If you’re looking for an easy way to make your iPhone play nice with your KDE desktop, today is your lucky day, as KDE Connect is finally available as an iPhone app (click the article titled “KDE Connect iOS Enters Public TestFlight Testing!”), albeit in beta form.

To take advantage of KDE Connect on iPhone, you’ll need to jump through a couple of hoops. First, you’ll need to go to this TestFlight link to get set up to test the beta of the KDE Connect app. Additionally, you’ll need to be on iOS 15 for the app to run, so you’ll need to make sure your iPhone is updated.

Before downloading the app, you can also check out the source repository of KDE Connect iOS to make sure everything looks good.

If you’re not sure what KDE Connect does, KDE describes it as “a project that enables all your devices to communicate with each other.” You can get notifications on your desktop and reply to messages, control music on your desktop from your phone, use your phone as a remote control for your desktop, and do plenty of other cool stuff.

The tool has been available on Android for some time, but iPhone users were left out until the release of the TestFlight version that has just launched. If you want to try it out for yourself, head to the TestFlight link on your iPhone and give it a try.

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