Yesterday I updated my iPhone 6s to iOS 10, and now can't see "Documents" mount that allowed to access folders of individual apps when I was running iOS 9. My iPad which still runs iOS 9 mounts photos and documents so I can easily add films to VLC on iPad etc. How can I get the same behavior with iPhone running iOS 10?

I did install libimobiledevice1.2 but still no effect.


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Support for Apple devices under Linux is a long standing problem, which you can follow here: What is the current state of apple device (iPhone, iPod, etc.) support?

The specific question about accessing (and transferring) user files (pictures, videos, documents, etc.) which was possible until recently, but which is no longer after latest iOS updates, seems to require a new update to the libimobiledevice package which can be followed here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libimobiledevice/+bug/1623666 And clicking https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libimobiledevice/+bug/1623666/+affectsmetoo will allow the user to keep informed about developments in this regard.

Meanwhile, there are a number of workarounds (e.g. see the above-mentioned bug report discussions) enabling users to implement a temporary solution, which might be a little less user-friendly...

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    In other words, never update an iOS device if you want it to work well... similar issues had popped up in earlier iOS releases as well.
    – NoBugs
    Apr 22, 2017 at 5:17

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