Here’s how to Play Fortnite on iPhone and iPad Today – Works with latest iOS & No jailbreak required

Craving to play one of the best battle royale game on your iPhone or iPad? Here’s how you can do it today, after Apple banned and refused to get Epic Games back into App Store.

While Epic seemed to have won the battle with Apple where judge told Apple to allow 3rd party payment for any apps inside App Store, but Apple has made the decision not to let Epic Games’ developer account and more importantly Epic own games, such as Fortnite, to go back into App Store. Looking at how complicated the case is, it will be at least another year to get Fortnite re-instated into Apple App Store if that even ever happen.

So, in case you are stuck with your iPhone or iPad, does it mean you can’t play Fortnite on your iOS or iPadOS devices until some foreseeable future? Fortunately there’s a workaround and that’s the reason I’m writing this article – sharing with you the workaround I’ve been using to keep playing Fortnite on my iPhone.

Before you all get disappointed, I would like to emphasize the word “Workaround” here. What I’m sharing below is only workaround, so there’ll be a few compromises here and there. But what I can assure you is that, with this workaround, you can still play Fortnite on your iPhone whenever you want, wherever you want – at least until Epic Games and Apple fully settled and have Fortnite reinstated on Apple App Store.

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You can’t and won’t be able to find and play Fortnite on your iPhone until Epic Games and Apple settled their case, but using the workaround shared here, you can continue playing Fortnite on your iPhone. Image courtesy of Epicgames.com and Apple.com
  • This article shares the steps to play Fortnite on your iPhone (any models) running on latest iOS.
  • No jailbreak nor any forms of subscriptions is required.
  • This tutorial though intended for iPhone, but all the steps provided here works and applicable for iPad as well as iPod Touch.
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Here’s the workaround to enable you playing Fortnite on iPhone and iPad today

The workaround here is basically enabling streaming your Computer into your iPhone and iPad. Again, this workaround isn’t perfect solution but it enables you to play Fortnite with less-to-no lag while at home or everywhere you want it to be as long as you have the active Internet connection.


Prerequisites

These are the workaround main ingredients on what you need to play Fortnite on your iPhone and iPad today.

#Item requiredDescription
aiPhone or iPadThe main show.
bComputer (Windows or Linux PC)This is the Host PC. Required to setup the workaround.
cWi-Fi NetworkRequired for game streaming from Host PC to your iPhone or iPad.
dInternet connectionRequired for game streaming over the Internet (only if you need it).

Don’t worry, all the details on how to setup them and other supporting ingredients and requirements are all detailed on the steps below.


Steps to enable playing Fornite on iPhone and iPad on latest iOS without any jailbreak

The steps written here are tested on:

a) Latest iOS – at the time this article is written is iOS 15 and using the iPhone that I currently have – iPhone XR. In case you are not on iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 yet, check the link here to get iOS 15 & iPadOS 15: Here’s how to update iPhone to iOS 15 today (iPad and iPod Touch included!) at JILAXZONE.

b) Latest Windows – at the time this article is written is Windows 11 Pro Insider Preview Build 22471.rs_prerelease. In you are also using Windows and would like to install Windows 11, check the link here to get them installed: Getting Windows 11 and installing on your Computer at JILAXZONE.

c) Non-gaming laptop
CPU: Intel Core i5-8350U 1.7GHz
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
RAM: 8GB

d) Non-gaming Wi-Fi Router that runs on 5GHz band.

Should you are using different version of iOS or iPadOS and / or different computer OS, the steps may be slightly different but should not deviate too much. Anyway, in case you have questions / issues, feel free to put them down on the comment section down below, I’ll be more than happy to help you.

Important Legends:

TermDescription
Host PCRefers to the Computer you are using as the host (brain) of your Game Streaming setup.

There are 15 number of steps you need to go through in order to be able playing Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad. But don’t worry, step 1) to step 14) are one-time setup. So once you have done the one-time setup, all you need to do is to redo step 15 next time you want to play Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad.

And while the steps seem long and complicated, but I can assure you, they are not complicated. They are long because I try to fully explain in detail all the required steps, so that not only geeks who can accomplish what I had accomplished here – playing Fortnite on iPhone – but anyone can do the same. Anyway, in case any of you stuck on any steps, don’t hesitate to throw me your queries on the comment section down below. I’ll be happy to assist.


