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INDS Emulator iOS

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iNDS is the world-famous port of the multi-platform Nintendo DS emulator to iOS. Currently, emulation is powered by the DeSmuME threaded ARM interpreter and runs at nearly full speed on the iPhone 5 and above. You can get even up to 60fps on newer devices.


  • Customizable interface, where you can select a preferred controller size and mic
  • Auto-saving game progress
  • 10 image filters for the ultimate picture quality
  • 7zip and RAR files are available straight from the app
  • Over 100 000 cheats are included
  • In-built bug reporter
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    Users’ Notes

  • Slow performance on some gadgets
  • Due to the need to map the entire ROM into memory, older devices with only 256MB of RAM are not supported. These devices include the iPod Touch 4, iPad 1, iPhone 3GS, and anything below those devices.

  • What iOS does the iNDS emulator work on?

    The iNDS emulator requires iOS 9.0 or later to work correctly on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. It is compatible with iOS versions from 9 to 15, including the latest iOS 16.

    How to Download iNDS on iPhone

    Here are the steps to install iNDS on an iPhone:

    1. Click on the "Install" button.
    2. A pop-up will appear; click "Allow" to permit downloading the app.
    3. Once the download is complete, go to your home screen and look for the iNDS app.
    4. Open the app and start using it to play your favorite Nintendo DS games.

    Note: You may need to trust the app developer in your iPhone settings before opening the app. To do this, go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management, find the iNDS profile, and click " Trust."

    How to Obtain iNDS ROMs

    Once you've installed iNDS, you'll want to play your games, but first, you'll need the game ROMS. They can be obtained in two ways:

    Method 1: iNDS Browser

    iNDS has a browser built into it, and you can use it to get your ROMs

    1. Launch iNDS on your device
    2. Tap Search on the top-right corner
    3. Find a game using the search bar
    4. Tap the game you want from the results list
    5. Tap Download> Save
    6. Launch the game once it has been downloaded.

    You don't get all Nintendo games in this way; for some, you may need to use method 2:

    Method 2: Using External ROMs

    You get your ROMs from the internet using this method:

    1. Get your ROM from a trusted source.
    2. Choose Open in iNDS from the ROM menu.
    3. When you launch the emulator, the newly downloaded ROM will be there.
    4. Play the game by selecting Launch Usually.

    You may also set up Dropbox Syncing and alter the controller settings by tapping the game name. Furthermore, if you already have ROMs on your computer, you may import them into iNDS using iTunes or other comparable transfer applications.

    Is iNDS safe?

    The iNDS emulator is entirely secure. You can confidently download the emulator app to your iOS device; we checked it and discovered nothing that could harm your iPhone or iPad. It is really simple to download and uninstall.


    Updated at: 2022-01-10 09:41:42

    Created by: iNDS-Team

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