How to Sideload Secured iOS Apps using iMazing

Last updated May 25, 2023 by Appdome

This Knowledge Base article provides step-by-step instructions to sideload secured iOS apps using iMazing. This will allow developers to test and validate an Appdome-secured app on an iOS device.

We hope you find it useful and enjoy using Appdome!

How to Sideload Secured iOS Apps using iMazing

When you are using iMazing to sideload apps follow the same process for an Appdome-secured app as for a unsecured app. Whether it’s for testing or other business reasons, sometimes you need to utilize a process called “sideloading” to install an application onto an iOS device directly from a computer. Here at Appdome we often sideload applications, even those build with third party SDKs, for testing purposes.

Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features in mobile apps.

Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android and iOS apps without coding. When a user clicks “Build My App,” Appdome leverages a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of security plugins, and an adaptive code generation engine that matches the correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured apps. There is no SDK and no library to manually code or implement in the app. The Appdome technology adds the relevant standards, frameworks, stores, and logic to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.

Prerequisites to Sideload Secured iOS Apps using iMazing

In order to sideload your iOS App, you’ll need:

  • iMazing app installed
  • Fuse your mobile .ipa binary application file
  • Sign the app

5 Easy Steps to Sideload Secured iOS Apps using iMazing

  1. Connect your iOS device to a computer via USB cable
  2. Click on the connected device in the left panel and select Apps.
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  3. Click Copy to Device in the bottom panel.
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  4. Browse to your fused app.
  5. Click Select.
    That’s it! The mobile app should now install on your iOS device

Alternative App for “Sideloading” an iOS app

There is another way to “sideload” an application to your iPhone, using Xcode application. Recommended when you already have Xcode application installed. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the menu bar: Window → Devices and Simulators.
  2. Select your iPhone and press the arrow button in the bottom right.
  3. Click the + button at the bottom of the application list.
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  4. Browse to your fused app and click Select.
  5. That’s it! The mobile app should now install on your iOS device

Congratulations! You’ve now “side-loaded” an application on iOS and/or Android device.

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