Getting started on iOS

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!!! Important note !!!
Since we've released the SmartScopeServer functionality which allows any (non-jailbroken) iDevice to connect to a SmartScope over wifi, we've dropped the support for a cabled iOS solution. We found ourselves always catching up with every iOS update, which was far from optimal for both us and custumer. See Using the smartscope on the network on how to access a SmartScope over wifi.

Install SmartScope on iOS with Cydia

!!! Not working from iOS 9 onward !!!
!!! Our NetworkBridge has been released which does not require jailbreaking, see the note at the top of this page !!!


  • Tap add (top left)



  • Wait for the Reload Data to complete
  • Tap SmartScope > Development > SmartScope


  • Tap Install and follow the instructions


  • When installing is complete, tap Restart SpringBoard (otherwise, you won't see the app icon)


  • To Update the app, do the same. The Install button will now say Modify where you can choose Upgrade

Connect the SmartScope to an iOS phone/tablet

  1. Connect the central miniB port of the SmartScope using a regular miniB USB cable

  2. Connect this USB cable to your iOS device using the Apple Camera Connection Kit cable

  3. You might get a popup stating the SmartScope is not supported.
    We didn't apply for iOS certification, as this would require us to drop compatibility with all other operating systems (Android, Windows, Linux).
    Tap OK to dismiss this message, as it has no further impact on operations.

  4. Start the SmartScope app, and go solve your problems!!