On high level, here are the required steps:

1) Download Sunshine to PC
2) Setup Sunshine on PC
3) Download and Install Moonlight app on Android or iOS
4) Open and Setup Moonlight app on Android or iOS to work with Sunshine
5) Connect Game Controller to Android or iOS
6) Setup ZeroTier Network on the web
7) Install ZeroTier One on the Host PC
8) Setup ZeroTier One on the Host PC
9) Install ZeroTier One on Android or iOS
10) Setup ZeroTier One on Android or iOS
11) Complete ZeroTier Network setup on the web
12) Connect Android or iOS to Host PC
13) Install Epic Games Launcher on Host PC
14) Install Fortnite on Host PC
15) Run Fortnite from your iPhone

Detail for each of the steps, refer below.


Step 1) to Step 12) Read here.

For details of step 1) to step 12) – including all download links, I have detailed and provided them here on this link below.

Step 1) to Step 12) detailsDIY Cloud Gaming with Sunshine: How to setup and use Sunshine GameStream over the Internet to play PC Games & Emulators anywhere on Android and iOS at JILAXZONE.

You need approximately about 30-40 minutes to complete steps 1) to 12) – depending on how fast you are reading the steps I described and depending on your Internet connection on the downloading the required tools and software.

Just in case you are still wondering, the first 12 steps is to enable your PC as a Cloud Gaming service which you can then play Fortnite or any other PC games from your iPhone or iPad. In case you have no plan to play the game outside your home area, you can skip step 6) to 12) and only do step 1) to 5) then directly proceed to the steps below. Once you have done all the first 12 steps, then continue on subsequent steps below.

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Step 13) Install Epic Games Launcher on Host PC

The following step is to be done on your Host PC.

Step 13a) In case you don’t have Epic Games Launcher installed on your Computer, do first install Epic Games Launcher. Here’s the download link to the Epic Game Launcher. In case you have Epic Games Launcher installed on your Host PC, then you can skip this step.

Download linkhttps://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/download

Step 13b) Once downloaded, double click the Epic Games Launcher installer to start installing it on your Host PC. Follow the on-screen instruction to get Epic Games launcher installed on your Host PC.


Step 14) Install Fortnite on Host PC

Once Epic Games Launcher has been successfully installed on your Host PC, launch it by double-clicking the Epic Games Launcher icon. Skip this step if you have install Fortnite on your Host PC before.

The following step is to be done on your Host PC.

Step 14a) Once Epic Games Launcher is run, do log in / register your Epic Games account.

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Running Epic Games Launcher

Step 14b) Once registered/logged in, go into Search bar. Type in “Fortnite” and click on “Install” to install Fortnite on your Computer. At the time this article is written, Fortnite installer is about 36GB in size, so depending on your Internet speed, roughly it will take about 15 minutes to 40 minutes to get Fortnite downloaded and installed.


Step 15) Run Fortnite from your iPhone

Once you have installed Fornite on your Host PC, now it’s the time you run Fortnite from within your iPhone or iPad. Here’s how you can do it.

If you are planning to play Fortnite on the same network as your Host PC, skip step 15a) and 15b).

The following step is to be done on your Host PC.

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Turn ON ZeroTier One network on your Host PC by clicking the “Red highlighted” area (it’s your ZeroTier network name).

Step 15a) This step is optional and do it only if your iPhone is on different network from your Host PC (E.g.: you are outside your home, while your Host PC with Fortnite installed is at home). Click Windows logo, then type “ZeroTier One” on the Windows search bar. Click on ZeroTier One app to run it. Then from Windows taskbar, look for ZeroTier One app and do right click on it. Click on your ZeroTier network to turn it on.

The following step is to be done on your iOS or iPadOS device.

Step 15b) This step is also optional and do it only if your iPhone is on different network from your Host PC (E.g.: you are outside your home, while your Host PC with Fortnite installed is at home). On your iPhone, go and find ZeroTier One app and tap the app to open it. Switch ON your ZeroTier network.

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Don’t forget to run Sunshine Game Stream on your Host PC. Refer to Step 2) for details.

Step 15c) On your iPhone, find and tap on “Moonlight” app to run it. Once run, tap on “Desktop” to connect to your Host PC. Ensure Moonlight/Sunshine Game Stream is running on your Host PC. In case you have not run Moonlight/Sunshine on your Host PC, go back to Step 2) to activate it.

Step 15d) Once your iPhone connected to your Host PC (you can see your Host PC desktop contents), run “Epic Games Launcher” by double tapping the “Epic Games Launcher” icon from your iPhone.

Step 15e) Inside Epic Games launcher, go to Library, then find “Fortnite” and double tap to start “Fortnite”. If this is your first time running Fortnite installed on your Host PC and play via your iPhone, you have to follow certain steps, such as allowing anti-cheat and BattlEye on Fortnite.

