How to Install GBA4iOS in iOS 12 on iPhone/iPad

Classic games such as “Mario,” “Pokemon,” and “Day of the Tentacle” still have a lot of fans. Unfortunately, App no longer supports these great classic games on App Store or does not allow uploading emulator apps. In spite of the roadblock, you can still play retro games on your iPhone/Pad running on iOS 12 or lower versions by installing GBA4iOS emulator.

What’s GBA4iOS and how does it work on your iOS device? It stands for Gameboy Advance Emulator, allowing you to download Gameboy Advance games on your iOS device. While the process involves a bit of workaround, it’s not complex, in fact.

Is GBA4iOS secure to install on your iPhone?

It’s an important question, and I guess many of you are thinking about. From what I’ve experienced after giving instruction, I can say that it’s completely safe.


  • GBA4iOS is a Gameboy Advance Emulator, letting you play Gameboy Advance games on your iOS device
  • While it’s safe,  you should proceed with the process at your own risk.
  • You can play outdated games like Super Nintendo on your phone. These retro games are usually called ROMs and they are copies of cartridges or CDs like Sony PlayStation CD.
  • It’s illegal when downloading ROMs since they are protected by copyright.
  • By no means, you are still encouraged to download ROMs.

Steps to Install GBA4iOS on iPhone/iPad Running iOS 12 or Older versions

Here is the instruction to install GBA4iOS on iPhone and iPad running iOS 12 or earlier version

Step 1: On your iOS device, launch the Safari browser and visit

Step 2: From there, tap on “Apps” tab.

Step 3: Now, scroll down and tap on GBA4iOS 2.1.

Step 4: Select “Download Page” option.

Scroll down again until you see GBA4iOS icon.

Next, check out two versions: If you are using iPhone 8 Plus or older, tap on the first option. If you are using iPhone X or later models, tap on the second option.

Step 5:  There will be a popup appearing again. Just tap on the “Install” button and then select “Install GBA4iOS” button.

Step 6: The installation of GBA4iOS app will now begin. (You may be required to tap on the Install button in the pop-up again.)

Wait for the installation to be successful. When the process is done, you can see GBA4iOS app icon on your Home screen. However, do not open it yet.

Instead, you need more steps to trust a third-party profile in order to run GBA4iOS on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 7: On your device, head to Settings → General and tap on Profiles & Device Management.

  • If you are using iPhone 8 Plus or older models, tap on profile Jiang Xi MicroBlog Technology Co., Ltd.” → select trust “Jiang Xi MicroBlog Technology Co., Ltd” and then tap on Trust to confirm it again
  • If you are iPhone X or later, simply tap on profile SAE Magnetics Dongguan Limited → select trust “SAE Magnetics Dongguan Limited” → Tap on Trust to confirm your choice.

Remember that the Profile might change from time to time. So, you can see a different name than “SAE Magnetics Dongguan Limited”.

That’s it! You have nơ successfully installed GBA4iOS on your iOS device running iOS 12 or earlier version

Now, you can download your favorite ROMS and then play them to your heart’s content. You can also search for Google to find a ROM.

Download ROMs like Pokemon, The Legend Of Zelda on iPhone/iPad

Step 1: After you have successfully installed GBA4iOS app on your iPhone/iPad, simply open it.

Step 2: Tap on the search button at the top right corner.

Step 3: Now, select the game series to find ROM. There are currently 12 options available. (According to developers, GBA ROMs will be coming soon.)

If you want other ROMs, you can search it on Google. In this post, I’m going to download the ROM of Pokemon on my iPhone 8 Plus. You can also other your favorite games. The process is the same.

Step 4: Next, choose your preferred version and then tap on Download button.

Step 5: Tap on Save from the popup.

After downloading the ROM of your favorite game, open it and enjoy.

Also read: Best GBA ROMs for iPhone to Install

Steps to Delete GBA4iOS App on iPhone

If you no longer want to use GBA4iOS app on your iOS device, then follow these steps below to delete it.

Step 1: Head to Settings > General.

Step 2: Choose Profile & Device Management

Step 3: Delete Jiang Xi MicroBlog Technology Co., Ltd.a Delete App and confirm your choice.

That’s much it!