Creating iPA file using XCode 4.2 & 4.3.2

In this post, I am going to describe ‘How to create iPA file using XCode?’

iPA file means iPhone Application. iPA files are generally used for Ad-Hoc distribution.

Step 1. Open your code Project.

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Step 02. From Xcode, Go to window menu >> Click on Organizer. Or Press Cmd + Shift + 2

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Step 03. In Organizer window, switch to Devices Section.

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Step 04. From the Left Group Tree in Devices Section, Click on Provisioning Profiles Under Library group.

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Step 05. Click check on – for ‘Automatic Device Provisioning’.

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Step 06. Click on Refresh button (if one click doesn’t work, click second time. In my case I click it two times ) & then login Screen will appear as follows.  Enter your iOS Developer Account Credentials.

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Step 07. Now ensure the iOS Provisioning profiles downloaded automatically from iOS Provisioning Portal.

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Step 08. Close the Organizer & Click on the Project Name for Project & Product Settings.

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Step 09. Select appropriate Profile. Set same settings for both product & project.

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Step 10. Now Select iOS Device from the list of targets.

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Step 11. Go to Product menu & Click on Archive.

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Step 12. Preparing Archive takes time. Hold on, stay calm as It is matter of few seconds :)
Step 13. If you are using Xcode 4.2 use from step-14 to step-17. If you are using Xcode 4.3 use from step-18 & step-21.
Step 14. Open Organizer & switch to Archive Section.

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Step 15. Select your Archive & click on Share.
Step 16. Select iPA option & select appropriate Provisioning profile from Identity combo-box.

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Step 17. Click on next & save it on desired location.

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Steps For Xcode 4.3
Step 18. Switch to archive tab & select your Archive.

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Step 19. Click on Distribute button.

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Step 20. Click on Enterprise ad-hoc deployment & Click on next.

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Step 21. Select Code Signing Identity & save ipa on desired location.

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