How to Access iPad Files from a PC With WinSCP


You can easily establish a SSH connection between your iPad and a PC to view and change files on the iPad.

SSH or Secure Shell is a program to log into another computer over a wireless network, to execute commands and to move files from one machine to another. It provides strong authentication and secure communications over insecure channels.

To access the files on an iPad, you need a jailbroken iPad and the iPad needs to be connected to a common wireless network. If you already have a jailbroken iPad and a WiFi connection then proceed with the following steps.

    1. Open Cydia and install OpenSSH. Then, reboot the iPad.
    2. Now, download and install WinSCP for Windows on your PC.
    3. Open WinSCP and enter the following information.

  1. Click login (If you get a warning, click yes and proceed).

You should now have established a secure connection between your iPad and PC.

WinSCP on your Windows will look something like this.

Here is a article on how to do this on a Mac.

  • Jessica247

    You can view and manage iPad files directly on a jailbroken iPad by going to Cydia and installing iFile.

    It cost $4.00 or you can get it for free with the xsellize repo.

  • Franco

    Hi this is very nice but i would like to know if there is a way i can see my files from my pc on my ipad and transfer it without me having to be on the pc…

  • John


    i does not work. I get a network error. How do i fix it.

  • ahmed

    can we see file on an ipad without jail breaking?

  • Phil


    The only way that I know of requires jailbreaking the devices, I beleive it’s the only way possible.