How to download Altstore for iOS

Riley Testut, an iOS app developer, has created AltStore, an alternative to Apple’s App Store. The coolest feature of this alternative store is that it includes Delta, a Nintendo emulator made by Testut itself. iPhone and iPad users can play classic games directly from their Apple devices. Isn’t that cool? Fortunately, you don’t need to jailbreak your iOS device to use this store. AltStore, a third-party app store that allows you to sideload apps on your iPhone and iPad using just your Apple ID.

Since we will not be using the App Store, installing AltStore is not as easy as installing any other app. Instead, we use a computer to complete this task. (Mac and Windows are both supported.)

How to download Altstore for iOS

Before you get started, make sure iCloud is set up on your Mac or that you install the iCloud desktop client and iTunes if you’re using a Windows PC.

  1. Navigate to altstore.io using your computer’s web browser.
  2. Download and install AltServer.
  3. Continue with the installation after extracting the downloaded file.
  4. To get iCloud quickly, simply click “Download”.
  5. Then connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer with a USB cable and launch iTunes if you are using Windows. If you are using Mac, launch Finder.
  6. To view the overview page, click the device icon.
  7. Scroll down and check the “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi” box.
  8. Click the AltStore icon, select “Install AltStore” from the drop-down menu, and then click your iPhone or iPad connected to the computer.
  9. To proceed with the installation, you will be prompted to sign in with your Apple account.
  10. After entering the details, click “Install”.
  11. AltStore should be installed on your device in seconds.
  12. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings -> General, then tap Profiles & Device Manager.
  13. Tap the email address you used to install AltStore.
  14. Now tap on “Trust” to continue.
  15. When prompted to confirm, tap “Trust” again. You should now be able to open AltStore without any problems.

For now, this method can be used to install Altstore, but we don’t know how long these steps would work, as Apple is constantly changing its policies.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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