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Version: v19 R8 BETA

Installing on your iOS device

You can install and test your mobile application on a connected device.

Requirements

You need to subscribe to an Apple Developer Program. Depending on your objectives and preferences, you can choose to enroll in one of the following:

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You need Apple configurator 2 installed on your Mac to automate app installation (optional).

STEP 1. Account creation

  • Apple ID: Create your Apple ID. If you don’t already have one, click here.

  • Developer Account: Choose an Apple Developer Program (for organizations or individuals) for App Store deployment or the Apple Developer Enterprise Program (for in-house deployment).

STEP 2. Xcode configuration

  • Developer Account: In Xcode > Preferences > Accounts, add your Apple ID. Developer Account

STEP 3. Get your Team ID

STEP 4. Team ID for Free account

Let Xcode generate your provisioning profile and certificate

  • Open your current project from the BUILD tab.

Build tab

  • Verify that the Automatically manage signing option is checked and select the account you added, from the Team dropdown list.

Account-Selection

  • Connect your device to your computer and select it from the top menu in Xcode.

Select your device

  • Xcode automatically generates the necessary provisioning profiles and certificates you'll need to build your app.

Build your project from Xcode using your Free Account

  • Press the Build and run Button from Xcode !

Build and Run

STEP 5. Team ID for paid subscription account

  • Team ID: Go to Developer Account > Membership and get your Team ID. Developer Account membership

  • 4D for iOS: Launch 4D for iOS in Sections > General and enter your Team ID. General section

  • Go to STEP 6 to run your project on your device.

STEP 6. Installation

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This step requires that you have enabled the Apple Device Developer Mode.

Install automatically with Apple Configurator 2

  • When your app is ready, open the BUILD tab.
  • Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable.
  • From the BUILD tab, click on Install.

Install button

  • The app is being installed on your device!

Install manually using Xcode

  • When your app is ready, open the BUILD tab.
  • Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable.
  • From the BUILD tab, click on Install.

Manual installation

  • An archive of your project is created

Archive creation

  • Reveal the generated archive in Finder

Reveal archive in Finder

  • Open Xcode and go to Menu > Window > Devices and Simulator and drag and drop the generated ipa file in the Installed Apps section.

Devices and Simulators

  • The app is now being installed on your device.