How to Get Fortnite on iPhone

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Tijana Entertainment / Gaming

4 min read

Fortnite is one of the most popular online games that offer adventurous and fun experiences to its players.

But unfortunately, Apple users are deprived of this experience as a result of the disagreement between Apple and Epic Games.

Namely, Apple banned Fortnite from the App Store in August 2020 after Epic Games attempted to avoid Apple's 30% cut by using an in-app payment system.

Due to this disagreement, Fortnite was removed from all iOS platforms, which meant iPhone users were no longer able to download and enjoy the game.

However, there are a couple of ways Apple device users can play the game again and we are explaining them all in the post below.

Download Fortnite from My Purchases

If you have ever bought or played Fortnite, there is good news for you. You can still find the game and redownload it into your iPhone and iPad by accessing ‘My Purchases.’

  1. Open the App Store on your iOS device.
  2. Tap the Account icon.
  3. Tap Purchased then tap My Purchases. Here you will see a list of all the apps and games you've ever downloaded.
  4. Scroll to find Fortnite and tap on the download button.

Download Fortnite by using Family Sharing

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Fortnite can only be downloaded using Family Sharing if someone else has already downloaded the game.

This is the best solution for users who have never downloaded Fortnite before and want to give it a try.

To set up Family Sharing, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Access Apple ID by clicking on your name.
  3. Tap on ‘Setup Family Sharing’ option.
  4. Turn on ‘Purchase Sharing’.
  5. Go to the App Store and tap on the Purchased tab.
  6. Find the account of the user who has Fortnite previously downloaded on their mobile device.
  7. Search for the game and download it on your device.

Download Fortnite by using a cloud gaming service

Users can also download Fortnite to their devices through cloud gaming services such as Nvidia GeForce Now.

The best solution for anyone who has never purchased the game before or does not know anyone who has.

Nvidia's GeForce Now service was updated on January 20 22, so fans can play the latest version of Fortnite via the Safari web browser.

For now, it is a closed beta, meaning that only a small group of people will be able to test it before it gets rolled out globally.

Geforce now members can register to the waiting list and get a chance to access the closed beta and help test Fortnite on Geforce for a limited time.

You can check out their price packages at the following link and choose a GeForce now membership that suits you the most.

Will Fortnite stop working on my iPhone?

Although Fortnite for iOS is not available, if you previously downloaded it on your Apple device you shouldn't have any problems playing it.

However, you will be only able to play Chapter 2 - Season 3’s v13.40 version of Fortnite for mobile.

So, for iOS users who are wondering why can’t I play Fortnite season 4 on iOS?

This is due to Apple blocking all the updates and installs the company makes in the game.

Other ways to play Fortnite

Although Fortnite is not available for iPhone users anymore, anyone can still play the game by downloading it on PC, or on PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch.

In addition, Android users can also play Fortnite by accessing the game on Fortnite.com/Android or the Samsung Galaxy Store.

Bonus: If you also have a Minecraft account, but want to delete it, check out how to do that in our blog post.