Want to try new apps and games that aren’t in the App Store? TestFlight will help you and we tell you how to do it.
One of the few disadvantages of iOS compared to Android is that Apple’s operating system does not accept the installation of third-party applications which are not in the App Store, something that is often useful for people. Of course, this is true, because the security of all users and their personal data must be protected.
But now there is TestFlight, the official Apple application that will allow you to install applications not found in the App Store because they are in validation processes. Are you interested in installing third-party apps? Here’s how to test beta apps and games on iPhone and iPad.
What is TestFlight
TestFlight is the official app from Apple that lets you install third-party apps on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. All the applications that are in this service are in the process of validation, that is, they are waiting for Apple to accept them to be officially launched, and users are a very important part of this process.
Users can download apps in testing to their devices and will then submit feedback and usability ratings, which will help developers eliminate bugs, add new features, and optimize them before submitting them for final App Store review.
TestFlight is available on the following devices in the Apple ecosystem:
- iPhone: iOS 13 or later.
- iPad: iPadOS 13 or later
- Apple Watch: watchOS 6 or later
- Apple TV: tvOS 13 or later
- Mac: macOS 12 Monterrey or later
How to find TestFlight beta apps
TestFlight does not work like the App Store, as not all available apps divided by categories or news will appear. To install beta apps on iPhone, you need to access the beta version from the developer first, because only 10,000 users can test these apps.
This access is obtained via link or TestFlight code, but fortunately, there are several web pages where the links are published so that you can try these applications. We leave you a few options:
All options above they publish daily links to new applications in the testing phase so you can try to install them on your iPhone. Just keep in mind that each app only accepts 10,000 users, so slots can fill up pretty quickly.
Needless to say, you should be very careful when uploading and providing your personal data in any application of this service. Although Apple monitors the activity of this app, several users have been scammed using TestFlight, so it is recommended to just try the application and send your feedback.
How to Install TestFlight Beta Apps on iPhone and iPad
When users have found the links of an interesting application, installation is easy. You do it like this:
- Open the link app what interested you
- Toca Accept and next install
- Wait for the installation to complete
The beta app will appear on the home screen and in the app library, as if it had been downloaded from the App Store. Even these applications will be able to be updated in the same way as those that have been downloaded from the application market:
- Open TestFlight and press Update
- The app will update automatically
- You can select Update all this so that all test applications are updated at the same time.
- Automatic updates can be enabled for each app.
It’s normal that these apps are updated frequentlysince developers release new versions based on feedback users send through the app.
How to send feedback on test apps on iPhone or iPad
One of the main functions of TestFlight, and the most important task you have when testing beta apps and games, is to send feedback to developers so that they can improve their application. Here’s what you need to do:
- Open test flight
- Choose the app you want to send feedback to
- Choose Submit beta feedback
- Try to be as clear as possible to support the developers
Finally, we would like to mention that if the beta application is officially launched on the App Store, it will be automatically deleted from your devicesince you will not be able to have a test application and an official one at the same time.
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