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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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Any way (even if roundabout) of having access to other countries' Apple Books catalog?

My App Store account is Brazilian, and I find the Apple Books catalog to be very lacking, especially in native language editions. As an example, the single book by Kurt Vonnegut that's available in ...
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Is the app age rating a warning?

I would like to know if the app age rating is a warning. This is a very simple question but the answer is important for me. For example, by default, will people under 17 be able to download an app ...
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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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How to require password for redownloading apps from App Store?

Little kids keep redownloading deleted apps, and I can't stop them, because apparently Apple doesn't ask for a password to redownload deleted app, it only requires password when installing new apps. ...
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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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Cannot change apple ID country/region

I have bought an apple gift card while I was on a business trip in Germany. Now I can't roll back to the original country region - still have 15 Euro's in balance. Will it be possible to change the ...
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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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Is it a way to downgrade an app on my iPad downloaded from App Store?

I would not jailbrake my device. I would not use any Mac for rollback. Is downgrade possible? Googled it a lot, seems it is not possible.
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Is it a way to publish latest and one before latest version of an app in App Store?

For safety reason we would like to offer to our customer to download the version before the latest one in App Store. Is it possible?
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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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Is there any app for reduce battery draining for ios 12?

I like to play games on my iPhone but it is a real pain because of the battery drain so fast. Is there any kind of solution or app to reduce this draining? I've got an iPhone x and the operating ...
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How do I report fraud or App Store rule violations outside of a refund context?

I'm not a developer, and I already used the "reportaproblem" link which doesn't help. It specifically hides any purchases made before the last 90 days. I already read How to report App Store rule ...
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How to contact Apple to check if they will permit an iOS app?

Specifically there's a site called gab.com that's about free speech and has attracted a number of radical people. Because of this it has been banned form the Apple app store, even in its more recent ...
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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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Can't sign in to iTunes and App store

I own an iPhone SE running iOS 12.3.1. I clicked on a webpage link to for Google Translate and got the message that about inability to log in to the App store. I thought this might be due to the ...
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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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What does “Does your app contain, display or access third-party content?” mean for me?

While submitting a new app to the App Store I got this question: "Does your app contain, display, or access third-party content?". Can I answer yes to this question and still submit an app? Does ...
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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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iPhone X UI support for existing app on Appstore

I have application on store which last updated 2 years back and compliant with 64 bit requirement but now there is no active development going on this application but we don't want to disappoint ...
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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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iOS counting app with calculations

I am looking for an iOS app that works like a simple counter but also does simple calculations like running averages. There is an android app called multicounter but I have not found an iOS equivalent....
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How to see the latest apps released in the App Store?

I seem to remember that you could view the latest apps/games released in any category of the App Store. I used to love trying out new games and you could usually find a few gems that you otherwise ...
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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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Whatsapp Click to Chat link openning in AppStore when URL shortener used

When SMS with shortened Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp is received on the iPhone, clicking it leads me to the App Store instead of opening chat in WhatsApp, despite WhatsApp being installed on the ...
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How can I install a previous version of IOS application on Iphone [duplicate]

Using an MDM solution which appears not to be able to house and install a version of an app from the app store. I am looking to install the previous version when I add a new device to my network and ...
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How to gift an app on the App Store for iOS?

In the olden days, we could easily pay for an app for a friend to own. One route for this was through the iTunes app on a Mac. Currently in macOS Mojave, the iTunes app seems to no longer know about ...
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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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Identify if an iOS In-App Purchase is a consumable or non-consumable?

I need a small help to know if what I propose in my iOS app is a consumable currency or not. From the Apple Developer In-App Purchase webpage: Consumable Users can purchase different types of ...
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Apple Watch app won’t download on iPhone XR

I recently got a new iPhone XR. When I restored it from a backup, I realized that the Watch had offloaded. I tried reinstalling, but it didn’t work. I deleted the app from my Home Screen. Now ...
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Cloud download icon gray and cannot re-download purchased app

Why can't I download this purchased app on iOS 12.3.1?
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I have available storage, but can’t install apps

For a while now I’ve been having trouble installing apps on my iPhone. Even a small app (50-100 mb) can’t be installed. It says that the device has no available storage left to install this ...
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AppStore/ Apple ID problems

I’m attempting to purchase an app with my apple credit and its saying to verify my Apple ID (pictured below) and when I do it sends me to a site with no relation to the AppStore, what do I do?
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How to purchase apps through my personal AppleId and charge my employer?

I'm trying to get my job to pay for apps i use on ios, in addition to icloud storage. I can't see to find away to add another account that can purchase apps/services for me. Would appreciate any ...
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Switch country store in App Store? [duplicate]

Recently, I am constantly being asked to change country store in App Store from USA to Poland: But I don't see any button or option to actually switch the store. How can I do this in old iPad 7 mini? ...
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How can update the UI of an In App purchase?

I have some doubts using In app purchase. AFAIK only the first In app purchase is approved along with the binary. This is my current state, I have my app already in AppStore with one weekly ...
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How do I read developer responses to my app reviews?

Is there a way to view all of your developer responses in the App Store?
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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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How to get early feedback prior to the official submission to Apple

In a couple of weeks I plan to submit my App to Apple. I have seen the new guidelines that came out a few days ago and I'm not entirely sure that I am compliant. How can I get early feedback from ...
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Why are Payments from Apple to New Zealand and Australian bank accounts wire transfers?

Recent News from Apple: Payment processing changes for NZD and AUD currencies. February 1, 2019 As of February 1, 2019, all payments into bank accounts in New Zealand and Australia will be wire ...
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iPhone: Game app able to access Photos without permission

I have downloaded a game from the App Store onto my iPhone. My understanding is that apps need to ask for, and be granted or denied, permission to access iCloud, Photo gallery etc. But in this game, ...
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How are iOS apps protected from theft by other developers? [closed]

An app can contain proprietary resources like a Core ML model that a developer spent a lot of time developing. According to this answer, the app itself is not encrypted when it is downloaded to a ...
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Can't find “setting -> iTunes & app store -> password settings” on iPhone

I want to turn off password for free apps on my iPhone. But when I followed some tutorials found on the Internet, that is, setting -> iTunes & app store, there's no password settings option. Is ...
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What can I, as a user, do about offensive reviews in App Store?

While browsing iOS App Store, I happened upon an app review filled with an antisemitic rant (the reviewer was complaining about the impact of micro transactions on the game by calling developers “...
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Apple iPad app update frequency

I'm the Intune MDM administrator for my company, and I'm trying to ensure the required apps on our devices are updated in a timely fashion. I've had a look around to see if I can find any details ...
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Can't locate App Store in iTunes for macOS

Every time I launch iTunes on my Mac, there is no App Store item in it and I can't access the apps that I have launched on the App Store. .
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If an app was downloaded and later deleted would it appear on others devices with the same Apple ID?

An app was previously downloaded on a phone with the same Apple ID as mine but then was later deleted. My question is, since it is already on the cloud, will it still go to other devices with that ...
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Any chance to survive after “Apple Developer Program membership will be terminated” message?

I've got "your Apple Developer Program account has been flagged for removal" message on the 3rd May 2019. On 15th May 2019, I've got the "your Apple Developer Program membership will be terminated" ...
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How does the Eurovision app know where I am from?

I’m originally from Germany but I’ve been living in the UK for a few years. Yesterday I downloaded the Eurovision app and to my surprise the app greyed out the Germany option for the vote. I am not ...
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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 ...