How to View, Copy or Delete Songs directly on your iPhone with myTunes via SSH / iFile / iPhone Browser
Do you want to view, copy and/or delete music files (songs) directly from your iPhone without connecting to your PC or iTunes?
With a small app (Tweek) called “myTunes” you can access iTunes media files stored on your device through the ‘Media/myTunes’ folder accessible via SCP, iPhoneBrowser or iFile internal server.
The app gives you the access to the songs and videos stored on your iPhone/iPod Touch through its folder at the path ‘private/var/mobile/media/myTunes’. You can access these paths via ssh into iPhone/iPod touch or iPhonebrowser on your PC and even through iFile from your iPhone itself.
If you want to use SSH method to get to your music but don’t know what SSH is or how to install it, then you can follow this tutorial to learn more about SSH.
In this article I will be covering the most convenient way to get to your iPhone/iPod music files, which is via “iFile”
NOTE: You must have a Jailbroken iPhone in order to use this feature…
First thing you need to do is open Cydia and install a package/app called iFile (NOTE: iFile is a paid Application but in this article for “Testing Purposes” I will show you how to get this App for free.)
- Open Cyida
- Tap on Manage Tab at the bottom of the screen, then tap on Sources, Now add the sinfuliphone.com REPO (http://www.sinfuliphonerepo.com)
- While in Cydia, tap on Manage Tab, then tap on Sources, Then tap on SinfuliPhone Source and find the iFile Package.
- Install “iFile″ and Reboot your device. NOW you have a full version of the iFile on your device.
Second thing you need to do is open Cydia and install a package/app called myTunes
- Open Cyida
- Tap on Search Tab at the bottom of the screen, and search for myTunes
- Install “myTunes″ and Reboot your device.
NOTE: This program runs in the background and does not create an icon on your home screen.
After installation, browse ‘/private/var/mobile/Media/myTunes’ for you tracks.
Now open iFile application on your iPhone and then navigate to /var/mobile/Media/myTunes NOTE: Hit the top left button to see other directories, keep hitting it until you see Var, then tap on it, hit mobile, then Media, and finally myTunes.
Find any song you no longer wish to have on your iPhone and then swipe your finger over the title of the song from Left to Right. You will then see the “DELETE” button…
This app lets you get the original MP3 files of your music collection from your iPod touch or iPhone with their original track names.
Normally if you access the iPod folder on the iPhone and look for songs (at itunes _control/music/f01/fder.mp3) you will find weird names for the song file & folders like ‘TGKP.mp3? thus making it virtually impossible to locate a particular file on the iPhone.
Now with myTunes you can actually recover your entire library using the iPhonebrowser incase you end up with a corrupted playlist on your local desktop / mac or if your system crashes.
This would also make it easy for you to transfer files via bluetooth (using iBluetooh).