If you have an iPhone and you want to copy the photos you have on it to your Manjaro computer, then you might have noticed that they aren’t accessible in Manjaro when you connect your iPhone to your PC.
Many of you know that Apple devices are very closed off and that they poorly support Linux. There is however a way to access the files on your iPhone, so that you can at least copy them to your computer.
The process is as follows:
Step 1: Unplug your iPhone from your computer. (if it is plugged in)
Step 2: Install the following packages
You can install them one by one using Pamac or you can use the following terminal command to install them all at once:
sudo pacman -Syyuu ifuse usbmuxd libplist libimobiledevice
Step 3: Reboot your system
Step 4: Connect your iPhone to your computer.
Step 5: Log in to your iPhone
Step 6: Open Thunar (your file manager). Your iPhone should now be listed in the left pane in Thunar where you can access it to copy your files/photos to your computer.
*If you want to be able to do more with your phone than just copying files to your Linux system, then it’s better to get an Android device, as they tend to be less closed off and they work well with Linux systems, because Android itself is based on Linux.
That’s it. Enjoy.