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Informations about the IPA filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .ipa filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .ipa file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.ipa - iPhone / iPod Application

The IPA file is a Application file, which is connected to the iPhone / iPod Application according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the iPhone / iPod Application (.ipa) files can be opened or converted with the help of iTunes.

Format description:
IPA format description not yet available
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
iOS Device Firmware Upgrade File
iPhone / iPod Software Update
iPhone / iPod Firmware Upgrade
iTunes Live Stream URL
iPhone Ringtone

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .ipa file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .ipa extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .ipa files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .ipa file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .ipa file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .ipa file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .ipa file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .ipa extension

The .ipa filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .ipa files.

ia, upa, pa, lpa, ipz, ipw, ip, iap, pia, opa, jpa, ipx, ipq, ila

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .ipa file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .ipa extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Rollei RAW Image
PanaVue ImageAssembler Project
JoomlaPack Backup Archive
Infinity Engine Add-on Patcher File
ISaGRAF Project
Akeeba Multi-part Backup Archive

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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