In this guide, we'll walk you through everything you'll need to set up and submit your iOS app to the App Store. We'll show you how to get an Apple ID which will get you access to Xcode, make you part of the Apple Developer Program, set up a certificate signing request, get a distribution provisioning profile, then show you how to submit your app through Xcode.

Being an Apple Developer is 100% free, but to submit your app to the App Store you'll need to sign up for the iOS Development Program which will cost 99$ USD per membership year.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to:

  • Get an apple ID
  • Download Xcode
  • Enroll into the Apple Development program
  • Create an iOS Development/Distibution Certificate
  • Create an iOS Distribution Provisioning profile
  • Create an App Archive
  • Submit your app the App Store 

This guide was first published on Aug 16, 2016. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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