Beta testing setup for Apple iOS (TestFlight)


Currently beta testing is only for Apple iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) and goes through Apple’s TestFlight service. I have had several people get confused and stuck trying to install Finding Fun via TestFlight so I’ve created this post to help people navigate the confusing process.

Note: The process below assumes you are viewing the emails on the iPhone or iPad you intend to test on. If you want to install on a different device (say you have the email on your Android phone but want to test on your iPad) then you need to install TestFlight on the device you want by searching for it in the App Store and then enter the code in Step 2 below into TestFlight using the ‘Redeem’ button.

Step 1: Receive Invitation From TestFlight

After I add your email address to TestFlight Apple will automatically send you an email. Assuming you haven’t installed TestFlight for another beta test the email looks something like this:

Step 2: Select ‘View in TestFlight’ Button

Push the ‘View in TestFlight’ button and if you don’t have TestFlight installed on your phone or tablet it will take you to a website that looks something like this:

Note: The code will be different for each invitation and you only need to enter it if you are installing Finding Fun on a phone or tablet other than the one you are viewing the email and web page on.

Step 3: Select ‘TestFlight from the App Store’ Link

This link will prompt if you want to open it in the App Store.

Choose ‘Open’. It will bring you to the TestFlight App in the App Store.

Step 4: Install Free TestFlight App

Install TestFlight the same as you would any App. This will put a TestFlight icon on your iPhone or iPad. Now go back to your email and select the ‘View in TestFlight’ button again, which I agree is counter-intuitive.

Step 5: Select ‘View in TestFlight’ Button From Email… Again

This will open up the TestFlight application and show the Finding Fun App as available to install. Select the Install button.

Step 6: Select ‘Install’ to Install Finding Fun

After downloading and installing Finding Fun will appear on your iPhone or iPad and can be run either by selecting it normally or by selecting the ‘Open’ button in the TestFlight App. Note it has a red dot next to the name as it is a beta App.

Step 7: Try Finding Fun & Send Me Feedback

Once inside you can try the game out and let me know if you have any suggestions or problems via the TestFlight App or by sending me email. Note that you will not be charged for any purchases so please purchase the various In-App features like the different modes and see that it all works properly for you.

All Done!

Still not working or confusing? Please email me or add a comment to this post.

Thank you!

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