Apart from playing the Nintendo DS, I was also exposed to the PSP while still in school. This led me to love multiple consoles at the same time.

As a consequence, I decided to create another post about gaming emulator on Apple devices. Just like the DS, there are emulators for PSP that you can install on your iOS device.

In addition to saving you some extra money, not having to carry a separate device besides your iPhone or iPad is another plus.

With that being said, let’s explore some of our options.


There is no way this is your first time hearing this name. PPSSPP isn’t just for iOS; it’s a cross-compatible software that also works on Windows, Android, and other modern OS.



  • Run on multiple operating systems
  • Provide full HD resolution
  • Touch controls are customizable
  • Transfer savegames from a real PSP to the emulator

And many more. The only downside of it is that you must have a jailbroken device.


How to Install PPSSPP

  1. Launch Cydia and go to Sources
  2. Add the following repository: http://cydia.ppsspp.org/
  3. Download and Install the official PPSSPP from there.

After that, you should be able to see the app on your home screen.

PPSSPP emulator is now available for iOS 10

Did I surprise you with that? Yeah, I was stoked too. If your device is now running iOS 10 or higher, you can still install this emulator without jailbreaking it.

To get started, visit this page to download the .iPA file. Then, follow this tutorial on how to sideload the .IPA file onto your iPhone or iPad. After that, you should be able to open PPSSPP on your iOS 10 device.


With RetroArch, you can be actual run a lot of games from different consoles, but it’s still known for bringing the PSP experience to iOS.

It has been updated multiple times, and the most recent one has some great features.


These includes:

  • Real-time rewinding
  • A built-in GUI/OSD system
  • Multi-pass shaders
  • Remote networked sound support

Again, this can only be run on jailbroken iOS devices. Still, don’t lose hope yet because the next emulator won’t disappoint you.


It will take a bit more time to install RetroArch since we can’t find a reliable repo that have this package. Therefore, you will have to do it on your own.

  1. On your computer go here
  2. Select the right iOS version and download the .deb
  3. Follow this post on how to install it on your device

Give it a try, if fails, take a look at the alternative below.

Happy Chick

Oh, man, who doesn’t love a picture of a happy chicken. Well, this little dude right here will give you an opportunity to get some of the most popular emulators on your iOS, without jailbreak.

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Happy Chick is the home to many different emulators such as Nintendo DS, SNES, NES, PSP, N64, and you name it.

To get started, read these instructions and it will guide you through the process or click here.