How to Download Jack'd for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

A Location-Based App That Helps Guys Meet Other Guys

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Getting Started With Jack'd for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Jack'd App
Jack'd app

With the Jack'd app for gay men, users with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad can meet guys locally and around the world for friendship, dating, and fun. With your free account, you can unlock access to millions of users, create your profile, and find new people by browsing profiles or photos.

The Jack'd app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad running iOS 7 or higher. 

How to Download Jack'd for iPhone

  1. Locate and tap the App Store icon on your Apple iOS device.
  2. Tap the Search icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Type "Jack'd" into the text field provided at the top of the screen.
  4. Select the appropriate app from the search results.
  5. Tap the Get button and tap Install to download the app.
  6. When the download is complete, tap Open.
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Accept the Age-Restricted Terms of Service

When you open the app for the first time, you are prompted to accept the Terms of Service, which contain an age-restricted content notification. By accepting, you are confirming you are aged 18 or older. Some jurisdictions require you to be 21. Check your community and state laws for more information.

To accept the Terms of Service, click Agree to continue. You can click Disagree, but you won't be able to use the app.

Why Do You Have to Be 18 Years Old to Use Jack'd?

According to the Apple App Store, users may encounter "Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity." Content that is not suitable for minors may be posted by site members.

What Is in the Jack'd Terms of Service

This app's terms are relatively tame and super short to read. In brief, they are:

  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • Do not upload nude or illegal pictures.
  • You can have only one account per device, per user.
  • Messages older than three months can be deleted without warning.
  • If you violate the Terms of Service, your account can be deleted.

While Jack'd does not sell your data or information to anyone according to their TOS, your pictures and content can be used for promotional purposes.

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Allow Jack'd to Access Your Current Location

When the app loads, you are prompted to allow the app to access your current location. Click OK to enable current location on the app. Click Don't allow if you wish to keep that information private.

Why Do I Need to Share Current Location With Jack'd?

Enabling this feature is important because this app allows users to locate other Jack'd users in their immediate vicinity. Sharing location data gives the app accurate location information for you and for other Jack'd users. Otherwise, especially when you use a Wi-Fi connection, you may appear thousands of miles away from your actual location.

Can I Still Use Jack'd Without Current Location Enabled?

Yes, you can, but it severely limits the accuracy of locating people in your area. With this app, you are able to search for users by city, but that search does not reflect actual distance or identify persons who may be in your immediate area. 

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Allow Jack'd to Send Push Notifications

Next, you are prompted to enable push notifications on Jack'd. Without these alerts set up, you are not notified when a new message is sent to the app. However, these alerts may be visible to others from the lock screen of your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, depending on your settings. You can use this app without push notifications if you wish.

Click the OK button to enable these alerts. Click Don't Allow to prevent them from popping up.

Enabling push notifications to display on your lock screen means anyone can see the name of the app and the content that has been pushed or delivered. If you are not out about your sexuality, you may prefer to opt out of this feature.

How to Enable/Disable Push Notifications on Jack'd

If you should choose to change your selections made during the download and installation process, you can access these settings this way:

  1. Locate and click the Settings icon on your iOS device.
  2. Click Notifications in the Settings menu.
  3. Scroll down and click Jack'd.
  4. Change the settings.

These settings include the ability to turn the alerts on and off, the alert style, sounds, and icons.

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Sign In to Jack'd on iPhone

How to Get a Free Jack'd Account

If this is your first time signing in to the app, you will need to create a free account. Click the button labeled Signup. When prompted, enter the requested information. It will ask for your name and email address, password, age, height, weight, and ethnicity.

Click the Done button when finished.

Your last name appears publicly. After you create your account, you can edit how your name appears in the profile section of the app.