Installation of Xcode for React Native IOS Development

This post will show the process of Installation of Xcode for React Native IOS Development. For those who are new in the IOS development, Xcode is an integrated development environment for macOS(only) containing a suite of software development tools developed by Apple for developing software for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS as similar as of Android Studio for Android development. So let’s get started with the installation process.

If you also want to install Android Studio the here is How to Setting up Android Development Environment & Android Studio in Mac OS.

1. Create a Developer Account (Apple ID)

First of all, you need to create a developer account here on the official developer site of the Apple. Open the link ( and click onto the Account menu. This will redirect you to the login page where you can log in from your Apple ID(User ID) and Password or if you have no Apple ID then you can generate one using signup option.

There are no charges to make an Apple ID / Apple Account. It is completely free.

After login/signup you can see the following screen

Here You can click on the Downloads to see the latest version of Xcode available. We did this just to make our Apple ID which we will require while installing the Xcode.

2. Installation of Xcode

After creating the developer account you can see App Store in Dock with the Icon like alphabet “A”. 

Click on the icon and You will see App Store window will open. Now in search bar search for Xcode. and you will see the result similar to below image. Now click on GET and after that Install.

After Clicking on the install option you will be asked for the Apple ID and password. Please insert the Apple ID and password you have generated in the first step.

Now sit back and relax it will automatically download and install the Xcode in your Mac.

You can also see the process in launchpad.

This was the Installation of Xcode for React Native IOS Development. you don’t need to install any external simulator to run your app after installing Xcode. Everything needed for the IOS development will come along with the Xcode package.

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1 thought on “Installation of Xcode for React Native IOS Development”

  1. I want to build my react native on Xcode. Is it compulsory to pay for apple to pay for a developer ID for rendering?
    If we could build .ipa file for free, can you help us a guidance for this?
    Thank you so much!


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