Ever wanted to sideload iOS Apps on Windows to your iOS device? Thanks to Xcode alternative, Cydia Impactor available for both Windows and Mac allow you achieve this without jailbreak.
Many of you would be familiar of Xcode, a tool that let you sideload IPA file on iOS devices like iPhone and iPad. However, the drawback of Xcode was its only for Mac systems. Thanks to a great alternative of Xcode, called Cydia Impactor. From the house of Saurik, this new tool allow you sideload iOS apps onto iPhone and iPad on both Windows and Mac.
Another good thing about Cydia Impactor is that its does not need you to have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad in order to sideload iOS app from its IPA file. Yes, you can now enjoy sideloading your favorite Cydia tweaks IPA to your iPhone without jailbreak using Cydia Impactor.
Steps to Sideload iOS App IPA File Using Cydia Impactor
Apart from being available for Windows, Cydia Impactor is much more easier to use as compared with its alternative Xcode. Follow the steps below to sideload any iOS app from its IPA file to your iPhone or iPad:
Step 1: Download Cydia Impactor tool for your version of operating system.
Step 2: Extract the contents and proceed with installation of Cydia Impactor on your Windows or Mac.
Step 3: Make sure you have already downloaded the IPA file on the iOS app you want to sideload to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. If you have not, download it right now and place the IPA file on your desktop. Desktop is recommended because it will be easier to drag and drop from there.
Step 4: Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to computer. As soon as you do this, Cydia Impactor will instantly recognize your device.
Step 5: If you have multiple devices connected to your system, select the one in question from the Cydia Impactor drop down menu.
Step 6: Now drag and drop the IPA file of iOS App you want to sideload to Cydia Impactor.
Step 7: In popup box asking details, enter any Apple Developer ID details and click on OK.
Step 8: Ignore the warning that appears by again clicking on the OK button.
Step 9: Sit back and relax while Cydia Impactor does all the job of sideloading that iOS app from its IPA file onto your connected iOS device.
Step 10: Once it is completed, launch the Settings App on your device. Go to General -> Profile & Device Management.
Step 11: Check for the app just installed, tap it and then tap on “Trust” option.
Go back to your iDevice homescreen and you will see the app icon of just sideloaded app there. Launch it from there. This is the most easier method to sideload any iOS app from its IPA file on non-jailbroken iPhone and iPad in Windows and Mac.