Below are some tips to help you get through the Apple Developer license enrollment process without an Apple device.
Use Two-Step Verification Instead of Two-Factor Authentication
If your organization does not have an iOS device that can be used to log in with and set up two-factor authentication for your organization, there is the possibility that Apple may let you bypass this requirement. We have heard from some of our partners that they have been able to chat with Apple support and have been allowed to bypass two-factor authentication and use two-step verification instead. Our partners have relayed to Apple Support that their organization does not have the funds to buy an Apple device for the enrollment process, and Apple allowed them to continue to use two-step verification.
Two-factor authentication is an added layer of security for your Apple ID to make sure that you are the only person who can access your church's Apple Developer account, even if someone knows your password. Two-Factor is required by Apple, but they may let you use two-step verification.
Two-step verification is a slightly older security feature for Apple. With two-step verification, you can verify your identity using one of your devices and another approved method before you can sign into your Apple ID account page using a 4-digit verification code either through SMS or Find My Phone. You can learn more about two-step verification from this Apple support article!
Use a Personal Apple Device for Enrollment
You have the option to use your personal Apple device to complete the enrollment process. Just log out of your own Apple ID and log in with your organization's Apple ID to complete your enrollment.
*Note: If you are using a personal iOS device for your organization's developer account, make sure your personal apple account is backed up to your iCloud account before you log out.
Make sure to keep your organization's login information somewhere safe but also easily accessible to those who may need access to it down the road. For example, the original individual who set up your organization's developer account moves on to another job opportunity. The new individual who manages your organization's app will need your Apple ID and password.
Use iTunes on a Windows PC to Set up Two-Factor Authentication
You can also set up two-factor authentication with iTunes version 12.3.3 or newer on your Windows PC. If you need to download iTunes for your PC, visit this iTunes download page. If you already have iTunes on your PC and need to update to the newest version, visit this iTunes update page.
To complete your Apple Developer Enrollment process and set up two-factor authentication on your PC, you need to have your Apple ID and password ready. Once you have logged into iTunes with your organization's Apple ID and password, you can complete two-factor authentication.
If you have any questions or need help, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org!