.PKPASS File Extension

Passbook Pass File

PKPASS files are used for tickets, cards, coupons, or loyalty packages. They contain images, data and other elements to generate items for a wallet app. To open a PKPASS file you need an iOS or Androi...

General Information

Title PKPASS File Extension
Extension .pkpass
Full Form Passbook Pass File
File Type Electronic Ticket
Developer Apple Inc.
MIME Type application/vnd.apple.pkpass

File Function

Primary Function Store electronic tickets
Additional Functions Coupons, Loyalty cards, Boarding passes
Features Offline storage, Encrypted

File Characteristics

Quality High readability
Supports Layers Structured data
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable No, Signed

Use Cases

Event Tickets Yes
Boarding Passes Yes
Loyalty Cards Yes
Coupons Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Phishing, Spoofing
Best Practices Secure distribution, Authentication

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release September 2012
Latest Update Ongoing, iOS updates

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .barcode, .qrcode

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Apple Wallet Free iOS, watchOS
PassWallet Free Android
Pass2U Wallet Free, In-app purchases Android