If you like to keep track of third-party app stores for iPhone, chances are that you know about AltStore and how popular it is.
But, up until now, the platform wasn’t compatible with iOS 16, meaning that you’d have to find alternative ways to download the apps to use them. Recent updates suggest that AltStore is finally compatible with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
So, if you were pushing updating your iPhone because you weren’t sure if AltStore would be functional in the latest OS or not, your worries can now rest easy.
This article will explore everything you need to know about AltStore on iOS 16 and how you can install and use it.
What Factors to Ensure before Getting AltStore on iOS 16?
If you are downloading AltStore for the first time on your iPhone, the first thing you have to do is ensure that your iPhone is updated to the latest version.
This is crucial, especially if you want to run AltStore on your device without any glitches and buffers. That said, there are two ways you can get AltStore on your iOS 16. For your convenience, we have sorted them into individual steps.
Directly from an iOS device
Now, if your iPhone isn’t updated to the latest iOS 16, this is the method you can opt for. It is a simpler and quicker method, so follow the steps that are mentioned:
- Open AltStore on your iOS device
- Navigate to My Apps in your iPhone Settings and check if there is an Update button available.
- Tap on the Update button to update the app
Note: When updating the app, you need to ensure that your iPhone is connected to a computer.
Once the update process is complete, Refresh the sideloaded apps that are running in the background. If you find that they are performing as normal, you are good to go. Once the update is complete, your AltStore app is good to run on your iOS 16 device too.
Reinstall AltStore from the Computer
If the first update option isn’t working on your iPhone, try this method instead. It is a little complicated and tedious, so watch out.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Run AltServer on your computer
- Install any kind of available updates of the app
- Then, go and install AltStore on your iOS device
- Open AltStore after the successful installation
- To ensure smoother functions, you have to trust the untrusted developer option
- Once done, refresh the sideloaded apps and you are good to go.
If you follow the steps mentioned, getting AltStore in your iOS 16 updated iPhone shouldn’t be a problem at all. However, you might experience some errors, which we’d recommend you solve using troubleshooting methods.
Sometimes, authentication issues can prevent the app from performing as normal. What you can do in that case is ensure that you check and cross-check the settings carefully. Also, if the apps aren’t performing during the refresh process, that’s another major error.