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I want to start developing in Swift. I already own an apple developer account, yet am struggling to download Xcode (n) beta.

How can I do this?

Thank you in advance.

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What does struggling to download mean? – bmike Jun 3 '14 at 23:29
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  1. Go to
  2. If you are still not Update Program License Agreement, don't forget to do it: enter image description here

  3. In the top left, select iOS 8 Beta

  4. Scroll down and search for Xcode 6 beta
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That's exactly what I had to do :) – Led Jun 4 '14 at 18:21

If you are an Apple Developer for iOS or Mac OS X, which is $99 a year, go to the Xcode page and scroll down to Xcode 6.

If you are already signed into the Apple developer portal, you can download the Xcode disk image.

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I'm on that page, and signed into iOS developer center, but there are no links on the page you linked to for downloading Xcode 6. Can you elaborate? – Charlie S Jun 4 '14 at 16:52
@CharlieS you will need to click on iOS 8 Beta first – hanxue Jun 5 '14 at 10:25
Fun fact: if you have a university development account, it won't let you download XCode 6 (or any beta software for that matter). I don't know why they do it. – user80014 Jun 6 '14 at 13:45
If you have a university account, you can’t participate in the forums either, if recall. – roosto Jun 11 '14 at 0:36
That's not very fun. – spaaarky21 Jun 22 '14 at 0:54

If you are in the paid developer program you can download the beta from:

If you have a free developer account, you cannot download the beta.

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The free developer account restriction has been lifted. See – bmike Jul 11 '14 at 19:52
  1. Go to
  2. Log in
  3. Look right above the Resources for iOS 7 header you'll see the iOS 8 beta pill. Or just search for the text iOS 8 beta on the page.
  4. Click on iOS 8 beta pill
  5. Heed the Read Me Before Downloading warning
  6. Click on Download Xcode
  7. Profit
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Aren't you missing a step between 6 and 7? – waldrumpus Jun 4 '14 at 9:27
@waldrumpus, Nah, he'll just clone Flappy Bird. – Klikerko Jun 4 '14 at 13:23
@Klikerko – 0942v8653 Jun 4 '14 at 13:38

This has changed. The better place to download Xcode 6 Beta (as of Beta 3), is the Apple Swift resources page.

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Login is still required. – grgarside Jul 17 '14 at 17:29
@GeorgeGarside Yes but you don't need the paid developer account now – Mark Jul 17 '14 at 18:43

Xcode 6 beta is available to anyone that signs up for a free developer account at and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Paid developers get distribution and code signing certificates, but you can start with Swift and the beta Xcode 6 for free. More details are on the developer news and the Apple swift blog:

The last link with resources has books, guides, sample code and links to the latest Xcode betas as well as WWDC videos covering the language and using it with Cocoa and other Apple API.

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I think the links have changed however the information is correct. I am downloading Xcode 6 beta 3 as we speak and I have the free dev account. Try this link – styfle Jul 19 '14 at 6:30
@styfle thanks. Feel free to edit things like that on the answer going forward :) – bmike Jul 19 '14 at 23:03

I click on the link to download xcode 6 and I get this error:

An error occurred while processing your request. Reference #171.5fc257b8.1402063673.a946aac

The URL it's trying to access is:

I've looked everywhere to see if there's some t&c that I need to accept first but there are no indications (I don't see any yellow info boxes, aside from the box about backing up your ios devices). Any ideas?

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This does not really answer the question. If you have a different question, you can ask it by clicking Ask Question. You can also add a bounty to draw more attention to this question once you have enough reputation. – grgarside Jun 6 '14 at 15:17
You could start a new Q&A if you can't find the link to apple support for developers. If your account has issues, you might need them to look into it. It seems unlikely that the download servers are overloaded, but perhaps that is still happening or there is an outage now? – bmike Jun 6 '14 at 15:37
The link is incorrect and will break as new betas are released. Better to use the resources guide in my answer: and – bmike Jul 11 '14 at 19:51

I just downloaded it from here:

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If u want Xcode 6 SDK go through this below link. Your registered apple developer.

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Which step of the struggling does your answer address? – daniel Azuelos Sep 24 '14 at 6:53

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