Finding the App Bundle ID

There is no way to look up bundle IDs in the Apple iOS App Store directly. To find the identifier, you will need to look at a file inside the app.

If Your App Is in the App Store

  1. Find the app online (google for the iTunes link). For this example, we use Apple Pages.
  2. Copy the number after the ID in the URL (here it’s 361309726).
  3. Open https://itunes.apple.com/lookup?id=361309726, replacing the ID with the one you looked up.
  4. Search the output for bundleID. In this example, it looks like this (next to a bunch of other data): "bundleId":"com.apple.Pages". So for Apple, the bundle ID is com.apple.Pages.

If You Have the IPA File Directly

  1. Copy the .ipa file and rename the extension to .zip. (So, for example, Pages.ipa will become Pages.zip.)
  2. Unzip the ZIP file. You will get a new folder named the same way as the original ZIP file.
  3. Search for the iTunesMetadata.plist file in that new folder.
  4. Open the file with a text editor and search for softwareVersionBundleId. For example, for the Pages app, the bundle ID is com.apple.Pages.

You can also use iTunes to download the app .ipa file directly and then find the bundle ID, like shown below.

If You Only Have the App on Your Phone

  1. Use a tool like iExplorer, which allows you to browse your device storage directly.
  2. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your Mac via USB and open iExplorer or a similar utility.
  3. Open the Apps folder on your device and locate the app you’re interested in.
  4. Locate the iTunesMetadata.plist file and follow the steps above that you used to unpack the .ipa file.

As of PSPDFKit 5 for iOS, you can use this technique to identify the SDK version as well.