With a standard Apple ID, we can access the company’s entire catalog of products and services on our devices. But with a developer account, we can have access to beta versions of operating systems, have the tools to create, design and distribute applications and more specific functions. But to do this you need a developer account. And in this post we are going to teach you what do you need, and how can you open one.
You need all this to open a developer account
Opening an Apple ID is a completely free process, if what we are going to use are the services and products that the company offers to the user. It is as simple as entering our personal data and, in a matter of a few minutes, we will have the account created and ready to use. However, the procedure to create a developer account is different, besides that need to pay for it. Since these types of accounts are focused on being able to create applications and sell them through the different App Stores, of Apple’s operating systems.
The first thing you should know is that for individual Apple IDs, there is only one type of account. For developer accounts, there are two: Apple Developer Program and Apple Developer Enterprise Program. These are focused for two types of developers. The first of all, for individual people. The second, for companies and organizations.
To register as a developer, either as an individual or as a company, you must carry out a registration process that can be done from the Apple Developer app or through the official website for developers. You should also know that individual accounts will show our (developer) name in the App Store if we have created and distributed an app.
Another essential requirement is to have an existing Apple ID, through which we are going to link the developer account. In addition, this already created account must have two-step verification. Regarding the price, you should know that it is a payment that is made annually. In the case of individual accounts are $99 a year. If they are company accounts, it is $299 per year.
so you can open it
Whether we do it through the website or the application, we have to start and end the process with the same device. We cannot start the registration with the iPhone and finish it with the Mac, or vice versa. In addition, you must have the iCloud session open to carry out the process.
When we start the registration, and we have logged in with our Apple ID, we will be shown a license agreement that we will have to accept. When we have read it, we have to click on the Enroll Now button and then click on the Continue button. Then, we will have to enter all the personal data that is requested. Keep in mind that our name will appear as the developer of the app in the App Store. there will also be verify our identity sending photo of our ID. Finally, we will be taken to the account purchase page and, once we have made the payment (it can be done with the methods that we have previously assigned to the Apple ID), we will have the account activated.
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