Distributing Your iOS App

Distribute your iOS app to users or other members of your development team.

To distribute your iOS app
  1. In the Archives organizer, select the archive you want to distribute, and click Distribute.

  2. Select the distribution method, and click Next.

  3. Follow the instructions to complete the process.

Specifying the distribution method:

  • To submit the app for publication to the iOS App Store, select “Submit to the iOS App Store.”

  • To save a package of the app for enterprise or ad hoc (user testing) deployment, select “Save for Enterprise or Ad-Hoc Deployment.”

  • To create an Xcode archive of the app to distribute to other members of your team, select “Export as Xcode Archive.”

When using enterprise distribution, Xcode saves an enterprise-distribution manifest (as a property list file) alongside the shared archive. For details about the contents of the enterprise-distribution manifest, see developer.apple.com/programs/ios/enterprise.

If you saved a package or an Xcode archive of the app, send it to the people to whom you want to distribute it.

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