James John – Software Engineer

KDEConnect – Synchronize your SmartPhone with KDE

One thing I’ve loved so much in KDE is the KDEConnect. A dope feature for me a lazy man 🙂

What is KDEConnect?

kdeconnectKDE Connect is a project that aims to communicate all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your computer, or just use your phone as a remote control for your desktop. To achieve this, KDE Connect implements a secure communication protocol over the network, and allows any developer to create plugins on top of it. Currently there are KDE Connect clients on KDE, Android and Blackberry, and soon we will support iPhone as well.

How Does It Work?

I’m surprised seeing the dope features KDEConnect has, working more like IoT. Here are features of KDEConnect:


Short video on how it works is below

Installing KDEConnect
KDEConnect is in most distribution repos as kdeconnect. Install using:

$ sudo apt-get install kdeconnect

YUM Systems

$ sudo yum install kdeconnect

Download for your Android on PlayStore

Configuring KDEConnect
Both devices must be on same network (a WiFi obviously). Open KDEConnect on your SmartPhone, list of available systems with KDEConnect will be listed then touch to pair and connect. 🙂
If you are not see systems, make sure this port range is open for communication 1714 – 1764 both UDP and TCP.

Once devices are paired, in your Linux move to System Settings->Hardware->KDE Connect to configure options for your device synchronization.

snapshot12Enjoy the rest synchronization with your phone and Linux 🙂

James John

Software Engineer