iPhone basics

Edit your profile and profile picture
Edit your settings
Create a board or secret board
Invite people to a board
Accept or ignore a group board invitation
Leave or remove Pinners from a group board
Notifications
Mention friends
Send Pins to friends
Edit a Pin
Delete a comment
Follow/unfollow people or boards 
Find and invite friends
Block or report a user
Report a Pin
 

Note:  Many features are only available in recent versions of the app. If you’re not seeing certain features, check for an update in the App Store.

Right now, you can’t change your email notification settings, rearrange boards or accept secret board invitations in the iPhone app. To do these things, log into your account on the web.

 


Edit your profile and profile picture

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap your profile picture (Or, tap the gear icon in the top-left corner and then tap Edit Profile)
  3. From here, you can change your profile picture, name, username, description, website and location
  4. Tap Save when you're finished

 


Edit your settings

  1. Go to your profile and tap the gear icon in the top-left corner
  2. Tap Account Settings
  3. From here, you can change your password, email address, country, link/unlink to Facebook or Twitter, publish activity to Facebook Timeline, edit your push notification preferences, clear browser data, and deactivate your account

Note: Tapping Clear Browsing History, Clear Image Cache, or Clear Recent Contacts will clear cookies from websites you visited in the app, locally cached images, recent contacts used for sending Pins and other locally cached data.

Right now, there's no way to change your email notifications in the app. You can still edit your settings or deactivate your account by logging into pinterest.com on the web.

 


Create a board or secret board

  1. Go to your profile to view your boards
  2. Tap the plus icon in the top-right corner or Create a Secret Board at the bottom of the page 
  3. Type in the basics of your board, including the board title, description and category
  4. Switch the secret setting to ON to create a secret board 
  5. Tap Create

To create a new board while you’re adding Pins, tap the plus sign in the top-right corner, enter the basics of your board and tap Create.

 


Invite Pinners to a board

  1. Tap Edit underneath the board
  2. Tap Who can Pin?
  3. Type a name to search for someone you'd like to invite
  4. Tap Invite next to their name

 Make sure you're following the person and they're following you so you can invite them to your board!

 


Accept or ignore a group board invitation

  1. Go to the group board you were invited you to 

  2. Take a look at who is Pinning to this board and decide if you’d like to accept or ignore the invitation
  3. Tap Accept to add the board to your profile and begin Pinning to this board
  4. Or, tap Ignore to delete the invitation

 


Leave or remove Pinners from a group board

  1. Go to the board

  2. Tap the gear icon in the top-right corner
  3. Tap Leave Board to remove the board from your profile
  4. Or, if you’re the board creator, tap Who can Pin? and then tap Remove to remove a pinner from the board


Edit a board 

  1. Go to your profile to view your boards
  2. Tap board that you want to edit
  3. Tap the gear icon in the top-right corner
  4. From here, you can edit the board name, description, category or board cover, delete the board, make a secret board visible and invite Pinners to the board
  5. To make a secret board visible, tap This board is secret and then tap Make Board Visible (Making a secret board visible will make it visible forever)
  6. Tap Save when you’re finished

 


Notifications

Notifications tell you when someone Pins, likes or comments on your Pins, follows you or one of your boards or mentions you in a comment. Tap the notifications bubble on tab bar to see them!

You'll also get push notifications about this activity. We limit the amount of push notifications we send, so you might not get notifications about everything. To turn them off, go to your iPhone's Settings Notifications > Pinterest. If you don't want to get alerts, select None.

To change the types of push notifications you get:

  1. Go to your profile and tap the gear icon in the top-left corner
  2. Tap Account Settings
  3. Toggle different types of notifications ON or OFF

 


Mention friends

You can mention a friend in a Pin's comment. Just enter @ and start typing in the name of the person you want to mention. Tap their name from the list of Pinners we suggest and your friend will get a notification that you mentioned them.  

 


Send Pins to friends

  1. When you're viewing Pins in a feed, press and hold down on the Pin until the menu pops up. From here, you can tap the send a Pin icon.
  2. Or tap the Pin to see it close up and then tap send.png
  3. Tap  to include a short note
  4. Type a name to search for someone you'd like to send your Pin to
  5. Tap their profile picture or enter a new email address to send the Pin
  6. Having second thoughts? Tap Undo 

 


Edit a Pin

  1. Tap the Pin that you want to edit to see it close up 
  2. Tap Edit
  3. From here, you can edit the Pin description, change the Pin's board, or delete the Pin
  4. Tap Save when you’re finished

 


Delete a comment

  1. Tap the Pin you commented on to see it close up
  2. Tap the x button next to the comment that you want to delete
  3. Confirm that you really want to delete this comment

 


Follow/unfollow a board or pinner

To view your followers and who you’re following, go to your profile. Tap Followers underneath your display name to see a list of people who are currently following at least one of your boards. Tap Following to see a list of people who you’re currently following on Pinterest.

You can unfollow someone in two ways:

  1. Go to the person's profile, and then tap Following underneath boards to unfollow an individual board or Following at the top of their profile to unfollow all of their boards
  2. Go to your profile, tap Following underneath your display name, and tap Following next to the pinner who you'd like to unfollow (This will unfollow all of their boards)

To follow someone:

  1. Go to the person's profile 
  2. Tap Follow All to follow all of their boards
  3. Or, tap Follow underneath a board to follow boards individually

 


Find and invite friends

  1. Go to your profile and tap the gear icon in the top-left corner
  2. From here, you can invite friends from your iPhone's contacts and find friends from Facebook if your account is connected to Facebook

Note: If you get a message that the app does not have access to your contacts, you'll need to enable access in your iPhone's privacy settings.  

 


Block or report a user

  1. Go to their profile
  2. Tap the flag in top-right corner
  3. Select either Block or Report
  4. If you choose block, tap Block to confirm that you really want to block this person
  5. If you choose report, tell us why you’re reporting this user and tap Report

To unblock someone that you feel comfortable interacting with again:

  1. Go to their profile
  2. Tap Unblock next to their profile information

 


Report a Pin
 
  1. Tap the Pin to bring to see it close up
  2. Tap "..." underneath the Pin image and select "Report Pin"
  3. From here, tell us why you are reporting this Pin and tap Report


Related Topics:

How do I deactivate my account?
How to enable access to your iPad or iPhone photos
iPhone: Pinning and uploading photos
Installing and troubleshooting the iPhone or iPad app

 

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