This guide will explain how to access the SwapBots Alpha and install it onto an Apple iOS device.
Android users please follow the guide here.
To be able to access the SwapBots Alpha on an Apple device, you will need to have an Apple ID.
Step 1: If you have given us your Apple ID email, you will receive an email via TestFlight from Draw & Code Ltd inviting you to test SwapBots.
(Invitation email to access SwapBots Alpha.)
Step 2: To gain access to SwapBots your device will need to have TestFlight installed. You can get this for free from the App Store by searching or clicking View in TestFlight within the email mentioned above and then clicking the link “Get TestFlight from the App Store.”
Please make note of your unique 8 digit TestFlight code, you will need this later.
(Invitation email - How to get started with TestFlight)
(TestFlight App Store listing)
(TestFlight on iOS home screen)
Step 3: Once TestFlight has installed, you will find it on your device's home screen. Launch the App, sign into your Apple account if needed, read through Apple's Terms and Conditions and accept.
If you enable notifications, you will receive notifications whenever a new SwapBots update has been released.
(Freshly installed TestFlight -> Press redeem to add your SwapBots 8 Digit code)
Step 4: You will now see the screen above, in the top right click Redeem. Here is where you will enter the 8 unique digit code that the link in the email provided. Once you’ve redeemed the code, TestFlight will register the SwapBots Alpha to your device and start to download the latest release.
(TestFlight after redeeming your unique 8 digit code from the invitational email)
Please note, if you enter your code correctly and it tells you it's wrong, reopen the original TestFlight email and it will give you a new code as the previous one might have expired.
Step 5: Once SwapBots has downloaded on to your device, you will find it on your home screen. You are already to play!
(TestFlight and SwapBots icons on iOS home screen)
Step 6: The first time you launch SwapBots you will be asked to give the app permission to access the camera. Without accepting this permission, the app will not work, as augmented reality (AR) requires permission to use the camera. Don’t worry - this is only so the device can see and recognise the toy you are using, it is not used for any other purpose in the SwapBots app.
If you need to re-enable App permissions, follow this guide.
(Press Okay when SwapBots asks for permission to use the Camera)
Step 9: After watching the SwapBots intro video you will reach the title screen for the game. Go on, push the big red button.
(SwapBots title screen)
Step 10: You will have been sent an email with your SwapBots login, these are all randomly generated for the Alpha. Once you have entered your details and logged in you will be ready to scan your first Bot combination!
(SwapBots login screen)
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Now get ready to Swap, Scan & Play