Enrolling into the Apple Developer Program: Step by step guide

Apple ID

To enrol into the Apple Developer Program, you must use an Apple ID login. If you own an Apple device currently, like an iPhone or iPad, you may already have an Apple ID. However, it is highly recommended that the email address you use, as your Apple ID, relates to the content of your App. If your App is for a business, it is recommended that the email address contains the name of the business.

1 . To begin the process of creating an Apple ID, start by clicking the link found below.

Get Started.

2 . Fill in the form details of your new Apple ID. You will be asked to confirm the email address in a later step. The email address that you use must be a pre-existing email address.

Remember: It is highly recommended that the email address you use relates to the content of your App. If the App and the developer account do not end up matching, Apple will potentially reject the app.

Once you have entered all your details, click “Continue” found at the bottom of the page.

3 . On completion of the registration form, you will be asked to verify the email address used to create your Apple ID. Open your phone or computer’s default email software that you use for the email address you have used (gmail, outlook etc).


Two-Factor Authentication

To enrol into the Apple Developer Program, Two-Factor Authentication must be enabled on your Apple ID. Two-Factor Authentication can only be turned on when your Apple ID has been paired with an Apple device. In order to complete this step, please have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch available.

1 . You must log into an Apple device using your Apple ID. If you are currently logged into another Apple ID on your device, you must sign out. If you are not currently logged into an account, you can skip this step.

If you use iOS 10.3 or later:

If you use iOS 10.2 or earlier:


2 . Once you have signed out of any pre-existing Apple ID, sign in into your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using the Apple ID being used for the Apple Developer Program. You can do this by:


3 . Now that you have signed into your Apple device with your Apple ID, complete the following steps to turn on Two-Factor Authentication. If you’re using iOS 10.3 or later:

If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier:

You might be asked to answer your Apple ID security questions that you provided in the Apple ID section.




4 . In order to verify your identity, enter and verify a trusted phone number

Apple Developer Program

Now that your Apple ID has been created and Two-Factor Authentication has been enabled on your device, you are ready to enrol into the Apple Developer Program. Memberships cost $149 AUD yearly.

1 . To begin the process of enrolling into the Apple Developers Program, start by clicking the button found below.

Get Started.

2 . Sign in using your Apple ID credentials.

3 . You will be asked to enter a Two-Factor Authentication code. The verification code has been sent to the device you paired your Apple ID with in the previous section.

4 . Once you have the code on your device, enter it back on the Apple Developer Program website.

5 . Go over the Apple Developer Agreement, check the box confirming that you have read it and click on ‘Submit’.


6 . Confirm that all your information is correct (email, name, location), then choose an entity.

You must select ‘Company/Organization’ as the Entity Type.

7 . Fill in all the contact details for your Developer Account.

You must provide a D-U-N-S Number (available for free) registered to their legal entity during the enrolment process. If you’re an Australian Business, you may already have been provided a D-U-N-S Number upon registering your business. You can check by visiting the following website: https://express.illion.com.au/home For further information, visit: https://developer.apple.com/support/D-U-N-S/

8 . Read the Apple Developer Program License Agreement, check the box confirming you have read the agreement and click ‘Continue’.

9 . Confirm that all the previously entered information is correct and click ‘Continue’.

10. Click ‘Purchase’ to enrol and pay for your membership. Don’t forget to check the Automatic Renewal box if you want your membership to be automatically renewed.

11 .You will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID.

12. Fill in your billing information. Then click continue to complete the setup of your iOS Developer Account.



13 . Fill in any remaining information on the following pages. Within 24 hours you will receive a confirmation email from Apple letting you know the setup of the Apple Developer Program was successful.

Administration Access

To publish your App, we require access to your Account. You can invite us as an administrator via your App Store Connect account (available once your Apple Developer Program membership is fully setup).

1 . Start by clicking the button found below to go to the Apple Developers Website.

Get Started.

2 . Click ‘Account’ found in the top right corner.

3 . Login user your Apple Developer Program credentials (these credentials are the same as your Apple ID).

4 . You may be asked to enter a Two-Factor Authentication code. This code will be sent to your Apple device.

5 . Select ‘People’ found on the left side menu, then ‘Go to App Store Connect’.

6 . Click the plus symbol to add a new user. Add the following information.

First Name: App
Last Name: Publishing
Email: myapp.publishing@gmail.com
Roles: Admin
Developers Resources: Tick to allow access to Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles.

7 . Then click on “Invite”.