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
    Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 23:29

7 Answers 7

  1. Go to https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action
  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
  • That's exactly what I had to do :)
    – arled
    Commented Jun 4, 2014 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.

  • 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? Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 16:52
  • @CharlieS you will need to click on iOS 8 Beta first
    – hanxue
    Commented Jun 5, 2014 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
    Commented Jun 6, 2014 at 13:45
  • If you have a university account, you can’t participate in the forums either, if recall.
    – roosto
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 0:36
  • That's not very fun.
    – spaaarky21
    Commented Jun 22, 2014 at 0:54

If you are in the paid developer program you can download the beta from: https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action

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

  1. Go to https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action
  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

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

  • Login is still required.
    – grg
    Commented Jul 17, 2014 at 17:29
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    @GeorgeGarside Yes but you don't need the paid developer account now
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Jul 17, 2014 at 18:43

Xcode 6 beta is available to anyone that signs up for a free developer account at https://developer.apple.com/programs/which-program/ 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.

  • 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 developer.apple.com/swift/resources
    – styfle
    Commented Jul 19, 2014 at 6:30
  • @styfle thanks. Feel free to edit things like that on the answer going forward :)
    – bmike
    Commented Jul 19, 2014 at 23:03

I just downloaded it from here: https://developer.apple.com/xcode/downloads/

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