How-To Install Delta Lite NES Emulator for iPhone/iPad [No Jailbreak]

Nintendo Entertainment System or NES for short is one of the best gaming systems ever constructed. Thinking about it makes us feel nostalgic. Persons who enjoy playing the classic NES games via emulation even go to the extent of jailbreaking their iOS device so as to install various emulators to get their favorite NES games on their smartphones. However, there is, absolutely, no requirement of jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad for playing NES games. All credit to this goes to Delta Lite NES Emulator. Read ahead to know how the Delta Lite emulator has weaved the wonderful magic.

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Install Delta Lite NES Emulator on iPhone/iPad

Riley Testut, who is the developer for GBA4iOS and the complete Delta Emulator Beta, has brought to us Delta Lite NES Emulator which is a Swift Playgrounds application. You must have understood by now that since Delta Lite is a Swift Playgrounds application; you can launch it inside Swift Playgrounds application on any iPad which is running on iOS 10 or later. This means that if you are in possession of an iPad with iOS 10 or later, you just need to install Swift Playgrounds application to enjoy your favorite NES classic games.


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If you are not familiar with the Swift Playgrounds application; it is an app which helps people to learn and understand the working of Swift coding. The application was launched by Apple itself to make developers code iOS applications, especially games, for all iOS devices. The same application, now, allows you to play NES games on your iPad. The best thing about this Swift Playgrounds application is that you don’t require jailbreaking your iPad for the purpose and neither you have to go through the pain of sideloading an application and repeating the procedure after every 7 days.

Install Delta Lite NES Emulator in Swift Playgrounds App on iPhone/iPad

The steps to use the amazing Delta Lite NES emulator in Swift Playgrounds are pretty simple:

  • As a first, please download and install Swift Playgrounds app on your iPad from the App Store.
  • Post installation, please click on this link. This will start Swift Playgrounds on your iPad.
  • An alert will be visible to you. Tap on ‘Subscribe.’
  • Thereafter, you will see a new ‘Delta‘ section. In that please click on ‘Get‘ for the Delta Lite Playground.
  • That’s it! Just launch Delta Lite Playground and commence playing your favorite NES games on your iPad.


You must have guessed and realized the beauty of this method which is you don’t require any sort of jailbreak or sideloading for the purpose which is absolutely fantastic.

Delta Lite NES Emulator for iPhone/iPad Without Jailbreak [No Sideloading]

So, these were the simple steps through which you can get the Delta Lite NES Emulator working on your iPad. If you have any doubts or additional questions to ask, please feel free to put down the same in comments section below.

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  1. Sooo, what you really mean is iPad. Not iPhone/iPad. You can’t install Swift playgrounds on iPhone.
    Please feel free to let me know where I’ve gone wrong and Set me straight!


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