How to Charge your iPad/iPhone/iPod in Ubuntu

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This tutorial will explain How to Charge your iPad/iPhone/iPod in ubuntu via USB por.We have a utility call ipad_charge to do this.You can enable or disable charging of an Apple device connected to USB port.

List of devices supported

iPad
iPad2
iPad3
iPod Touch 2G
iPod Touch 3G
iPod Touch 4G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S

Install ipad_charge in ubuntu

Preparing your system

Open the terminal and run the following commands

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

Now run the following commands

git clone https://github.com/mkorenkov/ipad_charge.git

cd ./ipad_charge

make

sudo make install

This installs ipad_charge to /usr/bin, and 95-ipad_charge.rules to /etc/udev/rules.d.The udev rule automatically enables charging when an iPad is connected.

Enable/Disable charging

If you want to Enable charging run the following command from terminal

ipad_charge

If you want to Disable charging run the following command from terminal

ipad_charge --off

If you want to control only one device, set environment variables BUSNUM and DEVNUM.

For example $ BUSNUM=004 DEVNUM=014 ipad_charge --off

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3 thoughts on “How to Charge your iPad/iPhone/iPod in Ubuntu

  1. not working with ipad 4

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    mc Reply:

    ok it’s working now for ipad 4. had to remove the old folder for the ipad charge & remake

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