Iridium GO! enables satellite connectivity for your iPhone/iPad where terrestrial networks are non-existent, unreliable, or costly. With Iridium GO! and the power of the Iridium global satellite network, your iPhone/iPad will now work anywhere on the planet. The Iridium GO! app enables users to connect over Wi-Fi and make phone calls, send SMS, post Twitter updates, or activate SOS in the event of an emergency (requires registration).

Visit for Iridium GO! product details and information on where to buy. The Iridium GO! app supports English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Japanese languages.

Note: The Iridium GO! device is required to use this app.

What’s New

Version 1.6.21

Bug fixes for SMS ordering and contacts and overall performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Bradh44 ,

Poorly written app

We regularly sail offshore and use our iridium pretty heavily. I understand the speed and am ok with that. What I find incredibly frustrating is how poor the applications are written. The messaging app constantly reorders all the MSS messages, making the conversation unreadable. It always puts all the sender’s messages at the bottom of the conversation, bumping all the recipients at the top of the displayed conversation. This destroys the sequence of the conversation. This is a basic QA failure!!
The mail and web apps have horrible connection logic, with little error handling and no connection retry on failure. This is short sided for a satellite device.

Unfortunately, there is no alternative to the sms app. I’ve purchased third party connectivity apps to replace mail and web.

R.Saint ,

Very concerned

I am a bush pilot and rely on the iridium go to stay in communication with my customers while in the air or in remote places. This new version of the app has resulted in me having to revert to a clumsy satphone. I can no longer see the phone number being dialed as it is obscured within the app. Messaging side just continuously spins as if its thinking. When i try to find support for help the site says its unavailable. Furthermore i did not even choose to update the app - it did so automatically. I no longer have the use of my iridium Go device. It seems that a device that is potentially used for critical purposes such as this should be pretty thoroughly tested before release. I would like to get the old app i was using back so my iridium go will function again but see no way of doing so. Very disruptive and annoying especially since the upgrade apparently offered almost nothing substantially new or useful. Please make old app version available so I can once again rely on this otherwise useful device.

JR-96 ,

Couldn’t live without this Tech

Iridium your programmers were drunk when they wrote this app!!. Extremely pore development went into the design. Not to mention lots of bugs. It crashes randomly. No need to have separate applications for mail by the way! For as much money as this cost get with the developmental program!! An 11 year old child can build a cleaner slicker interface that works!! Get the snake out of your pocket and build a better app for this device!

Just think we have assisted self driving cars and satellites in space that we communicate with. Amazing tech however when a customer uses an Iridium Go device and launches the deplorable app customer can’t use the satellite technology because of a lousy developer and a lack of care by iridium for allowing it to be eligible for download. Also did mention there hasn’t been any updates!!!???

When you build an app only driven piece of hardware your user interface is extremely important!!!! Small bugs I can understand as an app developer but fundamental rookie mistakes and lack of attention to detail are not acceptable.

Build it the right way or don’t do it at all.

If you buy one of these devices better have an old iPhone to use it.


Iridium Satellite LLC
94.2 MB

Requires iOS 12.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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