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The iOS App Store is a digital application distribution platform for iOS devices, developed and maintained by Apple.

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Can I have ads in my app if the screenshots don't show them?

I'm releasing an app but would like the screenshots to be uncluttered with my app's ads. Will the submission get rejected if my screenshots don't show the ads that my app has? And, if so, is there a ...
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Is an IOS app that includes a binary file allowed on the AppStore?

I would like to publish an IOS mobile app on the AppStore that includes a binary file as part of the bundle. The app's purpose would be to manage an iot device and that binary file would contain an OS ...
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What is meant by "Institutional Purchase" in App Store Connect?

I've recently discovered unusual spikes in the downloads of my app. I could trace them back to the source type "Institutional Purchase". What does this mean? The other source types are more ...
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Do I have to learn and use Apple's language if I want to make "App Store" apps for iDevices and Macs?

Let's say I have made something in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and I currently have it running in NW.js, the Chromium-based "webview" which runs on Windows, macOS and Linux. Now I want to ...
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Xcode unexpectedly quits after archieve

I am using flutter and I am not very good at Xcode. I upload to the app store my project. When I try update the application I got this problem. Xcode unexpectedly quits and open another window that ...
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I uninstalled and reinstalled Uber, how does it still know who I am?

I had uninstalled the Uber app on my iPhone. I do not have Uber Eats or another app install which appears to be related to Uber. Also, I do NOT use iCloud. Today I reinstalled Uber and found I am ...
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I actually need a Mac computer to make an iPhone "app"? [duplicate]

I just jumped through all Apple's hoops to finally make an "Apple ID" account to be able to read how to make and submit an "app" to them for the iPhone or macOS. I've been led ...
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Apps are hidden automatically

I updated to iOS 15 and now when I install an app in the app store, it goes automagically to the App Library "hidden" there and to have it in my screen, I have to drag it. How can I revert ...
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Suspicious iOS App

I was looking through purchases members of my family made through Apple's Family Sharing feature, when I stumbled across a suspicious-looking app, "OneClick Cleaner Pro" (image below). This ...
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Apple private app distribution and privacy

I developed an app for a specific client and it will be published as private distribution only for this client through the Apple Business Manager and redemption codes. My question is about the privacy ...
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Why does apple require a review for beta testing?

fairly new to apple releases and wondering what is the difference between the "Beta testing review" and "submit for approval"? We submitted the app for approval and this was ...
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What does "cannot change store front information" mean in my App Store?

How can I fix this problem? I wanted to change my App Store’s country but it ended up like that and now can’t download any apps.
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Invoice for purchases made on App Store

Does Apple provide invoice for purchases made on the App Store? I want for one of my past purchases. I am unable to find the invoice email from Apple.
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Minimum iOS SDK Version for iOS 15

The minimum iOS SDK requirement for apps submitted to the App Store at present is iOS 14 SDK Is there a minimum supported iOS SDK version in general for devices running iOS 15? For example for ...
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Re-Downloading an app after switching Apple ID country: Does the old app data stay (stored files, level progress in games, ...)?

I need to change the country of my Apple ID, and I already found that fortunately any apps that did cost money will be available for free download after I do this (as long as the app exists in my new ...
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Can’t change AppStore country/region

I recently relocated from India to Japan. I need to install a Japanese banking app, but the iPhone is not letting me change my country/region. I’ve tried changing the country under settings -> ...
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Why did my app name not change on my device?

I launched an app a couple of years ago. The app re-branded. Owned by the same company. We renamed the app in the App Store. Logo updated. In App Store Connect, iTunes, etc. I see the new app name. In ...
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How do I restore data from an offloaded, older version, third party app that I can't re-download? (Iphone 6s, ios 14)

I use a music player app called Nhaccuatui. I updated it recently, from version 5.x to 6.x. After updating 2 icons appeared on the screen. One works fine and is empty, the other I can't open anymore. ...
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I can't redownload an older version of an app, which holds my music library locally. How do I get my data back?

I usually listen to my music on an app called Nhaccuatui. I tried to update it recently, from version 5.x to 6.x. After updating 2 icons appeared on the screen. One works fine and is empty, the other ...
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"The Apple Store app is not available in your country or region" after Apple Store update on iPad

After Apple Store update I've got "The Apple Store app is not available in your country or region", and my country is missing from the list (it's Ukraine). Just in case I have iPad Air 2020. ...
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Can i extract photos locked in a photo locking app in an iPhone [duplicate]

I have a photo vault application that is no longer supporting the updated iOS ( but the app is still on my phone ). It was working fine till i do the updating of iOS recently. No any update from the ...
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Can't find Spotify on APP Store (In a permitted country)

I tried to download Spotify on my iPhone but unfortunately, I can't find the on the App Store, So, I did some search on Google and I found that I have to make sure that my country is allowed I ...
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Does the Apple podcasts app differ by ios version or iphone version?

I'm using the Apple podcasts app on ios 14.6 on an iphone 7+ and on the Library tab there is a "Recently updated" section, but my friend has an iphone XR on ios 14.6 and on his Library tab ...
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How to create an offline hotspot to transfer data between iPhone and another device?

