Questions tagged [app-store-connect]

App Store Connect (formerly iTunes Connect) is a suite of web-based tools created for developers to submit and manage their apps for sale via the App Store.

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Smart App Banner install attribution in App Store Connect App Analytics

Reference: Smart App Banners Are Smart Banner installs included in "Web Referrers" when looking at App Analytics > Sources > Web Referrers? Definition of Web Referrers: Customers tapped a link ...
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Does Apple allow developers or testers to install previous versions of an App?

As an iOS App developer, does Apple allow me to download previously submitted versions of my App using a developer or test account? I'm not trying to get users to download previous versions, but ...
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Why is my approved iOS app, distributed “privately as a custom app for business,” not visible to my organization in Apple Business Manager?

Issue When I search for my company's internal app in Apple Business Manager, there are no matches. I've tried searching by name, SKU, and App ID. Searching by name returns four results, none of which ...
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Generate redemption code programatically - Apple Volume Purchase Plan

I have an enterprise application which will be distributed using Volume Purchase Plan. I've read the documentation and understand the method of generating and downloading the codes in a spreadsheet ...
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Remove Apple Watch and Imessage from Cordova App [migrated]

I have a Cordova created project which I added ios platform. When I upload it to the AppStore, I see that Apple Watch and iMessage are present in the Multimedia Manager ( in order to send their ...
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Can I submit a new app version to apple without cancelling a pending release?

I have an app Pending Release and would like to update it with a newer version that includes some minor bugs fixes. Can I do so without removing the App pending release? I don't want to risk that we ...
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How to release an app used internally (but in a different way)

we need to release an App for one of our customers but we got rejected, we are told that this app does not comply with guidelines 3.2: Guideline 3.2 - Business During our review, we found that ...
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How can I use App Analytics to determine which device models are using my app?

In the Google Play console, I'm able to easily determine which Android device models are using my Android apps. How do I do the same with my iOS apps in the App Store? For example - How many iPhone ...
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Are App Store elements (eg app store copy, preview images) perserved when you transfer an app

Will I need to re-enter the app store copy, translations, preview images and video when I move an app to a new publisher account, or is that content retained on the app store? Thanks in advance for ...
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How to give access to podcast statistics in iTunes connect?

I want to give another account access to my podcast statistics. I found this manual which quite closely describes what I want, but it is meant for apps, and I don't see the "Users & Roles" menu in ...
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Can promo code users update a 'custom app for business'

I've made a small app for the company I work at and I'm looking to distribute it. It isn't going to very many people, less than 100. I don't want to use it as a B2B app as then I'd need to setup a ...
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macOS app review process: Touch Bar functionality in metadata

I have a macOS app that get bug fixed. But the latest Apple review process drives me a bit insane. They always tell me that my app's metadata indicates Touch Bar functionality which my app do not have....
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App Store Connect: Creation of apps of this type is not available

For the past few weeks, I've been getting an error when trying to create an iOS app in App Store Connect: https://imgur.com/U02cAl2.mp4 I click + → New App A progress indicator appears The indicator ...
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iOS App rejected with reason of Your app includes non-iOS platform references and the ability to purchase these devices in the binary

I have developed an online shopping app for leading mobile retailer in India. This app allows customers to purchase all kind of mobiles, tablets and gadgets. But App Store rejected app a couple of ...
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App Store App Name Change - how to leave old name for SEO / find-ability

Recently I received an infringement notice regarding one of the words in my app name. I need to figure out how to change the name of an app, so that it won't confuse existing users. Mainly, is there ...
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I have a paid app on appstore, is it possible to offer the users who bought it a different app, and pull this one from appstore?

The thing is that there are two versions of the same app... a lite and a pro version. The lite version is free but offers an in-app purchase which can unlock all the capabilities of the pro version. ...
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What does Apple's new App Store requirement mean

This message came in my App Store Connect: Upcoming Submission Requirements As a reminder, starting March 27, 2019 all new apps and app updates for iPhone or iPad, including universal apps, ...
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iTunes connect: I can't add new bank account or changing existing?

Ok I recently closed my bank account and opened a new one that has the same routing number but different account number. Apple tried to make a payment to my account but it was declined because it's ...
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Is it possible to know what type of iPhone installed your apps in App Store Connect?

If it's possible can I search how many iPhones installed my app for each type of iPhone?
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Is there such a thing as an indie dev being blacklisted as a developer from the App Store

I'm a 1 person indie app developer who makes cool AR apps. I've actually been doing this since 2010, though many of my older apps have been pruned. It seems that every time I submit an app to the ...
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4.2.6 rejection for apps sold as B2B

On Friday I had about 10 apps rejected for breaching the 4.2.6 guidelines. Guideline 4.2.6 - Design - Commercialized Templates and App Generation Services We noticed that your app appears to ...
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Does app store show a limited impressions for every account?

Does apple have something like a quota "limited views monthly" for every developer account? Do I need to have another account to get more reach through impressions and installs?? 1- I used to to get ...
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I want to Remove an old app in my AppStore Connect

I have one app that is removed from sale individually but also still for sale in a bundle. Still,the option "Remove App" appears in "App Information" Section. But as I pressed it, Apple says I cannot ...
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Is a 16-day Apple Beta Review time normal?

I've submitted an iOS beta Testflight build for external testing on Jan 9th and it went into review that same day and has not changed status since. Normally it's only a few days as our previous beta ...
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What is the difference between App Store Connect and iTunes Connect app?

