Skyline emulator Android/iOS Download APK/IPA Nintendo Switch

Skyline emulator for Android and iOS

Skyline emulator for Android and iOS

ProjectSkyline emulator
Compatible OSAndroid, iOS
CategoryEmulator, Nintendo Switch
LicenseOpen source



Skyline is an open source and experimental emulator that runs on Android and iOS devices and emulates the functionality of a Nintendo Switch system.

Skyline is designed to provide an accurate, performant, and user-friendly emulation experience through an ARMv8 Compatibility Layer and System Emulation, or iPhone and iPad.

Skyline emulator for Android and iOS


The Skyline emulator Project, while currently led by Mark, is composed of a team of open-source developers from all around the world.

The Nintendo Switch system software is codenamed Horizon, and Skyline is a synonym and alludes to that software.

This project is licensed under Mozilla Public License 2.0, Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd, Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

Skyline emulator for Android and iOS

System requirements

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

Our recommended specifications don’t guarantee perfect performance in most games, but rather strive to provide a cost effective recommendation while still considering performance.

The following table lists the minimum system requirements to run this app:

Android requirements

OSAndroid 10 (or newer)
CPUOcta core 2.0 GHz (or higher)
RAM6 GB (8 GB recommended)
GPUAdreno 540 (or higher)
Storage64 MB aviable

iOS requirements

OSiOS 12 (or higher)
DeviceiPhone X (or equivalent iPad)
JailbreakNot required
Storage64 MB aviable

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

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

How to install

On Android

  1. Download file on the link button
  2. Open a File manager
  3. Select the folder containing the downloaded file
  4. Open the file .apk
  5. Press install button
  6. Launch the app
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Applications need to access certain devices systems: as soon as an application is installed, you will be informed of all the permissions it requires.

On iOS

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

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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
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The latest version of this app is available on the link button below.

FormatAPK / IPA
Size11.1 MB [Android] / 32.5 MB [iOS]

New features

This version implements the following features:

  • Write ApplicationErrorArg ErrorApplets to log
  • Implement Software Keyboard applet
  • Add a single-header linear allocator implementation
  • Fix non-indexed quad draws
  • Rewrite buffer megabuffering to be per view and more efficient
  • Use spans instead of ptr and size in kernel memory
  • Handle unsigned builds on CI
  • Support forcing 60Hz display on Xiaomi MIUI

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.

Install games

You can play games on this emulator by following these simple steps:

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

Skyline 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.

Skyline emulator for Android and iOS


There will be frequent updates which you can grab from the download section.

This application 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.

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.


Skyline emulator project is not meant for illegal activities, and we have a strict policy about piracy.

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

All resources are obtained via reverse engineering of legally owned devices, games, and information present on the internet.

The main objective of this project is to enhance the gaming experience, research, and provide education about the core concepts of device emulation.


This guide/tutorial answers the following questions:

  • How do I install Skyline emulator on Android and iOS?
  • How do I download Skyline emulator APK/IPA?
  • How can I play Nintendo Switch Games on my Android and iOS?
  • Is there any Nintendo Switch emulator for Android and iOS?
  • Can you play Skyline emulator on Android and iOS?
  • How to play Nintendo Switch games on iPhone?
  • Is Skyline emulator safe?
  • Is Skyline emulator legal?