What is a .IPS File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .ips extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .ips file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .IPS file?

The file extension .IPS comes from Internal Patching System Patch File. The file is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .ips file on 1 platform.

How to open a .IPS file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .IPS file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .IPS file on Android

There is easy way to open the .ips file on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .IPS file in the download folder

The first step is locating 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 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Boris Timofeev UniPatcher software and install it. The other software that opens the .ips file on Android is Axperianced Apps ROM Patcher and Boris Timofeev UniPatcher. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .IPS file?

If you are still unable to open the .IPS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .IPS file.ipspot – Apple, .ipsw – Apple, .ipt – Autodesk, .iptheme – Stardock, .ipx – Minds-Eye-View. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .IPS file with the Boris Timofeev UniPatcher, Axperianced Apps ROM Patcher software on Android.