AltStore: Download, Install & Sign Custom IPA apps. Guide

AltStore is a perfect alternative to Cydia impactor used to install custom IPA files into your iPhone and iDevices.  This famous app is developed d by Riley Testut to sign IPA files that are downloaded outside of the Apple AppStore. Whenever you face problems or issues to install apps with Cydia impactor then you can try this app. The most important thing is that it works fine with IOS 13.

You can find the downloading and installation method including all details by reading the following.

What is AltStore?

AltStore is an app that is available for Mac and Windows platform that allows you to sideload apps on your iDevices with the help of your Apple Id. It means you can install IPA files from your safari browser or other 3rd party sources.

This app automatically sends a certificate to a server called AltServer to resign apps. There is no need to refresh apps after seven days as it automatically refreshes them in the background with the help of an active internet connection. There is no need to jailbreak your device to use this app.

You can also try Reprovision alternative of AltStore.


  1. Resign apps with your Apple ID.
  2. Install apps with AltServer over WIFI.
  3. Automatically refresh apps to prevent from expiring.
  4. Automatically updates apps through AltServer.
  5. No jailbroken device requires.


  1. You must have a Windows Pc or Mac.
  2. Your IOS device must have an IOS 12.2+ version.
  3. The IPA files that you want to install.
  4. An internet connection.

How to install AltStore

How to install AltStore - Mac and Windows guide

Windows Guide

  1. Download the latest version of iTunes on your PC.
  2. Download for Windows from
  3. After the downloading now install both software.
  4. Connect your iPhone with PC and choose to trust this device on your iPhone.
  5. Enable Wi-Fi sync for your iPhone from iTunes.
  6. Open it and click on install AltStore and select your device.
  7. Now enter your Apple Id and Password.
  8. Congrats you have successfully installed the app.
  9. Now trust the app by going to Settings > General > Profiles and click on the trust button.

Mac Guide

  1. Download the latest version of AltStore for Mac from
  2. Open the app on your Mac.
  3. Select Install Mail Plug-in. Follow the on-screen instruction for Installation.
  4. After the installation restarts the mail app and enables the mail plugin.
  5. To enable the plugin go to Preferences and select Manage plugins.
  6. Find and enable the AltPlugin.mailbundle.
  7. Now connect your iPhone with iTunes and enable WIFI sync for this phone.
  8. Open it and click on install AltStore and select your device.
  9. Enter your Apple Id and Password.
  10. You have successfully installed the app.
  11. Now trust the app by going to Settings > General > Profiles and click on the trust button.

After the installation now you must learn how to use this app. For this follow these steps.

How to Install Apps with AltStore?

  1. First, you have to download your desires apps from 3rd party sources.
  2. Then open AltStore and go to My Apps tab.
  3. Click on + icon your downloaded apps list will be open.
  4. Select the app that you want to install and enter your Apple ID and Password.
  5. After that, it will install the app and you can access the installed apps from My Apps tab or Home Screen.
  6. You can resign the apps after 7 days from the My Apps tab.

Pros and Cons of AltStore App

Pros and Cons of AltStore App

Here I listed some advantages and disadvantages of the app. That you must keep in your mind before the installation and use.


  1. No jailbreak requires.
  2. Automatically Revokes apps.
  3. You can install 3rd party apps.


  1. Support 3 apps at a time.
  2. Requires Computer to install the app.
  3. The app requires to refresh after 7 days to run.

What Apps does AltStore have?

Altstore apps


You can find the GBA4IOS app. This app is used to play consoles games on your iPhone. It supports different console games like GBC, NDS.

Delta Emulator

This is another emulator that is used to play emulator games on iPhone and iPad.


This emulator supports many console’s games. You can enjoy your favorite games on your iPhone.


iNDS is used to play Nintendo Ds game son iPhone and iPad without jailbreak.


Uncover is jailbreak app that is used to jailbreak your iDevices on safest way.

Final words

You can install any app with the help of AltStore without any jailbreak. If you face any problem s and issues in the installation of the app then you can ask in the comment section.

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