How to Download Kik for iPhone, iPod and iPad Devices

 Kik is a messaging app that provides a wide range of features for chatting and sharing with your friends. You can chat with people you know, as well as a wide selection of chat bots that are available for your entertainment.

Some of the bots you can chat with include H&MSephoraCNNThe Weather Channel, and even Dr. Spock. In addition to providing access to some of the most fun and interesting chat bots around, Kik is also a great messaging app for sharing stickers, viral videos, sketches, memes, videos, or even websites.

Before you can message friends with Kik on your iPhone or other Apple device, you must download the app since it only works for messaging other Kik users. Once installed, you can send and receive messages, share photos and sketches, send YouTube video links, search and share images and internet memes, and more.

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How to Download Kik on Apple Devices


Ready to install the app? Follow these easy steps to download Kik to your phone:

  1. From your device, either open this link to see the app in the Apple App Store (and then skip down to Step 4) or open the App Store from the icon on the home screen.
  2. Search for Kik in the App Store.
  3. Open the app's details and then tap the "GET" icon. If you've ever downloaded Kik before, you'll instead see a small cloud icon with a down arrow.
  4. Follow the prompts to install the application.
  5. If you're asked to, enter your Apple ID and password.
  6. Open the Kik app on your device to sign in.

Kik System Requirements

If you can't download Kik, double check that your device supports the minimum requirements:

  • Be running an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch
  • iOS 8.1 or later
  • 90 MB free space
  • Internet access, either through Wi-Fi or your mobile carrier

Tip: You can also download Kik on your Android device.

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How to Login to Kik

Kik login screen

After you download and install Kik, you can sign in and begin chatting with friends who also have the app installed.

When you first login, you'll see a screen similar to the one in this picture. You have two options: create a new Kik account or login to an existing one.

How to Create a New Kik Account

To create your free Kik account, tap the blue Sign Up button and fill out the following fields in the form:

  1. First name
  2. Last name
  3. Kik username 
  4. Email address
  5. Password (make a strong password)
  6. Birthday
  7. Phone number (recommended but not required)

You can also tap the Set Photo circle to choose a picture for your profile photo. You can take a new one or choose one from your gallery.

Finally, hit the blue Sign Up button at the bottom to finish making your new Kik account.

How to Sign in to an Existing Account

To login with an existing Kik account, tap the white Log In button and enter your email or Kik username, followed by your account password. Tap the blue Log In button to get into your account from your mobile device.