What is a .IPA File And How To Open It – Apple

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .ipa extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .ipa file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .IPA file?

The .IPA file extension is iOS Application. The developer of this file extension is Apple. The format of this executable file is zip.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .ipa file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .IPA file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .IPA file on various operating systems.

How to open a .IPA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .ipa file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Cydia Impactor software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Cydia Impactor.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IPA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Cydia Impactor software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .IPA file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ipa file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Cydia Impactor software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Cydia Impactor.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .IPA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Cydia Impactor software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .IPA file on Linux

To open the .ipa file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Cydia Impactor software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Cydia Impactor.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .IPA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Cydia Impactor software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .IPA file?

If you are still unable to open the .IPA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .IPA file.ipalias – Apple, .ipcc – Apple, .ipd – Research In Motion, .ipf – SPS, .ipf – IBM. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .IPA file with the Cydia Impactor program on Windows, Cydia Impactor program on Mac and Cydia Impactor software on Linux.