How To Download Citra On iOS


Are you a fan of Nintendo 3DS games but find it hard to carry the console around? Well, there are many emulators out there, but which is the best one you may ask? I have been on a spree to find you the most compatible Nintendo 3DS emulator and finally found one.  Let me introduce you to Citra, the Nintendo 3DS emulator for iOS devices. In this article, I am going to show you how to download Citra on iOS without any hassle. What are we waiting for, let’s get started!

What is Citra?

Citra is a work-in-progress Nintendo 3DS emulator compatible with iOS devices. It can work on both iPhone and iPad devices. This open-source project is licensed under GPLv2 and has an active team of over 150 developers working on it since its founding. Citra can currently emulate a wide variety of different 3DS homebrew applications and commercial games with varying degrees of success.

How To Download Citra on iOS?

Before you download and install Citra, it’s important to know the system requirements to ensure smooth gameplay.

  • Device: iPhone 8+ (or equivalent iPad)
  • RAM: N.D.
  • OS: iOS 10 (or higher)
  • Storage: 32 MB minimum

Once all the system requirements are matched, you can continue with the installation process.

  1. Download AltServer on your computer. (AltServer is a desktop application that allows you to install and sign apps on your iOS device.)
  2. Install AltStore to your iPhone or iPad.
  3. After installing AltStore on your iOS device, open it.
  4. Search for Citra and install it.

Note that the time if writing this article, the above given method was working. If the given method does not work you can try the steps given below.

To download Citra for iOS, simply click on the link button provided on the app’s website. The latest version of the app is available in IPA format and is 32.5 MB in size. The installation process requires the use of AltServer, which is available for both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Once you have successfully installed the app, you may need to update it manually by removing the old version and installing the new version.

What are the features of Citra?

Citra boasts numerous features that make it a go-to emulator for Nintendo 3DS fans. Let’s take a look at some of these features.

  • Citra can “play” many different games now and more will become playable as development progresses.
  • It is compatible with hundreds of games.
  • Citra offers optional features like resolution scaling and texture filtering that work best on iPhone 10+.
  • You can use an external gamepad to play games on Citra.
  • supports various built-in features like the camera, microphone, and motion controls.


Citra for iOS is a gamechanging emulator for Nintendo 3DS games that allows you to play your favorite games on Apple devices. With its active team of opensource developers and constant updates, the app is constantly evolving and improving. While some games may not run at full speed and may have graphical glitches, the app is still worth trying for those interested in 3DS emulation. So why not give it a try and start playing your favorite 3DS games on your iPhone today?

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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