How can I publish My iPhone App by myself? | Appy Pie Help

How can I publish My iPhone App by myself?

By Abhinav Girdhar | Updated on January 10, 2022, 8:40 am

Follow below mentioned steps to publish your app on Apple App Store/iTunes Connect:

Step 1. Download your .ipa file

  • Download .CSR file from My Apps >> Go Live >> iphone_Publish >>Publish Yourself>>Next>> Download .CSR file

Please follow below mentioned steps to download your .ipa file

Part 1-A: Create your Distribution Certificate

Step 1 : Go to Apple Developer
Step 2. Click on Account

Step 3. If you have an Apple Developer account, enter your credentials and login, or create an account by clicking on
Create yours now.

Step 4. On the dashboard, click on Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles

Step 5. Click on ‘+’ icon in front of Certificates

Step 6. Select iOS Distribution (App Store and Ad Hoc) option under Software

Step 7. Once selected, click on Continue

Step 8. Upload .CSR certificate

Step 9. Click on Continue to finish creating Distribution Certificate

Step 10. Click on Download

Part 1-B: Create Bundle ID

Step 1. Go to Identifiers

Step 2. Click on ‘+’ icon in front of Identifiers

Step 3. Select App IDs option under Register a New Identifier and click on Continue

Step 4. Enter app name in Description field. Under Bundle ID, enter Bundle Identifier (For example - com.YourAppName.YourAppName)

Step 5. Click on Continue

Step 6. Click on Register

Part 1-C: To insert APNs Certificate

Step 1. In Identifiers section, select the App ID that you want to submit

Step 2. Click on Configure option in front of Push Notifications

Step 3. Now you need to create Development and Production SSL Certificates. Click on Create Certificate

Step 4. Click on Choose File to upload .CSR file

Step 5. Once uploaded, click on Continue

Step 6. Click on Download

Part 1-D: Create a distribution provisioning profile

Step 1. Go to Profiles
Step 2. Open All Types dropdown menu

Step 3. Select Distribution

Step 4. Click on ‘+’ icon in front of Profiles

Step 5. Select App Store option under Distribution

Step 6. Once selected, click on Continue

Step 7. Open App ID dropdown menu

Step 8. Select the App ID that you want to publish

Step 9. Once selected, click on Continue

Step 10. Select the Certificate

Step 11. Once selected, click on Continue

Step 12. Enter Provisioning Profile Name

Step 13. Click on Generate

Step 14. Click on Download for downloading to Generate the Provisioning Profile

Step 2. Create app into Appstore Connect

  1. Go to Appstore Connect
  2. Click on My Apps
  3. Click on ’+’ sign
  4. Choose New App
  5. Choose iOS platform, Enter App Name, Select Language and Bundle ID (as on certificates), Enter SKU (e.g., SKU1324APPNAME), and click on Create to continue
    Note: Select tvOS if you wish to submit your app for Apple TV
  6. Choose Category under App information
  7. Go to Pricing >> Choose suitable pricing Tier (As per iTunes guidelines)
  8. Upload Screenshots
  9. Type App Description and Keywords
  10. Upload App Icon, Enter Rating and all details like Name, Email address, Contact number, e.t.c
  11. Provide Contact Information and choose to Automatically Release App


Step 3. Upload your app from Transporter App

  1.  On your Mac computer, open the Transporter App, if you don’t have Transporter App ,  You can download it from Build, under Prepare for Submission section and click on See supported versions
  2. Click on Upload tools
  3. Click on Upload your app binary files with the Transporter app
  4.  Click on download the Tranporter app
  5. Click on View in Mac App Store
  6. Click on download icon to Get Transporter app
  7. Click on Open
  8. Click on '+' icon
  9. Select the app you would like to Submit and click Open
  10. Click on Next
  11. Wait for the application loader to upload your file. Once your file is uploaded, you will see a green check (this implies that your app has been submitted to Apple).
    Note: You only need to click Send if you receive an error message and want to re-add your application
  12. You have successfully added your application to the App Store, click on Done

Step 4. Send your app for review

  1. Login to App Store Connect
  2. On your App Store Connect dashboard, click My Apps
  3. Select your app from My Apps  
  4. Select the app version with the status “Prepare for Submission” in the sidebar and then, click the + icon next to Build 
  5. In the Add Build dialog, select the latest build you want to submit
  6. Once you have selected the build, click Done   
  7. Review the build and app details and click Save  
  8. In the upper-right corner, click Submit for Review



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