Happy Chick is a popular multi-console emulator that allows you to play classic games from over 18 different gaming consoles right on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. With support for platforms like NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and more, it opens the door to thousands of iconic retro titles.
While Apple doesn’t allow emulators on the App Store, you can sideload Happy Chick IPA onto your iOS 17 device to unlock this treasure trove of nostalgia. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to download and install Happy Chick on your iPhone or iPad:
How to Prepare Your iOS Device
Before you begin sideloading, ensure that:
- Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is running iOS 10 to iOS 17
- There is sufficient storage space for the app and ROMs
- Your device is connected to a stable Wi-Fi connection
You will also need access to a computer for the initial IPA download.
Step #1: Download the Happy Chick IPA
- On your computer, open your web browser and go to a website where you can download Happy Chick IPA.
- Scroll down and tap on the Download button under the iOS section to download the latest IPA file.
- The HappyChick.ipa file will begin downloading onto your computer.
Step #2: InstallAltStore
To install IPA files on iOS, you need a sideloading app like AltStore. Follow these instructions to set up AltStore:
- Download AltServer on your computer from here.
- Connect your iPhone to the computer and open AltServer.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to install AltStore on your device.
- You may need to enter your Apple ID credentials during setup for signing purposes.
Once done, you will find the AltStore app on your iOS device’s home screen.
Step #3: Sideload Happy Chick IPA
With AltServer running on your computer and AltStore set up on your iPhone, you can now install Happy Chick:
- Use your computer to transfer the downloaded HappyChick.ipa file onto your iPhone.
- Open AltStore on your device and navigate to the My Apps tab.
- Tap the + button and select the HappyChick.ipa file.
- AltStore will begin installing Happy Chick onto your device.
Step #4: Trust the Certificate
Before you can launch Happy Chick, there is one last step — trusting the app’s certificate:
- Go to Settings => General on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and tap on Device Management or Profiles & Device Management.
- Under Enterprise App, find the Happy Chick profile and tap Trust.
You can now open Happy Chick from your iOS device’s home screen and start reliving those classic gaming memories.
So, with Happy Chick installed, you now have your very own retro gaming console right on your iPhone or iPad. Revisit legendary titles across a variety of platforms and relive nostalgic memories at your fingertips.