How to Sideload Apps in iOS 17

Vineet Maheshwari

Sideloading refers to installing apps on an iPhone from outside the official iOS App Store. With the upcoming iOS 17 update, Apple is expected to allow limited sideloading support in Europe to comply with new EU regulations.

While Apple has resisted opening up iOS to alternative app stores in the past, citing security concerns, pressure from EU lawmakers means iPhone users in Europe may soon have more choice on where they get their apps from.

However, there are several apps like Sideloadly and AltStore that allow users to sideload third-party apps on their iPhones without any issues.Here’s a guide onhow to sideload apps on iOS 17.

What You Will Need

To follow this guide and sideload apps using Sideloadly, you’ll need:

  • A Windows or Mac computer
  • An Apple ID
  • An iOS device running iOS 7 or later
  • The IPA file of the app you want to install
  • USB cable to connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer

Important: Your iOS device must have developer mode enabled to sideload IPA files. Here’s how to enable it:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad
  2. Go to Privacy & Security
  3. Enable Developer Mode and restart your device when prompted

If Developer Mode doesn’t show up on your iPhone, go to and enroll your device and Apple ID as a developer.

Step-by-Step Guide to Sideload Apps on iOS 17

Step 1: Download and install Sideloadly

First, download Sideloadly from the official website. Install it on your Windows or Mac computer.

Sideloadly supports both Intel and Apple silicon Macs.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone/iPad

Connect your iOS device to your computer using the USB cable. Make sure your computer recognizes the device.

Step 3: Add IPA file to Sideloadly

Now add the IPA file you want to install to Sideloadly. You can simply drag and drop the IPA file into the Sideloadly window.

Step 4: Enter Apple ID

In Sideloadly, enter your Apple ID and password when prompted. This is required for signing the IPA file.

Step 5: Start sideloading

Finally, click on Start in Sideloadly to begin sideloading the IPA file to your connected iOS device.

The app will be installed on your home screen after the process is completed.

Step 6: Trust the Developer

Go to Settings => General => VPN& Device Management => and trust your Apple ID as a developer.

Now you can launch the app and use it at your convenience.

stores or other unverified sources once the functionality arrives. Treat sideloaded apps with caution.

Wrapping Up

With just a few simple steps, you can use the Sideloadly tool to install unsigned IPA files on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7 or later. Until Apple comes up with official sideloading functionality in the EU, you can use this method to install any IPA file on your iOS device.

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Vineet Maheshwari is a passionate blogger and relationship oriented digital marketing consultant with over 10 years of experience in SEO, PPC management, web analytics, domain investing, affiliate marketing and digital strategy. He has helped high tech brands connect with customers in an engaging manner, thereby ensuring that high quality leads are generated over time.
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