iPad setup for debugging with Windows 10 VS2019 WITHOUT a Mac machine

Andres Olivares 1 Reputation point


I am developing a Xamarin app targeting iOS and Android. I'm on a Windows laptop and I have a iPad Pro 9th Gen, iOS v.15.3.1. I have gone through the process of creating my Apple Dev account and am associated to my companies' membership. I want to setup device debugging, connected for now via USB but hopefully I can do wireless debugging as well. I am under the impression that I would be able to do this without the need of a Mac machine. I believe I have all the necessary configurations to set this up but feel like I am missing some associates to get this working. Currently I am stuck in VS with:


I would truly appreciate any guidance that can help me with this issue and concise details on how to properly set up device debugging on an iPad from Windows without a Mac machine.

Thanks in advance,


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  1. Wenyan Zhang (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 27,126 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @Andres Olivares ,

    Xamarin Hot Restart enables you to quickly test changes to your app without a Mac machine during development. You need to download iTunes and install it, then sign in your Apple Dev account and enable Automatic Provisioning. For more details, refer to https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/deploy-test/hot-restart
    There are also some limitations, you cannot use Xamarin Hot Restart to create app bundles for publishing, it just for development.

    Best Regards,
    Wenyan Zhang

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