Charge iPod and iPhone devices by USB in Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04

To be able to charge Apple devices, such as iPhones or iPods, in Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04, you need to install some software.

The appication needed is ipad_charge, but you also need to install the dependecies for it.

So, let’s get to work.

Installing the dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libusb-1.0-0 libusb-1.0-0-dev git-core git-doc

Getting the source code:

$ git clone

Installing ipad_charge:

$ cd ipad_charge/
$ make
$ sudo make install

After the first reboot, the udev rule gets enabled at startup and starts charging the iPad/iPod when it is connected via USB.

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