If you’ve always felt left out while your friends enjoy unlimited apps and iFile’s file customizing options on their on their jailbroken iPhones or iPads, you can now stop worrying. You, too, can install iFile on your iPhone or iPad without having to jailbreak your latest device running the latest iOS 10. The process is called sideloading, and you can do it via merchants like Xcode and Cydia.
Let’s look at how you can sideload iFile into your device. There are three stages you need to follow before you can download and use iFile on your device.
- Download the iFile installer
- Install the iFile app
- Verify the app
Step 1: Download the iFile installer
To install the app, you need to first download the installer onto your device. You’ll need to download either the iFile app’s .deb or .ipa file. You can get it here.
Step 2: Install the iFile app
Once you download the installer file, you can install the app from it. You could either use Xcode or Cydia Impactor to do this.
- If you’re using Xcode, check out the step by step procedure here.
- If you’re using Cydia Impactor, here’s how you can do it.
So now that you’ve installed the app, you’ll try to launch it. It won’t.
That’s where the final step comes in.
Step 3: Verify the app.
For the app to work on your device, you need to declare that you trust the app’s certificate. Only then will iOS allow the app to function on your device. Here’s how to verify the certificate:
- Go to Device Management in your device Settings. Depending on your device, you can find it under the path, Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management or General > Profile(s) & Device Management or General > Device Management.
- Scroll through and locate the iFile certificate.
- Tap on it, and then tap Trust.
- Trust again to confirm.
Once you’ve trusted the certificate, you will be able to launch the iFile app on your device and access your files and folders.
Word of warning
Remember that installing the iFile app in this way does not give the app full access to all the folders and files in your device. In other words, the app is sandboxed and so you can only write files on specific folders. That said, though, you will still get a better experience with the limited iFile app than not having it at all.