Add Users to TestFlight (Optional)

Before You Begin

  • Ensure you are logged into Apple App Store Connect by going here.

  • Be aware that TestFlight builds expire after 90 days.

Walkthrough

There are two options for testing, you can choose to do an Internal Testflight track or an External TestFlight track. There are some key differences between the two:

Internal Testing

1.) Only users in your App Store Connect Account can be internal testers. To add internal testers, please follow this guide. App Store Connect team members, by default are placed into a Group and have access to test all apps.

2.) If your users do not already have the TestFlight app installed to their iPhones, they will be prompted to install the TestFlight app from the app store and download your new app version. Users who have TestFlight already installed will be notified that they have a new app or new app version to test.

External Testing

1.) After logging into Apple App Store Connect, click on My Apps, then click on the app you would like to start testing.

2.) In the top tab menu, click on TestFlight.

3.) By default, your account is the only one who can Internally test apps, however you can add more Internal testers by adding users to your App Store Connect account by following this article. If you don't want users to have access to your Apple Developer account, you can use External Testing instead. Click on the iOS button in the Builds section of the left-hand menu.

4.) Now click on the section dropdown for your most recent build that you'd like to add testers to. Then click on the build number, which is usually a blue number like 102 or similar, depending on what version of your app this is. In this case our build is 107. Note that the Status immediately after uploading will usually be "Processing". Once finished after about 30 minutes, the status will change to "Ready to Submit" as seen here.

5.) In the Test Details section, be sure to specify what you would like users to test.

7.) Next, we'll add our testers by name and email (does not need to be an Apple ID email), then click Next.

8.) Apple requires us to provide a feedback email for our testers, our contact information, and any sign-in information Apple might need to review our app. You'll want to have an account made for Apple so they can test your app. If your app does not require sign-in, you can un-check this box. Click Next when you're done filling everything out.

9.) Lastly, tell your testers what they should be testing in your app, then click Submit for Review. Your testers will receive an email invite. If your users do not already have the TestFlight app installed to their iPhones, they will be prompted to install the TestFlight app from the app store and download your new app version. Users who have TestFlight already installed will be notified that they have a new app or new app version to test.

Learn More

  • To delete a testing group, hover over its name in the left-hand menu, then click the red minus sign. The App Store Connect group cannot be deleted.

  • You can remove a TestFlight version from review by clicking remove from review in the blue banner that appears after you have submitted a build.

  • Want to get testers for your app? You can use something like Airport to give excited users a chance to Beta test your app.

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