I have a couple of iOS devices, and a laptop running Linux Mint and sometimes a Windows 10 guest via VMware Workstation Player.

When I connect the devices, with or without the guest running there are dialogues suggesting that things are seen as a first contact. The iOS devices ask whether to trust the computer, and if I click "Yes", require a passcode to continue.

So far as I can tell, the connection is handled by Mint and not Windows iTunes. Mint renders the device as an empty camera [both devices have some pictures available]. I vaguely remember once being asked whether to connect the device to Windows or Linux, but please don't quote me on that.

Is there a relatively straightforward way to plug iOS devices into a Mint box running Windows 10 under VMware and have the matter be handled by iTunes on Windows?

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