Open pkpass file

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

What is pkpass file?

Files with pkpass extension are electronic versions of tickets for Apple Wallet/Passbook platform for iOS (iPhone, iPad) devices. Used as a digital pass for movie tickets, loyalty cards, boarding passes etc.

pkpass file description

File extension pkpass is exclusively related to a special format for Apple Wallet/Passbook service for iOS devices as well as macOS (formerly OS X), which allows users to manage their boarding passes, movie tickets, loyalty cards in an electronic form.

The Wallet app (Passbook) is integral part of the system since iOS 6 and OS X 10.8.

These passes (pkpass) are typically distributed via e-mail messages directly to devices (iPhone, iPad, macOS) when a purchase is made at a vendor that supports this service.

The pkpass file is a ZIP archive that contains the following data in a structured manner.

  • icon.png
  • logo.png
  • thumbnail.png
  • pass.json
  • manifest.json
  • signature

The files within the archive have specific names to denote their function within the service. A preview of the ticket is saved in the thumbnail.png file, so users on desktop platforms may simply extract the file and view it using any graphics viewer.

MIME types:
application/vnd.apple.pkpass

Software that will open pkpass file

Apple Wallet for Mac (Apple Pay)

A digital pass managing app for Mac

Apple Wallet (Passbook)

A digital pass managing utility integrated in iOS 6 and above


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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