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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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Are apps no longer on the Appstore working on iOS 14 beta?

I use almost daily an app which the developer removed from the app store ages ago. I always update early to the new iOS betas and, every time, this app was on my phone and still working after the ...
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SIgning to iCloud from macOS shows An unknown error occurred

I'm trying to login to my iCloud account from my macOS and I'm constantly experiencing: I've tried: Reset Keychain Access Delete NetworkPreferences.plist Remove Wi-Fi in Network and adding it again ...
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iTunes Connect - In App Purchase - App Rejected [closed]

My app got rejected with the below message. Guideline 5.6 - Developer Code of Conduct We noticed your app attempts to manipulate customers into making unwanted in-app purchases. Specifically, users ...
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Do we have to submit a Paid Application Agreement if I intend to fix a price for my app @ 0.99$

Do we have to submit a Paid Application Agreement if I intend to fix a price for my app @ 0.99$ Is the agreement for a longer period or can be renewed after a certain interval Can we update the ...
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iOS version adoption historical data (from Apple)?

You can get the iOS version adoption rates for today from Apple here. Here's a screencap of the the iPhone numbers as of this post: Is historical data for this available? (preferably from Apple, and ...
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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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App Store Connect - Can't see my app rejection issues in TestFlight

I uploaded a build of my app to App Store Connect and submitted it to a group of external testers in TestFlight (without submitting to App Store). The build status goes from "waiting for review&...
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App store app rejected 5.2.2 your app requests, displays, or distributes third-party account information

hi my app rejected by app store team because of following reason "Your app contains content or features that may violate the rights of one or more third parties. Specifically, your app requests, ...
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How would I get rid of ios app offloading?

How to get rid of iOS app offloading ? I don't want apps to be deleted when there's little space left on the device.
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Gifting an App from the App Store

I want to purchase an iPad photography app now (while its on sale at half price) and gift it to a student later in the summer when she gets an iPad. Since I already own the app, the App Store doesn’t ...
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Where do older versions of apps go when a developer removes them from the App Store

so when a developer removes their older versions of their app from the App Store so that you cannot downgrade to them where do they go? for example if an app requires iOS 10 or later and a developer ...
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App Store iOS binary rejected: Your app includes non-iOS device images in the app

Recently our iOS app got rejected by App Store review team stating your app includes non-iOS device images in the app along with following screenshot. Mobile phones are an important category in our ...
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How to better position ios app in search results?

You can download it here: As you can see I have a lot of positive votes (726) and almost 5.0 average;) The question is why am I displayed to the user behind the apps that have significantly worse ...
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If my app *links* to pirated content, does my app "contain, display or access third-party content”? [closed]

I know that question is borderline, but my app does not contain third-party content: only links.
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Who needs to join the Apple MFi program?

Company X is developing Bluetooth speakers. We outsource our electronic chips from company Y and I'm working on developing a Bluetooth enabled app. Will the app get disapproved by Apple if the ...
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iOS 13 App Store update missing from the Account panel

I transferred my wife's data to my prior iPhone SE (2016) today. The old iPhone was running iOS 12 and the new phone is updated to run iOS 13.5. Everything seems to be working so far except for the ...
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App Store Review “3. 2.0 Business: Other Business Model Issues” | App already online in the App Store

I am a developer for a University and developed a "Class Record Book" app for teachers to register the presence of students and content of the classes. I sent the app to App Store for review and it ...
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"Instagram could not be downloaded at this time. No matter how I try I am not able to download the app. Pls Help

So I currently have an iPad 3 and I download Instagram regularly using the iPhone only option option in the AppStore. I've downloaded it many times before but this time I keep getting the same message ...
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If automatic app updates are disabled on an iOS device, how often does the App Store update its app badge to show the number of available updates?

