I constantly download apps to test for visual content marketing and live video to my phone and have been delighted to be invited to beta test some apps for developers.
Often developers ask you to install a tools such as TestFlight which makes it easy for them to invite and manage beta tests inviting people using just their email address.
Today however I was asked by a developer to provided my UDID number for my phone – The Unique Device Identifier. This is a 40-character alphanumeric identifier for your iPhone
Here is how you will find it.
Firstly open up iTunes on your computer. Then you need to connect your iPhone.
You will see your phone in the top left of the screen. When you are in the Summary tab you will see the Serial number.
Click on the Serial number and you will then see the UDID.
Right click on the UDID and you will be able to copy the number and then send it to the developer.
A Google search will also reveal iOS apps and other web apps that claim they can help you recover your UDID number. I chose not to take that approach as I was not sure which were trusted apps or tools. Fortunately I had recently installed iTunes on my computer as I rarely use it these days – so it was a quick task to find the UDID.
Now all I have to do is wait for the invite from the developer to be able to test out the new live streaming app!