AltStore is an alternative appstore that helps users to download and install unofficial apps and sign in to game emulators quickly. The store offers a few games and apps, but users also have the option to side-load their own IPA files downloaded from the Internet.

If you are the user searching for a virtuous guide to installing AltStore on your Mac and Windows system, then you are in the right way. Anyway, only with the help of a computer you install AltStore on your device and could keep it updated. You can follow this article keenly to get easy steps to install AltStore on Mac and Windows. 

Here we are mentioning detailed steps to install AltStore on Mac and Windows PC.

Steps to Install AltStore on Mac:

  • Firstly, go to the official website of AltStore and download it for Mac.
  • After downloading the AltStore, copy the AltServer.app on the Applications folder.
  • Then from the menu bar, open AltServer.
  • Meantime, connect your iPhone to the system and make sure the device is unlocked.
  • When a prompt appeared on the iPhone, tap on Trust and allow your PC to establish a connection.

In case you are using MojaveOS for Mac: Launch iTunes and activate the iTunes Wi-Fi sync for the iPhone.

If you are using CatalinaOS for Mac: Launch Finder and activate Show this iPhone when on WiFi settings on the device. 

  • Now you click on the AltServer icon, select the device correctly and click on the Install AltStore button.
  • Here you need to type the Apple email ID and password.
  • If AltServer asked to install Mail Plug-in, click on Yes or OK and continue the process.
  • Once done, the AltStore will be installed on your device shortly. 

Steps to Install AltStore on Windows:

Note: You need to download iTunes and iCloud from Apple official webpage. Don’t use Microsoft Windows Store to download it.

  • Firstly, download AltStore for Windows from its official page.
  • Then from the downloaded AltStore, extract the AltInstaller.zip file and double-click on setup.exe and follow the on-screen instructions for smooth installation.
  • Now go to the notification area and tap on the AltServer icon to launch it.
  • If the Prompts appeared on the screen, click on the Trust tab.
  • Further, open iTunes and make sure to activate iTunes Wi-Fi sync for the iPhone.
  • Again you will see an AltServer icon in the notification and click on Install AltStore tab and select the device correctly.
  • Next, you need to type the Apple email ID and password.
  • Once done, the AltStore will be installed on your device shortly. 

Though the steps may seem long, but they are easy to follow, and you can quickly install the AltStore. The AltStore is free to use and well worth a try. However, if you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, then please leave a comment in the below-given comment box.