How to sideload ipa file to iOS device on macOS

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Oct 29, 2021 7:56 AM
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Download and config AltServer

  1. Download AltStore from its official website Welcome to AltStore
  2. Unzip downloaded file and get AltStore app
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  4. Drag this file to Application folder, so we can launch in from LaunchPad
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  6. When AltServer opened there will not be any windows. You can find it in status bar. Click it, then click Install Mail Plug-in.
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  8. Click Install Plug-in, it will ask you to input your macOS password, just type in password and click OK.
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  10. After that, it will tell you it was done. Click OK.
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  12. Open mail app, click Mail - Preferences
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  14. Click Manage Plug-ins, and check AltPlugin. When you try to check, system will pop a message, just click Allow Access. After that, click Apply and Restart Mail.
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Sideload ipa file

  1. Due to it works with mail plug-in. We need to open Mail app first, just open.
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  3. Connect your iOS devices to Mac using wire cable. Make sure you can find your device in Finder.
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  5. Click AltServer button on status bar. Select Install AltStore → iPhone
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  7. It will ask you to input AppleID and password, just type it, it’s safe.
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  9. After installed, you can find AltStore app on your iOS device
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  11. Copy your ipa file to your iOS device via AirDrop or something else. Just make sure that you can remember where you save.
  12. In My Apps tab, click + icon on the top
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  14. Find your ipa file, and click it.
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  16. It will install after you click, when it’s done you can find it in My Apps tab and your iOS Home Screen.
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  18. It’s all done.