Sailfish Connect

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KDE Connect client for Sailfish OS


This application allows you to connect to other devices running KDE Connect. At the moment following set of KDE Connect plugins are supported:

  • Battery - Share battery status with your computer.
  • Clipboard - Share clipboard text content.
  • MPRIS - Control multimedia player from your computer.
  • Share - Send and receive files, text and URLs.
  • Touchpad - Create mouse input from your phone.
  • Keyboard - Create keyboard input from your phone.
  • Notifications - Sends notifications to your computer.
  • Telephony - Send incoming and missed calls to your computer.
  • Commands - Send and receive user-defined shell commands.
  • Remote system volume - Change volume of audio sinks of your computer.

More will follow.

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Known Issues

  • LAN: A connection through USB-Ethernet and developer mode is not possible.


Application versions: 
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.6.1-1.aarch64.rpm887.64 KB05/06/2021 - 11:39
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.6.0-2.armv7hl.rpm847.96 KB09/02/2021 - 21:56
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.6.0-2.i486.rpm1022.39 KB09/02/2021 - 21:56
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.5.1-1.armv7hl.rpm269.42 KB15/03/2020 - 14:41
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.5.1-1.i486.rpm306.92 KB15/03/2020 - 14:41
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm267.78 KB04/01/2020 - 16:30
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.5-1.i486.rpm305.63 KB04/01/2020 - 16:30
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.4.1-1.armv7hl.rpm254.61 KB10/09/2019 - 21:21
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.4.1-1.i486.rpm289.61 KB10/09/2019 - 21:21
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.4-2.armv7hl.rpm250.34 KB18/08/2019 - 21:54
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.4-2.i486.rpm285.98 KB18/08/2019 - 21:54
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm213.11 KB02/03/2019 - 22:58
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.3-1.i486.rpm239.14 KB02/03/2019 - 22:58
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.2-2.armv7hl.rpm172.51 KB21/10/2018 - 19:07
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.2-2.i486.rpm195.04 KB21/10/2018 - 19:07
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm150.68 KB10/08/2018 - 23:52
File harbour-sailfishconnect-0.1-1.i486.rpm170.59 KB10/08/2018 - 23:52


  • Support for aarch64 architecture (#46)


  • Direct use of KDE Connect desktop client as backend instead of own fork
  • Add IPs of custom devices to be searched for (#35)
  • Added command plugins
  • Added remote system volume plugin
  • Replaced transactions page with transaction notifications
  • Fixed remote keyboard for special characters like comma, space, fullstop (#34)
  • Migrated battery plugin to use MCE DBus interface instead of statefs (Fixes installation on Sailfish OS 4.0.1)
  • Fixed album art for Spotify
  • Added Estonian translation (thanks to Priit Jõerüüt)


  • Allow newer TLS versions (#38). Fixes broken GSConnect support for linux distributions using GLib >= 2.64.
  • Fixed monitoring of notifications in release build. (see #37)


  • Added Contacts plugin.
  • Resolve phone numbers to contact names in telephony plugin.
  • Starts now at system start as systemd user service when in background mode
  • Fixed GSConnect not showing notifications without a icon
  • Added translation for Italian (thanks to ghostofasmile)


  • Fix bug of app quiting after file transfer of any kind when screen is off
  • Fix file upload to GSConnect
  • Wake up app regularly to keep TCP connections alive (see #27)
  • Added translation for French and one missing translatable string (thanks to the translators)


  • Added keyboard plugin (thanks to derFogel)
  • Added album art to media player
  • Added possibility to open downloaded file
  • Redesigned device page
  • Enhanced sending notifications
  • File transfers are now more robust (especially large transfers)
  • Changed: Clipboard content must now explicitly pushed (see #7)
  • Added translation for Finnish, Swedish and Polish (thanks to the translators)


  • Added page to show file transfers
  • Added telephony plugin
  • Fixed various bugs to support GSConnect
  • Fixed crash when unpairing
  • Fixed various small bugs


  • Changed name to Sailfish Connect
  • Added setting to control running in background (new default is off)
  • Added notifications for pairing and ping plugin
  • Added touchpad plugin
  • Added share plugin
  • Added notifications plugin prototype
  • Made few ui enhancements
  • Fixed several bugs
  • Added known issue description notice for clipboard plugin
  • Connecting should be more stable



levone1's picture

Ok, adjusted some things, and now get "...error permission denied. Dconf will not work properly..." Tried as root also, and the same...

levone1's picture

I am using Debian Sid installatiin on my phone with Containers app. I got KDE Connect installed, and installed Sailfish Connect on the phone, and the devices recognize each other, and connect, and keyboard function is working, and I get no error when making a file transfer, but I can't find the transferred files, (there's also no confirmation, but not sure if there is supposed to be).... Where would yhe transferred files usually end up?update - seems like transfer is not happening. Any ideas?

