Distributing Your iOS App

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

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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.

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  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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