iOS 11 brings with it a very important change to device file management on iOS devices. But you don’t have to wait months to get a great file manager – iFile is available right now, and you can simply sideload it to your iPhone or iPad running iOS 10(.x(.x)).
Key Features of iFile
Full-featured file manager for iPhone and iPad
Browse the entire iOS file system on your device
Supports wide range of files – videos, images, audio, plists, etc.
Edit, move and delete files at will
Download files easily from the web
First, you’ll need to download a copy of the iFile IPA file, which you can store on your PC or Mac until you need it. You can download it here (opens in a new tab.)
Next, you will need the Cydia Impactor, so download the right version for your system. You can view the download options here.
Finally, you will need the latest version of iTunes, and you can get the latest iTunes here from Apple.
Now that the basic preparation is done, you can start the sideloading process.
How to Sideload iFile to your iOS 10.x.x iPhone
Before you start, remember to do the following steps one at a time. Don’t rush, and if there are any issues, DO NOT PROCEED. It’s your device and your decision to sideload this software, so please keep that in mind. If there’s any doubt at all, don’t do it.
That said, the sideloading process is completely different from jailbreaking and does not require a jailbreak to work.
The first thing to do is connect your iOS 10.x.x iPhone or iPad to your computer using a USB cable.
Second, find the Cydia Impactor file that you downloaded earlier and run it.
Third, after connecting your device and running Cydia Impactor, look for a drop-down menu that contains the name of your device. Select it.
Fourth, remember that IPA file for iFile that you downloaded just now? Drag that and drop it into the Cydia Impactor interface.
The Fifth one is an important step. You will need an Apple ID to proceed. At this point, you have two choices. The free ID can be obtained from id.apple.com, where you need to look for an App-Specific Password. If you already have a paid ID you can use that to avoid resigning the app’s certificate every seven days.
Sixth, after you enter the paid or free ID, Cydia will start sideloading iFile to your iOS 10.x.x iPhone. Leave it for a few minutes, until the process is complete.
Seventh, DO NOT LAUNCH the iFile app from the Home Screen even though you’ll see it there. Instead, go to Settings –> General –> Profiles. and look for the app profile.
Eighth, tap on the profile and then Trust the Certificate.
Ninth, enjoy the iFile experience. You’re sure to find it extremely useful to manage your files and media.
Tenth, tell us about your experience or give our readers some expert advice in the comments section. Thousands of people could benefit from it.
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