All you need to know about Adguard beta testing

There is an Adguard app for virtually every major platform out there, and we regularly release updates for all of them. This would not be possible without beta testing and, more importantly, beta testers. Want to become one? Here’s how you can do it.

How to become a beta tester

We do not have any special requirements. All you need is to use Adguard, update to the beta version when it is available and report all spotted bugs. One important thing, though: you will need either forum or GitHub account (or both :)) to become our beta tester — so you might want to get it over with before going further.

Now, once you have this settled, just follow one of these instructions, depending on the platform you are using:

Windows

Go to this Google form and fill all the required fields there. Make sure to indicate information about your PC:

  • OS version (x86 or x64?);
  • Browser(s) used and its version;
  • Antivirus/firewall (name and version).

It is highly recommended to include this information in your forum signature, if you have an account there.

To get latest beta version either activate Adguard with beta license key you will be provided with, or manually set update channel to ’Beta’ in Adguard settings.

Everything related to Adguard for Windows can be found and discussed on GitHub.

Mac OS

Go to this Google form and fill all the required fields there. Make sure to indicate information about your Mac:

  • OS version;
  • Browser(s) you use and its version;
  • Antivirus/firewall name and version (if you use it).

It is highly recommended to include this information in your forum signature, if you have an account there.

To get latest beta version download it from this link. Once activated with beta license key you will be provided with, the app will use the beta channel for its updates.

Everything related to Adguard for Mac can be found and discussed on GitHub.

Android

Go to this Google form and fill all the required fields there. Make sure to indicate information about your device:

  • Model;
  • Android version;
  • Version of OS kernel.

It is highly recommended to include this information in your forum signature, if you have an account there.

You will be provided with a beta license key to activate Adguard on your phone with. The latest beta can be always downloaded from adguard.com/apkb or by switching to beta update channel in Adguard settings.

Alternative: Amazon AppStore beta

We are also looking for Amazon AppStore users who are willing to take part in Adguard beta test. In-app purchases are free for beta testers so there is no need for a license key. Just fill the same Google form, but select the respective checkbox.

Amazon is a separate update channel, all updates are served by Amazon app.

Everything related to Adguard for Android can be found and discussed on GitHub.

Adguard/Adguard Pro for iOS

Go to this Google form and fill all the required fields there. Make sure to indicate what device you are using. It is highly recommended to include this information in your forum signature, if you have an account there.

You will receive an email with an invitation to TestFlight.

NOTE: sometimes there is no active test build available. In this case, you will not receive an email notification until there is one.

Everything related to Adguard for iOS can be found and discussed on GitHub.

Browser extensions

Yes, we have beta versions of browser extensions too :) Depending on your browser, do the following:

Chromium/Opera

Download Adguard beta extension from Chrome Store.

NOTE: to be able to install extensions from Chrome Store to Opera browser, first install this extension.

Firefox

You can download Adguard beta extension at this link simply by dragging the downloaded file to your browser

OR directly from AMO.

Users with older Firefox versions or PaleMoon can use our legacy version. Same — just drag the downloaded file to your browser to install it.

Edge

Proceed to Adguard Beta store page and click on ’Get the app’. A window will pop up, click on the ’Get’ button there and wait for the download to finish. Edge browser will start automatically and ask you to enable Adguard.

Safari

Download Adguard for Safari beta extension from here. Install it by dragging the downloaded file to your browser.

NOTE: beta version of Adguard extension for Safari is updated from our server. In Safari 9+ such updates cannot be applied automatically, you should check «Safari» -> «Extensions» from time to time. Extensions for other browsers will update automatically when needed.

At any time, you can visit this GitHub repository to check if there is a new version available.

How to report a bug

Let’s imagine the worst happened — you spotted a bug. Or maybe you just want to share your suggestion with developers? Anyway, there are several ways to let us know:

  • Go to forum.adguard.com and post there a new thread (or find an existing one) in the beta forum category. Make sure to read forum rules first;

  • Go to GitHub and find a suitable repository. Create a new issue there and describe the bug/feature request in details;

The two methods above are highly preferable, but you can also use other, if needed:

  • Find us on various social media, like Facebook, Reddit etc. This is not the most convenient way to discuss technical matters, though.

  • Contact our support team by sending an email either from in-app support tab or directly to support@adguard.com;

What else?

There is not much to add. You don’t have to go out of your way in your search for bugs. You can just use Adguard in a way you normally would, just don’t be lazy if you encounter a bug and report it :) Of course, we appreciate any additional effort and/or extra forum activity etc.

From time to time you will receive our newsletter, informing about the latest changes in beta version (in case you miss it) and other important news. You can unsubscribe from it if you want to.

And that’s all! If you feel the urge to participate in Adguard beta testing program you now know what to do!

Vasily Bagirov

Vasily is working in Adguard since 2014 and started as a helpdesk engineer. Old habits are still alive and kick in sometimes, so he is always ready to chat with users!

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