AltStore is a 3rd party app installer for non jailbroken devices. Now you can customize your iPhone with the features that AltStore offers you.

Such as games, emulators and hacked apps. You can use AltStore as an IPA file installer as well.

jailbreak using altStore

What are the requirements we need to use AltStore?

You need to download and install Alt Server to experience the  3rd party apps on your iPhone and for a smooth run of AltStore.

If you are a MacOS user – you need a MacOS 10.14.4+

If you are a Windows user – you need to have Windows 10 or later  

Download AltStore

You can download AltStore using the following buttons.

  MacOS 10.14.4+

MacOS Guide

 Windows 10 or later

Windows Guide

Download AltStore to MacOS

Make sure that you have installed iCloud, iTunes and configured it on MacOS.

Step 01 – Download the AltStore using this button  

Step 02 – Open the downloaded ZIP file and drag the AltStore icon to your Applications folder > launch the AltStore application.

Step 03 – Tap on the AltStore icon from Menu Bar. then tap on the Install Mail Plug-in option and  tap on the blue Install Plug-in button from the popup. (Enter your administrator if required)

install plugin

Step 04 – If you have done it correctly, it will pop up Plug-in was installed massage, tap on OK.

mail plugin installed

Step 05 – Now open the Mail app and go to Mail > Preferences>  General> Manage Plug-ins.

manage plugin interface

Then Allow access and Apply and Restart the Mail 

Now it’s time to set up your iPhone with AltStore 

Step 01 –  Connect your iPhone to PC

Step 02 –  Tap on the AltStore icon in the Menu Bar, then tap Install AltStore. It will show your iOS device

Step 03 – Enter your Apple ID & Password, and tap on the Install button from the pop up message box.

popup to enter Apple id and password

Step 04 – Now the AltStore app will be available on your device Home screen. Before launch the app, Go to your device Settings -> General -> Device Management> Apple ID> Trust 

Download AltStore to Windows 

Step 01 – Download the AltServer  

Step 02 – Before you install AltStore, you must have downloaded and installed iCloud and iTunes compatible with Windows operating system. 

Step 03 – Extract the downloaded “” file and double-click “setup.exe”, then follow the installation instructions.

Step 04 – Connect your iPhone to the computer. Launch AltServer icon in the Notification Area. Trust your iPhone with your computer if it is required.

Step 05 – Then launch iTunes and enable iTunes Wi-Fi sync for your phone.

Step 06 – Click the AltServer icon in the Notification Area, click “Install AltStore”, then select your iPhone.

Step 07 – Enter your Apple ID email and password. Finally You can see the Alt store app on your device home screen. Before you open the AltStore you must trust the app. 

To do that Go to your device Settings -> General -> Device Management -> Apple ID -> Trust.

AltStore Features

  • It installs apps with Wi-Fi and the help of Alt Server
  • AltStore uses Apple ID to install  3rd party apps on your iPhone
  • It regularly refreshes apps in the background to prevent apps from expiring.
  • It directly handles updates of apps through AltStore.
  • You can experience modest apps and hacked apps using AltStore 
  • All the apps and games are free to use  
  • There are no revoking issues.
  • Without actual jailbreak you can use AltStore features

New features added via 1.5 version

  • Use the new “Enable JIT” menu option to enable Just In Time (JIT) compilation with sideloaded apps
  • Sideload apps (.ipa files) to iOS devices without first installing AltStore
  • Use the same Apple ID to install AltStore on multiple iOS devices
  • Now Alt Plugin can be updated without relying on AltServer

IPA’s with AltStore

You can install IPA files on your iphone using AltStore. All you need to do is connect your iPhone to PC and Start AltStore.

The most important thing is, you don’t need to sign up again and again to install IPA files  because you have already signed up when you set up the AltStore on your iPhone. 

Once you start the AltStore, you can drag and drop an IPA file into the AltStore app. It will automatically extract the IPA file on your iPhone and install the app smoothly. 

Remember that an IPA file will be valid for 7 days. Thereafter you have to install it again using AltStore.

AltStore Sign IPA’s

We have listed jailbreak apps that you can install on your iPhone as IPA files, available with AltStore

Unc0ver Jailbreak

iPhone users can now install unc0ver jailbreak IPA with iOS 14 to iOS 14.8.1 using AltStore. AltStore is the only solution to install unc0ver jailbreak.

Do you need more information about the Unc0ver Jailbreak? Click here 

Fugu Jailbreak

Fugu Jailbreak is a jailbreak tool developed by Linus Henze.

