Have you ever wondered what kind of privileges do developers get under developer account, but then you change your mind after reading a price tag of $99 to get it? If yes, then I have good news for you. You can have Apple Developer account for free, with basic privileges of course. Well, something is better than nothing.
The basic developer account isn't actually a pro account, it just gives you access to developer forums, test beta updates released by Apple and few more things. Anyways, if you are interested in having yourself an Apple Developer account, then continue reading through the steps mentioned below.
How to Create Apple Developer Account for Free
Step#1. The basic requirement is to have an Apple ID. If you don't have it, create on from here. If you already have an Apple ID, skip to the second step.
Step #2. After you have got your Apple ID, visit Apple Developer Member Center and log in with your Apple ID and password.
Step #3. At the next page, you'll be asked to read enrollment and check a box stating that you agree.
Step #4. After agreeing to enrollment, launch Xcode on your Mac.
Step #5. In Xcode, Click on Preferences.
Step #6. Click on Accounts.
Step #7. Now click the “+” icon to add the Apple ID into Xcode. Now enter your Apple ID and Password.
That's it; you are now a developer, of course not literally. You will now be able to use deployment using Xcode. But do note that there's no such thing as free lunch, and that applies to developer account as well. Only the basics are free while there are certain privileges that you won't get. It’s always good to have something than to have nothing.