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Command-line tool that allows searching and downloading app packages (known as ipa files) from the iOS App Store

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IPATool

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ipatool is a command line tool that allows you to search for iOS apps on the App Store and download a copy of the app package, known as an ipa file.

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Requirements

  • macOS 10.11 or later.
  • Apple ID set up to use the App Store.

Installation

Manual

You can grab the latest version of ipatool from GitHub releases.

Homebrew

You can install ipatool using Homebrew.

$ brew tap majd/repo
$ brew install ipatool

Usage

To authenticate with the App Store, use the auth command.

OVERVIEW: Authenticate with the App Store.

USAGE: ipatool auth <subcommand>

OPTIONS:
  --version               Show the version.
  -h, --help              Show help information.

SUBCOMMANDS:
  login                   Login to the App Store.
  revoke                  Revoke your App Store credentials.

  See 'ipatool help auth <subcommand>' for detailed help.

To search for apps on the App Store, use the search command.

OVERVIEW: Search for iOS apps available on the App Store.

USAGE: ipatool search <term> [--limit <limit>] [--country <country>] [--device-family <device-family>] [--log-level <log-level>]

ARGUMENTS:
  <term>                  The term to search for.

OPTIONS:
  -l, --limit <limit>     The maximum amount of search results to retrieve.
                          (default: 5)
  -c, --country <country> The two-letter (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2) country code for
                          the iTunes Store. (default: US)
  -d, --device-family <device-family>
                          The device family to limit the search query to.
                          (default: iPhone)
  --log-level <log-level> The log level. (default: info)
  --version               Show the version.
  -h, --help              Show help information.

To obtain a license for an app, use the purchase command.

OVERVIEW: Obtain a license for the app from the App Store.

USAGE: ipatool purchase --bundle-identifier <bundle-identifier> [--country <country>] [--device-family <device-family>] [--log-level <log-level>]

OPTIONS:
  -b, --bundle-identifier <bundle-identifier>
                          The bundle identifier of the target iOS app.
  -c, --country <country> The two-letter (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2) country code for
                          the iTunes Store. (default: US)
  -d, --device-family <device-family>
                          The device family to limit the search query to.
                          (default: iPhone)
  --log-level <log-level> The log level. (default: info)
  --version               Show the version.
  -h, --help              Show help information.

To download a copy of the ipa file, use the download command.

OVERVIEW: Download (encrypted) iOS app packages from the App Store.

USAGE: ipatool download --bundle-identifier <bundle-identifier> [--country <country>] [--device-family <device-family>] [--output <output>] [--log-level <log-level>] [--purchase]

OPTIONS:
  -b, --bundle-identifier <bundle-identifier>
                          The bundle identifier of the target iOS app.
  -c, --country <country> The two-letter (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2) country code for
                          the iTunes Store. (default: US)
  -d, --device-family <device-family>
                          The device family to limit the search query to.
                          (default: iPhone)
  -o, --output <output>   The destination path of the downloaded app package.
  --log-level <log-level> The log level. (default: info)
  --purchase              Obtain a license for the app if needed.
  --version               Show the version.
  -h, --help              Show help information.

Note: You can specify the Apple ID email address and username as arguments when using the tool or by setting them as environment variables (IPATOOL_EMAIL and IPATOOL_PASSWORD). If you do not specify this information using either of those methods, the tool will prompt for user input in an interactive session. Similarly, you can supply the 2FA code interactively or using the environment variable IPATOOL_2FA_CODE.

License

IPATool is released under the MIT license.

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