How to Sideload iOS Apps using iMazing on MacOS

You can Sideload iOS apps and Android apps to devices over USB and WiFI.

This Knowledge Base article provides instructions on how to Side-load Apps using MacOS.

We hope you find it useful and enjoy using Appdome!

Sideloading iOS Apps using MacOS 

When you are using iMazing to side-load apps follow the same process for a Fused or unfused 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 fused with third party SDKs, for testing purposes.

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites. For example, there is no Appdome SDK, libraries, or plug-ins to implement.

Prerequisites for using iMazing to install Fused iOS apps directly to a mobile device

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

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

How to Sideload 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 choose “AppsYou can Sideload iOS apps using Imazing
  3. Click “Copy to Device” in the bottom panelanother example on how to Sideload iOS Apps using iMazing
  4. Browse to your fused app and click “Select
  5. 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. Select your iPhone and press the arrow button in the bottom right.sideloading ios apps using iMazing
  2. Click the + button at the bottom of the application list
  3. Browse to your fused app and click “Select
  4. 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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