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Home > Tips > 3 Easy Ways to Install IPA on iPhone without Jailbreak

3 Easy Ways to Install IPA on iPhone without Jailbreak

Learn 3 methods to install IPA on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch in 2019 when the Apps option has been removed from iTunes. No Jailbreak required. All can be done on your iPhone.

by Cody |Jan 09,2019..

As you may know the latest iTunes 12.7 removed the Apps option, so it is not possible to use iTunes to install IPA on iOS device. fortunately, there are other methods to install IPA on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch for free.

Whether you want to distribute your apps to users for testing purpose or want to install the old version of a certain app, you can use one of these three methods to get it done without. If you have the cracked IPA file, you can also use one of these methods to install paid app for free. One of the methods does not even require a PC.

Method 1: Install IPA with Online Web Service

The first method would be using online web service Install On Air. You can simply upload your IPA file for iOS to Installonair.com and it will generate a link. When you open the link on your iOS device web browser, it will ask you if you want to install the app. Then you just tap on it to confirm the installation.

 install ipa on iphone on Air

If you have the IPA file downloaded on your iPhone, you can also complete this process on your iPhone. When you tap on the Choose a File area, it allows you upload the IPA from Files App. 

If your IPA file is not saved in Files app, you can tap on the Share button and select Save to Files. That is to say, you can install the IPA file your received from anywhere on your iOS device. If you have connected other cloud drive to the Files app, you can also install the IPA file from the Google Drive, OneDrive, and another corresponding cloud drive.

Of course, you need internet connection in order to make this work. Actually, there are a few online web tools like InstallonAir that allow you install API on iPhone. Besides, you can use Diawi, DeployNinja, AppHost, etc.

Method 2: Install IPA with Cydia Impactor

If you save the IPA file on your computer, then you can also use a software called Impactor, which is available in Windows, Mac, and Lunux, to help you install IPA on your iOS device. You will also need a USB cable to connect your iPhone and computer.

Once you have prepared your IPA files and connect your iOS device, you can follow the steps below install iOS apps without iTunes.

Step 1: Free download Cydia Impactor from here.

Step 2: Open Cydia Impactor. Then drag and drop the IPA file onto Cydia Impactor.

how to install ipa on iphone Impactor

Step 3: Then type in your Apple ID and password. If you forget your Apple ID, you can reset Apple ID.

In a shortcut while, your IPA file installed on your iOS device. This is very simple because you can download multiple IPA files on your computer and install them to your iOS device with ease.

Method 3: Install IPA on iPhone Directly

The third method is a little bit complicated compared to the previous two methods. You will need to download the Thu app and Shortcuts app from AppStore. Previously, the Thu app itself allows you to install IPA on iPhone. As you know, Apple will not allow it, so you will need a little extra help to install IPA file.

Step 1. Download the Shu app and Shortcuts app from AppStore. Get this IPA Installer shortcut by opening this link in Safari.

Step 2. Locate your IPA file on your iPhone. Select Open in another app and then select Shortcuts. If you don’t see the Shortcuts option, tap on More to enable it.

Install IPA on iPhone

Step 3. It will open the IPA in Shu. Within Shu, tap on Share and select Export Raw File > Share Via Wi-Fi.

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Step 4. Then you will be prompted to confirm if you want to install the App. Just tap Install to install the IPA.

 That’s how you can download IPA on iPhone without jailbreak when iTunes is no longer an option. If you do not have the IPA file, you can also install apps without AppStore. Which method do you think is the most effective?


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