How to Create a Free Apple Developer Account [2020]

You might need an Apple developer account for quite a few reasons. One important purpose can be sideloading apps on iPhone, iPad, etc. Apart from this, the developer account lets you access beta releases, Xcode developer tools, developer forums, and submit bug reporting with Feedback Assistant. So, if you are beginning your developer’s journey, here is how to create a free Apple developer account to kickstart your project.

How to Sign Up for a Free Apple Developer Account

  1. The essential requirement is to have an Apple ID. If you don’t have it, create one from here. If you already have an Apple ID, skip to the second step.create your apple id
  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 your apple id
  3. On the next page, you’ll be asked to read enrollment and check a box stating that you agree. Follow and complete these basic requirements.

Once done, your Apple ID will now give you access to the free version of the Apple Developer Account. But an important step remains before you can sideload your apps on Apple devices. For this, you have to sign in to Xcode with this developer account.

Sign in to Xcode with Your Developer Account

  1. Launch Xcode on your Mac. This is free software from Apple that you can download from the App Store.launch xcode on mac
  2. Click on Xcode and then Preferences from the top menu bar.click on xcode and select preferences on mac
  3. Click on Accounts.
  4. Now click the “+” icon to add the Apple ID into Xcode.select accounts tab and click on plus in xcode preferences on macselect apple id and click on continue on mac
  5. Now enter your Apple ID and Password and click on next.enter apple id and password and click on next to sign in to xcode with your dev account

That’s it! You are now a developer, of course, not literally. You will now be able to use deployment using Xcode.

Once you build apps and wish to publish it on the App Store, you will have to upgrade your membership. The paid version of Apple Developer Membership costs $99. This has to be renewed annually. It also offers additional tools and services. For example, it lets you access member-only resources, Betas and SDKs, TestFlight to beta test your app, App Store Connect, and more.

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