How to create an apple developer account for iOS apps
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Jun 13, 2020
The Apple Developer Program lets you create your own iOS app and publish it on the App Store for iOS users. According to Apple's policies and guidelines, you will need to create your own developer account so that your App can be published for iOS users.
One of the advantages of setting up a developer account is that you will have more control over your app development , and it will also boost the branding of your business on the App Store listing because your App subsists under your own developer account.
Get your organization's info together:
It will be convenient for you if you collect some information relating to your organization prior to getting started with the application process of your developer account.
An Apple device:
You will need two apple devices because two-factor authentication is required by Apple.
An Apple ID:
You have to create an Apple ID. You might have one already, but if you don't have one, you can do so here.
Your D-U-N-S (Dun & Bradstreet) number:
You must have your company D-U-N-S number because you will not be able to apply for developers' accounts without it.
If your company doesn't have this number, then you can sign up for the number. It takes probably two weeks to get a new number.
A legal entity status:
pple only gives developer accounts to the legal entities, which means you cannot use branch, a DBA or trade name for applying developers account.
Legal binding authority:
The individual who is applying on behalf of you for your developer account must have the authority to legally bind your company.
Your entity must have a public website because later, you will be required to give the URL to Apple.
Complete your account application
Now you have had all that which you need to complete your application process. Here is how it gets done:
When you visit the page, click on the “Start Your Enrollment” button given below so that you will be able to log in through your Apple ID to the developer section.
Accept the agreement:
Right after login, to continue further proceedings, you will be directed to accept the Apple Developer Agreement.
Select your entity type:
Next, you will have to pick one description from the available menu, which best fits your organization and then select “Continue.”
If you are publishing an application on behalf of a company, don’t sign up on the App store as an individual. Apple will not allow you to publish the app independently.
Give them your details:
Give the information of your organization by filling out the form and agree to all the terms and conditions as well as the legal requirements of the Apple and then submit the payment.
When you have completed your account application account, Apple will let you know about the approval of your application within two weeks. Make sure that you sign in with the Apple ID you used during the enrollment process.