Using TestFlight to Install Builds

How to share iOS builds through TestFlight

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Written by Doris Sooläte
Updated over a week ago

A very common way of sharing iOS builds is through TestFlight. The following information assumes that the user has already installed the TestFlight app on their mobile device.

1. Installing a build using Testlio shared test AppleID

Shared AppleID usually means that Testlio has provided a client an AppleID that client has shared their app to. Testlio will use the same AppleID to make the app available to our testers. Why we use this option is that sending our testers personal AppleIDs would be a time consuming effort for all parties involved.


  1. Open TestFlight app

    • Make sure you have logged out from your personal account or any other project shared test accounts

  2. Login using shared AppleID provided by Testlio

    • It could be shared in ‘Instructions to testers’ section or Rocket.Chat

  3. Apple wants to force us to use 2FA but we do not want to use that, following the guide will help you not to do that - when you’re prompted with this, please select ‘Don’t upgrade’

Activities after you have completed testing

  1. Tester always must log out after testing

2. Installing the build using a public link

When a public link is used, that means that testers can use their own AppleIDs to ‘sign up’ for testing since the invite link is public.


  1. Click the public link shared

  2. TestFlight app will open

  3. Follow instructions provided and install the app

  4. Start testing

How to remove your AppleID from testing

  1. Open TestFlight

  2. Open the app > scroll at the bottom of the page

  3. Click ‘Stop testing’

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