I have two apps installed on my iPhone: App Store Connect and iTunes Connect What is the difference between these two apps? Both provide analytics for my apps. For some weird reason, iTunes ...
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Does App transfer between developers necessitate a re-purchase by end users?

If an app gets transferred from one developer to another, does it necessitate a re-purchase? From the App Store Connect, App transfer overview page: You transfer an app when you’ve sold the app to ...
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Is it possible to include emoji in the app description in the App Store? Wouldn't the app be rejected or banned?

I have an app listed in the App Store. Don't you know is it possible to use emoji in the description of the app or use any kind of text formatting (italic, bold, underline)? I have found the ...
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Does privacy policy need to be in all languages an app supports when uploading to app store?

It is mandatory for all apps submitted on the App Store to provide privacy policy. https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/#privacy As I understand, a privacy policy link must be ...
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Is there a default confidentiality url I can link to?

I am updating my app on the App Store and I now have to give a url for confidentiality agreement. Is there a default one I can link to, e.g a basic one that Apple would provide for small developers? ...
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How do I report an unauthorized copy app uploaded to App Store?

I am a contributor to TableTool, a modest app for editing CSV files. Somebody took our source code, copied it and is charging money for the identical app, Quick CSV. I don't mind this, our project is ...
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Privacy policy for publishing app on iTunes Connect?

I have an app that I wish to sell via iTunes Store. I do not have a website for the app. How can I add privacy policy URL on iTunes Connect? Can I add a PDF file URL for privacy policy which is ...
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Bundle ID not transferred when transferring an app

We received a new transferred app from other company. Now we have to update its versions and release it on the App Store. The problem is that we can see the app in iTunesConnect. But to upload a new ...
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Can't get a Public Link to test iOS app on TestFlight

I've a app and I want use the External Testers with Public Link. I can use with TestFlight in internal testers. In "Builds->iOS->Testers" I added the external group target (Público em Geral). In "...
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App Store Connect: See top countries for an app

Hey I am unable to find an option where I can check from where purchases have been made. I can only sort by continent which doesn't help much. Sales data has each currency listed separately but euro-...
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TestFlight review process vs. App Store review process

Is it possible to pass the TestFlight review process and then fail the App Store review process with the same build? In other words, if my build successfully passes the TestFlight review process, is ...
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Game Engine Encryption for iTunes Connect Export Compliance?

I am using a Game Engine to create an iOS game app which allows me to drag-and-drop the generated files into Xcode to get the app binary. The said engine encrypts the files when exporting to an Xcode ...
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Multiple Apple Developer Accounts

I've read multiple messages on the subject, but I wondered if anyone had first hand experience (or genuine knowledge one way or another), if it is possible to more than one Apple Developer account? ...
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Is it possible to change the company behind a developer account?

A few years ago I created a company to start an app project. I released the series of apps but things did not work very well. The apps did not generate any significant revenue and I gradually ...
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iOS app search ads keyword tool says “You have no more recommended keywords for this app”

We use the keyword popularity indicator under Advanced campaign editor at http://app.searchads.apple.com (described here) to determine the popularity for keywords in the App Store. However, as of ...
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Does Apple have administrative control over Developer program enrollment?

I have tried for 2 weeks to complete enrollment in the Apple Developer Enterprise Program (US$ 299), but halfway through each attempt (10-12 by last count) the application switches from Enterprise to ...
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Publishing multiple iOS apps using different developer accounts

I need to upload 2 different apps on the App Store using 2 different Apple developer accounts. Does Apple monitors what apps upload from the same Mac? Can I run into any troubles? Does this interfere ...
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What are the tools and/or advantages of developing your app with a Apple Developer Program account?

Should I get an Apple Developer program account to develop my application or can I do it without it and then submit it obviously through an Apple Developer Progam?
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Transfering app after membership expired

My membership expired. And I want to trasnfer my app to my new teams account. It keeps saying I didn't accept master agreement. I saw this topic - What is the Master Agreement when trying to transfer ...
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How can I prevent my iOS app appstore page description from being indexed by search engines?

I cannot consider a business account / DBA as being an option for the contact information for my iTunes connect identity selling apps. Is there any way to opt-out of search engine indexation of my ...
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Does the app vendor obtain your name upon In-App subscription?

Does the app vendor gain access to your name upon doing an In-App subscription? I’m not sure how to read Apple’s privacy pages to understand what information (if any) is transmitted to third party ...
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App Store Optimization: Individual localization for English (U.S.), Australia, Canada and U.K.?

I have an iOS app that is available in all territories and its primary language is set to English (U.S.). I've also created store listings for Australia, Canada and U.K., but I'm using the same ...
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How are Sales different from In-App Purchases in iTunes connect?

In my app, I have 1 In-App Purchase. In App Analytics, in Metrics: My Sales and In-App Purchases are different. For so many days, I have one or more In-App Purchase but no Sale. How is this possible?...
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How can I submit my app if I didn't enrolled for the Apple Developer Program?

I made this app and I would like to put it in the App Store and I searched the Internet for how to do that but they all require you the account that you used to enrol for the Apple Developer Program ...
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App Review - Do they allow app names with question marks in?

I have submitted my app to the app store 6 times and always been rejected because apparently the UIRequiredCapabilities key is not set correctly. Well, I've tried many different combinations of ...
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How to share my app with App Manager?

I have an individual apple developer account. I bought it mainly so I could use a few of the advanced APIs (e.g. NetworkExtensions) in an app that I’m testing/developing. There’s another programmer ...