TestFlight Tutorial: iOS Beta Testing
Testing an App
As an internal tester, you need to link your Apple ID to iTunes Connect (external testers can skip to the TestFlight App section below). By now, you should have received an email from iTunes Connect that looks like this:
Click on activate your account and follow the supplied steps. Once your account is ready for testing, get your iOS device and go to the Settings app. Scroll down to iTunes & App Store:
Log in with the account you just verified a minute ago. If you’re already logged in with another account, log out first:
Go to the App Store, and search for the TestFlight app:
Download the TestFlight app and launch it.
Internal testers will automatically receive an email when new versions of the app are uploaded to iTunes Connect. External testers will receive a similar email after the app has been through Beta App Review and the build has been pushed out to external testers by an Admin or App Manager in iTunes Connect:
Open this email on your testing device, then tap Start Testing. This will launch TestFlight and show you the app you need to test. A tester must tap “Start Testing” on the device they’ll be testing on; otherwise the app won’t be available for download by the tester. Tap Accept, then Install, and wait for the app to download:
The app will be downloaded and appear on your home screen!
That was the hardest part of being a tester. From now on, whenever a new version of this app is available, you’ll see a notification from TestFlight. All you need to do is update your app and run the latest version.