I'm very new to learning xcode and swift (actually just started yesterday). I see that it's possible to attach a device to your developer account so that you can test your product on an actual phone instead of a simulator. Is it possible to do this without paying to be a developer? I'm just tinkering around and trying to learn, I don't think it's worth the extra expense at this point.
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See this thread [how i can have free Developer Program ] with an already moderated link that explains Xcode's free provisioning process (with screenshots), and - be sure to read all the way thru it and any updates at the bottom. Good luck.