I need to install .ipa file to my iPhone simulator.

I tried to change the extension .ipa to .zip and extracted it.

And I got the Payload folder and moved the application inside to my iPhone simulators applications folder found at: /Library/Application\ Support/iPhone Simulator/6.1/Applications/.

Application appears on iPhone Simulator, But the application did't running. How to solve the problem then how to run the app.


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You can't.

IPAs downloaded from the App Store are built for the ARM processor in actual iOS devices. The iPhone Simulator is not an emulator and can't run ARM code.

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