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Sync files to your iPhone automatically from your SFTP server

Using unison to automatically sync between GNU/Linux and the iPhone

Sep. 16, 2020 -

In order to optimise my workflow, I was looking for a way to seamlessly access the same files on both my computer and smartphone. This is useful to when you want to quickly send files from your computer using your smartphone through various messaging apps and vice versa. Read along to find out how I did it.

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My cron command is wrapped in a check to prevent starting synchronisation when it is already running
My cron command is wrapped in a check to prevent starting synchronisation when it is already running
My Unison profile with parameters for the ‘WillemCloud’
My Unison profile with parameters for the ‘WillemCloud’
Accessing files using the native iOS Files app enables you to use many different apps and shortcuts
Accessing files using the native iOS Files app enables you to use many different apps and shortcuts
Download and configure Secure ShellFish to connect to my “WillemCloud”
Download and configure Secure ShellFish to connect to my “WillemCloud”
Synchronising files between my tablet and iPhone: the NAS server act as an intermediate station; overcoming differences in protocol and connection
Synchronising files between my tablet and iPhone: the NAS server act as an intermediate station; overcoming differences in protocol and connection
The same files on both my smartphone and tablet - it just works!
The same files on both my smartphone and tablet - it just works!

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