When I try to create a profile to build an iOS app by going to Project → General → Signing, and selecting my Team (Personal), I get two errors:

Failed to create provisioning profile.

There are no devices registered in your account on the developer website. Plug in and select a device to have Xcode register it.


No profiles for 'com.my.app.id' were found

Xcode couldn't find any iOS App Development provisioning profile matching 'com.my.app.id'.

I tried to check many tutorials and questions but nothing helped me to solve these errors. Many URLs take me to the Apple Development website, but there I only have the option to pay for the membership, and as I understood that's not necessary to build and run an app on an iOS device.

  • Welcome to Ask Different :) Have you connected your device to your Mac? Have you selected in as the run destination?
    – Nimesh Neema
    Jun 29, 2019 at 20:51
  • Thanks for the welcome and both thanks for your comment. Apparently yes the problem was that I didn't select my device as run destination. If you answer it I would be glad to give you the best answer.
    – Gicminos
    Jun 29, 2019 at 21:06

1 Answer 1


Make sure you have connected your iOS device to your Mac and selected it as the run destination.

Yes, you do not need a paid membership to the Apple developer program. You can register for an Apple developer account for free and can build and run apps on a maximum of upto three devices.

  • I am receiving exact same problems, and I search a lot to find a solution. My case is different with other. I don't have a Mac device, I subscribed a MacOS from a cloud services (MacinCloud). Therefore, I can't plug in my iPhone to the server which the MacOS is there. Can you please help me with that? Is there any solution for my case or I have to have a Mac device to link my app to my iPhone for debugging. Thank you so much
    – Shittel
    Feb 23, 2021 at 17:19
  • Can it just be an ios emulator? May 25, 2022 at 10:33
  • @Shittel You can try adding your device in the Apple Developer Provisioning Portal: stackoverflow.com/a/15804489/6995250
    – Nimesh Neema
    May 25, 2022 at 12:19
  • @ShivamSahil No.
    – Nimesh Neema
    May 25, 2022 at 12:19
  • @NimeshNeema Do I need a newish iOS device to be able to uploaded to the apple store? It doesn't seem like there's a way around this error without one.
    – Kevin Watt
    Mar 22 at 22:38

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