How to find the bundle ID for an iOS app

Applies to: Microsoft Intune

Introduction


When you configure device restrictions settings for iOS in Intune such as single app mode, or you configure feature settings such as home screen layout, you may be required to enter the bundle ID for iOS apps.

Every iOS app requires a bundle ID to work. The ID is a string that's set up during development, usually in the form com.your-company.app-name, for example, com.microsoft.CompanyPortal for the Intune Company Portal app. You can't directly look up the bundle ID in the App Store.

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To find the bundle ID, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Find the bundle ID from the text file

Follow these steps:

  1. Open a desktop web browser, and then search for the app in the App Store in iTunes. For example, the URL of the Outlook app is https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-outlook/id951937596?mt=8.
  2. Copy the number after id in the URL, which is 951937596 in the example.
  3. Open a new web browser window, and go to https://itunes.apple.com/lookup?id=<Number copied in step 2>. For example, https://itunes.apple.com/lookup?id=951937596.
  4. When you are prompted to download a text file, save the file. The default name of the file is 1.txt.
  5. Open the file, and then search for bundleId. Here is an example:
     

    In this example, the bundle ID for the Outlook app is com.microsoft.Office.Outlook.

You can also review other important information in the text file, such as language code, supported devices, minimum OS version, and release information.

Method 2: Find the bundle ID from the .ipa file

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the .ipa file, and then change the file name extension to .zip. For example, rename Pages.ipa as Pages.zip.
  2. Expand the .zip file to a folder, and then search for the iTunesMetadata.plist file in the folder.
  3. Open the iTunesMetadata.plist file by using a text editor, and then search for softwareVersionBundleId. Here is an example:
     

    In this example, the bundle ID for the Pages app is com.apple.Pages.