I am under the age of 18 so I can't get into the Apple Developer program. I am forced to just use my free developer account and I have been for the past year. Today for some reason I am getting this error:

The maximum number of apps for free development profiles has been reached.

I've had a similar error to this before when I was creating new apps left and right and it said I had too much profiles for the week, so I waited and continued development. This error on the other hand isn't giving me any actions to fix the issue and I can't solve on myself.

Is there a way to possible delate some of the developer profiles that I have registered? Do I just need to wait a couple of days? I don't know what to do because the error message has no recommended action. Thanks!

  • Have you tried setting your Mac date back a few days? I don't know but it might trick Xcode and let you continue working. Otherwise, I don't think you can get around this for the free account. If you want to continue developing, without restrictions, you'll have to pay the $99. – fsb Jun 15 '16 at 14:41

In my case this guide worked; that is, in Xcode go to Window → Devices then under Installed Apps delete some of your apps and afterwards I could run my own apps on the device again.

I also rebooted the phone beforehand, but I assume that was not necessary.

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    Worked for me!!(Y) No need to reboot – Pratik Jamariya Oct 24 '16 at 7:10

So I went back to Xcode 7 and created a new app and tried to install it on my device and I found that it gave me the error that I can only make 10 apps per week. Xcode 8 must just not be able to give you that error message yet. Basically, I just need to wait for the week to be over.

  • please put this as a comment, and not an answer. – NullCoderExists Sep 14 '16 at 11:27

I succeeded by removing all the unneeded provisioning profiles from the device itself.

  1. In the Xcode Menu, go to Window → Devices.

  2. Right-click the device that is giving the problem.

  3. Choose Show Provisioning Profiles and delete some profiles to make room for new ones.

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