Altstore Mac

File Size6.3MB (Windows), 9MB (MacOS)
Latest ReleaseDecember 2020
Supported OSWindows, Mac
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In addition to acting as a store, AltStore also allows you to sideload apps (IPA files) that you've downloaded from the web. AltStore works by setting up a server on your Mac or Windows 10 PC, so make sure you have access to a computer before you begin. Jun 04, 2020 Click AltStore in your Mac’s menu bar, and select Install Mail Plug-in. Enter your Apple ID email address and password. Install the Mail plugin when prompted to do so.

  • 4 How to use Altstore

About Altsore

Altstore is an AppStore that makes the installation and self-signing of the unofficial apps and game emulators possible. This app does not require any jailbreaks. It can be downloaded on Mac OSX and Windows. Unlike other similar apps, it does not needs any enterprise developer certificates. It is an IPA installer that permits the installation of the files that are .ipa in nature.

Unc0ver is one of the top downloaded apps on the Altstore.

How to install Altstore


  1. The first and foremost thing required for installing the app is a Windows PC or a MAC computer.
  2. The second is your iOS device.
  3. The third is a USB connection cable, which is needed for your iPad or your iPhone.

If you happen to use a PC that is windows based, downloading iTunes from the official Apple website is a must.

How to Download and Install Altstore

Below is the stepwise journey to download the app:

  1. Make sure that your iOs device is connected to your computer.
  2. Download the app using the computer browser
  3. Use your operating software to install the correct Altserver.
  4. Open the toolbar on your Mac and click Altstore on the top right side and then select Install Altstore and chose your device.
  5. If it is a Windows PC you are using, open the Icon Tray, which is located at the bottom of the screen, and further click on the Altserver icon. Chose your device by hovering the mouse over the Install Altstore.
  6. Once the Altstore gets installed on the device, keep its server open on the computer and keep it connected. Open Altstore on your device, and you are ready to download whatever apps you want.
  7. Whenever you want an app on your iPad or iPhone, make sure that your device is connected to the computer, and Altserver is open.

How to use Altstore

Here are the steps to use the Altstore:

  1. When you open the Altstore on your device, at times, it shows an Untrusted developer. You then need to go to the Settings> General> Profile and Trust the developer.
  2. Sign in with your official Apple ID and the Password. There is also an option to use app-specific login credentials, which we’re used to installing the app.
  3. For signing in, tap on Settings>Acoount>Sign In. After inputting the details, click the Sign in Tab.
  4. Next, tap Browse, and then you can click on the App title to see about its details, or you can click on Fre to install it on your device.
  5. You can then notice the download in progress, and once it is installed, you can access it on your device in a very similar fashion as on any other app.

Pros and cons of Altstore App

Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the Altstore App:


  1. It does not require Jailbreak for its installation.
  2. Because each user creates their developer certificates for its use, hence it cannot be revoked globally by Apple.
  3. It also sideloads other Apps like Cydia Impactor.


  1. It allows only three apps to be active at a time.
  2. It requires a computer to run.
  3. The app needs to be refreshed every seven days.

Frequently asked questions

  • Why is Apple ID required to use Altstore?

Apple allows only those who have a valid Apple ID to install apps that have been developed by them into their iOs devices for testing. Using the Apple ID ensures that Altstore can communicate with the servers of Apple and do whatever is needed to install the apps on your device.

  • Why do the Apps on Altstore expire within seven days?

This is because the Apple ID you use is free. Those who use the paid accounts, which comes at the cost of around 99 dollars per year will have the privilege of the apps not expiring within seven days. Hence, Altstore makes frequent attempts to refresh all the apps. It is also possible to do manual app refreshes from the Altstore.

  • Should the Altstore be running while installing or refreshing the apps?

Yes, you need to make sure that the Altstore is running at the time of installing or refreshing the apps. The best option is rather to keep Altstore running automatically in the background.

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Required Reading

Semi-untethered jailbreaks require the use of a sideloaded app to jailbreak. Apps sideloaded with a regular Apple ID will expire after 7 days or 365 days with a Developer Apple ID. After that period, you will no longer be able to open that app to re-jailbreak.

Resign With A Mac (AltDeploy)

AltDeploy has not been optimized for newer versions of macOS. You may experience incompatibility issues.

  1. Download and Install the latest version of AltDeploy
  2. Connect your iOS Device to your Mac via USB
  3. Choose the IPA file you want to sideload
    • Follow all onscreen prompts
  4. Open Settings and navigate to General -> Device Management and verify the app you sideloaded

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Resign With Computer (AltStore/AltServer)

AltServer is only compatible with iOS 12.2 and newer.

Altstore Macos 10.13

  1. Download the latest versions AltServer, iTunes if on Windows, and iCloud if on Windows
  2. Install AltServer for your respective operating system
    • On macOS, open the Mail app and open Mail -> Preferencees in the menu bar
    • Click on the General tab, the Manage Plug-ins, check AltPlugin and apply
  3. Connect your iOS Device to your Mac or PC via USB
  4. Click AltStore/AltServer in the Menu Bar/System Tray
  5. Click Install AltStore
    • Follow all onscreen prompts
  6. Open Settings and navigate to General -> Device Management and verify AltStore
  7. Open iTunes (Windows or macOS Mojave or older) or Finder (macOS Catalina or newer) and enable syncing over WiFi
  8. Download your desired IPA file and open it in AltStore on your iOS Device.
    • Make sure your iOS Device and Mac or Windows PC are connected to the same WiFi network

Resign Without a Computer (AltDaemon)

Altstore Mac

AltDaemon, which utilizes AltStore, is only compatible with iOS 12.2 and newer.

AltDaemon allows AltStore to automatically re-sign these applications, without needing to connect to a computer running AltServer over local network.

  1. Add the Dynastic repository to your package manager (repo.dynastic.co)
  2. Download and install the “AltDaemon” tweak
  3. Close your package manager
  4. Sign any apps that are about to expire

Altstore Mac 10.13.6

Resign Without a Computer (ReProvision Reborn)

ReProvision Reborn is compatible with iOS 9 and newer

  1. Add the Packix Repo to your preferred package manager (repo.packix.com)
  2. Install Reprovison Reborn
  3. Open Reprovision Reborn and follow all onscreen prompts
    • You will be asked to enter your AppleID. This is only sent to Apple and no one else.

Altstore Mac Download

You can now resign apps on your iOS Device without a computer.

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