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App Store Connect says "An error has occured. Try again" when I try to create In-App Purchase

I've been trying to create in-app purchases for the last few hours but every time I do, App Store Connect says "An error has occured. Try Again". I was able to create in app purchases ...
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Avoid In-App-Purchase for Core Web application

I have an app that is completely web app with monthly subscription. The web app have free Android and iOS apps that are free. But to use them, you need active subscription on the web. Reading Apple's ...
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Sandbox: Testing in app purchase issue (no products retrieved from app store connect)

All of a sudden, I am no longer able to test in app purchases on testflight builds. try await Product.products(for: [productID]) returns an empty array. Production (app in app store) functions just ...
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How to download all IPA files that already deleted from AppStore? [duplicate]

I am still wondering if there's a big archive of all and old IPA files that was on AppStore long years ago. Because most of 32bit games is deleted from AppStore after iOS 10-11 release. I saved some ...
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Would it be a violation if I use a custom currency symbol for iOS In-App purchase?

I have implemented IAP auto-renew feature on an application. It's working perfectly. Now my client is asking to use a custom symbol for the Japanese App Store only, which means users who are using App ...
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In-App Purchase for Hardware-As-A-Service

We are currently working on a Hardware-As-A-Service model in which we are going to sell our hardware products with a monthly subscription. The customers will first buy this subscription from our ...
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allow app store access but no purchases

My understanding is that iOS parental controls let you (a) disallow in-app purchases, and/or (b) hide the app store altogether. I am hoping for an option where the child can browse the app store and ...
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IAPs on App Store Connect: For in-app-purchase review, what does it mean to upload binary?

I added several in-app purchases to my project on App Store Connect, and it rejected them saying Please upload a new binary. I don't know what upload a new binary means. I've uploaded builds to ...
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App Store charge for "Premier (Automatic Renewal)"

Today I received an emailed Apple / App Store receipt for a $29.95 charge. Your receipt from Apple. Premier (Automatic Renewal) $29.95 Premier (Automatic Renewal) (Monthly) I don't recognize this &...
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iOS In-App Purchase Offer Codes - Can user use a new offer code after subscription expires?

If I provide an offer code, for a 1-month of free subscription, to a user for free access to my app, after 1 month can the same user use the new code for a 1-month of free subscription? OR User can ...
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how to switch sandbox account in iOS device

Now I am login apple using a new sandbox account, when I am using in app purchase. It still using the old account. I have tried: close the app and reopen it and do in app purchase, but still popup UI ...
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Where does Apple Appstore commission for inApp purchases apply?

I always knew that Apple has commission from paid apps, but I only just found out this applies to inapp purchases as well. Due to this, many apps raise the price of their inapp purchases on appstore ...
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Are iOS in-app purchases information not shared on M1 MacBook?

I installed Rosetta Stone app, which is a popular language learning iOS app, on M1 MacBook Air and tried restoring the contents, but it showed there is no items to restore. On iPhone and iPad, I can ...
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How to report competing app which has bypassed In-App-Purchase and started using third party payment processor

I have an App that sells subscriptions to access video content (similar to Netflix). When I tried to launch with a third party payment processing tool, Apple blocked my app until I've integrated In ...
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Change IAP price

I'm planning on increasing the prices of my Non-Consumable IAPs. My question is, will existing users who already purchased those IAPs be affected? As in, will it still count as "purchased" ? ...
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Will my app be rejected by Apple if I ask user for a 5 star and positive review comment after I will award them my In-App for free?

I have a simple app with a few paid In-App purchases. Will I be rejected when I inform user about my latest promotion? User may get In-App for free only when give me positive review and 5 star in App ...
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Remove „Offers in app purchases” from iOS app

I would like to remove IAP from app on appstore and get rid of this info under get button: I have to do some changes in AppStore connect? Maybe just change Xcode project config? I know that I can ...
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How to allow the user to choose from a pricing package yet be compatible with volume purchase and family sharing

I want to allow the user to pick the subscription package that is most convenient for their situation similar to how SAAS do it, eg.: I want it to have 3 tiers: Free, Standard, Pro As I want to ...
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Subscription management with iTunes id (restrict the user from creating multiple subscription on same iTunes ID)

I am working on an Auto-renewable subscription based application. We are using In-App purchase (StoreKit) option for the payment. I have 2 subscription plans. Monthly subscription Yearly subscription ...
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How to resolve rejection on App store with In-App purchase, free trial and links of web application

We're developing an app for iOS devices. It has a subscription option if the user wants to upgrade from the free trial. Our app is rejected as we had an option to pay with PayPal along with In-App ...
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Paid consumables and App Store Terms & Conditions

I have a friend who works for a charity that offers courses on a donation basis as a way to fund themselves. Recently the charity built an iOS app so people can download the course videos and other ...
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What's the duration of a In-App Purchase Promo Code for Auto-Renewable Subscription's?

I just can't seem to find any answer to this question on the internet, so it might be good to just ask it here for future reference of people Googling the same question. In my App, I have a Auto-...
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How to change the Subscription plan for third party app purchased through iTunes?

I set the 30 day Premium subscription for LinkedIn through iTunes. I cancelled the subscription but i am not able to change the plan from premium to basic. I reached LinkedIn which advised me to get ...
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Am I limited to using Apple's In-App purchase for charging for in-app consumables?

I'm building a book app where you can read one book for free, but if you pay, you have access to all the books until the end of your subscription (30 days). My query is regarding this item in the App ...
David Rearte's user avatar
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Is it possible to back up in-app purchases and game saves?

