Installs an .ipa file on a connected iOS-device via usb or wifi

Installs the ipa on the device. If no id is given, the first found iOS device will be used. Works via USB or Wi-Fi. This requires ios-deploy to be installed. Please have a look at ios-deploy. To quickly install it, use brew install ios-deploy

Supported platforms ios
Author @hjanuschka

1 Example

  device_id: "a3be6c9ff7e5c3c6028597513243b0f933b876d4",
  ipa: "./app.ipa"


Key Description Default
extra Extra Command-line arguments passed to ios-deploy
device_id id of the device / if not set defaults to first found device
skip_wifi Do not search for devices via WiFi
ipa The IPA file to put on the device *

* = default value is dependent on the user's system


To show the documentation in your terminal, run

fastlane action install_on_device


It is recommended to add the above action into your Fastfile, however sometimes you might want to run one-offs. To do so, you can run the following command from your terminal

fastlane run install_on_device

To pass parameters, make use of the : symbol, for example

fastlane run install_on_device parameter1:"value1" parameter2:"value2"

It's important to note that the CLI supports primitive types like integers, floats, booleans, and strings. Arrays can be passed as a comma delimited string (e.g. param:"1,2,3"). Hashes are not currently supported.

It is recommended to add all fastlane actions you use to your Fastfile.

Source code

This action, just like the rest of fastlane, is fully open source, view the source code on GitHub

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