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.IPA File Extension

File TypeiOS Application

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CategoryExecutable Files

What is an IPA file?

An IPA file is a program written for Apple iOS devices such as iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. It is downloaded from the Apple iTunes App Store and can be transferred to the iOS device via iTunes when the device is connected to the computer. IPA files can only be played on an iOS device, not on a computer.

More Information

IPA files are typically stored in the /Music/iTunes/Mobile Applications/ directory. They are saved in a .ZIP format and can be decompressed with any Zip decompression utility.

You can use Cydia Impactor to install IPA files on iOS devices connected to a computer running Windows, macOS, or Linux. The program is free to use.

NOTE: iOS applications include games, educational programs, finance and news programs, utilities, and other types of programs.

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Programs that open IPA files

Included with OS
Updated 11/5/2020

About IPA Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.ipa suffix is and how to open it.

The iOS Application file type, file format description, and Mac, Windows, Linux, and iOS programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and only publish information about file formats that we have tested and validated.

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