How to Play Any PSP or PPSSPP games on iPhone or iPad – No JailBreak Required

Hello guys, welcome back to Techposts and today in this post we will be showing you how to Install PSP (PlayStation Portable) emulator and Games on iOS devices which includes iPhone iPad and iPod Touch. This installation doesn’t require jailbreak and you will learn how you can play popular games like WWE 2k14 or Tekken 6 or Final Fantasy crisis Core on the iOS devices. It 100% free and supports iOS version 9 and up. The new iOS devices are also supported as I have tested it on iPhone 6s. This will also test your iOS device’s real performance capability as PSP emulator is one of the most demanding apps. Now you might be quite excited to see how it works and how well it plays, so let’s get started,How to Play PSP games on any iOS device without jailbreak

Things needed before you start:

  • You need an iOS device – iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • A PC or Mac to import games 
  • Working high-speed internet connection (slower will also work)

How to Play PSP Games on iOS devices:

Step 1: Go to your iOS device and open Safari browser and in the top address bar paste the following link or visit on Emulators after opening iOSEmus app

Step2: Now install the iOSEmus app on your iDevice and open it. Once you’re there, hit on emulators and then scroll all the way down till you see PPSSPP. Tap on that and hit on the “Install” button and wait for confirmation, then hit “Install” again. Hit the Home button and the application “PPSSPP” will install wherever your device has space on the screen.Install PPSSPP using iOSEmus or iEmulator

Step 3: Once installed, you need to allow access manually in iOS 9+ iDevices. But if you’re running anything below iOS 9, you would just get a pop-up and you can hit “Trust” and the app will launch.Add PPSSPP as Trusted app from Settings

If you are on iOS 9 and up, go to Settings>>General and scroll all the way down till you see “Profile” tab. Tap on profile and you will see PPSSPP, hit Trust “CMN VIET NAM ONLINE…..” and tap on trust when the pop-up appears. Now you will be able to launch the PSP Emulator app called PPSSPP on your iOS device. So now that we are in, let’s import the Games to your iOS device.

Import and Play PSP Games on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:

List of PPSSPP Supported PSP Games Free to Download

Step 1: Now to import games on your iDevices, you need PC or Mac. First, visit where you’ll be able to search all PPSSPP supported games.

Or download the best PPSSPP Games from here:

List of Top 10 PPSSPP Supported Games for Android, Windows and iPhone

Find out and download your favorite PSP game that you would like to play on your iOS device using the link in the post. I would recommend you to go for Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai.Download PSP ROMs from Apkapps

All the links are direct, so copy-paste links or click on them to download PSP ISO ROMs.

Step 2: Now once the game is downloaded on your PC or Mac, you need to unzip it and extract the “ROM iSO” file from inside using tools like WinRar or 7zip or iZip if you are on Mac.Unzip the ROM and Upload using iTunes in your iOS device

Step 3: Once the file is extracted, all you need to do is to connect your iOS device to your PC or Mac and open iTunes.

Play PSPa nd PPSSPP Games on PC

Step 4: Now Tap on the icon for your device and select apps. Scroll down to “File sharing“. If PPSSPP doesn’t show up straight away, just hit Sync and it will show. Now click on PPSSPP to highlight it, click on “Add File” in bottom-right. Then go to the location where ROM was downloaded and saved. In my case, it’s on the Desktop. Double-Click on that and you’ll see a nice little loading bar at the top showing you how far or long it is.Add PSP ROM file to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Locate ROM downloaded on your PC or Mac

Step 5: Once finished, you will see the game in the box or under PPSSPP Documents, that’s it. Now you are ready to go and you can now play the PSP game on iDevice.ROM Uploaded to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Playing PSP Games on iOS devices:

So now that everything is done, all you need to do is open the PPSSPP app. Kill the PPSSPP app if it is running before starting the app again just to refresh it. So now when you open it again, you will see your ROM inside the emulator.
Now all you need to do is tap on the Game icon and it will start and you can play the game. But before you start playing it’s important to adjust settings in order to play games smoothly and increase performance.Tap on the Game icon to launch the game and start playing on iPhone

PPSSPP Settings for iOS Devices- iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:

It doesn’t matter whether you’re running the latest device or a slightly older, if settings are not changed, you will experience performance issues. So I will share my PPSSPP Settings and i want you to make exact changes as I show you,Settings Adjustment for lag free gaming and best performance

Graphics Settings:

  • Mode: Buffered rendering
  • Frame skipping: 1
  • Tick Auto Frameskip
  • Tick Lazy texture caching (speedup)
  • Tick Disable Slowe effects (speedup)
  • Speed Line Curves – Set it to “Low”
  • Tick Timer hack
  • Tick Disable Stencil Test
  • Tick texture Coord Speedhack (speedup)
  • Always write depth ON

Audio Settings:

  • Enable Sound
  • Set Audio latency to Low
  • Tick Sound Speed Hack

Do not change the control settings as it’s not required. However, you can adjust the transparency of the controllers according to your choice.

System Setting:

  • Fast memory ON
  • Change CPU clock: 400
  • JIT ON

These are the Settings that you need to modify in PPSSPP – PSP emulator for iOS devices. Now you can launch the game and start playing.


The gameplay is pretty good but the sound is not 100% but the gameplay most importantly is spot on. If you want to save the game at any point, there’s a little arrow at the top. Just click that and you’ve got your slots to save game data, hit “Save State” and it’s automatically done. You can resume your game from the point where you saved and left it. To do so, launch the game, hit the top arrow and then hit on Load state to resume the gameplay.PSP Games ROM i have on my iPhone 6S

So this was all in the post, I hope you guys liked it as much as I did. My experience was great and before leaving I just want to say something for the Final Fantasy fans that there is one game that is really protected and that’s Final Fantasy Crisis Core. This gives a glitch at the start of it. This was put in place to, obviously, protect its game but there is a way to get around which I will cover in my next post if I get any responses from the Final Fantasy Crisis Core lovers.

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Written by Ravi Singh

An Avid learner, a Tech Enthusiast and the founder of TechPosts Guides, Ravi is a Raspberry Pi fan and an open-source lover. He spends most of his weekends working with IoT devices and playing games on the Xbox. He is also a solo-traveler who loves hiking and exploring new trails.
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