In this post, I will show you how to download Retroarch gaming emulator for iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPods.
In the latest versions of iOS, Apple has made strict restrictions on support for 3rd party gaming emulators support on its devices. In many versions of iOS 9, GBA4iOS, PSX, N64, and other emulators have stopped working, and there’s no way to install them without jailbreak. However, at the same time, Retroarch prevailed as one of the best emulators to experience retro gaming on iOS devices.
To download and install Retroarch on jailbreak iOS devices, it’s just super-easy with Cydia installer. But if you are are on un-jailbroken devices, this post will be helpful for you as I’ll explain the process of downloading Retroarch for iOS devices without jailbreak.
How to download Retroarch without jailbreak?
Here are some of the steps you need to follow to install Retroarch on your device.
- Connect your iOS device to any reliable WiFi or data connection.
- Launch your Safari or any other browser on your device. I personally prefer Safari.
- Now there in the address bar, enter the URL – http://pgyer.com/retroarch
- After the page is loaded there’ll be a big green button to install the app. Now in the resulted pop up, just enter the button ‘install’.
- The emulator is around 40 MB and should be downloaded and installed within a minute.
- After the app is installed, open the app.
If the app doesn’t open up, you need to head over to Settings > General > Profile and trust the 3rd party app developer. Once you do that, iOS should let you open the app and install your favorite game ROMs and enjoy gaming on Retroarch.
If for any reason the Retroarch app doesn’t open up, try setting your iOS date to a year before the current date.
You can enjoy playing games like Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Genesis, etc. Retroarch is also available for Windows and Linux PCs. Android is also no exception as APK file of Retroarch is available. It is just a cross-platform retro gaming architecture. Kudos to the Retroarch developers. The app is well maintained and constant updates are being pushed to fix bugs and enhance the user-experience.
It is just a cross-platform retro gaming architecture. Kudos to the Retroarch developers. The app is well maintained and constant updates are being pushed to fix bugs and enhance the user-experience. Whenever an update is available of Retroarch, and prompt will appear within the app to download the latest version.
Once you download and install Retroarch, as like that with any emulator apps, you need to load the ROM of you desired game into the app, and let it run.
Hope you found this tutorial on how to download Retroarch helpful.