I know that there is one way to do this with XCODE 7, however this doesn't seem to be working for me, possibly because I'm on iOS10? I have an app that I'd like to deploy on to my iPad before I decide to sign up for a developer account. Is there any way to achieve this.
You don't need a developer account but you do need a Mac. These points are taken from this blog:
In order to take advantage of this, you’ll need three things:
- Xcode 7
- iOS 9 (minimum)
- A free Apple ID
To start, you’ll need to set up a provisioning profile to code sign your apps:
- Open Xode preferences (Xcode > Preferences…)
- Click the ‘Accounts’ tab
- Login with your Apple ID (+ > Add Apple ID…)
- Once you’ve successfully logged in, a new ‘Personal Team’ with the role ‘Free’ will appear beneath your Apple ID.
There's a few more details that you can view on that site.