Original author: Tommy Nguyen

Last modified: Mon Aug 1 17:02

In order to mount your iPhone for tethering or viewing photos, you need:

  • fuse

  • ifuse

  • libimobiledevice

  • usbmuxd

  • libusbmuxd

Some of these packages may be pulled as dependencies of each other, but I listed them for completion.

Then you can do:

# mount as regular user, NOT root
ifuse /mnt/iphone

# unmount
fusermount -u /mnt/iphone

Make sure that you said yes to “Allow this device…” on your phone. Then you can simply navigate to the directory and view the DCIM folder, etc.

You do not need the fuse group on Fedora. If you mount the directory as root, you will not be able to navigate to the folder as your user. Easiest way to check if you mounted as the wrong user is if you see question marks with ls.

For tethering, you need the ipheth module, which you can load with modprobe.

Make sure that you chose to tether via USB and not Bluetooth. Then the iphone should appear as a network connection in Network Manager.