How to Install Unknown Apps on iPhone

July 16, 2023
David Sunnyside

In order to install apps from sources outside of the App Store on your iPhone, you will need to enable “Unknown Sources” on your phone. This is an easy process that only requires you to open the Settings app, scroll down to Security & Privacy, and tap “Allow Apps Downloaded From.” After you toggle this switch on, your phone will be able to download apps from other sources as long as they are apk files.

When you download an apk file from unknown sources, your phone will ask you to verify the file and give it permissions before you can install it. These permissions are important as they allow your phone to access the apps files, data, and other information that is required for the app to function properly.

Unlike Android, Apple doesn’t include the “Unknown Sources” setting in its security settings on the iPhone or iPad. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t download unauthorized apps on your iOS device.

There is an alternative way to allow unauthorized app installations on the iPhone, and it involves jailbreaking your device. Jailbreaking is a process that removes restrictions imposed by Apple, and it can be dangerous if not done correctly. Nevertheless, there are many online tutorials that can guide you through the process of jailbreaking your iPhone. If you want to try this method, you should always be cautious as the apps may contain malware that can compromise your files and personal information.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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