Are you looking for a way to install unofficial apps on your iPhone or iPad? No doubt you have heard of ‘Sideloading’ aka SideloadBox from TweakBox app. It’s a term that has been used a lot in conjunction with unofficial apps in recent times. It is, without a doubt, the easiest way to install content on your device and we’re going to tell you what it’s all about.
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What is Sideloading?
Sideloading is a process whereby a file can be transferred from one device to another. It can be done using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, SD card or, as we do most often with IPA files, using the lightning cable to connect the iPhone or iPad to the computer.
What is SideloadBox?
SideLoad Box is an IPA Library from the developers of TweakBox App. Here you can download .IPA files of tweaked and modified apps and games on your computer that could be installed using the Cydia Impactor app, on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. ( Sample Image: Installing SnapChat++ app using Cydia Impactor on iPhone )
How to Use Sideload Box?
- Tap any of the buttons above and download the IPA file for your desired app on your computer ( Mac or Windows PC ).
- Now use the Cydia Impactor app
- That’s it. You have installed the modified app or game. Video below.
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Why Would You Sideload?
Pretty much any file you can think of can be sideloaded, but most iOS users use the method to sideload IPA app files onto their devices. These are apps that are unsigned and not classed by Apple as official apps; thus, they don’t appear in the store. Aside from jailbreaking, sideloading is the only way to get them.
One of the biggest benefits of sideloading is that you don’t need to use vast amounts of data to transfer files. By far, the largest benefit is that you can avoid the official app store. If you want something out of the ordinary, something that Apple doesn’t allow in the store, sideloading is the way to get it.
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Is it Safe?
Yes, sideloading is one of the safest processes you can use to transfer files and apps between devices. Because you are not jailbreaking, you are not leaving your device open to the potential for malware or viruses. Provided the app or file you are transferring is safe on your computer, it will be safe on your mobile device. The most important thing is to only download IPA files from reputable sources.
What do you think?
Sideloading is a safe and easy way to transfer files and apps and its dead simple to do. Check out our guide on sideloading apps and follow us on Facebook for more tips.