How To Properly Charge Your Apple Device Via USB, From Your Ubuntu (Or Derivative System)

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Linux systems don’t recognize the iPads, iPods and other Apple devices by default and so, the iPad, iPad2, iPad3, iPad4, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 can’t be charged via USB, unless you do some tweaks.

To get your Apple device regocnized by the Linux system, you have to add some new rules to etc/udev/rules.d, but fortunately, there is a package that does everything for you, via some PPA, so installing it is easy.

In order to be able to charge your Apple device, via USB, from your Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, follow the below instructions exactly, for your system’s architecture.

Instructions for 32 Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems:

Get rid of the “Trust issue”:

$ wget ppa.launchpad.net/ingo/ios7support/ubuntu/pool/main/libi/libimobiledevice/libimobiledevice2_1.1.6+git20140213~ppa1_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi libimobiledevice2_1.1.6+git20140213~ppa1_i386.deb

Install the needed packages:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:heathbar/ipad-charge
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ipad-charge libusb-1.0-0

Connect your device, via USB.

Start the charging process:

$ ipad_charge

Stop the device from charging:

$ ipad_charge --off

 

Instructions for 64 Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems:

Get rid of the “Trust issue”:

$ wget ppa.launchpad.net/ingo/ios7support/ubuntu/pool/main/libi/libimobiledevice/libimobiledevice2_1.1.6+git20140213~ppa1_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi libimobiledevice2_1.1.6+git20140213~ppa1_amd64.deb

Install the needed packages:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:heathbar/ipad-charge
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ipad-charge libusb-1.0-0

Connect your device, via USB.

Start the charging process:

$ ipad_charge

Stop the device from charging:

$ ipad_charge --off

 

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