Install ipa on device

So, so close to being able to test my app on an Apple device.

I’ve signed up for Apple Developer to get the certificate and provisioning.
I’ve signed up for AppFlow to load all that stuff in and generate the build
I have downloaded the .ipa file to my Windows 10 laptop.

Now, how do I install and run it on my iPhone 6? From the command line I’ve tried “ionic cordova run ios” but it says “Error: xcodebuild was not found. Please install version 7.0.0 or greater from App Store”. How to I make it install the existing .ipa file that’s in the project folder instead of trying to build it fresh?

You need to have a Mac to build the iOS app

Source? Cause that’s one of the things the AppFlow paid service is supposed to be for.

AFAIK, you need a Mac even to run it on your device. There are ways to get around this:

  1. Try running MacOS in a virtual machine
  2. Try renting a Mac online and test your app in a simulator