Enrolling and Managing Your Account with the Apple Developer App

Developers in the U.S. can use the Apple Developer app to enroll in the Apple Developer Program, accept the transfer of the Account Holder role, and manage auto-renewable subscriptions. Additional countries and regions will be available over time.

Enrolling in the Apple Developer Program as an Individual

If you are an individual or sole proprietor/single person business based in the United States, follow these steps to enroll in the Apple Developer Program on your iPhone or iPad. Before you begin, you’ll need:

  • An iPhone or iPad running iOS 12.4, iOS 13.1 or later, and iPadOS 13.1 or later with a Passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID enabled.
  • An Apple ID with two-factor authentication turned on.
  • The latest version of the Apple Developer app.
  • To sign in to iCloud on your device.*

Start Enrollment

  1. Open the Apple Developer app.
  2. Tap the Account tab.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Tap “Enroll Now”.
  5. Review the program benefits and requirements and tap “Continue Enrollment”.

Enter Your Personal Information

  1. Enter your first and last name and phone number. Your personal legal name will be listed as the seller on the App Store. Do not enter an alias, nickname, or company name as your first or last name, as entering your legal name incorrectly will cause a delay in the review of your enrollment.
  2. To verify your identity, you’ll be asked to capture your driver’s license or government-issued photo ID:**
    • Capture the front of your photo ID and tap “Confirm”.
    • Capture the back of your photo ID and tap “Confirm”.
  3. Follow the steps on the next few screens:

Complete Purchase

Review your annual membership subscription details and tap “Subscribe for $98.99/year.” Membership is provided on an annual basis as an auto-renewable subscription that automatically renews until canceled. Your purchase will use the payment methods associated with your iTunes and App Store account. You’ll receive a receipt in your email and can resend the receipt to yourself via email at any time. You can cancel your subscription at any time in Settings at least one day before your annual renewal date. Fees paid for the membership year during which you cancel are nonrefundable.

Learn about managing your Apple ID payment methods

Enrolling in the Apple Developer Program as an Organization

If you are a developer who is an employee at a company, non-profit organization, joint venture, partnership, or government organization based in the United States, follow these steps to enroll in the Apple Developer Program on your iPhone or iPad. Note that as the person enrolling your organization in the Apple Developer Program, you must have the legal authority to bind your organization to legal agreements. You must be the organization’s owner/founder, executive team member, senior project lead, or an employee with legal authority granted to you by a senior employee. Before you begin, you’ll need:

  • An iPhone or iPad running iOS 12.4, iOS 13.1 or later, and iPadOS 13.1 or later with a Passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID enabled.
  • An Apple ID with two-factor authentication turned on.
  • The latest version of the Apple Developer app installed on your device.
  • To sign in to iCloud on your device.*

Start Enrollment

  1. Open the Apple Developer app.
  2. Tap the Account tab.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Tap “Enroll Now”.
  5. Review the program benefits and requirements and tap “Continue”.

Enter Your Information as the Account Holder

  1. Enter your legal first name, legal last name, and phone number. Do not enter an alias, nickname, or company name as your legal name, as doing so will cause a delay in the review of your enrollment.
  2. To verify your identity, you’ll be asked to capture your driver’s license or State-issued photo ID:**
    • Capture the front of your photo ID and tap “Confirm”.
    • Capture the back of your photo ID and tap “Confirm”.
    • Review your submitted information and tap “Continue Enrollment”.

Enter Your Organization’s Information

Follow the steps on the next few screens to provide the following information:

  • Entity type.
  • Legal entity name. We do not accept DBAs, fictitious businesses, trade names, or branches. The legal entity name will appear as the “seller” for apps you distribute. Example: Seller: ABC Company, Inc.
  • D‑U‑N‑S Number. Your organization must have a D‑U‑N‑S Number so that we can verify your organization’s identity and legal entity status. These unique nine-digit numbers are assigned by Dun & Bradstreet and are widely used as standard business identifiers.
  • Headquarters address and phone number.
  • Website. Your organization’s website must be publicly available and the domain name must be associated with your organization.
  • Signing authority confirmation. Confirm that you have the authority to bind your organization to legal agreements and provide the contact information of an employee who can verify your signature authority.
  • Optionally, if your organization is a nonprofit, educational, or government organization, you can request a fee waiver.

