Here’s Why You Can’t Sign in to the iFruit App in GTA 5 (Solved)
Grand Theft Auto players have used the iFruit app for many years, allowing fans to access amazing in-game features. However, in recent times, players have found that they seem to be completely barred from getting into the app – here’s why you can’t sign in to the iFruit app in GTA 5 and GTA Online.
Rockstar Games decided to officially shut down the iFruit app as of December 12th, 2022, and it has been removed from the Play Store as well as Google Play. GTA 5 and GTA Online fans now have access to the License Plate Creator, which was released on April 20th, 2023, and is available for all desktop and mobile browsers.
Although many players may have been confused to find such a major issue with the iFruit app in GTA 5, this is no mistake or coincidence. Stick around to find out everything there is to know about the iFruit app not working in GTA 5, including the official report by Rockstar Games as well as news on its replacement.
iFruit in GTA 5
Rockstar Games is infamous for taking inspiration from real-world icons, and the introduction of the iFruit app was no different. The in-game brand started off as the iFruit line of smartphones and smart devices featured within the GTA universe (an obvious parody of the Apple iPhone in the real world).
The creation of the iFruit app revolutionized the experience for many GTA 5 players – acting as a sort of companion application. The app certainly offered a ton of loveable features during its running and was available to players using the following devices:
- Android (Google Play/Amazon)
- Windows Phone
- Windows 8/8.1/RT/10 (Microsoft Store)
- PlayStation Vita
Players could access GTA content using the iFruit app while being able to perform various tasks for in-game benefits – in addition to some nifty minigames. But, the ability to create custom license plates remained one of the iFruit app’s most popular uses.
Why Can’t I Open the iFruit App?
The iFruit app has encountered several issues over the years, ranging from players being unable to sign into their accounts to players having other buggy problems with the app itself. While these issues may have been resolved over time, GTA 5 players have found that they have not been able to access the iFruit app within the past few months.
Many fans assumed this to be yet another bug that would need to be fixed by Rockstar Games, especially considering that they did not make an official announcement in the very beginning – until the customer support posts came rolling in. Fans would later learn that the iFruit app was officially discontinued as of December 12th, 2022, shortly before the Los Santos Drug Wars DLC release and nearly 10 years after the app made its debut.
As a result of the developers’ decision regarding the iFruit app, the app itself has been removed from both the Play Store as well as Google Play. In light of the rising concerns, the GTA game developers were quick to make a clear response on the matter after an avid fan posted their problem on Rockstar Support, stating the following.
“The Grand Theft Auto: iFruit App will no longer be supported as of December 12, 2022. We are currently developing a new method to allow players to customize their license plates via the GTA Online website, and we will provide an update when there is more information to share.”Rockstar Support
Since Rockstar Games did not openly make an immediate statement on the matter, many fans were left wondering what the problem was. Many GTA Online players loved having the iFruit app available to them, and the sudden discontinuation of the app came as a massive surprise – especially since this decision came without any prior discussions or clear warnings.
However, the shutdown did not surprise some fans, particularly those who had been closely following the iFruit app’s development over the years. In the final few years of the iFruit App’s running, consistent updates and support from Rockstar Games became less and less prevalent.
The app became entirely nonfunctional on newer versions of iOS and Android. Usually, the developers of apps are quick to ensure that their apps and their inner workings always support newer versions of iOS and Android – so, some fans did take this as a red flag concerning the app’s continuation. Eventually, iFruit was officially dropped and delisted from Rockstar Games.
How Do You Get a Custom License Plate in GTA 5?
Prior to the iFruit app being discontinued, players could use the app to customize license plates – one of the app’s most popular uses for players. In addition to some fun minigames such as the Chop the Dog app (which sadly may not be replaced), the iFruit app included a Los Santos Customs app that allowed players to remotely customize and create custom plates for previously used vehicles in both GTA 5 and GTA Online.
At the time of the announcement, GTA Online players were still unsure how they would be able to create custom license plates in-game going forward. However, based on the statement made by Rockstar Games, it was assumed we’d be getting a new system that allows the creation of custom license plates via the official website.
GTA fans were met with some exciting news on April 13th, 2023. The official License Plate Creator for GTA 5 Online was announced as part of the Rockstar Newswire message for Boor Week, as seen below.
“Starting next week, you’ll be able to add more personality to your favorite rides with a new web-based License Plate Creator for customizing vanity plates in GTA Online. With this new tool you can create up to 30 custom plates by placing orders via desktop or mobile web browsers — and then pick up and apply your plate in game.”Rockstar Games
The License Plate Creator is a web browser-based page that allows players to create up to 30 custom plates, which can then be applied to vehicles in Los Santos Customs. This new site was officially launched on April 20th, only about a week following the announcement, alongside the Shake Up and Top Marks Week event.
It can be accessed by just about any browser, whether it be on a desktop or on mobile. The new License Plate Creator has some fun extras for first-time users, such as a randomized custom plate – plus, old-time iFruit users even get their original free custom license plate as a gift via the License Plate Creator as well!
Players who were worried about losing all of their custom license plates from the iFruit app will be glad to know that it’s been synced with the new License Plate Creator. This means that all of your custom license plates will now be available across all platforms.
To have a look at the License Plate Creator in practice, check out the video below by Digital Car Addict.
That’s everything there is to know about the iFruit app not working in GTA 5, with images and stats thanks to the GTA Wiki. While many fans were disappointed that the iFruit app is no more, we can look forward to the new features that Rockstar Games’ official License Plate Creator has in store.