Not only PC and Android users can play old-school games. Presently, the happy owners of iPhones also can download an emulator and their favorite games and start playing them from their devices. Of course, the choice of emulation options for iPhone, as well as ROM files, is not that wide, as compared with those available for Windows and Mac PCs. Nonetheless, with our help you’ll manage to get the most stable emulator capable of running most of popular games designed for retro systems on your iPhone.
Go Ahead with Getting an Emulator!
You’ll need to access the Safari application on your iPhone first thing. As we have noted iPhone users don’t have abundance of emulation options at their disposal, especially if their devices is not jailbroken. That’s why you’ll find yourself unable to get the necessary program in the habitual way, which is via the App Store. Therefore, you’ll be required to use Safari to install the emulator.
Your next step is visiting the online source that offers iOS emulators. There are several reliable programs that can turn your iPhone into a retro console without being jailbroken. Some of them are AirShou, GBA4iOS, NDS4iOS, PPSSPP, and SNES4iOS.
Then, you should tap the Apps option to see the programs available for download.
Scroll down the list of the displayed emulation options until you find the one you would like to use on your iPhone. We recommend that you look for the program that can be installed by means of the “Signed” method. If you choose to avail yourself of this installation method, you’ll be able to download such reliable tools as GBA4iOS, NDS4iOS, and PPSSPP, which can be used for emulating Game Boy Advance, the Nintendo DS handheld, and Sony PlayStation Plus, respectively.
Tap the emulator icon and wait for the install window to appear.
After familiarizing yourself with the short description of the emulator you’re planning on installing, you are welcome to tap the “Install” button.
After doing that, you will be asked to confirm your decision to install the program one more time. Tap “Install” in the dialogue windows again. The, you’ll see another windows with additional instructions.
You will want to tap the “Home” button, then. Bu doing so, you’ll be able to exit your Safari and get back to your Home screen.
Next, you’ll be required to access your iPhone Settings. To do that, make sure to tap the Settings application (the gray cogwheel icon) on your Home screen.
Then, select the “General” option within Settings. You will find it at the top of the presented options.
After doing so, go to the bottom of the window and select
Access the Enterprise Application section and choose the listing there. Please note that you’ll be required to perform the same procedure for every emulator you got installed.
* If you don’t see any listings within the Enterprise Application section, it may be due to the program’s failure to install completely. You can either wait for the program to finish installing or repeat downloading and installing it again.
Afterwards, you will see the “Trust (followed by a certain Name)” button. By tapping on it you’ll confirm your readiness to trust the company that provides you with a chance to install an emulator, bypassing the App Store.
Press the “Trust” button to confirm your decision again.
Finding the ROM files for Playing an Emulator on iPhone
Of course, there is not chance for you to begin playing unless you get a bunch of games for your new emulator. You may want to check Retro Games on RomsMode.com
. This online source can provide you with the access to the best ROM files for your favorite console games.
Just search for the ROM file for the system you want to emulate and tap on its download link.
Thus, you will get a new game in your emulator’s game list. If you want to try playing this game now, don’t hesitate to select it!
Enjoy retrogaming on your iPhone!