Apps

Articles regarding the official Android, iOS, Windows 10 ad Swift Playgrounds apps for micro:bit

What apps are available for the micro:bit?
The micro:bit has a set of mobile and desktop apps that make it easy to use Android The Android app provides the basic capability to flash a program ...
Thu, 1 Feb, 2024 at 7:23 PM
Using the micro:bit on Android
Overview If you are using an Android device with your micro:bit, we recommend using a USB cable between the device and the micro:bit, if possible (you will...
Mon, 12 Feb, 2024 at 12:03 PM
micro:bit iOS app: creating and sending programs on an Apple iPad or iPhone
Apple iOS devices (i.e. iPads and iPhones) prevent communication with the micro:bit over a cable. So, when using an iPad (or iPhone) with your micro:bit we ...
Thu, 15 Feb, 2024 at 1:52 PM
Monitor & Control in the iOS app
Overview The Monitor & Control section of the iOS app, lets you interact with the micro:bit in real-time Display the data detected by the onboard ...
Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 at 1:45 PM
Copying the pairing pattern into the mobile app
As part of the pairing process for the mobile apps, you will need to copy the image from the micro:bit screen into the app. To do this, tap on the highes...
Wed, 26 May, 2021 at 3:08 PM
Swift Playgrounds
Swift Playgrounds is an app for iPad and Mac computers that helps teach people to code in the Swift language using interactive 'books'. We've...
Fri, 18 Feb, 2022 at 2:52 PM
iOS App - Summary of changes in August 2023 update
We released an update to the iOS app on 30 August 2023. This article summarises the changes, which focus on some small improvements to the ease of use. ...
Wed, 30 Aug, 2023 at 5:54 PM
How to transfer a HEX file to your micro:bit using an iPad or iPhone
Some HEX files were not created in Microsoft MakeCode and cannot be opened by MakeCode. This includes our meet the micro:bit program that is pre-loaded onto...
Thu, 15 Feb, 2024 at 2:02 PM
How to view My_data.htm files on an iPad or iPhone
If you have completed a data logging activity with your micro:bit, the data gathered is stored in a My_Data.htm file on the micro:bit. There instructions ex...
Thu, 15 Feb, 2024 at 3:27 PM
Using an Apple iPad for the BBC micro:bit the next gen playground survey
This article explains how to complete the activities in the BBC micro:bit the next gen playground survey using an Apple iPad.  Install the micro:bit app...
Thu, 15 Feb, 2024 at 1:59 PM