I want to generate an ipa of my ios app so that i can test it by running on my iphone device. But whether the certificates or provisioning profiles are needed or any other way to do this without creating/paid membership. I am using ionic 3 framework.
A profile is required regardless of paid account or not.
See this thread [how i can have free Developer Program ] with an already moderated link that explains Xcode's 'free provisioning process' (with screenshots) - be sure to read all the way thru it and any updates at the bottom. Good luck.