Here’s how to download and install i4Tools for Windows on iOS 10 running iPhone or iPad. No jailbreak is required for this to work.
One of the wonderful things about modern devices is having the ability to actually get apps onto them outside of the App Store. This is definitely a gift, but can also be a curse from time-to-time, especially when there are so may different ways that this can be achieved.
If you happen to be in the mood to install the latest i4Tools app, which gives access to a library of App Store apps, then you can follow the relatively simple steps below. But be warned, you will need a Windows PC for this. It won’t work on a Mac.
Step 1: First and foremost, you are going to need to head on over to the relevant website over at i4.cn in order to download the i4Tools app. You will need to do this on your Windows PC. When you arrive on the website, you will notice that it is in Chinese.
Step 2: Here, tap on the middle blue which translates to “Download Now”. You’ll then need to tap the same button again to actually download the installation software.
Step 3: When the software downloads, double-click it to start the process. When the new window of the app opens, click on the blue button located in the white bar at the bottom of the interface.
Step 4: The software will go through its internal process and then present you with the same window but with a green button. Click on that green button to continue. This will instantly pop-up a new window.
Step 5: Now, on the Windows PC, connect the relevant iOS device to it via USB. The software should then instantly recognize that a device has been connected and kick into life. This will involve instantly installing the i4Tools app onto the device.
That’s it! Once you have the app installed, you can actually invoke it like a normal app and use it as such. However, it has been reported that it can be extremely slow to index and search items, and even slower to actually install them through the on-device i4Tools app. With that in mind, if you prefer to use the faster alternative, then tap on the App Store logo on the top navigation bar of the Windows app.
When in that particular section, you can then search for any app that you wish to install and tap the blue button to the right-hand side of it. It will then be added to the Downloads folder and instantly installed onto the connected device.