Updated: Mar 1
1. Instructions to Setup Apple Developer Account on your computer
How to create an Apple Developer Account
An Apple Developer Account enables users to publish and manage iOS apps on the Apple App Store. Creating an Apple Developer Account is actually the process of enrolling in the Apple Developer Program.
It is a must-have tool to configure app services, submit new apps, launch updates, and manage all the apps. Read further and learn how you can enroll for the Apple Developer Program.
Step 1: Create Apple ID
(Skip to Step 2 if you already have one)
The prerequisite of creating an iOS developer account is to have an Apple ID. If you do not have one already, follow the steps listed below:
Go to https://developer.apple.com/ and click on Account
Proceed to Create Apple ID and enter the details
Enter and save details like: First & Last Name, Country, Birthday, Email ID, Password
Address the security queries and finish creating your Apple ID
Step 2: Set up two-factor authentication
The next step is to set up two-factor authentication. We recommend using an Apple device to set up the two factor authentication as it becomes simpler.
If you have iPhone or iPad, do the following:
Go to Settings and click on your Username at the top
Click on Password and Security
Tap on Two-Factor Authentication
Turn it ON
If you are using an Apple Computer, then do the following:
Open Apple Menu
Select System Preferences
Open Account Details
Click on Security
Tap on Two-Factor Authentication
Turn it ON
However, if you do not have an Apple device, then you can contact Apple’s support team and seek their assistance to set up two-factor authentication.
Proceed to Sign in to your Account using your Apple ID and password to carry out the rest of the process.
Step 3: Join the Apple Developer Program
Once you are signed in, you will see a display that reads “Join the Apple Developer Program”. Complete the process for the same by following the steps below:
Click on Join the Apple Developer Program
Read through the information and Submit
Pick your Account Type
Based on your entity and business requirements, Apple enables you to choose between the following Account Types:
Type 1: Individual
An individual enrollment enables only a single primary login. The First and Last Name of the individual will be displayed on the App Stores. You can pick this type if you are a sole proprietor or your app can be branded as an individual property.
Suitable for: Individual personalities and celebrities
Type 2: Organization
This is the category recommended for businesses and organizations. You get multiple logins with customized permissions depending upon your security concerns. Besides, it enables the display of the name of the organization on the App Stores which adds a more professional appeal.
Suitable for: Company, Business, Nonprofit Organization, Educational Institution, Government Organization, etc.
In order to enroll as an organization, you will need a D-U-N-S (Dun and Bradstreet) number. It is a unique identification number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet. It defines your organizational identity and legal status as a unique business identifier. Proceed to complete the enrollment process if you already have one. Else, refer this space for more details.
Getting a D-U-N-S number may take some time. Once you have obtained it, you can proceed to enter the information and complete the enrollment process.
Step 4: Enter profile details
Next, you need to enter the basic information about you and your business. This goes as follows:
Verify your email address
Enter Country Location
Select Account or Entity Type (as described above)
Click on Start Your Enrollment to finish the process
Note: Treat every step as a professional requirement and enter only authentic and relevant information to avoid any issues in the future.
Step 5: Enter contact details
The next step is to enter contact information and sign up for the agreement. The process is as follows:
Go to the Your Information page and input information as directed
Enter Legal Name and Phone Number
Enter Business Address with Postal Code
Read through the Apple Developer Program License Agreement
Check the box and click on Continue
Step 6: Verify account information
Next, you will be redirected to a page where you will have to verify the account information. Click on Continue once you are ready and proceed to the next step.
Step 7: Purchase automatic renewal (optional)
Apple Developer Program is not a one time purchase. To continue your enrollment, you will need to renew your subscription annually.
If you want to opt for an auto renewal you can do it under this section. As you will be redirected to the Automatic Renewal page, you can read the terms of the membership and renewal.
When done reading, you can check the box and click on Continue to finish the process. You can also choose not to activate auto renewal or stop the process anytime by modifying the settings in your Account.
Step 8: Sign in with Apple Id
Once you are done with account verification and renewal process, you will be redirected to the account sign up page.
Sign in to your account with your Apple ID and Password.
Step 9: Enter billing information and make payment
After you have entered the information, you will be redirected to the billing and payment page. Here, you will have to:
Enter Billing Contact
Enter Billing Address
Set up Payment Method (Debit Card, Credit Card or PayPal)
View the order total and Continue to confirm and make the payment
Enter the required information in the following pages and finish the process of creating the developer account. Wait for a confirmation email from Apple regarding successful account creation (Usually comes within 24 hours).
An Apple Developer Account is required to create and publish an iPhone App. Starting 2021, apple has made it extremely simple to do so . It will only take few mins.