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4 Ways to Open pkpass Files on iPhone 11, Android, PC and Mac

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-07-31 / Update for  iPhone Tips

Many times you might have received the pkpass format files on your computer via email or another way of data transmission. How do you open a pkpass file? Well, there are multiple ways to open pkpass files on your devices. Fortunately, this file format can be opened on almost all the devices including iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. In this guide, we are going to show you how you can open this pkpass file format on various devices.

Way 1: Opening PKPASS Files on an iOS Device Such as an iPhone/iPad

The app that helps you view the pkpass files is built right into the OS of your device. The app called Passbook on your iOS device should let you view the pkpass files.

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  • Open the email where the pkpass file is located.
  • Tap on the pkpass file to select it. It will automatically launch in the Passbook app
  • To view it quickly next time, you can add the pkpass file to Passbook app. It will be available in the Passbook app on your device.

Way 2: How to Open PKPASS Files on Android Device

If you happen to have an Android device and you wish to access pkpass files on it, then you are also in luck. While there is no built-in app like Passbook on an Android device to view the pkpass files, you will need to download an app from the Play Store that will let you do that.

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  • Download PassWallet from the Google Play Store. Installed the app on your device.
  • Tap on the pkpass file to select it. It will automatically launch in the PassWallet app.
  • To view it quickly next time, you can add the pkpass file to Passbook app. It will be available in the Passbook app on your device.

Way 3: How to Open PKPASS Files on PC

If you wish to access pkpass files on a Windows computer, you can do it using two ways.

  • Rename the pkpass files to .zip.
  • Extract them just like how you would a zip file.
  • Then you should be able to see the individual files.

If you do not want to do that, then you can use the Microsoft Wallet app on your PC and that should let you access and view the pkpass files on your computer.

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Way 4: Opening PKPASS Files on a Mac

If you have a Mac and you wish to see pkpass files, then you will first need to install a tool on your Mac.
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In order to view pkpass files on your Mac, you will need to use the iPhone emulator. The iPhone emulator is built into Xcode for Mac so you need to download and install Xcode on your Mac. And then you will be able to view the pkpass files on your Mac.

If you are having trouble viewing pkpass files in the Passbook app on your iOS device, then you can try restoring your device to an iTunes backup. However, you will not be able to do that if you have forgotten the password for the backup file. If that’s the case, then you can use 4uKey - iTunes Backup to recover password of an iTunes backup within 3 steps.

  Updated on 2020-07-31 / Update for  iPhone Tips

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