Ipa file dont run on simulator right?

i am trying to pre launch app that is directly download from internet and file extension is .ipa.ipa.

So my question is:
1. ipa extension file will not run on simulator if we to run that app we need to compile code first for that app or possible then how ?

Simulator runs on x86 platform, so you need the app compiled for that platform. Most of the time the ipa is compiled to run on the iDevice, which has a different CPU type.

Thanks for reply,

Please provide me step for compile IPA file and how ?

Thanks for support :slight_smile:

You don’t need a .ipa file, the .app will run fine on simulator. Just set Xcode to the project you are building, set the simulator you want it to run on and hit the ‘play’ button in the upper left, which builds and then runs on the device specified.

If this doesn’t make any sense, you may want to ask on an iOS board. This problem really isn’t about Appium.