Mobile apps for iPad and Android tablets
Code your micro:bit using iOS or Android devices
MakeCode apps for iPad, iPhone and Android
You can program your BBC micro:bit with Microsoft MakeCode blocks on an iPad, iPhone or Android device. You'll need to download the free app which sends code to your micro:bit using Bluetooth.
Download the app
Pair your micro:bit with the app
Once you've downloaded the app and started coding, connect your micro:bit to your phone or tablet. This is called pairing.
The app searches for a signal from the micro:bit and then they swap a unique code to make sure the right micro:bit is paired with your app. The app contains instructions and you can see how it works in these videos:
iPad and iPhone
- Before you start, it’s a good idea to use a computer to flash a fresh MakeCode HEX file onto your micro:bit, especially if you’ve previously been using Python with your micro:bit. Use your own program or any of our MakeCode projects.
- Make sure you pair your micro:bit and mobile device every time you transfer a MakeCode program.
- When pairing, make sure you hold down the A and B buttons together long enough for all the LEDs on the display to light up.
- If you’re using batteries to power your micro:bit, make sure they are fresh. Even if the micro:bit seems to be working, it may not have enough power for the Bluetooth radio function to work.
- For help with the apps and any other aspects of micro:bit, check out our Knowledge base or submit a help request.