Account Holder Role Transfer

The Account Holder of an organization’s membership can transfer the Account Holder role to another employee on the team who has the legal authority to bind your organization to legal agreements. Follow the instructions below to continue.

Account Holder transfers for individual members are granted when a minor reaches the age of majority and can receive the Account Holder role from their guardian, or when the Account Holder is deceased. Assistance is required from Apple Developer Support.

Transferring the Account Holder role

To initiate the transfer of your Account Holder role to someone else on your development team, sign in to your account on the Apple Developer website and follow these steps.

If you’re enrolled in the Apple Developer Program:

  1. Sign in to your developer account and click the Membership tab.
  2. Scroll down to Settings and click Transfer Your Account Holder Role.
  3. In the dialog that appears, select a name from the “Transfer to” pull-down menu, then click Continue.
  4. Read the Account Holder Transferor Agreement, select the checkbox, then click I Agree.

If you’re enrolled in the Apple Developer Enterprise Program:

  1. Sign in to your developer account and click the Membership tab.
  2. Scroll down to Settings, and click Transfer Your Account Holder Role.
  3. In the dialog that appears, click Transfer Account Holder Role.
  4. Complete and submit the form.

The person you’ve selected to be the new Account Holder will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the process.

Accepting the Account Holder role

Verify Your Identity

You’ll need to verify your identity using the Apple Developer app before accepting the Account Holder role if you're based in Canada, China mainland, France, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, or the United States.

After you verify your identity in the app, you can sign in to your account on the Apple Developer website to accept the Account Holder role.

View verification steps
View verification steps for China mainland

If you’re based in another region, proceed directly to the steps below.

Confirm on the Apple Developer Website

Complete the acceptance of the Account Holder role by following these steps.

  1. Sign in to your developer account on the Apple Developer website. Your Apple ID must have two-factor authentication turned on.
  2. Click Review Agreement.
  3. Review the Account Holder Transferee Agreement, select the checkbox, and click I Agree.

Update subscription

If you enrolled through the Apple Developer app, your membership automatically renews as an auto-renewable subscription. Once the Account Holder transfer is complete, you'll need to turn off automatic subscription renewal so the new Account Holder can subscribe.

Step 1: The previous Account Holder turns off automatic membership renewal by going to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > View Apple ID > Subscriptions. Choose Apple Developer Program Membership, then tap Cancel Subscription. If you don't complete these steps, you'll continue to be charged for membership, but the membership will not renew.

Step 2: The new Account Holder can renew up to 30 days before the membership expiration date, or any time after. Download the Apple Developer app, tap the Account tab, sign in, and tap Renew.

Next steps

Once the Account Holder transfer process is complete, an email will be sent to the admins on the team notifying them that the Account Holder for the team has changed. The new Account Holder will assume the responsibilities of accepting all legal agreements and contracts, managing app submissions, and renewing the teamʼs membership.