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How to open an IPA file on Windows

What is an IPA file?

is the file format used for iOS apps that run on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. The name stands for "iOS app package". IPA files are equivalent to the ".app" app bundles that macOS uses. They use the common Zip format, despite their unusual file extension.

What is inside an IPA file?

A valid IPA file must always contain a top-level folder, and -- if it is designed for distribution via the App Store -- it will also have some files. Here's an example of the IPA for iBooks 3.2, abbreviated to show the main structure:

$ unzip -l iBooks\ 3.2.ipa Archive: iBooks 3.2.ipa Length Date Time Name --------- ---------- ----- ---- 0 06-18-2014 10:43 Payload/iBooks.app/ 22732944 11-13-2013 13:11 Payload/iBooks.app/iBooks 3978 11-07-2013 17:43 Payload/iBooks.app/Info.plist 0 06-18-2014 10:42 Payload/iBooks.app/_CodeSignature/ 70449 11-13-2013 13:11 Payload/iBooks.app/_CodeSignature/CodeResources 8 11-07-2013 17:43 Payload/iBooks.app/PkgInfo 0 06-18-2014 10:43 Payload/iBooks.app/SC_Info/ 0 06-18-2014 10:42 Payload/iBooks.app/Settings.bundle/ 25226 11-07-2013 17:44 iTunesArtwork 1883 06-18-2014 10:43 iTunesMetadata.plist

In the example above, the file is the application binary. is the app's icon, as shown in the App Store. And is a dictionary of information with a collection of metadata about the app, with its name, author, release date, and so on.

Can I run an IPA on my computer?

It isn't possible to run an IPA file on a Windows PC, although it is possible to extract files on Windows. In some cases you can run an IPA on macOS, but most often not.

IPA files contain binaries that are specific to iOS. They may be built for 32-bit iOS devices (ie. iPhone 5c and below), or for the newer 64-bit devices released since. iOS devices use the ARM architecture, whereas your Windows PC or Mac likely uses x86. This means that without a specific embedded x86 binary, your computer won't be able to run an iOS app.

If an IPA has been built to debug on a Mac, it may contain an x86 binary. If so, it's likely it can be run using the iPhone Simulator included with Xcode on a Mac. The iPhone Simulator is bundled with Xcode, which can be installed for free from the App Store on all Macs.

How can I open an IPA file on Windows?

Double-clicking an file on Windows leads to a window asking you to select the program you want to use to open the file. To extract the files from an IPA on Windows, you'll need to download DMG Extractor and install it. With DMG Extractor installed, you can double-click your IPA file and it will automatically be loaded in DMG Extractor.

After Apple's iOS 8 announcement, we received many requests from DMG Extractor users to support it by enabled access to IPA files. As of DMG Extractor this functionality has been added.

To manually open an IPA file follow these steps:

  1. Click the "Open" button on the top-left menu or simply drag and drop your file.
  2. From the top menu, click on "Extract" and choose to extract all files.
  3. Choose the destination folder for the extraction.
  4. Your IPA file should be successfully extracted, and you can find them in the pop-up folder.

Alternatively, if you're happy changing your Windows configuration and modifying the file, there's another approach:

  1. Open → → → → and ensure that "Hide extensions for known file types" isn't ticked.
  2. Rename the file to have a extension
  3. Double-click it and view it with your regular Zip viewer
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It’s wise to keep an archived backup of your iOS or iPadOS devices if you plan to test beta software. That way, if something goes wrong on your iPhone, you can restore the older, archived backup to fix it. Without archives, your new backups would automatically overwrite the older ones.

This post explains how you restore archived backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. We’ve included instructions for Windows and Mac computers, whether you back up using iTunes or Finder.



Why are archived backups so important?

Normally, when you make a new backup of your iOS or iPadOS device, it overwrites the previous backup, updating it with all the new data. That makes it impossible to restore older backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

This is disastrous if you’re part of the Apple Beta Software Program because if you revert to the normal software, you can’t restore backups you made in the beta program.

Fortunately, it’s possible to archive your iOS or iPadOS backups using a Mac or Windows PC. When you do this, it locks the backup so it isn’t updated anymore. The next time you back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, iTunes or Finder creates an entirely new and separate backup.

