Mobile phone

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This page is going to express how to connect your mobile device.

Android

See Android.

iPhone

You can use the ifuse-gitAUR to mount your iPod or if you use GNOME you can compile Gvfs with the option --with-afc [1].

For more info see the iPod page.

Recent Android phones

Plug your phone to your computer using a USB cable adapted for your device. Make sure this USB cable has a data line (not all cables do).

On your smartphone, you should see the charging icon. If this is the case, go to your notifications, scroll to the bottom until you see the notification saying that your phone is connected in "Charging mode".

Click on the notification, and then set it to "File transfer mode", "MTP" or something similar.

You should now see your phone being detected by most desktop environments.