Accessing apps on an iOS device is easy with the help of the App Store. Apple’s iOS devices are widely preferred for the security features it has built-in with. Although it has a large collection of apps, it isn’t the biggest when compared to the Play Store on Android. As a result, lots of iOS users peek for ways to use Google Play Store on iOS. Being an official app store of Android OS, Play Store isn’t available for iPhone and iPad. But this doesn’t mean that you cannot install Play Store on iOS. However, the task of installing the Play Store requires some time and effort. All you require is to jailbreak the device to access Android on iOS devices. If you ever thought of accessing Google Play Store on iPhone and iPad, then this section will help you out.
Play Store on iPhone/iPad – Does Jailbreak Works?
Every other Apple device includes the iPhone and iPad are highly secured. The security limitations will never let you alter anything. As a result, you won’t be able to bypass anything. So, you can’t install any third-party apps or services on an iOS device. This includes the Play Store as it is an app store of another operating system. In order to overcome this limitation, you need to jailbreak the iOS device. Currently, it is the only possible way to download Play Store on iPad or iPhone. Jailbreaking the iOS device will let you take advantage of the iOS security and install the Play Store. Get to know the procedure in detail and thereby install Play Store on iOS.
How to Get Google Play Store on iOS
Accessing third-party apps like Play Store requires jailbreaking. The section below will guide you on jailbreaking first and then accessing Google Play Store on iPhone or iPad.
Preparing for Jailbreak:
Just before you jailbreak your iOS device, you should take care of some safety measures.
- Make sure to take a backup copy of your iOS on iCloud to recover your data at any time.
- Ensure your iPhone or iPad has the updated software version. Else update it under Settings > General > Software update.
- Disable the Find my iPhone on iOS device. Navigate to Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone > turn it off.
- Turn off the touch or face ID or passcode. You can turn it off under Settings > Touch ID and Passcode.
- Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC using the USB charger cable.
- Turn on Airplane mode on your iOS device.
Part 1 – Steps to Get Cydia Impactor
FYI! In addition to unc0ver, there are lots of jailbreak tools available for different iOS versions. It includes checkra1n, Chimera, Electra1141, TotallyNotSpyware, doubleh3lix, Meridian, etc.
(1). Visit the official website of any trusted jailbreaking tool on your PC and download its latest ipa file. For instance, unc0ver.
Note: Follow the installation guidelines given on its official page to get the jailbreaking tool.
(2). Then, get the latest version of Cydia for PC by visiting http://www.cydiaimpactor.com/
(3). Cydia will recognize your iDevice automatically. Else, click on Trust your computer on your iOS or PC.
(4). From the downloads folder, drag the unc0ver.ipa file into the Cydia Impactor window.
(5). On the prompt, provide your Apple ID and press OK.
(6). With this, Cydia will begin to sideload on your iOS device.
Part 2 – Steps to Launch Cydia on iOS
(1). On your iOS device, navigate to Settings to choose the General option.
(2). Select Profiles & Device Management to select your Apple ID.
(3). Now, press the Trust button. When prompted, click on the Trust option from the pop-up.
(4). Click on the unc0ver icon from the Apps section on your iPhone to launch it.
(5). Make a tap on the Jailbreak button and wait for the process to end.
(6). Upon successfully completing the jailbreak process, you will find Cydia on your iOS device. Click to open Cydia.
Note: When you don’t find Cydia, just reboot and re-launch the unc0ver app.
Part 3 – Steps to Download Play Store on iOS using Bootlace
(1). Launch Cydia Impactor from your iOS home screen.
(2). Go to Manage to click on the Sources tab at the bottom.
(3). Click on the Edit option from the top-right to tap the Add option.
(4). Enter the Cydia repository URL to add it as a repository and press Add Sources.
(5). Then install Bootlace and exit from Cydia to find Bootlace on the home screen.
Note: If you don’t find, then restart your iOS device.
(6). Click on the Bootlace icon to launch and let it download and patch its kernel.
(7). Once again, launch Bootlace to click on OpeniBoot and click on the Install button.
(8). After its installation, open OpeniBoot and click on the iDroid button.
(9). Click on Install and then OK. This may take a while, and you need to wait patiently.
(10). Once done, reboot your iPhone, and you can access Google Play Store on iOS.
Although Google Play Store is meant for Android, you can still get in on your iPhone or iPad. Jailbreaking is the only option currently with which you will be able to install the Google Play Store app on iPhone and iPad. While this section guided you with unc0ver, you can try any of the jailbreak tools that are compatible with your iOS device.