Foreign companies continue to rampage against the backdrop of sanctions and remove the most convenient and popular programs used by residents of the Russian Federation. And, if everything is simple with Android in this regard, then returning bank clients and other goodies to an iPhone turns out to be a little more difficult. But users are getting smarter and finding ways to combat this vandalism. There are several ways to install a “prohibition” on your iPhone – we tell and show.
iMazing – fast and free
The fastest and easiest is with the iMazing utility. To work, you need a minimum set – the device itself, a cable, a computer on Windows or macOS, as well as the iMazing program and one more “condition”. Just the presence of this condition guarantees us the success of the manipulation. This is the Apple ID with which you have previously downloaded the necessary programs for installation. For example, Sberbank, VKontakte or 2GIS.
At the same time, an Apple account can be tied to a new device, or to any other. We need to know only data for authorization – login and password. In this case, there are two options for the development of the situation.
You already had an iPhone and the listed programs, but you need to “move” to a new device and transfer all the software to it. In this case, feel free to follow the link for the iMazing program. This is an extremely useful software that will help us with installing programs. In fact, it is paid, but its “trial” will be enough for our tasks.
Download, install and open the program. Before using, we confirm the work in trial mode and get into the main window.
We connect the new iPhone to the computer. The device must be “friended” with the system – unlocked and clicked “Trust”.
We enter the password on the smartphone, skip the offer to create a backup in iMazing and get into the device management menu.
Now go to the “Application Management” section and enter a pair of login / password from our Apple ID. If you have previously logged into this program and entered data, the section will open immediately. Switch the tab at the top from “Device” to “Media Library”.
It displays a list of applications currently installed on the connected smartphone, as well as those that were once downloaded from the App Store and saved in the media library. Installed programs are marked with a checkmark. We drive in the name of the software that needs to be installed into the search, and click the “Install” button.
The download will take place, then the unpacking of the application will begin.
We are waiting for a message about the successful completion of the operation and go to the iPhone desktop to check if the application has been installed.
This method works not only with Sberbank programs, but also allows you to restore any software deleted from the App Store. For example, 2GIS, clients of other banks, VKontakte, and so on.
Sometimes programs can be hidden in the media library. In this case, you need to connect an old device on which these applications are already installed, go to the “Manage applications” section, then find the installed program and click “Load to library” in the drop-down menu.
After that, you can connect a new iPhone and install the software as described above.
You have bought an iPhone for the first time in your life and want to install the necessary software. This is a little more difficult, since you will have to find a person who will entrust us with a personal device and account for a while.
We activate a new device, create an Apple ID account and invite a good friend to visit. We connect his iPhone to our computer and do the already familiar steps – click “Trust” and in the iMazing program window we enter the login and password for his account.
As part of the article, the “friend’s iPhone” will be the same iPhone 13 Pro Max from the examples above, and the “new” will be the iPhone Xs from the author’s collection. It is now activated under a fresh Apple ID, so you cannot install blocked programs from the media library on it – they simply never were there. For example, let’s transfer the 2GIS city directory recently removed from the App Store to it.
We find the application on the donor iPhone in the “Library” section, click the cloud icon on the right, then go to the context menu and click “Export .IPA”.
This will save the installation file with IPA extension to your computer.
Now you can turn off your friend’s iPhone and connect your own to install 2GIS from this file. Just do not rush to let your comrade go home – we still need him.
We connect to iMazing, log out of a friend’s account in the program and enter our data. After that, go to the “Application Management” tab and open the “Device”.
Now we need to install the file that we just downloaded from the iPhone. To do this, click on the arrow in the lower right corner and select “Install .IPA file”. We slip the 2GIS installation file into the program and wait for the end of the process.
After the installation is complete, we move on to setting up the iPhone. By the way, it can be disconnected from the computer. We find the icon of the newly installed program on the iPhone desktop. In our case, 2GIS. We tap on it and get an authorization request with the Apple ID account with which this application was once downloaded from the App Store.
This is where our dear friend will need us again – we ask him to enter a login and password, then we confirm the authorization and voila! Everyone’s favorite directory of Russian cities now works without problems even after being evicted from the App Store.
This way you can transfer any other application. At the same time, the security of accounts and devices is not violated – the data is entered once during authorization. In the application itself, the owner of the iPhone will use their own Apple ID account and personal bank card details.
Are there other ways?
Despite all the prohibitions of Apple, there are other ways to install applications bypassing the App Store. These are various services that allow you to register your iPhone or iPad as an iOS app developer device. In this case, a certificate is issued individually for each device, with which the user can sign the software. Initially, this was done so that the developer could install his own programs on the iPhone and test them for errors.
True, the capabilities of the certificate are not limited to “self-written” software, so you can use it to sign any other application. Including even the one created for jailbroken devices. For example, a YouTube client with a premium subscription and no ads.
Therefore, having received such a certificate, the user can download the application of the bank or VKontakte as an IPA file, sign it and install it on the iPhone by simply opening it in the file manager.
True, for the ability to install applications directly from the IPA, as in Android, you will have to pay about one thousand rubles. And do not forget about the risks – certificates are issued by Apple, which can cancel its action at any time, and at the same time disrupt the operation of all programs signed and installed with it.