After you’ve submitted your information, it will be reviewed by Apple. You’ll then receive an email with next steps.

Complete Enrollment and Purchase

Once your enrollment information has been verified and approved, you’ll receive an email to let you know that you can complete your enrollment.

  1. Open the Apple Developer app.
  2. Tap the Account tab.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Tap “Continue Your Enrollment”.
  5. Agree to the Apple Developer Program License Agreement.
  6. Review your annual membership subscription details and tap “Subscribe for $98.99/year.”

Membership is provided on an annual basis as an auto-renewable subscription that automatically renews until canceled. Your purchase will use the payment methods associated with your iTunes and App Store account. If you need to use your organization’s credit card, add it to the Apple ID that’s signed in to the iTunes and App Store section of your device’s settings. This can be a different Apple ID than the one you use to enroll. You’ll receive a receipt in your email and can resend the receipt to yourself via email at any time. You can cancel your subscription at any time in Settings at least one day before your annual renewal date. Fees paid for the membership year during which you cancel are nonrefundable.

Learn about managing your Apple ID payment methods

Accepting the Account Holder Role

As part of the process of accepting the transfer of the Account Holder role, you’ll need to verify your identity using the Apple Developer app on your iPhone or iPad. Before you begin, you’ll need:

  • An iPhone or iPad running iOS 12.4, iOS 13.1 or later, and iPadOS 13.1 or later with a Passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID enabled.
  • An Apple ID with two-factor authentication turned on.
  • The latest version of the Apple Developer app installed on your device.
  • To sign in to iCloud on your device.*

Verify Your Identity

  1. Open the Apple Developer app.
  2. Tap the Account tab.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID associated with your email address that received the transfer invitation.
  4. Tap “Verify Your Identity”.
  5. Enter your legal first name, legal last name, and phone number. Do not enter an alias, nickname, or company name as your legal name, as doing so will cause a delay in verification.
  6. Capture your driver’s license or government-issued photo ID:**
    • Capture the front of your photo ID and tap “Confirm”.
    • Capture the back of your photo ID and tap “Confirm”.
  7. Review your submitted information and tap “Continue”.

When your identity has been verified, you’ll see a confirmation screen. To complete the account transfer process, you’ll need to review and agree to the Apple Developer Program License Agreement in your account on the Apple Developer website.

Renewing Your Annual Membership Subscription

If you enrolled through the Apple Developer app, your membership will automatically renew as an auto-renewable subscription. The default payment method associated with your iTunes and App Store account will be used. If you need to use your organization’s credit card, add it to the Apple ID that’s signed in to the iTunes and App Store section of your device’s settings. This can be a different Apple ID than the one used to enroll.

Learn about managing your Apple ID payment methods

Canceling and Resubscribing

You can cancel your subscription at any time and retain access to membership benefits until your membership’s expiration date, which you can view in the Account tab in the Apple Developer app. If you cancel your subscription and want to resubscribe, you can do so at any time for up to one year after your membership expiration date.

Learn about managing your subscriptions

If you enrolled through the Apple Developer website, renewing your membership through the Apple Developer app is not supported.

Learn about renewing your membership

* The account with which you sign in to iCloud on your device must have two-factor authentication turned on. If your device is running iOS 12.4, you must sign in to iCloud on your device with the same Apple ID you’ll use to enroll.

** Photo ID: Apple will only use this information to verify your identity and prevent fraud. Apple may securely share this information with a third-party identity verification service provider that is prohibited from using this information for purposes other than identity verification and fraud prevention. Apple requires the third-party service provider to delete this information, and any information they obtained from it, as soon as it is no longer needed and retention is not required by law. If you provide an image of your photo ID, Apple will check its authenticity and pull your name and address from the photo, but will not keep the image. If you do not want to provide a photo of your government ID, and it is not required by law, you may contact Apple for an alternative method of identity verification. For details on how your information is used for enrollment and identity verification, read About Joining Apple’s Developer Programs.

If you experience an issue while using the app, please contact us.