These instructions explain how to install the Actual Vote beta release for iOS from Microsoft’s App Center service.

Note that this version is exactly the same version that is waiting for approval in the Apple App Store.

Summary Instructions

See below for Step by Step Instructions.

  1. Send an email to av-beta@democracycounts.org from the device that you would like to use. Put “Beta Request” in the subject line.
  2. Find the invitation in Mail and tap Sign up.  This will open Safari automatically and ask you to create an account or use an existing social media account.
  3. Sign up using your preferred method.
  4. If on iPad, tap Request Mobile Website.
  5. Tap + Add Device.
  6. Tap Allow.
  7. Tap Close.
  8. Open Settings.
  9. Tap Profile Downloaded.
  10. Tap Install.
  11. Enter passcode.
  12. Tap Install.
  13. Tap GET.
  14. Tap INSTALL.
  15. Tap Install.

Step by Step Instructions

Please note, your screen may look different that than the ones below.

Send an email to av-beta@democracycounts.org from the device that you would like to use. Put “Beta Request” in the subject line.

Find the invitation in Mail and tap Sign up.  This will open Safari automatically and ask you to create an account or use an existing social media account.

Choose a method to sign in and follow the on screen instructions.

iPad Only

If you are using an iPad only, tap the left hand side of the Location Bar, where it shows AA to reveal a menu. Tap ‘Request Mobile Version’.

Once signed up, you will be asked to register your device. Tap + Add Device.

Tap Allow when prompted to download the configuration profile that will enable you to install Actual Vote from App Center.

Tap Close, then open the Settings app.

Tap Profile Downloaded to view the App Center profile and install it.

Tap Install to install the App Center profile.

Enter the passcode you would normally use to unlock your iPhone.

Tap Install again. Go back to Safari for the next step.

Almost there!

Tap GET. This step may take a minute as App Center prepares the app to work with your device.

Tap INSTALL.

Finally! Tap Install one last time, then go to the Home screen on your device to find the app!