Step 1:  Set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID

In order to set up an Apple Developer account, you will first need to turn on Two Factor Authentication. To do this, you will need an Apple device and Apple ID.

Note: If you don’t already have an Apple ID head to

How to turn on two-factor authentication

If you’re using iOS 10.3 or later:

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > Password & Security.
  2. Tap Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.Tap Continue

apple developer account authentication screen

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.
  5. 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.

If you are using a MacBook or iMac:

macbook two factor authentication screen

  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.

If you already use two-step verification and want to update, turn it off, then turn on two-factor authentication.


Step 2: Login into your Apple Account

  1. Go to and log in using the developer ID you have used to set up two-factor authentication.
  2. Select ‘Join The Apple Developer Program’.

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Step 3: Enrol In The Apple Developer Program


  1. Create your Apple Developer Account here:
  2. Click ‘Enroll’.

    enrol in the apple developer program screen

  3. Read the information provided and click ‘Start Your Enrolment’.

    apple developer account terms

  4. Confirm you have read and agree to the Apple Developer Agreement by checking the box and click ‘Submit’.apple developer account agreement
  5. Choose your account type with Apple: (See below flow chart) apple developer account neededScreenshot_2019-03-06_at_12.40.33.png

  6. Confirm you have authority to sign legal agreements and enter your Organizational Information and click continue (if using an individual account please skip this step)

    apple developer account types

  7. Once you have filled in all required information complete your purchase by providing payment and billing information.

    apple developer account enrollment

  8. Wait for an email from Apple Developer support confirming your enrollment is now active.