How To Play Fortnite on iPhone after Apple Ban

Published 08/24/2020, 9:03 AM EDT


Apple banned Fortnite from the App Store a few weeks back. Epic flouted Apple Store policies of in-app purchases which resulted in the ban. Apple users can no longer download Fortnite. This battle between Epic Games and Apple took the eSports community by storm.  At the moment, there is no news when Apple will let back Fortnite back on the Store.

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This move has left many Apple users disheartened and desperate. Some opted to buy iPhones from eBay with Fortnite installed on them. However, this avenue comes with its share of risks. There are better ways to play Fortnite on Apple devices. We thank Macworld for listing it out for all those players affected by the Apple ban.

How to download Fortnite on Apple devices again

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This method only works if you don’t have the Fortnite app installed on the device, but had it once before.

  1. Go to App Store.
  2. Enter Account, which usually has your Apple ID display photo.
  3. Tap on All Purchases and move on to My Purchases. This will have the list of all the games and apps you have ever downloaded for free or purchased from the App Store
  4. Search ‘Fortnite’ and download it again.
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Curious people out there who want to know what the game is all about can no longer download the game officially. However, there is a way to do this. The solution is Family Sharing. You can link your device with someone in your family. You can do it if you’ve downloaded the game previously. If you haven’t, set up Family Sharing service to proceed.

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  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap your name to enter Apple ID Settings.
  3. Click on Set Up Family Sharing.

After this, go back to the App Store and go to Purchased Apps. Access your family member’s account. Search through their apps to find Fortnite. Download and enjoy.

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As of now, neither Apple nor Epic has released a statement as to when we can expect Fortnite to be back. As per reports, the legal fight is well on and things don’t look pretty. Until there is certain news regarding this, Apple users can use the methods above to enjoy the game.

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Avhinandan Chakraborty

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Avhinandan Chakraborty is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since August 2020. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, and has been professionally writing since 2020. Ever since he was a child, he has been extremely passionate about online gaming and eSports, having played titles like GTA Vice City, FIFA, and IGI, among many others.

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