ios distribution without developer account

hey everyone. I’m new to react-native/ expo, I have been building apps for fun and show my friends and family. It is easy to get my friends to use my apps on android since I can build for it without hassles. I’ve been trying to accommodate my IOS friends but it seems I can’t build the app without a developer account, even though I have no intention of publishing it on App Store. Is there a way to have my app available on iPhones without a developer account?

thanks in advance