How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

If you want to transfer some files to your iPhone / iPad on Windows, you will have to SSH into your iDevice to gain the access to root folders. In this tutorial we will explain how to SSH into your iPad/iPhone using OpenSSH and WinSCP (for windows only). One more thing before the actual steps is that your device should be jailbroken because OpenSSH is available via Cydia Store only. There are different methods to jailbreak your iPhone and iPad like Redsnow and Spirit. Spirit is one of the best software for easy jailbreak of iPhone and iPad.

Step 1: After jailbreak press the Cydia icon your Springboard.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 2: On the bottom of screen click on “Section”.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 3: From the list of sections press “Networking” to get the list of networking related packages.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 4: Now select OpenSSH.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 5: At the top right of the screen there is “Install” button. Press it.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 6: Now press the “Confirm” button at the top right screen.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 7: After the installation has completed, press the large “Return to Cydia” button.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 8: Now hit the home button to go back to your springboard.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 9: Now we need to get the IP addrss of your iPhone/iPad. Open the Settings from springboard.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 10: Now press Wi-Fi from the settings.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 11: Make sure you are connected to the Wireless Network and press the circular blue arrow button.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 12: Take note of your IP address from the Wi-Fi details screen.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 13: Download WinSCP and install it on your Windows PC. You should be on the same Wireless network on which your iPhone/ipad is.

Step 14: Open the WinSCP and type the IP of iPhone/iPad in the “Host Name” field. Enter “root” as username and “alpine” as password and click “Login”.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

Step 15: WinSCP will start connecting. If you see any dialogue box, click on “update” or “add”. Now you are connected and can transfer the files in the required folders of your iPhone/iPad.

How to Install and Use OpenSSH on iPhone and iPad on Windows (WinSCP)

As mentioned earlier this tutorial is for windows users, however if you are on Mac, you can head over to this post to SSH into iPad/iPhone. Jared has also shared another SSH app, other than OpenSSH, which is iSSH. You can also give it a try but it is paid.