How to Use Cydia Impactor For Sideloading iOS Apps on Windows & Mac

Cydia Impactor is the common tool that allows users to install any iOS apps in the form of IPA file, especially when the iPhone is not jailbroken. This utility was first created and then developed by Saurik, a founder of Cydia.

We know that about nearly 90% iOS users have updated their devices to some version of iOS 10, which the jailbreak is difficult or even impossible. It makes us restricted on our iOS devices. Fortunately, the jailbreak for iOS 10.2 has already been available. But one of the requirements is to use Cydia Impactor. So in this post, we’ll show you how this tool can do if you have never heard about Cydia Impactor.

As you know, Apple only permits apps to release to the public if they follow the App Store terms and conditions. So, emulators and screen recorders such as Happy Chicken or Airshow are not available for your device to download as the normal way. Although they are not harmful to your device, it’s impossible to appear on the official App Store.

However, now with the help of Cydia Impactor, you can easily install any iOS apps coming in the form of .IPA file on your iPhone. Furthermore, Cydia Impactor is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, which allows everyone to take advantage of it.

Also read: How to Fix YouTube app Crashing on iPhone/iPad

How to Sideloading iOS Apps using Cydia Impactor

  1. First, download the latest version of Cydia Impactor from this site. Remember to choose the compatible version for your OS.
  2. Then locate the installer file and open it. For macOS users, simply drag to install Impactor in the Applications folder.
  3. Plug your iOS device to the computer.
  4. Choose the .IPA file that you want to install. You’d better move it to the Desktop.
  5. Now launch Cydia Impactor and it will detect your iPhone/ iPad
  6. Now, click the IPA, then then drag & drop it into Impactor window. After that, you’ll be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password.
  7. Now the rest is of Cydia Impactor. It will then verify and install the app on your iOS device.

That’s all about the Cydia Impactor, hope you have an overall look at this great tool for installing unknown iOS apps.