How to enroll into the iOS Developer Program

Apple requires that all apps be submitted onto the App store under a registered Apple ID and Developer Account with enrolment into the Apple iOS Developer Program. Because these accounts include agreements between Apple and the App owner, you (our client) must be the one to create and purchase your Apple Developer Account. Here's how:

The benefit of owning your own account is that you get full control over your App - and we want you to have that. Don't be worried if any of this looks confusing. We have provided a video and pictures to give you a hand.  Also, there are plenty of resources if you just Google your question.

Ultimately, if you still have troubles, fee free to get in touch with us.

Video

If you prefer to see, not read, here is a video that walks you through the below details

Written Instructions

Go to the Apple Website

Go to go https://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/ and click on "Enroll Now" button.

Step 1 - Set Up and Apple ID

After you click 'Enrol' you will need to sign in with your Apple ID. 

Though you may already have one, we highly recommend you create a new one that will be specifically for your app. 

Please also be aware that we will need to use your apple ID and password to submit your app for you.  

So please do not use a password that you cannot share with us. You can change your password once you app is submitted.

You will need to enter an email address (the email address will be you Apple ID).  

(Ensure that it is an email you can access as you will have to go to that email account and click on the link provided in the email that Apple sends to verify your email account. ) 

Step 2 - Enter Your Details

Here you will choose whether you create a personal or corporate account.

Deciding on which type depends on your business structure and preference. 

Note that if you submit your App under a personal account, the app will show the owner as your name (not as your business).

A corporate account will how your business name as the app owner, but it also requires that you include more details about your business that Apple will verify.

Apple verifies your business through a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet (D&B).

There will be links while you are registering that allow you to check for and enter your DUNS.

If you do not have a DUNS or if your details are not up-to-date or complete, you will need to complete and update them before you can move on to the next step.

Alternatively, go to www.dnb.com.au  and enter your company name at the bottom of the page under 'Find a company' - your company may already have a DUNS and you can get it here. If not, it is a matter of registering with DNB to get one.  Also, if your DUNS records are not complete, you will need to get in touch with D&B to update them.

NOTE - if you are going to create a coprorate account, it is highly recommended that you enter your company details EXACTY as they are listed at Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) - who uses records from ASIC.

TIP - First go to www.dnb.com.au and search for your company name in the form at bottom left of the site.  Then use the details displayed for your company/business to complete the Apple Account applications. I

(If you do not, your application might be rejected and you would have to update your details through ASIC and D&B and then reapply.)

Step 3 - Development details

After you enter your personal /  corporate details, you will then be asked a series of questions, as follows:

"Which Apple platforms do you develop with? Select all that apply.""

  • Select:  "iOS" only

"How many years have you been developing on Apple platforms?"

  • Select:  "I am new to Apple platforms"

In the other questions, select all that you feel applies to you and your business

Step 4 - Validate email

Once you have filled in the form with your details and preferences, you will then need to read accept the Terms and Conditions. 

When you do that, you will then be sent an email to the email you entered as your Apple ID.  

Go to that email account and click on the link provided to validate your email.

You can then move to the next step.

Step 5 - Select program

On this step you will be asked the question:

"Select your program?"

  • Select: "iOS Developer Program" 99 USD

Step 6 - Review and Submit

This is you final chance to check all your details before finalising everything.  Once all is correct click the 'Submit' button to finish.

Step 7 - Agree to License and Purchase

Finally, Apple gives you more terms that you must review and agree to.

Then you make the purchase of your Apple iOS Developer Account and you are done!

Step 8 - Provide us your Account details

Once you hear back from Apple to inform you that your account is active, please forward your Apple ID and Password to graphics@lovemyapps.com.au