We’ve already written about how to create archived backups of your devices for Mac users. So now, let’s explain how you restore an archived backup to get all the data back on your device.

How to archive iPhone backups on a Windows PC

Archiving an iPhone backup with Windows involves a different process to using a Mac. You need to locate the backup folder in your system files and rename it. That way, iTunes doesn’t recognize the folder and stops updating it as you make new backups.

Find your iTunes backups by going to:

  1. C: Drive > Users > [Username].
  2. App Data > Roaming > Apple > MobileSync > Backup.
  3. Be sure to keep your renamed backup in the same location.

How do I restore an older backup of my iPhone?

It’s easy to restore archived iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch backups you already saved to your computer. Since Apple discontinued iTunes for macOS Catalina, we’ve written separate instructions for using iTunes and Finder.

Click the relevant link below to jump straight to the right section:

If you didn’t make an archived backup to a computer, you might be able to restore older iCloud backups instead.

Restore archived backups using Finder in macOS Catalina or later:

  1. Unlock your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and connect it to your Mac using the Lightning-to-USB cable it came with.
  2. Open Finder and select your device from the sidebar, under Locations.
  3. If prompted, enter your passcode and agree to Trust This Computer.
  4. Select the General tab in Finder, then scroll down to the Backups section.
  5. Click Restore Backup… and select your archived backup from the drop-down menu. Use the date and time to see when you made the backup.
  6. Click Restore.
  7. Wait until your device restarts before you disconnect it.

Restore archived backups using iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC:

  1. Unlock your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and connect it to your Mac using the Lightning-to-USB cable it came with.
  2. Open iTunes and select your device from the top-left of the window.
  3. If prompted, enter your passcode and agree to Trust This Computer.
  4. Select the Summary page from the sidebar.
  5. Click Restore Backup and select your archived backup from the drop-down menu. Use the date and time to see when you made the backup.
  6. Click Restore.
  7. Wait until your device restarts before you disconnect it.

Archive your backups to avoid corrupted files

Without an archive, later iPhone backups only save the data that has changed. This means if a file gets corrupted in one backup, that corruption is present in all the following backups too.

You should occasionally archive an older iPhone backup on your computer to protect against this possibility. Alternatively, find out what to do if you do have a corrupted backup in iTunes or Finder.

Dan is a freelance writer based in South West England.

He spent two years supervising repairs as a Genius Admin for Apple Retail and uses that knowledge to keep our troubleshooting guides up to date.

Long before that, Dan turned to Apple products from a musical background. Having owned iPods for years, he bought a MacBook to learn sound recording and production. It was using those skills that he gained a first-class Bachelor of Science in Sound Technology.

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How to transfer PDFs from your Mac or PC to iBooks on your iPhone

At some point you may find yourself with a PDF on your computer that you want to move to your iPhone or iPad so you can take it with you to read. iBooks is the preferred reader in Apple’s ecosystem, so you probably want to save it there. There are a couple ways to transfer a PDF from a Mac to your iPhone, and it is also possible to do it from a PC as well. Here’s how:

From a Mac (AirDrop)

  1. The easiest way to get a PDF from your Mac to your iBooks app on your iPhone or iPad is to simply AirDrop it. To do this, first make sure your iPhone/iPad is set to accept AirDrops from everyone.
  2. Next, right-click on the PDF you want to send, then select Share -> AirDrop.
  3. Now a window will pop up listing potential AirDrop recipients, click on your iPhone to send it there.
  4. When it sends, your iPhone/iPad will ask you what app you want to store it in. Select iBooks (or another if you wish) to store the PDF there. Open up iBooks and you will see it under "My Books."

From a Mac (iBooks)

  1. If you use iBooks on your Mac and have it synching with iCloud, this method is just as easy as the previous. Simply open up iBooks and drag the PDF into your library.
  2. Open iBooks on your iPhone/iPad and you will see the PDF. Tap the cloud icon to download it.

From a PC

  1. If you are using a PC you can simply email the PDF to yourself (this obviously will work from a Mac as well). The problem with this method is that your PDF may be too large to send.
  2. Open the email with the PDF and tap on it to download it. Once it downloads and opens, long press on it to bring up the share menu, then tap on "Copy to iBooks."
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