Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Using iTunes & iPhone in Virtual-Box Windows from Ubuntu Linux host

Using iTunes to access iPhone in Ubuntu is not possible but you can do it with a Windows Virtual Machine.

#1. Install Virtualbox from Oracle in Ubuntu.

#2. In Ubuntu add user to vboxusers group by this command:  
sudo gpasswd -a $USER vboxusers

#3. Connect your iPhone to the Ubuntu USB port. 

#4. Within Virtualbox install Windows-7

#5. Once installed run Windows-7 and install Guest Additions Extension Pack.

#6. Reboot the Windows-7 Virtual Machine and from the Devices menu on top, select USB and check the "Apple Inc". 

#7. Install iTunes within Windows-7. Run iTunes and it will detect your iPhone.