Send your Apple ID to your developer
Send your email ID associated with your Apple ID to the developer. This is the same as your email used to purchase apps and music on iTunes.
Your developer will email you an invitation to join as a user
iTunes Connect will send an invitation to the new user. You need to verify your email address before the account will show in iTunes Connect. You should find an email with the subject line “Welcome New iTunes Connect User“ in your mailbox. All you have to do is click “activate your account“, once this is done, the tech developer will be able to send you a TestFlight invitation.
Download the TestFlight app on your iOS device
Download the TestFlight app and login with your AppleID.
Once the app has been made available for testing, you receive an invitation from TestFlight to try it out. Open this invitation email on the device you’re using and click on “View in TestFlight”. Once TestFlight opens, redeem the code from the provided universal link and open the app preview page. Click Install and this will download the app to your home screen.
You’re ready to test.
Now you’re all ready to test the app. Once downloaded, you will see an orange dot next to the app name. This is to differentiate it from other apps downloaded from the App Store. From now on, whenever a new version of this app is available, you’ll get a notification from TestFlight. All you need to do is update it and run the latest version.
Share test iOS Apps
How to use Public Links to Invite Testers to TestFlight?
Public links lets you share test iOS Apps outside your development team without email or other contact information using a Public URL link. You are able to share the public URL on social media, messaging platforms, emails, and more to expand the visibility of your beta test. According to Apple “If you don’t have an established group of external testers, using public links can be an effective way to increase your app’s reach and grow your test audience”
How to enable a public testing link in Test Flight:
Step 1: Go to your app’s TestFlight page.
Step 2: Click an existing group, and click Enable Public Link.
Step 3: Copy the link and share it outside your organisation.
You can limit the number of testers who can join the testing group. Testers can share crashes and screenshots directly to TestFlight.
Get your feedback
How to access TestFlight testing feedback?
Step 1: Go to your app’s TestFlight page in App Store Connect.
Step 2: Click Crashes or Screenshots in the Feedback section.
Testing Apps thoroughly means that you will end up delivering a much higher quality product. It is always a good idea to send test builds to a variety of users using different devices as they will have different screen sizes, resolution and also different operating systems.
Good luck beta testing your iOS Apps!