How to Install GBA4iOS Emulator On iPhone

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Quite a bunch of retro games has a huge fan following and demand just like the present-day games.

But unlike these, the retro games are not easily accessible by iPhone users as well as iPad and iPod users. We understand your frustration.

And the good news is we are bringing to your knowledge a simple way to get in touch with your nostalgic retro games by using GB4iOS on your iPhone.


1. Understanding GBA4iAS

2. What is GBA4iAS

3. Is it safe to use

4. Few key features of the GBA4iOS Emulator

5. How to Install GBA4IOS Without Jailbreak

6. How to download the ROMs of your favorite games

7. Method to delete GBA4iOs

8. FAQ

9. Conclusion

Understanding GBA4iOS

You can use GBA4iOS in iOS 11 to 12.2 on iPhone XR, XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6/5S.

You can do it without Jailbreak.

And before you start freaking out wondering what GBA4iOS is and how complicated can it be let us first get familiar with it.

What is GBA4iOS?

It is basically a high-level emulator. A mobile emulator simulates the operating system and makes it possible to play classic old-time games.

These outdated games are called ROMs(Read-Only-Memory). And these ROMs are the software versions of CDs or cartridges.

We strictly advise you not to download ROMs as they are illegal and protected by copyright.

GBA4iOS stands for Game Boy Advance Emulator. Main features are its speed and simplicity.

It supports numerous devices and works best on those which have a 2GB RAM or more. Games can be played free.

Outdated games like Mario, Pokemon, Super Nintendo, Day of the Tentacle, Atari and can be played.

Now the good news is you can play the games in fullscreen mode on iPhone X.

Is it safe to use?

Yes, you can completely rely on GBA4iOS. It is safe for your iPhone and does not affect your phone or arise problems. It is completely harmless.

Few key features of the GBA4iOS Emulator:

  • GBA4iOS is a multiplayer supporter and allows online contest participation.
  • The design looks better and is simple to use.
  • New buttons like Sustain Button, Controller Vibration has been added.
  • You can play your own music during the game.
  • It completely supports different kinds of cheat code formats.
  • It covers both the Game Boy and the Game Boy Color feature.
  • You can save your files and progress updates on cloud storage and synchronize your data. This helps to access easily.

How to Install GBA4IOS Without Jailbreak

GBA4iOs allows playing both GBA and GBC games on the iPhone. The GBA is made by Nintendo and is also a successor of Game Boy Color.

It must be installed on high-speed internet.

Two methods have been mentioned below to install GBA4iOS on your iPhone.

You can follow any of the methods according to your own ease and convenience.


Method One:

  • Click the Download button. You will be asked for confirmation. Confirm it again.


  • This will take you to the Settings page.
  • Scroll down and go to the General bar. Select Date & Time. Then Toggle Off.
  • Enter any date and time except the present one. The installation process will take a few seconds to complete.
  • Once the installation is done the GBA4iOS logo will appear on your device screen.
  • Now you can reset the date to the current one.
  • Next, go to Settings>General>Profiles & Device Management and enable the GBA4iOS trust certificate.

This procedure successfully installs GBA4iOS on your iOS device.

The other method may seem comparatively easier to many people. The date and time step are not required.

But you will need either a laptop or a desktop running Windows/Mac OS.

Method Two:

This method involves GBA4iOS IPA file and Cydia Impactor. Mostly Cydia is associated with jailbreaks. But this method is without jailbreak.

Try out the following steps-

  • Download GBA4iOS IPA file and Cydia Impactor.
  • After download opens the Cydia Impactor and connect your device with a laptop or desktop. The connected device will be recognized.
  • Select the connected device. Drag and drop the downloaded GBA4iOS IPA file into the device.
  • For the installation to continue you will be asked to enter your Apple ID and password by the Impactor. You require a valid ID for this.
  • Once the installation completes, you will be able to access and play GBA games.

The second method is comparatively easier with the only drawback that you have to weekly install it.

But with a proper Apple Developer ID and trusted certificate, you can increase the installation gap for up to a year.

How to download the ROMs of your favorite games

Almost done! You are only left to download the games you would like to play. These are the steps-

  • Launch the GBA4iOS app after it’s installed.

  • Click on the Search button which appears on the top right corner.

  • Choose any game series to find ROM among the 11 other options that are available. You can also download other ROMs from Google.

  • Select your preferred version and click on the Download button.

  • A popup appears. Tap Save.

  • Once it is downloaded you can launch and start the game.

Method to delete GBA4iOs:

If you ever need to delete carry on these instructions –

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select the General option.
  • Click on Profile & Device Management.

  • Select the *respective certificate name* under the Enterprise App.

  • Confirm Delete.

Your GBA4iOS App has been successfully deleted.


Does iOS 7.1 still support GBA4iOS?

Yes, it still works. And all the drawbacks have been corrected.

How can I delete games from GBA4iOS?

Swipe left to the game you want to delete. And confirm it when the pop up appears.

Can files be transferred from device and computer?

Yes only saved files are certainly possible.

Will I lose all the data if I delete GBA4iOS?

Yes, you will lose the data. You can copy it on your computer before deleting. But your Dropbox data will be safe.

How can the Cheat menu be accessed?

Click on the Menu button while playing and select Cheat Codes.


So now you can travel back to the past and play classic games which are being played on since generations.

For gamers like you, the outdated games are still on-trend and technology is pacing fast to bring every possible game at your fingertips.

And GBA4iOS is one such great example. And now that you have installed it, just rush and master the game will all your skills.

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