How to Create a Free Apple Developer Account

The basic privileges of Apple Developer account are available for free. You can use your Apple ID to do that, check the process mentioned here for details.

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.

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How to Create a Free Apple Developer Account

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.

Sign In to Apple Developer Member Center

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Step #3. At the next page, you’ll be asked to read enrollment and check a box stating that you agree.

Apple Developer Agreement

Step #4. After agreeing to enrollment, launch Xcode on your Mac.

Step #5. In Xcode, Click on Preferences.

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Click on Preferences in Xcode on Mac

Step #6. Click on Accounts.

Click on Accounts in Xcode on Mac

Step #7. Now click the “+” icon to add the Apple ID into Xcode. Now enter your Apple ID and Password.

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Link Apple ID to Xcode

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.

What do you do with Apple Developer account? Try betas or deploy apps? Share it with us in the comment or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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