How to SSH into iPhone with PuTTY on Windows

Mac users can use Terminal app to SSH into iOS devices. Command Prompt on Windows does not offer such utility though. However, you can use PuTTY to SSH into iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch. It works on Windows 7 and XP or any other version of Windows for that matter.

PuTTY is a lightweight SSH client for Windows. You can download it and use SSH on Windows. Here s the guide:

SSH into iPhone / iPad using Putty

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to a WiFi network, then navigate to Settings > WiFi > tap on arrow next to the WiFi network that you are connected with. Note the IP address given there.

Step 2: Download Putty.exe: from here.

Step 3: Run Putty as administrator on the PC connected to same WiFi network.


Step 4: Enter the IP address of your iOS device in “Host Name” field and click on “Open” button. All other options like “Connection type” and “Port” should remain the same.

Step 5: PuTTY command line interface will launch. When it asks “Login as”, type root:

Step 6: Then it will ask for password, the default password is “alpine” (without quotes).

PuTTY SSH into iPhone

Step 7: This will authenticate the user and will log you in to SSH.

You can now run any commands as you have successfully SSH into iPhone / iPad.


  1. Jenish Patel says:
    PuTTY is not working in my win 7 64bit now what can i do to fix it?

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