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PKPASS file format description

PKPASS file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with PKPASS files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the PKPASS file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing PKPASS files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Passbook Pass

The PKPASS file is categorized under Other. It is associated with Passbook, serving as a Passbook Pass. Passbook is an application in iOS that allows users to store coupons, boarding passes, event tickets, store cards, generic cards and other forms of mobile payment. Visit the website of Passbook for a detailed description of the PKPASS format.

Application:Passbook
Category:Other files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Passbook Pass related extensions

#2 Apple Wallet Pass Data

The PKPASS file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Apple Wallet, serving as an Apple Wallet Pass Data. Apple Wallet is a digital wallet. It allows you to download and manage purchases, travel cards, tickets, keys and personal ID documents. Visit the website of Apple Wallet for a detailed description of the PKPASS format.

Application:Apple Wallet
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Apple Wallet Pass Data related extensions

Did someone accidentally misspell the PKPASS filename?

The PKPASS filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to PKPASS:

Windows can't open your PKPASS file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this PKPASS file.

To set the PKPASS file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set PKPASS file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle PKPASS files with care

Exercise caution when handling PKPASS files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar PKPASS files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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