Do ad hoc APNS deployments require a production certificate? Craig Conover November 19, 2020 14:17 Updated Do I need to use a production certificate for adhoc deployments? Yes, see these APNS Deployment Tips. Related articles How do I upload a certificate for APNs1 Push Notifications? How can I troubleshoot my push notification issues? How will APNS deprecation affect my push notifications Where is mobile push notification documented? Can I send push notifications to an iOS simulator?