We have already covered how to SSH into iPhone using WinCSP SSH client for Windows. Now let’s see how you can SSH into iPhone on Mac to transfer files over WiFi between iPhone and Mac. Although Mac has built in SSH functionality and enables you to SSH into iPhone using Mac Terminal, it involves command line interface for file transfer using Mac Terminal. So, we’ll be using CyberDuck SSH client for Mac that makes file transfer between iPhone and Mac lot easier. Here is the step by step guide:
Before you Begin: Your iPhone must be on and it is recommended that you turn “Auto Lock” off.
Step 2: Install OpenSSH for iPhone from Cydia (Search the Cydia for OpenSSH and tap the Install).
Step 3: You need to know the IP address of your iPhone. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Connected WiFi Network and tap view details to see IP address of your iPhone.
Step 4: Install SSH Client for Windows or Mac. We recommend WinCSP for Windows or CyberDuck for Mac.
Step 6: Launch CyberDuck, click “Open Connection”.
Step 7: In Server field, enter your iPhone IP address that you found out in step 3.
Step 8: Enter Username “root” and Password “alpine”.
Step 9: Click “Connect” button.
Step 10: Now you would be able to browse the iPhone file system. To upload files to iPhone, right click desired file and click “Upload”. To download files to Mac from iPhone, right click the file and click “download”.
Now you can transfer files, themes and ringtones between iPhone and Mac using CyberDuck SSH Client for Mac.