How To Sideload Apps onto iOS 10 Devices using Cydia Impactor with Windows
Apple currently allows developers 7 days to test their applications by a process referred to as Sideloading. Fortunately, this same process is currently used in Jailbreaks and loading IPA files onto devices using CydiaImpactor.com. It’s 100% safe and developed by Cydia owner, Jay Freeman aka Saurik. Cydia Impactor requires users to sign in with a legitimate apple id and password in order to load the IPA file through CydiaImpactor. Based on the personal use of this tool and thousands of others I have never heard anything negative about it. Some users act like they are afraid to enter their credentials and such that there have never been any issues I have heard anywhere.
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Sideload iOS 10 Apps using Cydia Impactor with Windows
Step 1: Download Cydia Impactor tool from cydiaimpactor.com. Choose the appropriate version for your OS, so either MacOS or Windows. Once that is done, extract the contents of Cydia Impactor and save the files somewhere safe on the machine such as the desktop.
Step 3: After you have the IPA download connect the iOS device to your Mac or PC using USB. Be sure the latest version of iTunes is installed on the machine being used.
Step 4: Launch Cydia Impactor.
Step 5: Once Cydia Impactor is launched, choose the connected device from the dropdown in the Cydia Impactor box.
Step 6: Now, drag and drop the downloaded IPA file onto the Cydia Impactor box window. Now you will need to enter Apple ID of an Apple Developer account (free or paid, both will work) to sign the app with for sideloading on the device. Users can set up a free developer account here.
Step 7: Enter the correct Apple ID and password of an Apple Developer account and click OK. The Free Dev account will only sign the certificate for 7 days where the paid dev account will sign it for 12 months.
Step 8: When you see the warning below simply click “OK”
Step 9: You will see code start to flow across the Cydia Impactor window. This is normal and once it finished the app’s icon will appear on the home screen.
Step 10: Now you will need to “Trust” the certificate before the app will; open and function. Open Settings > General > Profile & Device Management and find the profile installed for your app. You will need to tap “Trust” the certificate before the app will open and run.
Now you can enjoy the app. The certificate will need to resign in 7 days if you used a free account or 12 months if using a paid dev account. Either way, users will need to complete the steps above once the certificate expires. Users will need to complete steps 4-10 above to resign the certificate.
Awesome Apps using Sideloading: