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How To Create .ipa files for TestFlight


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  • 1. How To Create .ipa files for TestFlight
  • 2. Step 1Click Xcode on the toolbar
  • 3. Step 2• Click Create a new Xcode project
  • 4. Step 3• Select PhoneGap-based Application and click Next
  • 5. Step 4• Enter the product name in the Product Name field.
  • 6. Step 5• Select the location where you want to save your project
  • 7. Step 6• Click Run on toolbar to compile your project
  • 8. Step 7• Click Run to start the simulator
  • 9. Step 8• Left-click the mouse on the project icon, and select Show in Finder
  • 10. Step 9• Drag and drop WWW folder to your project
  • 11. Step 10• This opens the Add File dialog box• Select Create folder references for any added folders, and click Finish. The selected folder will be added to the directory
  • 12. Step 11• The added folder can be seen in the sidebar on the left• Click the project icon (highlighted in orange), then click Info to change Configuration settings
  • 13. Step 12• Click the + button in Configurations, and select Duplicate “Release” Configurations to create a new configuration
  • 14. Step 13• Rename the new configuration to Ad hoc
  • 15. Step 14• Click File > New• Select New File from the sub-menu to view the newly created template
  • 16. Step 15• Click Code Signing in the new template, and select Entitlements• Click Next
  • 17. Step 16• Click Save to save your file in your directory
  • 18. Step 17• Enter YES in the Value field of your Entitlements.Plist
  • 19. Step 18• Click the project icon and select Build Settings to change project configuration
  • 20. Step 19• Click Code Signing on the Build Settings page• This opens the Build Settings properties
  • 21. Step 20• Go to Ad hoc > Any SDK. Click the (+) plus sign• The sign changes to (-) minus, and the field becomes editable
  • 22. Step 21• Enter Entitlements.Plist in the editable text field
  • 23. Step 22• Click Code Signing Identity and edit configuration settings for Ad hoc• Choose the current developer certificate
  • 24. Step 23• Click Code Signing Identity and edit configuration settings for Ad hoc. Choose the current developer certificate• Choose the current developer certificate for Debug and Release as well
  • 25. Step 24• Click toolbar and select iOS Device• Click Edit Scheme to open the change build settings pop-up window
  • 26. Step 25• In the pop-up window, select Archive to change the configuration
  • 27. Step 26• Select Release in Build Configuration, and change to Ad hoc
  • 28. Step 27• Click Product on the toolbar• Select Archive to make a build
  • 29. Step 28• Following all the steps in the correct order results in a successful build• You will get a Build Failed message if you miss a step or choose the wrong developer certificate
  • 30. Step 29• Once your build is successful, the Organizer window will open automatically• Click Share to open a window to make an .ipa file
  • 31. Step 30• In the .ipa file window, select iOS App Store Package (.ipa)
  • 32. Step 31• Select your developer certificate in the Identity field• Click Next to save your .ipa file
  • 33. Step 32• Select the location where you want to save the .ipa file