How to install and run unsigned applications on Apple iPhone

Apple has added a new security feature on iOS 16 for Apple’s iPhone called Developer Mode. The feature basically disables the execution of unsigned applications on your smartphone, offering an extra layer of protection. Unsigned apps are those that aren’t available through the App Store or TestFlight.

If you are a new developer or are trying Xcode and want to test your application on iPhone, you will need to manually enable Developer Mode on your Apple iPhone for the app to run. You can also use Developer Mode to install AltStore, which offers popular open source apps.

In this step by step guide, we will show you how to easily and quickly enable Developer Mode on your Apple iPhone running the latest iOS 16 operating system.

How to run unsigned apps on Apple iPhone with iOS 16

Step 1: Open the Settings application on your Apple iPhone.

Step 2: When the app opens, go to the Privacy and Security option from the list.

Step 3: On the Privacy and Settings page, scroll to the bottom and select the “Developer Mode” option.


Step 4: Now, turn on the toggle switch for developer mode.


That’s all. After following the step-by-step guide mentioned above, Developer Mode is enabled on your Apple iPhone running the latest iOS 16 operating system after restarting the device.

When Developer Mode is enabled, the security of your smartphone may be compromised if you install applications from unknown developers, as the apps will run out of control. But that’s not a problem if you’ve enabled developer mode to test your apps on your smartphone.

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