How to Use iTunnel With a WinSCP iPhone

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How to Use iTunnel With a WinSCP iPhone
Use iTunnel to add files to your iPhone with a USB connection. (usb cable image by David Ng from

The iPhone can use an application called OpenSSH so that you can access its files remotely. WinSCP is an open-source FTP client that lets you connect to your iPhone using a Wi-Fi connection. If you do not have Wi-Fi and need to connect to your iPhone by using its USB cable, you can use a utility called iTunnel. After you set up a remote connection with your iPhone, you can add and edit files, themes and programs.

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  1. 1

    Download WinSCP from its official website and install it. Download and save iTunnel on your computer. Tap "Settings" on your iPhone and tap "General." Select "Auto-Lock" and select "Never."

  2. 2

    Tap your iPhone's installer program and download "OpenSSH." Double-click "Make_iTunnel.exe" on your computer to install iTunnel and to open a command prompt.

  3. 3

    Open "WinSCP" and connect your iPhone to your computer with its USB cable. Type "" under "Host name" and "22" under "Port number" on the WinSCP login screen. Type "root" under "User name" and "alpine" under "Password" Select "SFTP" and "Allow SCP fallback" under "Protocol." Click "Login."

  4. 4

    Drag files and folders that you want to put on your iPhone from the left pane to the right pane of the WinSCP window. Double-click a folder to view its contents.

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