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How to Sideload Apps on iPhone

Accessing iOS apps is easy – really easy. Anyone can do this from their iPhone or iPad, and no device jailbreak is required. All you have to do is download the app to your device via desktop or load apps from your mobile browser. Before AltStore and AltServer became mainstream for sideloading apps on iPhones and iPads, you may remember using Saurik’s Cydia Impactor app. Unfortunately, this option hasn’t worked for some time now for users without paid Apple developer accounts. This article is about how to Sideload Apps on iPhone.

Sideloady has been around for a while, at least since iOS and iPadOS 13 took over. It’s still maintained and offers full support for sideloading apps on iPhones and iPads running iOS and iPadOS 15, and even Macs with the Apple M1/M1 Pro /M1 Max. One nice thing about Sideloady is that it supports several advanced options that users may want to use when loading their own apps. Below are the steps to Sideload Apps on iOS.

How to Install and Use Altstore to Sideload Apps

Installing AltStore on iPhone and iPad
First, download Altstore from here
Install AltServer Preview on a Windows 10 or macOS computer.
Using a USB cable, connect your iPhone and iPad to the computer where AltServer is installed. Choose “Install AltStore” and select your device from the AltServer desktop application.
You will now be asked for your Apple ID credentials. Make sure AltStore is installed on your device by logging in and waiting a few seconds.
The AltStore icon will appear on your iPhone or iPad after installation, just like when you install an app from the Apple App Store. You may want to enable or authorize AltStore in Settings -> General -> Device Management.
After signing in with your Apple ID, you’re ready to use the Alt Store.
How to Sideload Apps on Your iPhone Using AltStore
Open AltStore on your iPhone.
Go to the “My Apps” tab from the bottom navigation bar.
Then tap the “+” button at the top left of the app. A file directory on your iOS device will open.
Go to the “Downloads” folder and tap on the IPA file of the application you downloaded. You’ll be taken back to the AltStore, where you’ll be able to see the installation progress as a thin blue bar under the “My Apps” heading.
Wait for the app to finish installing and you’re done. Now you can open a sideloading app on your iPhone and use it without any worries.

Final words

That’s it with our article on how to use Altstore to Sideload Apps on iPhone. Sideloading open source apps or emulators to your iOS device allows you to use apps and emulators that are not available in the iTunes App Store.

I hope you have understood this article How to Sideload Apps on iPhone.

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