iOS Loading App on to a device??


macrumors regular
Original poster
May 6, 2011
Hi All,

I have just enrolled in Apple's Developer Program for IOS.

To allow me to load an app onto my iPad for example, for testing purposes - I was under the impression that I would be provided some sort of certificate that I would load into XCode to allow me to test applications on real devices.

Is this not the case??



macrumors G3
Nov 26, 2007
This is the paid iOS Application Developer program, correct? (I think they have a free one.)

If not, you need to be in the paid one, as only they're allowed to test on actual devices.


macrumors 65816
Dec 29, 2010
Aartselaar // Antwerp // Belgium
Basically, you need to create a certificate on your keychain, upload it to the certificates tab on, then, create a provisioning profile, which allows that same certificate (also need to make a bundle id first, for normal testing, just do something like com.yourCompany.*), if you use the star, anything that comes behind it will be allowed to be build on your device.
So if you assign that provisioning profile that same ID & your certificate, download it, (also download your certificate that's made on the site, it will say pending at first, just press command R/refresh, and download it), you will also need the WWCA or something certificate, it says it also on the certificates tab.
(oh, also, you need to put your device identifier on your profile from your iPad & attach it to that same provisioning profile..).

It's a hard way at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's done in 3 minutes total i think..

Greetings, Noxx
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