How to check existing app entitlements of an iOS app

Quite often when you re-sign applications the current app entitlements may get overwritten and you may have issues with the app.

You can check the app entitlements prior to generating a new App ID in order to confirm that you have all the correct entitlements.

This can be done by following the steps below:

Pre-requisites you need a Mac with Xcode installed

  1. Copy an existing IPA file into another folder and rename it from yourapp.ipa to

  2. Extract the zip, you will end up with a Payload folder that contains

  3. Open terminal and navigate to the payload folder (or specify the full path) and run the following command

    codesign -d --entitlements -

4.This should give you a list of app entitlements in XML format (see example below)

    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">

    <plist version="1.0">