How to find an iOS app’s bundle identifier

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There is unfortunately no way to look Bundle Identifiers up in the App Store or elsewhere at this time. To find a bundle identifier, you will need to look at a file inside the app.

Finding an app’s bundle identifier in an iTunes Library

If you sync your device with iTunes and the app you desire is either on your device, or was downloaded through iTunes, it will exist on your computer’s hard drive. You can locate it on your hard drive and look inside the app to find the bundle identifier.

  1. Navigate to your iTunes Library and open the Mobile Applications folder.
    • On a Mac, this is typically in your home directory, in ~/Music/iTunes/Mobile Applications/
    • On a Windows 7 PC, this is typically in C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\Mobile Applications/
  2. If you have recently installed the app on your device, make sure you have performed an iTunes sync before you continue.
  3. Locate the app that you require in the Mobile Applications folder.
  4. Duplicate the file and rename the extension to .ZIP
  5. Unzip this newly created ZIP file and you’ll end up with a folder with the application name.
  6. Inside that folder is a file called iTunesMetadata.plist
  7. Open this PLIST file in a text editor.
  8. Find the softwareVersionBundleId key in the list.
  9. The string value below it is the bundle identifier value that you will need to enter for the app in mobilEcho. These are commonly formatted as: com.companyname.appname

Finding an app’s bundle identifier by browsing the files on your device

If you use software that allows browsing the contents of your device’s storage, you can locate a app on the device and determine its bundle identifier. One app that can be used for this is iExplorer.

  1. Connect your device to your computer with USB and open iExplorer or a similar utility.
  2. Open the Apps folder on the device and locate the app you require.
  3. Open that app’s folder and locate its iTunesMetadata.plist file.
  4. Open this PLIST file in a text editor.
  5. Find the softwareVersionBundleId key in the list.
  6. The string value below it is the bundle identifier value that you will need to enter for the app in mobilEcho. These are commonly formatted as: com.companyname.appname

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