The iOS micro:bit app
Code the micro:bit using your iOS mobile device
About the app
You can program any micro:bit in Microsoft MakeCode using our iOS app. It uses Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) to transfer programs wirelessly from your iOS device to the micro:bit, so no USB cable is needed. First you need to pair your micro:bit:
Monitor and control
The 'Monitor and control' section of the iOS app allows you to observe real-time data from the micro:bit sensors, send messages directly to the LEDs and control the micro:bit buttons and pins from your iPad or iPhone.
Monitor is also ideal for exploiting Bluetooth services in real-time, and for de-bugging your program code.
These facilities are only available if you have added Bluetooth services these to your program, or use one of the samples like ‘monitor-services’ in the 'Flash' page of the app.
To use the monitor and control features, before pairing download the HEX file below and copy it onto the micro:bit via USB. It will update the Bluetooth pairing software on the micro:bit to the latest version and run through the instructions for entering pairing mode.
You can create many MakeCode projects on your phone or tablet. We've chosen a few to get you started:
The micro:bit iOS app is developed by Insight Resources on behalf of the Micro:bit Educational Foundation.