iPhone app: Overview

The Harvest for iPhone app is designed primarily for tracking time and expenses on the go. It also has some additional limited functionality, like managing invoices and viewing some reports. While the iPhone app works on the iPad, it isn’t optimized for it.

For full Harvest functionality, including updating your account’s settings and subscription, please sign in to your account from a web browser.

Installing and signing in

You can download the app from the App Store, sign up for an account, and sign in either with your email address and password or using Google sign-in. Our article on signing in has more details.

If you don’t remember your password, go to https://id.getharvest.com in a web browser and click Forgot your password? to request a password reset email.

Tracking time

Our article on tracking time has information about navigating your timesheet, entering and editing time, submitting your timesheet for approval, and using Siri Shortcuts.

To make time tracking easier, you can use the favorites feature to quickly select your most frequently used project/task pairs or connect your Google or Outlook.com calendar to pull in calendar entries.

Tracking expenses

The iPhone app is ideal for tracking expenses, since you can take a picture of a receipt with your phone and directly attach it to an expense entry. Find out more about this in our article on tracking expenses.

Managing invoices and payments

Although you can’t create or edit invoices in the iPhone app, you can view them, send them to your clients, record payments, and take a number of other actions. Our article on managing invoices has step-by-step instructions.

The invoice features available to you depend on your permission level in the account.

Viewing reports and checking team status

The app can give you some insight into your own time and, if you’re an Administrator, your team members’ time. The viewing reports article explains the reports available in the app.

Administrators can also see other team members’ current or recent timers. The article on checking team status has more information.

Troubleshooting unsynced entries and other issues

If you don’t have internet access or the connection is unstable, you might see some unsynced entries in the app. You can learn more about how to handle those in the unsynced entries article.

We also have a general troubleshooting article with first steps to address any other issues you might experience.

Managing notifications

You might receive push notifications reminding you to track time or letting you know that a client paid an invoice. Our managing notifications article has details about adjusting your notification settings.

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