Files with the pkpass extension are electronic versions of tickets for the Apple Wallet/Passbook platform for iOS (iPhone, iPad) devices. They are used as a digital passes for movie tickets, loyalty cards, and boarding passes,.

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PKPASS file extension - Apple Wallet pass data

What is pkpass file? How to open pkpass files?

File extension pkpass is exclusively related to a particular format for Apple Wallet/Passbook service for iOS devices and macOS (formerly OS X), allowing users to manage their boarding passes, movie tickets, and loyalty cards in an electronic form.

The Wallet app (Passbook) has been an integral part of the system since iOS 6 and OS X 10.8.

These passes (pkpass) are typically distributed via e-mail messages directly to devices (iPhone, iPad, macOS) when a purchase is made at a vendor that supports this service.

The pkpass file is a ZIP archive that contains the following data in a structured manner.

  • icon.png
  • logo.png
  • thumbnail.png
  • pass.json
  • manifest.json
  • signature

The files within the archive have specific names to denote their function within the service. A preview of the ticket is saved in the thumbnail.png file, so users on desktop platforms may extract the file and view it using any graphics viewer.

MIME types:

Updated: August 4, 2023

The default software associated to open pkpass file:

Apple Wallet for Mac (Apple Pay) icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple Wallet for Mac (Apple Pay)  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple Wallet for Mac (Apple Pay) allows users to manage boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more in one place on their Apple Mac computers.

Apple Wallet (Passbook) icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple Wallet (Passbook)  Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices) software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple Wallet is used to manage boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, and more in one place. Then you can scan your iPhone or iPod touch to check in for a flight, get into a movie, and redeem a coupon. You can also see when your coupons expire, where your concert seats are, and the balance left on that all-important coffee bar card.

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How to open pkpass file

Help how to open:

These files were initially meant only for the iOS platform and the Apple Wallet/Passbook. Nevertheless, you can also find the PassWallet app for Android on the Google Market that can import *.pkpass files.

How to convert:

This format was not designed for conversion or transfer. However, you can find tools such as the Passbook Converter, which allows users conversion between iOS (*.pkpass) and Windows (*.mswallet) files.

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List of software applications associated to the .pkpass file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pkpass file, edit pkpass file, convert pkpass file, view pkpass file, play pkpass file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Software that open pkpass file - Apple Wallet pass data

Programs supporting the exension pkpass on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open pkpass file action.

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Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):

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