More details about Fugu Jailbreak

Taurine Jailbreak

Taurine is a newly released jailbreak for iOS 14 – iOS 14.3. Now you can use Taurine Jailbreak with AltStore on your iPhone.

Odyssey Jailbreak

Odyssey Jailbreak available for iOS 13 – iOS 13.7 Jailbreak. 

You can try the Odyssey  jailbreak on your iPhone because AltStore is  compatible with Odyssey jailbreak IPA

AltStore Errors 

While you are trying to sync your iPhone with AltStore, following errors will arise. You need to have a better understanding to face such situations. We have listed the most common errors and best answers for these questions.   

  1. The most common error during the installation process is not installing the AltStore.
  • You need to “Trust” your iPhone with your PC when iTunes give you the option “if you want to trust your phone”
  • Use another Apple ID. Instead of having the same Apple ID. Create a specific Apple ID only for AltStore.
  • Make sure that iTunes or iCloud is running on the PC while you are using AltServer with AltStore.
  • You need to have the latest versions of iCloud and iTunes to get rid of this kind of AltStore error. 

2. Another error you might experience is taking too much time to sign in to AltStore. You can try the following things if you are a Windows user.

  • You have  to enable network access for Altserver. 
  • iTunes and iCloud should be  running on your computer. (PC)
  • Check the Wifi connection. The connection should be stable to smooth going.

3. Could not find Alt Server

  • Make sure that AltServer is running and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as AltStore.
  • Strong wifi connection is needed.

AltStore Alternatives

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Zeon Repo Extractor

Zeon is a repo extractor that supports the latest iOS versions such as iOS 15, iOS 16 and iOS 17. Even Zeon Repo Extractor is compatible with the latest iPhone 14. Installing Zeon repo on your iPhone is the easiest way to try jailbreak apps, themes, and tweaks with your iPhone.

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Hexxa Repo Extractor

Hexxa Repo Extractor is another alternative solution for AltStore that you can use on your iPhone. This repo extractor has amazing features / apps. Hexxa Repo Extractor supports iOS 14 to iOS 14.8.1 Following iOS versions also supports Hexxa Plus Repo Extractor

iOS 13 to iOS 13.7

iOS 12 to iOS 12.5.7   

alternatives for altstore


It can install hidden iOS apps for non jailbreak iOS devices with BuildStore. BuildStore consists of many favorite games, emulators, tweaks and much more.

BuildStore app has following apps/features under its belt.

 Unc0ver JB, Youtube++, Popcorn Time TV, Movie Box, Media Box, iPlay TV 

Tweak Box

Tweak Box is another alternative third party app store for Altstore. Tweakbox has thousands of exclusive apps under Flash apps, iOS apps, Tweakbox apps and Tweaks categories. Without jailbreaking your iPhone, you can use the Tweak box on your iPhone.


AppValley is very famous for tweaked apps. Other than the tweaked apps, you can download iOS apps, game emulators, screen recorders, Cydia apps and tweaks

AltStore Special Features

By signing your own Apple ID AltStore, allows you to sideload IPA files on your iOS device. This is quite similar to the Cydia Impactor method. The famous iOS app developer Riley Testut developed AltStore.

Most of the time Apple revokes   the third-party app stores. You don’t need to worry  because AltStore never gets revoked. AltStore Jailbreak IPA’s / Apps prevent expiring issues as it is used to re-sign apps with personal development certificates over iTunes WiFi sync through AltServer. 

The most eye-catching thing about  AltStore is, it can continue app updates directly.

AltStore supports iPhone jailbreak with its features like syncing with iPhone, Drag and Drop feature to install iPA files and capability of installing Jailbreak tools on iPhones.

Features via 1.6.1 

Clear cache button removes 

temporary files and deleted app backups to free up the disk space.

Restrictions on 3 app only installation

is disabled with MacDirtyCow exploit

Crashes have been fixed on viewing iOS 12 sources.

Fixes via 1.6 version

AltStore has added many features and  new improvements via  1.6 version

  • Lock Screen Widget only for iOS 16
  • iOS Version Compatibility – Supports app updates with minimum or maximum OS requirements
  • Revamped Error Handling

New features in 1.5 version

  • You can install AltStore for multiple iOS devices using the same Apple ID 
  • AltPlugin can be updated separately without the help of Alt Server
  • Enables Just in Time compilation for sideloaded apps with the menu option “Enable JIT”
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