PKPASS File Extension

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Passbook Pass Format
  • Developer
    Apple
  • Popularity
    4.5 (14 votes)

What is PKPASS file?

Files with the PKPASS extension contain different types of data compressed with ZIP compression method, which include daily used tickets, passes, coupons or member cards, and also student IDs, loyalty cards and credit or debit cards – cooperating with Apple Pay.

They are displayed an a mobile device as a codes like: Aztec, PDF417, QR or Code 128 1D.

Additional information

This format was developed in the year 2012, originally by Apple, for purpose of the Apple Passbook app, currently – Apple Wallet. It can be read also with other programs on different platforms.

PKPASS files can be distributed in different ways – within apps, web sites, social platforms, via SMS, MMS, email, and QR codes or bar codes. The file comprises of a template, private key and a package of the proper data.

Programs that support PKPASS file

Android Android

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PKPASS file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PKPASS file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PKPASS file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PKPASS file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PKPASS file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PKPASS file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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