How to Install .ipa Files on iPhone without Jailbreak

If you are looking for the method on how to install IPA without jailbreak, then refer to this guide. Here, we have given 3 easy and simple ways to install IPA files on iPhone without jailbreaking it.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 22, 2020

A file that has .ipa file extension is an iOS App file. An iOS App Store Package file or .ipa file stores iOS apps. These files can only be installed on iOS devices, and not on the computer. These files are usually saved as compressed format and you can uncompress them by unzipping or renaming the extension to .zip. The official way to install the IPA files on iPhone without jailbreak is iTunes.

However, iTunes 12.7 update canceled the Apps tab in Device option either so you can not manage your apps on iPhone/iPad. Here we will introduce 3 ways to install .ipa file without jailbreaking. Keep reading and you will find a suitable way to do.

Also Read: Why Tones/Ringtones Not Showing in iTunes >

Method 1. Install .ipa Files on iPhone without Jailbreak with AnyTrans for iOS

There are a lot of tools available that allow users to install IPA files on the iPhone, but only a handful of them to do this without jailbreaking iPhone. And AnyTrans for iOS is one of them that aid you to install IPA without jailbreak. The software is developed by iMobie to make it easy for iOS users to manage and transfer their iDevice content. Here are its main features:

  • The software lets you install the IPA files without jailbreaking your iPhone and also, without using iTunes.
  • Unlike iTunes, it will allow you to download, and install IPA files without any data loss.
  • With it, you can easily transfer data such as images, apps, videos, etc between computer and iPhone or from iPhone to iPhone.
  • No matter which iPhone model you are using, the software has support for every iPhone model and also, supports all iOS versions.
  • The tool can also let you access notes, calendars, contacts, photos, etc from your iCloud backup without any hitch.

Now, here is the detailed guide on how to install IPA on iPhone without jailbreak with the help of AnyTrans for iOS. At the beginning, download and install AnyTrans for iOS on computer.

AnyTrans – iPhone App Manager

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Step 1. Then, launch it and connect your iDevice to the computer using a cable and then, click on “Apps” icon as shown below.

How to Install IPA Files on iPhone/iPad without iTunes via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Install IPA Files via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2. Now, tap on the “+” button i.e. at top-right and then, select the .ipa file you want to install on your iPhone and finally, click “Open” to begin the transfer process.

How to Install IPA Files on iPhone/iPad without iTunes via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Install IPA Files via AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Method 2. How to Solve iTunes Issues With AnyFix

Some iPhone users have reported their iPhone got into trouble after install .ipa files without jailbreak. Like keeping restarting, stuck on Apple logo, frozen, etc. But no worries! Here we’ll recommend a professional iTunes/system issues troubleshooter, AnyFix, which is committees to getting iPhone/iPad/iPod users out of any system/iTunes issues. Give it a try, and you can successfully remove these annoying problems in just a few clicks.

Get the latest version of AnyFix and run it on your computer > connect your iPhone to the computer and then choose the System Repair or iTunes Repair.

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How to Solve iTunes/System Issues via AnyFix

How to Solve iTunes/System Issues via AnyFix

Method 3. Install .ipa File without Jailbreak with Online Tool

The second way that you can use to install .ipa files is an online tool – Install on Air. It is a tool that can help iOS and Android users to download apps. You can also drag and drop the .ipa file to get a link. Then open it using mobile browsers (Safari on iPhone) and you will be enabled to download and install the applications with a tap. Here are the detailed steps that you can use: Choose your IPA file and drag it into box > Click on Submit to get the installation link > Open it on your Safari.

The Bottom Line

The above two methods can help you installing .ipa files on iPhone without jailbreak. And with AnyTrans for iOS, you can also install .ipa files on iPad. Also, it is malware-free software and that’s why it is safe to use on your computer. You can manage your iPhone content on the computer if you are tired of using a small iPhone screen. Still, if you have any queries or doubts, feel free to leave your comment below.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.