Enabling development mode in iOS

Enabling the development mode on an iOS device allows you to install and run applications not originating from Apple's App Store.

Important: iOS automation is only supported on Windows or macOS hosts.
Ensure that the following requirements are met before enabling development mode on an iOS device.
  • There is at least one open slot available to add a development device to your Apple developer account.
  • Xcode 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 is installed. (Learn more.)
  • An Apple USB cable.
Perform the following procedures on macOS machine:
  1. Connect your iOS device to the macOS machine.
  2. On the macOS machine, select XCode > Window > Organizer.
  3. Click the Devices tab.
  4. In the left panel, select your connected iOS device and click Use for development on the main panel.
    Note: The Use for development button is not available if development mode has been enabled on the selected device.
  5. Log on with your developer's Apple ID and password.