Open ipa file

ipa file icon Did your computer fail to open ipa file? We explain what ipa files are and recommend software that we know can open your ipa files.

What is ipa file?

An ipa file extension is generally used for application packages downloaded from Apple iTunes app store. The IPA is a container format that contains app installations.

ipa file description

The ipa file extension is associated with the iOS operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices from Apple, Inc.

The ipa file extension is used for file containing application package.

iOS applications can be installed to device via App Store integrated to Apple iOS, or via iTunes and computer with cable connected device.

You can also set the app synchronization in your iOS device that means what you downloaded in iTunes on computer, will be automatically downloaded to your device.

The ipa file is basically a ZIP archive that contains:

  • META-INF folder
  • Payload folder
  • various *.plist files
  • app container with application and its related data as graphics, settings, media files, etc.

The Apple iOS applications are written in Xcode integrated development environment for OS X (macOS) operating system used by Mac computers.

iTunes stores IPA files in /Music/iTunes/Mobile Applications/ subfolder.

Software that will open ipa file

Apple iOS

Operating system for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices

App Store

An electronic store for applications for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices


What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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