NDS emulator iOS

Nintendo DS emulator for iOS

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NDS4iOS is a Nintendo DS (NDS) emulator for iOS devices, which is a port of the multi-platform DeSmuME 0.9.10 for iOS (see also Android OS version).

It was created by InfiniDev, a joint development group with many members, including popular GBA4iOS creator Riley Testut, Michael Zhang, and PPSSPP iOS build manager Karen Tsai.

However, as of August 2014, the team has since disbanded and NDS4iOS is no longer being updated or worked on.


When compared to other DS Emulator apps, NDS4iOS has more number of features like Dropbox and iCloud Support, BIOS support, External game controller support etc.

NDS4iOS supports all versions of iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch running iOS 5 and above; except iPod touch 4, iPad 1, iPhone 3GS, or earlier devices.

  • It Supports Wireless Linking.
  • It included with Brand new GBA and GBC skins.
  • Updated App icon logo.
  • Full iPhone & iPad support.
  • GB & GBC & GBA ROMs Support.
  • Also ssupports DS & N64 & NES & SNES.
  • Regular Software Updates.
  • In-App Browsing with Apple Files. & Game ROMs.
  • Dropbox & Google Drive Support.
  • Cheat Codes.
  • Save States.
  • Controller Vibration.
  • Hold Button.
  • Hardware Keyboard Support.
  • Event Distribution.
  • 3D Touch Support.
  • AirPlay Support.
  • Custom Controller Skins.
  • URL Schemes Support.
  • Fast Forward.

ATTENTION: This emulator is only to play private backups of legal .NDS games. This product is not affiliate with or endorsed in any way by Nintendo.

System requirements

In order to run the application correctly, it is necessary to meet the minimum requirements given in the table below.

OS versioniOS 7.0 (or higher)
DeviceiPhone 6+ (or equivalent iPad)
JailbreakNot required
Disk space20 MB
The table lists the minimum system requirements for running NDS emulator iOS

It is still possible to install the app on devices not mentioned above, but we cannot guarantee its proper functioning.

We recommend backing up the device on which the app will be installed before performing any installation of third-party apps not from the official app Store.


There will be frequent updates which you can grab from the link below.

The last version implements the following new features:

•Improved multiplayer system (iOS 8+)

•Fixed virtual gamepad settings

•Changed home screen layout (iPhone 7+)

•Improved double-screen interface (landscape oriented)

•Closed beta test program

This application is from a third-party developer, so an automatic update won’t be available.

You will need to manually update the app by installing the new version from the IPA file; the previous app will be replaced automatically.

All the updates have the latest fixes and optimizations, but their constantly changing nature means that little testing has been done on them and unknown bugs may appear.


  1. Download AltServer on your computer:
  2. Install AltStore to your iPhone (or iPad)
  3. Launch AltStore to begin downloading apps
  4. Leave AltServer running, and AltStore will do the rest

If you have some problem to install the app, you can try to follow the complete guide.