Daily tip: how to use Google+ from your iPhone

If you were lucky enough to get a beta invitation for Google+ and have an iPhone, you can already post updates and browse your Google+ streams quickly and easily. In just a few steps you'll be posting updates, checking out your friends' streams, adding them to circles, and more!

As a side note, this tip only works if you already accepted an invitation into the beta, otherwise you won't be able to access Google+.

  1. First go to www.google.com from Safari on your iPhone and sign into your Google account with your Gmail address.
  2. Next tap more at the top right and you'll see a few tabs. Tap the Apps tab.
  3. Click the Google+ app and you'll be taken into the main feed.
  4. Next, create a bookmark on your home screen. Simply tap the arrow on the bottom of your browser and tap Add to home screen.


  5. Now all you have to do to access Google+ is to tap that bookmark!

As a side note, if you have to sign in every time, you can remedy that by simply choosing to stay signed into your Google account. If you've been using Google+ let us know what you think. Do you expect more than the web app if and when they release an iPhone app?

Tips of the day will range from beginner-level 101 to advanced-level ninjary. If you already know this tip, keep the link handy as a quick way to help a friend. If you have a tip of your own you'd like to suggest, add them to the comments or send them in to news@tipb.com. (If it's especially awesome and previously unknown to us, we'll even give ya a reward...)

Allyson Kazmucha

Help and how to editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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Billy says:

I love google+, if I get enough friends on it, it will replace my Facebook. Their AppStore app has already been submitted and I can't wait for it to be approved

McNessie says:

If you send me an invite Billy, I'll become your friend, magically......
gstremmelaar@gmail.com

lundlaur says:

Me too please. lundlaur@gmail.com. Then you'll get a friend in Denmark

Tirone Nel says:

If anyone wants a friend in South Africa... yay! tirone@gmail.com

Titus03 says:

I'd like an invite if you have any... titus03@gmail.com thx

WAMadden4 says:

Can you invite me too! We have the same names :) wamadden4@gmail.com

joenambo1 says:

How bout an expat friend in South Korea? joseph.s.nam@gmail.com

Lindsay says:

I want your iPhone background!!! Can you email it to me please!!!??lindsayyx3@gmail.com

Guacho says:

I'm lucky enough to not get an invitation.... and let's keep it that way !!

S. Casey says:

I would certainly hope that we get more than a web app when it comes out. Please. It seems that Google has built the app, if I have understood what I have read correctly, and it had already been submitted to the App Store for review within days of the Google+ beta release. So perhaps we shall see a nice app as I'm sure that Google would want their new pet project to shine in the hands of iPhone---or any iOS device--owners. But hey, it's probably not too advisable to get all expectation oriented on this. We know that logic doesn't necessarily play a role here, at least not through and through.

Matt says:

I wouldn't mind it either... if you have the time ;) matt@amoderndaydrifter.com

Gtoribio says:

I would appreciate an invitation. I have always been an early adopter of exciting technology and wish to try Google +. gtoribio@gmail.com
Thanks!

Katie says:

Thanks for the tip! I'm loving the google + and I was looking for a way to have easy access from my iPhone.

Guest says:

can someone please send me a invite to get goggle+ geo305rr@gmail.com thanks

Aykut Dolgun says:

can someone send also me a invitation to get google+ please. aykutdolgun@gmail.com thanks

Mone Davida says:

can someone send me an invitation? mone.davida@gmail.com
I'm from Brazil