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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 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 :) – Led Jun 4 '14 at 18:21
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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? – Charlie Schliesser 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
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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.

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  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
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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 Jul 17 '14 at 17:29
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    @GeorgeGarside Yes but you don't need the paid developer account now – user151019 Jul 17 '14 at 18:43
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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 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
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I just downloaded it from here: https://developer.apple.com/xcode/downloads/

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