If you’re running a version of iOS that doesn’t support jailbreak, you’ve probably been stuck with just the App Store as your sole games and apps source. Unknown to a lot of iPhone users, you can actually sideload IPA files to your device, just as Android users install APK apps on their devices. With iOS, however, this isn’t a very straightforward process.
Unfortunately, you can’t just download an app from the internet to your phone and simply install right away, you do need a computer. To successfully sideload an IPA file to your iPhone or iPad, you need to sign with app first. You can either do this with Cydia Impactor or Xcode, but this tutorial will be based on Cydia Impactor. It is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
With this, you can install apps like MovieBox, Kodi, iCleaner, and other jailbreak apps in IPA format.
Note: You can’t install Debian packages (.DEB files) using this method.
Steps to sideload IPA files to your iOS device
1. First, you need to download and install Cydia Impactor. You can download for macOS, Windows or Linux here.
2. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via USB and start Cydia Impactor. Be sure the program detects your device.
3. Drag the downloaded IPA file to Cydia Impactor to start the installation.