobiledevice-utils


sudo apt-get install libimobiledevice1

Now wait for device to mount itself automatically. That’s it! You will find your camera images in the DCIM folder if you want to quickly copy and paste them to a local folder for backup.

Related reading: 

How to install iTunes on Ubuntu Linux  

How to Transfer iPhone Photos to Windows 

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