File Extension Library

.REALITY File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: 3D Image Files

What is an .REALITY file?

.REALITY file extension is created by Apple. .REALITY has been classified as 3D Image Files.

.REALITY is Reality 3D Scene Format

A REALITY file contains a 3D scene or object saved in the proprietary Reality file format developed by Apple. It stores information about a 3D scene, which may include multiple objects, animation and physics properties, and audio data. REALITY files are typically used to save 3D objects that can be visualized with apps and websites that utilize augmented reality (AR) technology.

You will most likely only encounter a REALITY file if you are a developer creating 3D objects or scenes for a website or an application with Apple Reality Composer. You may also download a REALITY 3D model online or receive a REALITY file via email from a developer or designer when collaborating.

The most common usage of the Reality format is to enable users to view 3D objects in augmented reality. It is used in various types of apps, such as educational tools, games, data visualization programs, and e-commerce websites. For example, a data visualization app may be used to view the proposed construction on a street intersection.

iPhones and iPads running iOS 12 or later support REALITY files through the AR Quick Look tool. Various mobile apps bundled with iOS and iPadOS, such as Safari and Messages, come with the AR Quick Look feature.

There are several other programs available for macOS, iOS, and iPadOS that also support the USDZ format. Reality Composer is an app developed by Apple that can view REALITY files, as well as edit and save them. It is available for iOS and iPadOS and is bundled with Apple Xcode 11 for macOS.

List of all softwares that can open the Reality 3D Scene Format
Apple Xcode
Apple Safari
Apple Messages
Apple Reality Composer

How to Open .REALITY file on different platforms

Open .REALITY File on Windows

  • Right-click a .REALITY
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .REALITY file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .REALITY files" Press "Ok"

Open .REALITY File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .REALITY file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .REALITY File on Linux

Right click on the .REALITY file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .REALITY File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .REALITY file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .REALITY File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .REALITY files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .REALITY files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .REALITY files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .REALITY file format
  2. You need to check the .REALITY file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)