I have a hardware accessory that (annoyingly) instead of supporting Bluetooth, requires a WiFi hotspot in order to communicate with an iPhone. Unfortunately I do not have tethering on my mobile data ...
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How to have our App Store listed app auto-upgrade to latest version on "supervised" iPads (or remotely upgrade the app to latest version)

We develop a b2b iOS app that is publicly listed on Apple Store. We lease our clients iPads so that they can use our app. We have full access and ownership of these iPads and we are able to "...
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How to manage the Fitbit app permissions so messages don’t get processed?

The google fitbit app forwards all iOS imessages to the child's linked fitbit device (Fitbit Ace 3) I believe this happens simply when app notifcations are enabled. I feel strongly App notifications ...
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Do you have to fill in all contacts in order to add in-app purchases?

I'm following this guide on setting up in-app purchases for my React Native app. I set up the “Agreements, Tax, and Banking” info, but didn't add any contacts in the Agreements -> Paid Apps -> ...
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How can I tell if a Mac App Store app is a universal purchase?

Apple has announced that it is officially launching the ability for developers to sell Mac and iOS apps as a single purchase. The macOS version of your app can now be included in a universal purchase, ...
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How to change App Store Country/Region when part of Family Sharing?

The owner of my family sharing account has switched Country/Region but the App Store on my iPhone won't switch automatically. I tried getting a free app from the current region and it didn't work. I ...
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iPhone: How to sync large library of MP3 + flac files from Win10 laptop

I am a longtime android user looking to migrate to iphone (to get better privacy). I think I have everything solved except for one thing: My music library. I am old school, in that I have a large (120+...
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How to solve the “You don't have permission to open the application” in Mac OS big sur?

When I want to open an app which I've downloaded outside of app store a pop up with the message of You dont have permission to open this app shows up. My laptop is macbook pro 2020 m1 big sur version ...
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“Cannot connect to the store” when trying to install games on iPod touch 1st Generation

Whenever I try to install an app on my iPod touch 1G (iOS 3.1.3, connected WiFi, I’m signed into iCloud on it, I checked, the app is compatible with iOS 2.0 or later) it only says what it says in the ...
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How can i regain functionality with automatic downloads? they no longer work in either direction

I cannot get applications I download on my iphone to appear on my ipad. Nor vice versa. I did not have this problem with my old devices so I know it worked at one time. Is this feature restricted to ...
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Donations and a webstore in an app. Does it attract a 30% cut still? 2021

We've had an app for many years, and when we developed it, we made all links to donations and our online webstore to be an external link, so that there was no money being transacted in the app. This ...
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Remove bundleId from Personal Team on AppStore Connect

I have a strange problem with Apple Developer account and I don’t know how to solve it. Today I purchased the licence for $99/year for the first time ever )) I was working on 2 apps and defined the ...
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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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TestFlight: Why isn't individual tester getting notifications when new TestFlight builds are pushed to store?

I have an app on TestFlight, and I added an individual tester to version 0.1.3. I then pushed versions 0.1.4 and 0.1.5, and although this tester automatically appears under "Individual testers&...
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How to collaborate developing an app without using an App Store Connect Team?

My friend and I have personal iCloud accounts that we use to develop apps in our free time. When he clones to his computer and runs, he gets errors with the team, bundle identifier, and push ...
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iOS — Is there any way to send a gift to a user of another App Store?

The recipient of your gift must have an Apple ID in your country or region. For example, if you're in the United States, you can't send a gift to a friend who lives in Australia. I'd like to send an ...
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iOS 14.4.1 upgrading many (but not all) apps, re-downloading old ones; why?

I just upgraded from iOS 14.4(?) to iOS 14.4.1 on my iPhone 8 and I'm somewhat in a state of shock because it seems very many of my apps are being re-downloaded. Many apps that I have removed in the ...
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How is Lyft iOS app able to detect reinstall? [duplicate]

On iOS 14.4.1, I deleted the Lyft app (long pressed on the app icon and then clicked "Remove App"). I then reinstalled the app, and when I opened it, I was already logged in. My ...
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Distribute discount coupons for our app on AppStore (sent via email)

As a developer (with Apple Developer program membership), is there a way to give discount coupons for an app sold on the AppStore? Example use case: some users who bought many of our apps in the past ...
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How to redownload shared apps under one's own apple id and decouple from someone else's?

Our minor child has his own Apple ID which is part of the family sharing household. He also has an iPad on which he is signed into iCloud, iMessages, FaceTime, and the App Store with his own Apple ID....
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How to download an App file from the App Store

Using this app as an example: https://apps.apple.com/app/deezer-music-podcast-player/id292738169 I would like to just download the file itself, is that possible? To better explain, for example with an ...
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How long is an app downloadable from the App Store?

I'd like to know how many years an app is downloadable/distributed in App Store after a developer uploads it.
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Distribute an app directly to customers: MacOS vs. iOS

I have a Developer Program subscription ("Enrolling as an Individual", not as an Organization). With MacOS, it's possible to code-sign / notarize an app, and ship the .dmg / .pkg to ...
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App submission - Third party content rights

I am about to submit my app to app store. I have a question about "third party content right" section. My app contains information from various websites where I am required to give website a ...
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I can’t update but I can install apps (App Store)

I can access the Japanese App Store and I can install the apps but when it comes to updating, it says “App has been removed by the developer from the app store.” (Which is not as my friends had ...
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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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MacBook Pro would not connect to WiFi

Am running on the latest MacOS Big Sur on my MacBookPro14,1. Recently it stopped connecting to WiFi. Checked all the settings and I couldn’t find WiFi/Internet option on the network preferences. I ...

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