What you need to know
- You can currently sideload unsupported iPhone and iPad apps onto an M1 Mac.
- It's unclear why Apple has re-enabled this, after shutting off the measure.
Reports state that M1 Mac users are currently able to sideload unsupported iPad and iPhone apps following a server-side change.
Previously, Apple brought an end to sideloading with server-side changes that meant it was no longer possible to use apps like iMazing to add unsupported iPhone and iPad apps to your Mac. Now, the workaround is back. From 9to5Mac:
AppleInsider says it has also confirmed the procedure works, both note that they do not expect the change to last long, however.
An end to sideloading on M1 Macs first became apparent in a macOS beta last week. From that report:
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