PPSSPP - download the PSP emulator for iOS 13

kuba - Wednesday, 20 November 2019
PPSSPP - download the PSP emulator for iOS 13

PPSSPP iOS is the best PSP emulator for your iPhone allowing you to play PlayStation Portable games. The emulator works on both jailbroken and non-jailbroken iOS devices. The publisher recommends running the app on a jailbroken device for better performance. Download PPSSPP for iOS 13.

Content Summary

  1. How to download PPSSPP iOS
  2. Download PPSSPP iOS without a computer
  3. PPSSPP Repo
  4. Download PPSSPP IPA
  5. What is PPSSPP?
  6. PPSSPP alternatives for iOS

How to download PPSSPP iOS

You are just a few steps from installing the PlayStation Portable emulator on an iOS device. Follow our step-by-step guide to download the app. No jailbreak required.

Download PPSSPP iOS without a computer

There is also an option to install PPSSPP emulator without a PC. If you don't own a computer you can use those links to download PPSSPP app directly on your device. When you see a message that the app can't be installed try a different mirror. If links are down, try again later.

Step 1. Click Install PPSSPP iOS from your browser. (mirror 1, mirror 2, iOSNinja)

Step 2. Tap Install on message prompt “ignition.fun would like to install PPSSPP”.

Step 3. PPSSPP iOS emulator Icon will appear on your Home Screen.

Step 4. Navigate to Settings → General → Device Management.

Step 5. Find the newly installed Enterprise App Certificate.

Step 6. Click on the certificate name.

Step 7. Trust apps from the developer to run on your iPhone.

Step 8. Allow access to your data and tap Trust.

Step 9. Run PPSSPP iOS emulator app.

Metal Gear Solid - Peace Walker on PPSSPP app running on iPhone with iOS 12

Now you can run the emulator like any other installed app. If the application will not work, it can be related to certificate revoked by Apple. Basically, it means that you need to reinstall the app to make it work again. Go again through all steps or use an alternative method to install PPSSPP iOS emulator.


You are just a few steps from installing the app from Cydia Sources on a jailbroken iOS device. To add PPSSPP Repository to your list of Cydia Sources follow our step-by-step guide.

How to install PPSSPP on iOS

Step 1. Open the Cydia app on your device.

Step 2. Tap Sources → Edit → Add the official PPSSPP repo.

Step 3. Switch to Search Tab and type PPSSPP (Dev-Working).

Step 4. Tap the Install button.

Step 5. The app icon will be available from the home screen.


Download PPSSPP IPA file and sign it using Impactor and sideload the app. We provide a full step-by-step guide on How to use Cydia Impactor to install IPA files on iOS.

Step 1. Download Cydia Impactor (broken), and unzip the file.

Alternatively, sign the IPA using AltDeploy on Mac or any Cydia Impactor alternative for Windows.

Step 2. Download PPSSPP.IPA (18 MB) for iOS 13.

Step 3. Open Cydia Impactor and navigate to Device → Install Package.

Step 4. Select the PPSSPP .ipa version 1.9.3 file to install.


Step 6. Enter your AppleID and app-specific password to sign apps not provided by Apple.

Step 7. Add the certificate to trusted from Settings → General → Device Management.

Sideloading the IPA file has some major downsides. If you didn't buy the Apple Developer Certificate, the free one allows you to sing up to 3 apps per device and the certificate is valid only for 7 days. The application will be not revoked but after 7 days it is required to re-sing the file again.

What is PPSSPP?

PPSSPP iOS is a free emulator allowing you to play PSP games on your iOS device at high definition and extra features. The software is compatible with iOS 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and iOS 12, iOS 13. It runs almost all popular games but depending on your device power, not all will run at full speed.

PPSSPP iOS - the PSP emulator for iPhone

The number one PSP emulator is packed with extra features including the option to customize on-screen touch controls or use an external controller or keyboard, save and restore game progress anywhere, crank up the anisotropic filtering and texture scaling, and transfer saves from your real PSP.

PPSSPP iOS simulates the BIOS and the internal OS, so there is no need to have additional files allowing you to play your games. Simply download the ISO file of any PSP game and transfer it to your iPhone using a free application like 3uTools. The game can be transferred to any location on your device.

How to install games on PPSSPP iOS

The process of importing the game to your emulator is really easy. There is no need to locate the game files in a specific location. PPSSPP for iOS supports any location on your jailbroken device.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC using a USB cable and open 3uTools on iDevice Tab.

Step 2. Select Files to access the iOS file system.

Step 3. Navigate to File System (User) located in /var/mobile/Media/.

Step 4. Create New Folder "Roms".

Step 5. Select the folder and click Import to select ISO file fo game.

Now navigate from the app interface to the /var/mobile/Media/Rooms/ and select the ISO file with the game content. After the game will run its location will be automatically saved to Recent section in PPSSPP menu. Moreover, you can also use the CSO format to compress ISO files.

PPSSPP alternatives for iOS

1. Happy Chick:

Happy Chick is one of the most comprehensive game emulators supporting arcade (MAME\FBA), GBA, GBC, MD, SFC (SNES), FC (NES), PSP, N64, NDS, PS1, and DC. Using this free iOS emulator you can not only play your favorite games but also download them directly to the iPhone.

2. Provenance:

Provenance emulator is a multi-emulator frontend for iOS and tvOS, supporting various Atari, Bandai, NEC, Nintendo, Sega, SNK and Sony console systems. Main features include options to save states, adjust controller overlay opacity, play in portrait or landscape orientation.