Getting started with Pocket for iOS Beta

Pocket Pocket Last updated: 10/19/2023 66% of users voted this helpful
Pocket's iOS Beta App Status
The Pocket iOS Beta app is currently closed to new invites. We appreciate the support of our beta testers for their contributions to improving Pocket for iOS 8.0!

Installing Pocket for iOS Beta

To install the beta version, follow these steps:

  1. Install the free TestFlight app from the App Store.
  2. Visit the Pocket for iOS Beta signup page and tap Start Testing. The TestFlight app will open.
  3. Accept the Terms of Service and tap Install.
  4. (Optional) To install Pocket Beta on additional iOS devices, download TestFlight and log in using your Apple ID. Pocket will be listed and available for download without the need for the original TestFlight invite email.

If you're unsure about the version you have installed, look for an orange dot next to the app name in Pocket for iOS Beta from TestFlight.

Note: TestFlight builds expire 90 days after release. Be sure to install beta updates whenever they're released (approximately every 14 days) to avoid any issues. For more information about testing apps with TestFlight, click here.

If automatic updates are disabled on your device, follow these steps to access the latest beta release:

  1. Open TestFlight.
  2. Tap Update for the app version 8.0 (17114).
  3. If you aren't on Wi-Fi, tap Download.
  4. Open your Pocket Beta app and continue testing.

How to Send Feedback and Report Issues

To send feedback, you'll need to be signed in to an email account in the iOS Mail app. You can send beta feedback via taking a screenshot in the beta app or by emailing within TestFlight.

Send Feedback via Screenshot

  1. Take a screenshot while the app is open.
  2. Tap on the screenshot thumbnail that appears in the bottom corner of your screen.
  3. Tap Done.
  4. In the menu that appears, select Share Beta Feedback.

Send Feedback via the TestFlight App

  1. Open TestFlight and navigate to Pocket.
  2. Look for Send Beta Feedback below the "What to Test" notes. You'll be prompted to choose whether to send a screenshot along with your report.

Customizing Your Notifications

When Pocket releases a new beta version, you may be notified via email and/or push notification on your iOS device. You can control these notifications in TestFlight:

  1. Open TestFlight on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Select Pocket.
  3. Tap Notifications.

How to Stop Testing Pocket for iOS Beta

If you want to stop testing Pocket for iOS Beta and switch back to the App Store version, follow these steps:

  1. Open TestFlight, select Pocket, and tap Stop Testing.
  2. Visit Pocket in the iOS App Store and tap to install.
Note: Downgrading Pocket by installing the App Store version can be a little risky at times and could cause syncing issues. To avoid problems, we recommend deleting Pocket from your device and doing a clean install from the App Store.

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