How To Play iOS Games On Your Mac

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Are you a Mac user who loves playing iOS games? If so, you’re in luck! Thanks to the latest advancements in technology, it is now possible to play iOS games on your Mac. Whether you have an M1 or M2-powered Mac, Intel-based Mac, Big Sur 11.2.3 or earlier, or even Catalina, there are several ways to enjoy your favorite iOS games on your computer.

In this article, we will cover 3 different methods of running iOS apps and games on your Mac: Sideloading (Big Sur 11.2.3 or earlier only), PlayCover (M1/M2 macs only) and iMazing (Big Sur 11.2.3 & earlier only). We’ll also discuss how to use AirPlay to connect both devices and play iOS games on PC using AirDroid Cast. Read on for more details!

Sideloading (Big Sur 11.2.3 or Earlier Only)
Sideloading is the process of downloading apps directly from the developer’s website onto your device without going through the App Store. This can be done with Big Sur 11.2.3 or earlier versions of macOS only and requires a bit of technical know-how as it involves creating a certificate that allows you to install the app onto your Mac computer without having to go through the App Store first.

PlayCover (M1/M2 macs Only)
PlayCover is an app designed specifically for M1 and M2-powered Macs that allows users to download iOS apps directly onto their computer without having to go through the App Store first. It’s incredibly simple to use – just search for an app in PlayCover and when you find it simply click ‘Download’ and then ‘Install’ when prompted! The app will then be installed directly onto your computer in no time at all!

iMazing (Big Sur 11.2.3 & Earlier Only)
iMazing is a powerful tool that can be used by those with Big Sur 11 2 3 & earlier versions of macOS to download iOS apps and games directly from their device onto their computer without having to go through the App Store first! It works by creating a virtual ‘bridge’ between an iPhone/iPad and a computer allowing users to quickly transfer files between devices – perfect if you want to play iOS games on your Mac but don’t want the hassle of going through the App Store first! All you need is an Apple ID and password along with iMazing installed on both devices for it to work properly!

AirPlay is another great way of connecting both devices so that you can play iOS games on PC using AirDroid Cast – just make sure that both devices are connected via Wi-Fi before attempting this method as it won’t work otherwise! Once everything is set up, simply go into the “Screen mirroring” settings of your phone and select “AirDroid Cast – XXXX” from within there in order for it starts sharing its screen content with your PC!

We hope this article has helped clear up any confusion surrounding playing iOS games on Mac computers, regardless of whether they are powered by Intel processors or not! With any luck, one of these options should have worked for you so that now all there’s left for you to do is get playing those awesome iOS games that have been sitting around idle since before they were ever released on PC – good luck out there gamers!

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Installing iOS Apps on Mac Computers

Yes, iOS apps can be installed on a Mac with Apple silicon. To install an iOS app on a Mac, you must purchase it from the Mac App Store and make sure it is labeled with either “Designed for iPhone” or “Designed for iPad”. You can then view it in your purchased apps list in the App Store. Please note that not all iOS apps are compatible with Macs, so make sure the app you want to install is specifically designed for use on a Mac before purchasing it.

Playing iOS Games on Mac M1

Playing iOS games on a Mac M1 is easy, thanks to the powerful hardware and software of the M1 Macs. The first step is to install a compatible iOS app or game from the App Store. You can then use an emulator such as PlayCover, which is specifically designed for M1 Macs, to run your game on your Mac. To use PlayCover, you’ll need to download the executable file and then drag it into your Applications folder. Once you’ve done that, you can open the app and start playing.

If you prefer not to use an emulator, you can also sideload iOS apps and games onto your Mac by using Big Sur 11.2.3 or earlier versions of macOS. To do this, you’ll need an Apple Developer account and the Xcode application installed on your Mac. Then all you have to do is drag and drop your IPA file into Xcode’s Organizer window and click ‘Run’ in order to launch the game on your machine.

You can also use iMazing, another popular tool for running iOS apps on Macs with Big Sur 11.2.3 or earlier versions of macOS installed. With iMazing, all you have to do is connect your device to your computer, select the IPA file from its library section, select ‘Install’ from the context menu, and then follow the instructions provided by iMazing in order to install and launch the app or game on your machine.

No matter which method you choose for playing iOS games on a Mac M1, it’s important that all of these processes are completed correctly in order for everything to work properly. It’s also important that you make sure that any apps or games that you want to play are compatible with macOS before attempting any of these methods.

Playing iPhone Games on a Computer

To play your iPhone games on your computer, you need to first connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network. Then, make sure that the AirPlay server is running on your computer. After that, go to the “Screen mirroring” settings of your phone and select the “AirDroid Cast – XXX” option to share the screen of your iPhone with your computer. Finally, launch the game you want to play on your iPhone and it should appear on your computer’s screen.

Emulating iOS on Mac

Emulating iOS on a Mac is a straightforward process that doesn’t require any additional software. To begin, you’ll need an Apple ID and Xcode installed on your Mac.

Once you have those two things, follow these steps:

1) Open Xcode on your Mac and create a new project. Select “iOS” as the project template and click “Next”.
2) In the next window, select “Simulator” as the device type and click “Next”.
3) On the next window, choose the simulator version you want to run and click “Next”.
4) Finally, enter a Product Name and Organization Identifier before clicking “Create” to complete the setup process.
5) Once your project is created, open it in Xcode and select “Product > Run” from the menu bar at the top of your screen to launch the iOS simulator.
6) You can now interact with iOS directly from your Mac using this emulator!

Installing iOS Apps on a Macbook M1

To get iOS apps on your Macbook M1, you will need to open the Mac App Store app. Under the ‘Account’ tab, select ‘iPhone & iPad Apps’. Then, next to the app of your choice, click the download button. The iOS app will be installed like any other Mac app and can be opened up from Launchpad or the Applications folder. You may need to enter your Apple ID credentials to complete the installation process. Once installed, you can enjoy the use of iOS apps right on your Macbook M1!

Downloading Mobile Games to a Mac

If you’d like to download mobile games to your Mac, you can do so through the Mac App Store. When browsing the store, you may find games that have been designed specifically for iPhones or iPads (indicated by the ‘Designed for iPhone’ or ‘Designed for iPad’ label). If you have an Apple silicon Mac, many of these games will also work on your Mac.

To download a mobile game to your Mac, simply search the App Store for the game you’d like to download and then click on ‘Get’. Your game should then begin downloading. Once it has finished downloading, double-click on it to open and start playing! If it is a Game Center-compatible game, you can also sign in with your Apple ID to enable multiplayer features.


In conclusion, iOS games are popular and entertaining apps that can be enjoyed on a variety of Apple devices. The games are designed to take full advantage of the technology available on iOS devices such as the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. With the introduction of M1-powered Macs, users are now able to run iOS games on their Mac computers as well. While an emulator is an option for running iOS apps on Intel Macs, it is not a reliable method. AirPlay can also be used to connect an iPhone and a Mac computer together and play iOS games on the latter. Ultimately, iOS games offer a great way to have fun and pass the time while using Apple products.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.