I have a .pkpass file which contains the boarding card for my next flight. Can I add it to iOS Wallet or is it not possible to add a .pkpass file? In case it is possible, how can I do it?

I am using iOS 9.2.1 in an iPhone 4S

  • You could probably use iExplorer to find the place where your pkpasses are stored, then drop the file in that folder... – DonielF Jul 31 '17 at 17:51

I had the .pkpass file downloaded to a computer. This worked for me:

  1. send yourself an email with the .pkpass file attached
  2. open the email on the iphone
  3. tap the attachment
  4. 'Add' it to your wallet
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    It didn't work with the Gmail app. Had to use Apple's own Mail app. – bbxdesign Jan 31 '18 at 16:44
  • Odd, I used the gmail app 2 months ago. Was using iOS 11 on an iPhone 7. But glad you found something that worked! – Lucas Nelson Jan 31 '18 at 20:45

One thing that will block you from being able to add a .pkpass file to your Apple Wallet is the format of that file. I purchased a movie ticket that came with .pkpass file via email that included spaces in it so my phone was unable to recognize it (e.g., file name.pkpass).

To fix my issue I AirDrop'd it to my laptop, reformatted the file (e.g., file_name.pkpass), and sent it pack to my iPhone. It was instantly able to recognize it as valid format, and I successfully added it to my Apple Wallet.

Hopefully this will help future searches on this issue.

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If you have Wallet on your iPhone open up the boarding pass provided from airline. At the top right hand corner of phone shows Add - tap this and it should automatically add to your Wallet. Have just done this with Boarding Passes received from Thomson. Hope this works for you.

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