What is the TestFlight App?
Android users have always earned perks because of their Open source features. One of the perks is easily installing Beta Apps on their phone and avail the new features before the launch in the market. Alongside, If you are an App tester then you would definitely miss testing the beta apps on your iPhone devices while Android testers can easily do that.
iOS is not an Open source platform and that’s the reason one cannot directly install apps from Safari just like Android packages (apk) but there is a solution. Apple has an alternate way to install beta Apps on your devices by using TestFlight App. TestFlight apps let users download the beta programs from the developer’s public invites. These invites are in the form of links sent by Email or available on the official website.
Use these simple steps to install beta apps on your iPhone
Head to App Store and install the TestFlight app.
After successfully installing TestFlight, look for public invitations by the developers on the official site of the Beta app you want to install. For example, You can find the WhatsApp beta testing for TestFlight on their official site Wabetainfo
After tapping on the install, the link will move you to the TestFlight app and start installing the app on your IOS device.
Boom!! You are now using beta apps with the latest features on your IOS device.
Also, TestFlight has a number of other features available for the Beta Apps. The beta programs are for testing purposes and it is necessary to know that your device information will be shared with developers in order to know the expected outputs on different devices.
Other information may also be shared depending upon the type of application you have enrolled in the Test Flight. There are patches readily available for the issues in TestFlight once you have reported to the developers about the problems you are facing.
How to Install and Delete the Beta program on the TestFlight app?
You can install the previous builds by developers for the same beta app if you are facing complications after updating.
To do this,
Open TestFlight app > Beta App > Previous Builds > Select Build number > Install
There is other information that can be accessed in the TestFlight app such as App Information and Notifications.
To delete the beta program just click on the Stop Testing Button at the end of the App page. This will let you leave the beta program.
The developers can set the maximum number of testers for the beta program. If all the slots are full you cannot join the program. So, If you wish to enroll back to testing the App then there should be slots available, or else it will not be possible.
Testflight for Developers
Testing your developed apps is easier than before with the help of the TestFlight app. After uploading your app into the developer’s section which will take time, log in to iTunes Connect and click on the top menu on the TestFlight tab. You will see your build uploaded and which you have to note down to add users to the beta group.
To create a beta group, click on the new group in the sidebar and follow the steps. It will require you to input the email addresses of the testers. Click on the Build tab and add your build number to the testers group.
After you have selected the build number it will ask you to fill out some basic information about the app. This information is regarding how to use the app and what is to be tested.
Apple also uses this information on TestFlight to accept or reject the app. If the app is accepted then you or anyone else from the beta group will receive an email within 24 hours.
How to Generate TestFlight Redeem Code Link For Public
As a developer, you might want more number of people to test your ios application and if you are not having their email-id; here is how to create a public beta link to your IOS app –
- Log on to App Store Connect.
- Navigate to Groups and create a new beta tester group.
- Once the group is created, we need to add our build for testing.
- To add the build, go to the build section of your newly created beta testers group and click on Add Build (+ build)
- Select the appropriate app/build and click on okay.
- Now, go back to the testers section in the group and click on “Enable Public Link”.
- You can also the maximum number of testers and check the number of testers that are currently using your build.
Redeeming TestFlight Invitation Code
Redeem your invitation code using the simple steps listed below –
- Download the test flight app on your apple device.
- Set up using the iCloud credentials.
- Open the email containing the app invitation.
- Click on “View in Testflight”.
- Once the app opens click on redeem which will redirect you to a universal page.
- Click on the download option on the universal page.
- Your beta app is downloaded and ready to test.
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List of few available beta apps on TestFlight
This is the complete list of few beta apps available for testing. You can directly click on the invitation code given along the app name.
Install the TestFlight app and click on the invitation link.
These are some of the popular Testflight invitation codes. You can simply set up the test flight app on your Apple iPhone and click on the redeem code from the list above.
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