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Playing Fortnite Creative mode on iPhone

After some time, the game will boot, then you can start playing Fornite on your iPhone or iPad. Congratulation folks, right now you can run and play Fortnite on your iPhone and iPad again! Achievement unlocked!

The good thing is that, using the Moonlight app on your iPhone, without doing any configuration, you can use the built-in virtual controller to navigate inside the game. In case you are not comfortable with the virtual controller, check out the Controller Recommendation section below on recommended controllers you can use to better-enjoy playing Fortnite on your iPhone as well as Router Recommendation section in case you are experiencing some lagging streaming Fortnite from Host PC into your iPhone or iPad.


Controller Recommendation

Playing games on iPhone or iPad is always better with controller!

While you can always use the touchscreen of the iPhone to play the games, but for greater fun and enjoyment, I would recommend you to play the games with the Controller using physical buttons – so the experience is (almost) the same like the original. Just in case you need recommendation, here they are. I am personally using Nimbus and DualShock 4 to play the games.

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Game controllers – which side are you on? Image courtesy of Final Weapon (https://finalweapon.net)
Razer KishiBest telescopic controller for iPhone. It comes with Lightning connector for passthrough charging as well as better low-latency gaming.

In case you need it:
Get Razer Kishi for iPhone on Amazon.
Get Razer Kishi Hard Carrying Case on AliExpress.
SteelSeries Nimbus+For playing iOS games. I like it because it’s MFi certified – Made for iOS, any controller-compatible games will for sure run with this controller.

In case you need it:
Get SteelSeries Nimbus+ on Amazon.
Get Nimbus iPhone clipper on AliExpress.
Xbox Series X|S Wireless ControllerGreat controller from Xbox compatible with your Xbox (of course!) as well as Windows PC, Android and iOS, recommended for those with big hands.

Read here for pairing Xbox Series X|S Controller with your iPhone at JILAXZONE.

In case you need it:
Get Xbox Series X|S Wireless Controller on Amazon.
Get Xbox Series X|S Wireless Controller Hard Carrying Case on AliExpress.
PS5 DualSenseAwesome controller from PlayStation compatible with your PS5 (of course!) as well as Android and iOS, recommended for those with smaller hands.

Read here for pairing PS5 DualSense Controller with your iPhone at JILAXZONE.

In case you need it:
Get PS5 DualSense on Amazon.
Get PS5 DualSense Hard Carrying Case on AliExpress.
PS4 DualShockWhile DualSense is the latest PlayStation controller, but doesn’t mean DualShock 4 is bad. DualShock 4 is indeed one of the cheaper alternative to get into gaming on your Android and iOS, recommended for those with smaller hands.

In case you need it:
Get PS4 DualShock 4 on Amazon.
Get PS4 DualShock 4 on AliExpress.
Xbox One Wireless ControllerThis is the previous generation of Xbox Controller. Although previous generation, it’s still a great controller to use with your Xbox One (of course!) as well as Windows PC, Android and iOS. This controller is recommended for those with big hands. The main controller appeal is the fact that it’s much cheaper than the Xbox Series X|S wireless controller.

In case you need it:
Get Xbox One Controller on Amazon.
Get Xbox One Controller on AliExpress.

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My Fortnite gaming setup – iPhone paired with DualShock 4.

Gaming Router Recommendation

In case you are experiencing some lags streaming your Host PC into iPhone or iPad, here are some recommendations on the best gaming routers out there you can get to improve the less-to-no lagging gaming experiences.

TP-Link – Archer AX11000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 RouterOne of the fastest Wi-Fi 6 router, loaded with gamer-centric UI and features.

In case you need it:
Get TP-Link Archer AX11000 on Amazon
ASUS ROG Rapture Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router (GT-AX11000)Another fastest Wi-Fi 6 router with lots of gamer-friendly features that comes with Tri-Band 10 Gigabit Wireless Router, 1.8GHz Quad-Core CPU, WTFast, 2.5G Port, AiMesh Compatible, Included Lifetime Internet Security, AURA RGB.

In case you need it:
Get ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 on Amazon
Get ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 on AliExpress
Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500This elite gaming router deliver a fast 2.2Gbps speed, MU-MIMO support and unique gaming features like location-based connection filtering and QoS.

In case you need it:
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Have fun mate!

Like I said earlier, the workaround provided here is not perfect, but it gets me to be able playing Fortnite on my iPhone whenever I want, wherever I want – while I’m on the go, while I’m on my bed, even when I’m on toilet waiting for the normal routines. Even better, in case you didn’t notice, using the “workaround” method shared above, now you can play Fortnite “Save The World” directly from your iPhone or iPad. Isn’t that great?

Let me know if you encounter any difficulties on any of the sections above. I’ll be happy to assist.


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