Account Holder Role Transfer

The Account Holder of an organization’s team can transfer the Account Holder role to someone else on your development team. The person accepting the role of Account Holder must have the legal authority to bind your organization to legal agreements. If you’re enrolled as an individual and need to transfer your membership to someone else, contact us.

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. In your developer account, click the Membership tab.
  2. Scroll down to Settings, and click “Transfer Your Account Holder Role”.
  3. In the dialog that appears, select a person 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. In your developer account, 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

United States or China Mainland

If you’re the transferee and are based in the United States or China mainland, you’ll need to verify your identity using the Apple Developer app before accepting the Account Holder role. After you verify your identity in the app, you can sign in to your account on the Apple Developer website to continue accepting the Account Holder role.

View verification steps for United States
View verification steps for China mainland

Other Countries and Regions

If you’re the transferee and are based in another country or 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 account on the Apple Developer website. Your Apple ID must have two-factor authentication turned on.
  2. In your developer account, click “Review Agreement”.
  3. In the dialog that appears, review the Account Holder Transferee Agreement, select the checkbox, then 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 will need to turn off automatic subscription renewal and the new Account Holder will need to subscribe on or within 28 days after the membership expiration date.

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 do not complete these steps, you will continue to be charged for membership, but the membership will not renew.

Step 2: The new Account Holder can renew on or within 28 days after the membership expiration date. Download the Apple Developer app, visit the Account tab, sign in, and tap “Renew Apple Developer Membership”.

Next Steps

Once the Account Holder transfer process is complete, an email will be sent to the admins on the team notifying them the Account Holder for the team has changed. As the new Account Holder for your organization’s team in the Apple Developer Program, you will assume the responsibilities of accepting all legal agreements and contracts, managing your app submissions, and renewing your team’s membership.