How to Create an Apple Developer Account?

This article outlines the steps to successfully creating an apple developer account.

Stage 1

 

 

Create your Apple ID (Please note, we recommend creating a new Apple ID so the correct permissions can be applied for us to upload your App to the Apple App Store)

  1. Go to Developer.apple.com and select ‘Account' and 'Create Apple ID’
  2. Fill in the required information
  3. Complete account set up

 

Stage 2

 

Set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID 

Two-factor authentication is available to iCloud and iTunes users with at least one device that's using the latest iOS or macOS.


 

You can follow these steps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to turn on two-factor authentication.

Turn on two-factor authentication in Settings

If you're using iOS 10.3 or later:

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > Password & Security. 

  2. Tap Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.

  3. Tap Continue.


NOTE: If you already use two-factor authentication, you can no longer turn it off. Certain features in the latest versions of iOS and macOS require this extra level of security, which is designed to protect your information. If you recently updated your account, you can unenroll for two weeks.

 

If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier:

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud. 

  2. Tap your Apple ID > Password & Security. 

  3. Tap Turn On Two-Factor Authentication. 

  4. Tap Continue.

You might be asked to answer your Apple ID security questions.

Enter and verify your trusted phone number

 

Enter the phone number where you want to receive verification codes when you sign in. You can choose to receive the codes by text message or automated phone call.

 

When you tap Next, Apple sends a verification code to the phone number you provided.

 

Enter the verification code to verify your phone number and turn on two-factor authentication.

 

Follow these steps on your Mac with OS X El Capitan or later:

  1. Go to Apple () menu > System Preferences > iCloud > Account Details.

  2. Click Security.

  3. Click Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.


Some Apple IDs created in iOS 10.3 or macOS 10.12.4 and later are protected with two-factor authentication by default. In this case, you see that two-factor authentication is already turned on.

Stage 3

 

To start stage 2 please make sure two-factor authentication is active on your account.

  1. Create your Apple Developer Account here: https://developer.apple.com/programs/ios
  2. Click ‘Enroll’. 
  3. Read the information provided and click ‘Start Your Enrolment’.
  4. Here you will be prompted to log-in either by using your existing Apple IDs or creating a new one.
  5. Log in with the account you created in Stage 1
  6. Once you have created your account, go back here 
  7. Once you have agreed to the Terms & Conditions, we recommend selecting the ‘Individual’ entity type, as it is much easier and quicker to set up. Company accounts require you to confirm legal and company details with Apple and can take 2-3 days. 
 The main difference between each account is the individual account displays your personal name as the “developer name” in the App Store. If you wish to have your company or organisation name as the developer's name, you’ll need to create a company account. 
 When you’re ready, select your preferred account type.
 
  8. Note: If you are enrolling as an Individual, skip this step! 
 
 This page asks you to confirm that you have legal authorisation to bind your company or business to Apple’s legal agreements.If you need to supply a contact to verify this, enter their details (e.g. the company owner or legal representative). 
 
 If you are the owner or founder of your company or business, choose the first option. When you’re ready, scroll down to ‘Organisation Information’. 
  9. Note: If you are enrolling as an Individual, skip this step! 
 
 You’ll now need to enter some details about your organisation. Ensure you enter all information correctly. 
 
 Click ‘Continue’ once you have filled in all the fields.
 
  10. Once you’ve entered all the required information, complete your purchase.
 
  11. Review and confirm the information provided is correct.

  12. Enter your payment information and click ‘Continue’
 

Stage 4

 

Turning Off Two Factor Authentication

 

After you have set up the developer Account with the steps above, Two Factor Authentication will need to be disabled again.

 

  1. Open the email from Apple entitled ‘Two-factor authentication enabled for your Apple ID.’, and click the link to return to your previous security settings.

  2. After clicking this link, you will be prompted to Continue to remove Two Factor Authentication. 
  3. Enter a new password for your Developer Account.
  4. After saving the new password, you will receive confirmation that Two Factor Authentication has been disabled - the Account can now be used for submission.

 

Congratulations!

Your Apple Developer Account Is Ready to Go