How to Install AltStore?

AltStore is a tool developed by Riley Testut; It is an unofficial application store and an alternative to the Apple app store. It has thousands of resources, applications, music, and games not officially available on the iPhone.Moreover, AltStore used to sideload apps on iPhone with IPA and apple id. This tool is similar to Cydia impactor; but, Altstore is better as it comes with in-built apps, and you don’t need pc again to load IPA files on your iPhone.

Advantages of AltStore.

  • Easy to use.
  • Install unc0ver Jailbreak with Altstore.
  • No certification problem.
  • Use dual apps like WhatsApp Instagram.
  • Sideload apps without PC.
  • All apps are free.
  • No Jailbreak is needed.

Limitations of AltStore.

  • Only three apps can be active at a time. (Solution given in this post)
  • Apps installed from Store expire in 7 days need to refresh after seven days.


  • Windows (requires windows 10) or macOS (requires macOS 10.14.4+) pc.
  • iDevices running on ios version 12.2 and above are supported.
  • Latest iTunes download from Apple’s official website.
  • Latest iCloud download from Apple’s official website.

How to Install AltStore?

Windows guidance.

  1. Download Alt-Store for Windows from the given link. It’s in the zip file.
  2. Extract that zip file, Double-tap on the setup.exe file, and begin the installation process. The installation process is the same as another installation.
  3. Now connect your iPhone with the USB cable to pc; if your iPhone is locked, unlock your iPhone and click on trust the device.
  4. Now open iTunes and allow the “show this iPhone when on the Wi-Fi” If you don’t know to do this, read this manual.
  5. Click on the AltStore icon under the arrow on the taskbar near Wi-Fi and other icons.
  6. Then, Click on install AltStore and choose your iDevice.
  7. Enter Apple ID and password when needed.
  8. Once you have entered the apple id on prompt, Wait for a while; AltStore will get installed on your ios device.
  9. Once you see Altstore on your home screen, open settings > general > profile and device management, click on profile named as your Apple id and then smash the Trust
  10. Now you’re ready to use

macOS guidance.

  • Download the Altstore dmg file from the official website.
  • Install Altstore in your mac (Move Application into mac’s application folder).
  • After installation, launch it and tap on the Altstore icon from the menu bar; then, choose to install Mail Plug-in. Follow on-screen directions to finalize the installation process.
  • In next pop-out came on screen; enter administration password; then hit the ok
  • Once Mail Plug-in installation is done, open the Mail application; click on Mail in the menu bar and select preferences.
  • Tap on Manage Plug-ins…. button below under preferences > general.
  • Moving forward, check mailbundle; then, pop up came out to allow access, tap on it. Click on Apply and Restart Mail.
  • Now, connect your iPhone to your PC via original USB cable or good-quality cable.
  • Launch iTunes, select your connected iPhone and turn on the “show this iPhone when on the Wi-Fi” option under the general tab.
  • Further, click on the Altstore icon in the menu bar and tap on install Altstore; then, choose your iPhone.
  • Now, enter your apple id when the prompt opens. Then, click on install; after, Wait for a while; It will get installed on your ios device.
  • Once you see Altstore on your home screen, open settings > general > profile and device management, click on profile named as your Apple id and then smash the Trust
  • At last, you’re ready to use the Alt-store application in your iDevice.

How to install an IPA file with Altstore?

  1. Download any .ipa file of the application you want to install on your ios device.
  2. Open the Altstore app on your iDevice; then, Move on to the My Apps
  3. Click on the + button on the left side top corner; then, Tap on the .ipa file, which you want to install from the downloaded list displayed on the screen.
  4. If you’re installing an app from store for the first time, a pop-up comes out to enter your apple id and password to pursue the installation process.
  5. After the process begins, Wait for a few seconds, your application will get installed.
  6. Once the app gets installed, it will appear in the My Apps tab in the Altstore, and also you can open it from the Home screen.
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