Long ago in a time before virtual reality, the PlayStation 4 Pro and the PS4, there was the PSP, otherwise known as the PlayStation Portable. It was a handheld gaming device which brought hours of gaming pleasure to those who owned it. However, as it’s now defunct, how can you go about playing its games? If you’re an iOS user, one option would be to install an iPhone PlayStation Emulator. Doing so would enable you to play retro games to your heart’s content. Here’s how to do just that!
What is an iPhone PlayStation Emulator?
Simply put, an emulator is a piece of software you can install on your iPhone or iPad. Doing so doesn’t require you to jailbreak your device. However, once you have it, you will also have to look for and install ROMs, which are the files that contain the games.
For the purpose of this tutorial, we have chosen the most popular iPhone PlayStation Emulator.
How to Install PPSSPP iPhone PlayStation Emulator
The popular PPSSPP emulator will work with iOS devices running on 9.0 and above, including iOS 10, 10.2, 10.2. The emulator is cross-compatible with different mobile operating systems and supports full HD resolution.
It’s now time to start the tutorial; please read and understand each step before acting upon it.
1. On your iOS device, open the Safari browser and then go to http://iemulators.com/. Once the site has loaded, look for the Apps link in the menu bar.
2. On the following page, scroll down until you find PPSSP. Of the two available options, choose the Updated version.
3. Now that you have chosen the required version of PPSSPP, you will see the image to the left above. Tap the Install button, after which you will be prompted by a popup to tap Install again. This will now install the iPhone PlayStation emulator on your device.
You will now notice that a new icon has appeared on your Home screen. Do not tap it yet; instead, follow the instructions below.
4. On your iPhone or iPad, go to General –> Profiles and look for the developer’s name. Look at figure 1 in the image above (located in step 2). Once you have found it, tap on the developer’s name (Henrik Rydgard – see figure 2 in the image above, also located in step 2, attached to figure 1), followed by tapping Trust when the popup appears.
At this point, there is a chance that you will not be able to find the Profiles option. If that’s you, go to General –> Device Management and find it there.
5. And that’s it. You now have the iPhone PlayStation emulator installed. Go to your Home screen and tap on the emulator app; you will see something similar to what is in the image above.
Tip: Search for games/ROMs using the Safari browser. Doing so will avoid the need to connect your iPhone to a computer and does not require the use of iTunes.