Creating an Apple Developer Account

In order to have a mobile app on iOS devices, you must first have a Company Apple Developer account. 

In order to have a mobile app on iOS devices, you must first have a Company Apple Developer account. 

We are unable to work with Individual Apple Developer accounts. If you have registered for an Individual Apple Developer account, you will need to convert it to a Company account. You can begin that process by clicking the "Contact Us" link here.

In order to convert from individual to company, the following is required:

  • The owner of the individual account must be the founder or cofounder of the organization
  • The organization must not operate as a sole proprietorship
  • The organization must not already be enrolled in the Apple Developer Program.

If you operate as a sole proprietorship and wish to form an LLC, here is a link that can help you with that process.

 

In order to create an Apple Developer account, you will need to have all of the following information:

  • DUNS number
  • Apple ID with two-factor authentication
  • A website
  • A business email address

DUNS Number

A DUNS number is a unique nine-digit number that identifies business entities on a location-specific basis. Assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the DUNS number is widely used as a standard business identifier.

In order to sign up for an Apple developer account as a company, you must first register for a DUNS number using your Company's Legal Name (cannot be under an individual). 

This process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, so we recommend that you do this as the first step in the process.

Click here to register for your DUNS number.

Apple ID with two-factor authentication

Next, you will need to create a new Apple ID, if you do not already have one. You can do this here.  If you already have an Apple ID, you can simply use it!

You will also need to have two-factor authentication enabled on your Apple ID. You can click here to read more about two-factor authentication and to get it set up.

A website

This is a requirement for getting an Apple developer account. Don't have a website? Oh, wait! Yes, you do! You can use your CommentSold website for this! The URL is yourboutiquename.commentsold.com

A business email address

This is another requirement for getting an Apple developer account. Apple will not accept a Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc. email address for registration. I recommend using G Suite or Outlook.

 

Okay! Now that you have all of the necessary pieces together, you can apply for your Apple developer account! To begin this process, follow this link.

From this page, click on the blue button on the top right of your screen that says "Enroll."

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From here, you will be asked to log in. Once you have logged in you will be taken to this screen:

 

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Click "Join the Apple Developer Program" to get started.

The next page will tell you what you need to enroll. Simply scroll to the bottom and click on the blue button that says "Start your Enrollment."

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From here, you will be required to log in to your account using your Apple ID. Once you log in, you will see the option to choose how you develop apps. You will select the "Company/Organization" option and click continue.

 

You must enroll as a Company/Organization for us to create and manage your app.

If you have created an Individual account,  it must be converted to a Company/Organization account before we can proceed.

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When you select this option, the website will tell you all of the requirements necessary to complete the process.

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From here, you will simply click continue.

On this page, you will first be asked to confirm that you have the authority to sign legal agreements. This is where you will enter the business email address you set up.

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Then, you will need to fill out your organization information. It is important to make sure you reference your DUNS Number paperwork from D&B when filling this out. Your Legal Entity name must match EXACTLY what D&B has on file, or you will get an error.

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On the next page, you will see a summary of all the information you just entered. After you confirm that all of your info is correct, you can place your order.

 

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If you would like, you can watch the video below to see what it looks like to go through these steps!

 

 

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation.

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When you log in to your Apple developer account, it might still say that your enrollment is processing. That is okay! It generally takes a few hours to fully process, and then the account is ready for use!

Send Us Your Company name

Now that your account is set up, visit the Mobile App tab in your CommentSold Dashboard, click on Apple Account at the top. 

Your company name will be listed as Team Name on the Apple Developer account. This is a great place to confirm that your Entity Type is listed as Company/Organization. If it says Individual, follow the instructions for Converting on the Apple Enrollment Page

Copy and paste the Team Name on from the Membership page of your Apple Developer account, where it asks for your Apple company name. Click "Next Steps". 

Please make sure that the Team Name is copied and pasted exactly from the Apple Developer account page, so that we have the spacing, punctuation, and capitalization exactly the same. 

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