R1tschY's picture

File transfers are saved to the downloads folder. Notifications are part of the next release (0.6). For debugging start application from command line.

levone1's picture

Got successful transfer to SFOS using contex menu in Nautilus. Command line output when trying to send from SF to Linux is, '
[W] unknown:0 - discarding unsupported packet
"kdeconnect.notification.request" for "user@C1

Send ping works both ways, and notifications received on both ends. Keyboard works also...

R1tschY's picture

When SF can not send files to KDE Connect. Then KDE Connect can not create TCP connection to SF. Check that it is possible to reach SF from the other side, for example create a SSH connection to check it.

levone1's picture

File transfer from Linux to SF works fine. File shows up in Downloads on the phone...

levone1's picture

Ok, I'll check it out. .. Thanks

Branja's picture

Is there a way to implement media player controls in minimized app/multitasking view?

R1tschY's picture

Possible, but more than one cover action is not recommended and many actions like play are not useful when more than one player exists.

Ezreal's picture

Hope to change the download directory

R1tschY's picture

Will be part of next bigger release

vince07's picture

Thank you for this apo. Like it a lot. I wonder is het possible to scroll with two fingers? In the android app it is.

R1tschY's picture

I was not able to recognize the gesture. MouseArea.onWheel did not work. I can try to figure out how it works.

objectifnul's picture

Since SFOS3.x, notifications are no longer sent to the computer.

R1tschY's picture

Do you use GSConnect or KDE Connect? For GSConnect it is known that some notifications sended from SailfishConnect are not shown.

objectifnul's picture


R1tschY's picture

The problem should be fixed with version 0.5.1-1.

objectifnul's picture

V0.4-1.1 sends zero-byte files to the phone.

sdiconov's picture

Unable to pair with desktop. Both PC (linux, kde-connect) and jolla1 phone (sailfish connect) are in the same subnet connected to the same router. Ping works, firewalls disabled, but the devices do not see each other and the phone is not detected as a connectabke device.

emchella's picture

have you open the pc firewall port ?

sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=1714-1764/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=1714-1764/udp

i have open there and working  for me


R1tschY's picture

Can you install the Android KDE Connect Client to see whether this client can connect?

objectifnul's picture

v0.4-2 seems to be not supported in SailfishX v2.2.0.29 (Unresponsive GUI; all patches disabled). Reverted to v0.3-1 which is OK.

csg1976's picture

Thanks for the update!

akikk88's picture

Finnish support coming?

R1tschY's picture

Finnish translation will come in next release, which will be released end of July or in August.

mugshot's picture

Hi, I noticed that in the media/file selection window, the Select file to send isn't translated. I couldn't find that string in Transifex either.


R1tschY's picture

Hey, thanks for reporting. I just forgot to make the string translatable. Will be fixed in the next release.

JacekJagosz's picture

Any way I could make it run automatically with system startup?

R1tschY's picture

At the moment you have to setup at your own a systemd service. Maybe in the future this is part of the installation process. I did not tested it. Just copied from harbour-sailorgram and adjusted:

  • Activate background mode in SailfishConnect settings.
  • Create file named harbour-sailfishconnect.service in /usr/lib/systemd/user/

ExecStart=/usr/bin/invoker --type=silica-qt5 /usr/bin/harbour-sailfishconnect

  • Then on the command line run:
systemctl-user restart harbour-sailfishconnect.service

Edit: Fixed harbour-sailfishconnect.service

JacekJagosz's picture

I get that error when I run systemctl-user status
harbour-sailfishconnect.service - SailfishConnect
Loaded: error (Reason: Invalid argument)
Active: inactive (dead)