Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are using Apple iPhones. In fact, over 50% of Apple’s revenue comes from iPhone sales. In 2022 alone, Apple sold over 230 million iPhones!
The App Store on the iPhone has millions of apps. You can find all types of apps in the App Store.
A significant percentage of iPhone users also own a computer running Windows 10/11. Many of these users who love the apps on iPhone may want to know if it’s possible to install apps developed for iPhone on Windows 10/11 as well.
Can I install iPhone or iPad apps on Windows 10/11?
Since there are ways to install iPhone and iPad apps on Mac (supported only on Apple Silicon Mac), many users believe that iPhone apps can also be installed on Windows 10/11 PC.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to install iPhone or iPad apps on Windows 10/11.
Apps designed for iPhone or iPad do not support the Windows operating system. Apps for iPhone can be installed on Apple Silicon Macs (such as M1 and M2 Macs running the latest version of macOS) because the architecture is common between the two operating systems.
To install and run iPhone apps on a Windows 10/11 PC, you need to install and run iOS on your PC in a virtual machine which is not possible as of now.
If you find an iPhone app helpful but unavailable for Windows 10/11, you can check if the same app is available for the Android operating system.
As you know, almost all the apps available for iPhone/iOS are also available for Android. The best part is that Android apps and games can be installed on Windows 10/11. There are multiple ways to run Android or Android apps and games on Windows 10/11.
Additionally, you can screen mirror the iPhone to your Windows 10/11 PC.
How to access iPhone data on Windows 10/11?
As you might be aware, if you sync the data on your iPhone to iCloud, you can access the data right from your Windows 10/11 PC with the help of a web browser.
Besides that, the official Phone Link app now allows Windows 11 users to link iPhone to Windows PC and then get messages and calls right from Windows 11 PC.
Our how to install iPhone drivers in Windows 10/11 guide might also interest you.