How to install Ryujinx emulator iOS Nintendo Switch iPhone

Ryujinx emulator download iOS

Ryujinx is an experimental open-source emulator for the Nintendo Switch from the creators of Citra.

The app is written in C# with portability in mind, with builds actively maintained also for iPhone and iPad.

This guide explains how to install Ryujinx emulator on mobile devices compatibles with iOS.


Software requirements

You can find all required data for your device from the link buttons below:

Ryujinx emulatorDownload
AltInstaller (Windows)Download
AltServer (MacOS)Download

The software requirements for running this application must be met in order for the software to function at all.

System requirements

The hardware requirements for running the application vary depending on your current configuration.

Recommended requirements

OSiOS 12 (or higher)
DeviceiPhone 11+ (or equivalent iPad)
JailbreakNot required
Storage1 GB aviable (or more)

For the best experience, users should be running within the recommended requirements.

Minimum requirements

OSiOS 10 (or higher)
DeviceiPhone X+ (or equivalent iPad)
JailbreakNot required
Storage512 MB aviable (or more)

We cannot guarantee the performance of system specifications lower the recommended requirements but you’re always welcome to experiment.

Install emulator

You can install this Ryujinx emulator on iOS devices (iPhone or iPad) with AltStore (no jailbreak is required).

Ryujinx emulator iOS install

AltStore app requires a Windows or Mac computer for the initial installation of the AltServer software.

The latest version is available on the download section.

  • Download AltServer on your computer (Windows or Mac OS)
  • Install AltStore to your iPhone (or iPad)
  • Launch AltStore to begin downloading apps
  • Leave AltServer running, and AltStore will do the rest
Ryujinx emulator iOS App


Once you open Ryujinx emulator it will ask you to select the folder where you have dumped your Nintendo Switch Game NSP/XCI/NRO files.

Click on use this folder and allow it access.

After that you nintendo to switch games will be loaded and the emulator will open.

Now you’ll notice that it will say incomplete production keys.

You will need to download or dump the product.keys and title.keys of your Nintendo switch game.

Afterward, open the Ryujinx emulator settings.

Now find the keys section, in which there will be 2 options, product keys and title keys.

Now click on production keys and it will ask you to open the folder where you have stored the .key file.

Ryujinx emulator iOS setup

Open the folder and click the prod.key and it will say successfully imported; now do the same with title.key.

The game feed will get refreshed once you exit from settings.

Now just click on the switch game you want to play and the game should start.

Install games

  • Download games files with compatible format (NSP/XCI/NRO)
  • Move the game file on the selected folder in settings menu
  • Refresh the game feed

Ryujinx emulator is capable of running most commercial games at full speed, provided you meet the necessary hardware requirements.

Some games may be delayed or flashback in the process of running.

This may be related to the performance of the mobile phone, or it may be related to other unknown factors.

Ryujinx emulator iOS Games

Update emulator

This app is from a third-party developer, so an automatic update won’t be available.

You will need to manually update the app by removing the old version and installing the new version on the download section.

All the updates have the latest fixes and optimizations, but their constantly changing nature means that little testing has been done on them and unknown bugs may appear.


Ryujinx emulator is licensed under the GPL-3.0 license (or any later version); refer to the about section on settings menu.

  • Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd
  • iOS is a trademark of Apple Inc.

The purpose of the emulator is not to enable illegal activity.

The emulator is not related to or endorsed by Nintendo, or derived from confidential materials belonging to Nintendo.


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