Is it possible to back up in-app purchases (i.e. full game unlock) and game saves such that an iOS app can be deleted and later re-installed from the .ipa file? I'm using a 3rd generation iPad (model ...
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Are Associate Links in an iOS App against the App Store Review Guidelines?

Our iOS app is a (free) utility app that offers a kind of "private" social network for tennis clubs. For monetization purposes, we have considered adding Amazon affiliate links in a native way to the ...
Florian Pfisterer's user avatar
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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?...
Mitul Jindal's user avatar
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Are old users eligible for introductory pricing?

We are introducing a free trial using the introductory pricing provided by Apple in StoreKit. The subscription has been available for a long time. My question is, if a user had subscribed before the ...
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Do a consumable iOS product REQUIRE restore functionality?

I am developing a game, and I want to submit it to the AppStore, but I don't know if this will be a cause for rejection: Say a player can buy 100x arrows for 0.99$. Do I have to provide the user the ...
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How do I use my own money for purchases rather than using family sharing data?

A couple of months ago I made a couple of (guilty) in-app purchases for a game, under the impression that even though my family has Family Sharing, that my details would still be used for the ...
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Can iTunes gift cards be used to make in-app purchases?

Does Apple allow the use of iTunes gift cards (in this case a Japanese iTunes gift card with a Japanese Apple ID) to buy an in-app purchase (for in-game currency)?
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What are the In App Purchase subscription durations when testing subscriptions through TestFlight?

When I test an internal development build In App purchase subscription durations are greatly reduced according to the table at: http://help.apple.com/itunes-connect/developer/#/dev7e89e149d Actual ...
mightyroser's user avatar
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How to use sandbox accounts in iOS 11?

These are the official directions for testing with sandbox accounts: Set up test user accounts within Users and Roles in iTunes Connect Clear any account information stored on your test device. In ...
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iTunes connect not showing apps

Once clicking on apps in the iTunes connect home page, the information page shows up. to Is this usual, if so, how do I enable in-app purchases
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How do in-app purchases work for child accounts with Family Sharing?

Our daughter has her own iPad that she uses with an Apple ID configured as a child account. Her app store purchases require authorisation from either myself or my wife. All three of us are in the same ...
Steven Rands's user avatar
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If I get an app that contains a monthly fee and I delete it, do i still have to pay?

I got a palm reading app, not knowing that it included a monthly fee of $9.99. I have the iPhone 7 so I put my fingerprint in my phone. My fingerprint lets me pay for stuff, download apps, and open my ...
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Is it possible to perform donation with In-App purchase for amount the user want to donate?

With last update Apple rejected my app, because I have donation process with PayPal through Safari. They said to implement in app mechanism. But is it possible for users to donate with In-App with ...
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How to check individual in-app purchases as developer on iTunes Connect?

Is there any way to check each in-app purchases my app is receiving on iTunes Connect? On Android for example you have a list of every purchase with an ID so if a client makes a complain I can easily ...
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Why haven't I been paid yet for In-App purchases made on my app? [duplicate]

I have an app with one In-App Purchase item. When looking at the Payments and Financial Reports the Estimated Amount Owed is > 300 DKK (I'm from Denmark). However, there's been no payment yet. What ...
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In-app purchase from Japanese app

So I tried to buy some in-app offers from a app that I downloaded in a different app store region, after putting in my billing information it won't go through. I'm using a US debit/credit card. Is ...
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Why many startups use IAP for their iOS apps, while they could direct the website to buy premium?

Many startups offer their premium version both via website and IAP. Lumosity is the example of such app. I know IAP is made for such cases, but since you can upgrade your account on their website, ...
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As an indie developer, what do I put in the contact section of the "Agreements, Tax, and Banking" in iTunes connect?

Not quite sure if this is the place to ask but I'm trying to set up IAPs in my app so I need to fill out the paid contract first. I have no idea exactly who I'm supposed to put in my contact section. ...
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Does the iOS app store accept apps that don't work unless the user pays via a subscription or IAP?

I'm thinking of making my camera app free to download, and let users take 20 photos, after which a dialog pops up asking for a (auto-renewing) subscription. If the user doesn't pay, the app will ...
Kartick Vaddadi's user avatar
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iOS In App Purchases and other content deleted every few days

Every few days, all in app purchases disappear. I have to go into each app and use the "Restore Purchases" option to get everything back. Also: My alarms keep being deleted - the alarm page is just ...
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How do I make in-app purchases appear within my apps on all of my devices?

I have purchased an in-app purchase for flightradar24 on my iPhone, and the in-app purchase has not appeared on my other devices. The app itself has synced to my other devices, however, when I ...
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In-app purchase or third party payment vendor for app subscription model for a physical device?

We are developing an application which allows user to synchronize fitness band data, such as step count and sleep tracker with mobile device. we give the hardware (fitness band) free to users with ...
Ibrahim Azhar Armar's user avatar
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Will Apple disable your account for buying IAP abroad?

I have an US App Store account from when they opened it, 2010 if I'm not mistaken ( I'm an early adopter :) ). Back then I used "None" as payment method when I created the account because I didn't ...
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Is it possible to manually buy an In-App Purchase from the Mac App Store?

Let's say we have an app, and there's an in app purchase that unlocks something, let's say for example a pro subscription. You can't buy it from the app itself, because the app is glitched or broken. ...
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Which countries can receive payments from Apple?

I'm from Costa Rica and I don't know if I can use In App Purchases in the iOS apps I'm developing. Does Apple have a list of countries for which this functionality is available?
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iTunes Connect: No options when trying to add IAP

I'm helping a client set up their application profile on iTunes Connect and am running into a strange issue when trying to create in-app purchases. When I go to the Features tab and select "In-App ...
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