Using iTunes, Apple Inc. officially provides software that allows you to install third-party applications on your iPhone. This is relatively easy to do, and it can give you access to apps that would otherwise be unavailable due to policy violations. It can also let you test early versions of apps before they are released to the public.
Unfortunately, Apple takes user privacy very seriously and does not allow any third-party applications on an iPhone. Aptoide is an excellent alternative to Google Play, with faster updates and access to geo-restricted Android apps. It also accepts AppCoins (APPC) for in-store purchases. If you get the error message “your device is not compatible with this version”, try clearing the Google Play Store cache and data, then restarting the app and trying again.
You can also try connecting to a VPN located in the appropriate country and opening the Google Play app. This should make your device appear as if it is located in another country, allowing you to download apps from the VPN. Although Apple restricts third-party app installation, you can bypass this by downloading them from an unofficial app store. When you open a business app that you've manually installed, you'll see a notification that the app's developer is not trusted on your device.
You can also install apps from file synchronization services like Dropbox, as long as you enable this feature for the corresponding application. TestFlight is another program that allows you to install apps that haven't been published in the Apple App Store. To install an APK, click the Download APK button and then OK to confirm that you understand the risks of unauthorized applications. Apple's policy states that if you don't trust apps outside of the App Store, your phone won't allow them to run.
Jailbreaking your iPhone will let you download and install third-party apps without Apple's approval. When verifying an application for the first time, your device must re-verify the developer certificate periodically to maintain trust. Be very careful when downloading apps; check and recheck the background of these applications and their developers. In general, only install apps outside of your phone's app store if there is a very good reason to do so.
Web applications are sometimes an option if you need access to apps not in the official Google store. For iOS 14 users who want to install apps not available in the Apple App Store, connect your device to the Internet and then click the Verify the app button or start the app.