Assuming that automatic app updates are disabled on an iOS device, how often does the App Store check for app updates and update its app badge to show the number of updates that are available to be ...
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Delete apps from iPhone with screen time enabled

My iPhone 6 has screentime restrictions enabled - I can download apps, but not delete them. I have a fitness app that no longer suits my needs and I want to remove it from the phone, but long-pressing ...
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Transfer apps from iPhone to MacBook Pro

Is there a way to transfer the apps on my phone to my Mac? I want to update a couple of apps but I would like to keep a copy of the previous versions in case the newer versions don't work properly. I ...
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Backup/Archive a particular version of an app

How can I archive a my currently installed app version (particular version) of an iOS app (=export IPA file?) I am aware that apple removed the App Store from iTunes and that apps are not part of the ...
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Gifting an App Store app to an Apple ID that is part of a Family Sharing family?

I want to give an app to a friend as a gift. My friend is joined to an Apple Family Sharing family and has access to the apps within that family, and also does not have her own payment method ...
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Subscriptions and in-app purchases if I change my country and then change it back again

I have a subscription for Apple music (which is monthly), a yearly subscription for another app (currently around 10 months left) and some other in-app purchases (pro versions of some apps, that are ...
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How can I check what permissions an app store app will request before installing it?

I would like to find out, prior to installation, what permissions an iOS app will ask for. I understand that granting these permissions is up to me and that no permissions are granted automatically. ...
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Apple logos within iOS app got rejected

My app got rejected by the Apple because I used Apple logos: Your app does not comply with the Guidelines for Using Apple's Trademarks and Copyrights. Specifically, your app includes: Apple ...
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Localise App Store App Name when name is taken

When adding a new app to the App Store, I usually use the English (UK) localisation as I’m in the UK. Searching for the app name I plan to use, I see it’s already taken, but I’m assuming only for the ...
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What is the difference between developer.apple.com and iTunes Connect?

The two sites seem to be related, but I don't understand the conceptual difference between them.
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Are there any apps on the AppStore with icons that are just a solid color - say just black or white?

Are there any apps on the AppStore with icons that are just a solid color? Have you seen any apps that have say just a white - or black - or any solid color icon? Are such apps not allowed?
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What's the ios app that gives you share options when you take a screenshot?

I remember taking a screenshot on my iPhone and being given additional options to share that page from the app, i.e. the app knew that I took a screenshot and proactively gave me the option of sharing ...
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Shop for new ipad apps from web?

I've ordered a new ipad pro; yay! It has yet to arrive. In my anticipation; I'd like to browse the app store and make a list of apps to investigate. How do I do this? While I've owned some iphones ...
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AppStore require apps for iPhone and iPad to be build with iOS 13 SDK after June 30, 2020

Is possible to build and deploy the first versions of the app with iOS 12 SDK, before the deadline(June 30, 2020) and after that to upgrade to iOS 13 SDK the app and the new updates so all the users ...
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How to download older version of an app from AppStore if you have older version of iOS?

I just got an iPhone 5 which has iOS 10. But some apps need iOS 11 or higher. I knew that these apps can be used on iOS 10 before, because of my friend. I found several solution if I downloaded the ...
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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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Can I request refund for an app that I purchased previously, but has now become free to download?

The reason that I would like to request a refund is not just that because it has become free to download. The app (Splashtop Wired XDisplay), has stopped its support for latest the macOS version, ...
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AppStore Bundle ID has already been used

When trying to set up a new App via AppStore Connect I get the error message The Bundle ID you entered has already been used.. I also tried to set up the same ID via the Developer Center as an "App ID"...
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Apps in iOS App Store, download old version of the app to support old iOS

I have an old iPad running on iOS 9. The iPad is used for "simple tasks" like watching Netflix. Up to today, I was able to install older versions of Apps as long as I had already purchased them (...
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How to add apps to an Apple Managed Device

I have used Apple Configurator 2 to manage an ipod touch. I have a very restrictive profile and only allow specific apps - one of which is "Amazon Music". I have successfully added the "Amazon Music"...
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How exactly does an App Store developer add support for earlier versions of iOS?

I just recently published my first iOS app to the App Store, but I want it to support devices with older iOS versions, and would like to confirm how to add that support before I do something that ...
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What happens to a Developer Account when I disable 2-Factor Authentication

The company I work for does not own any apple devices and due to internal reasons not willing to invest in any (Period. Please don't suggest getting an iPhone 5 or similar). I am tasked with the ...
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What are some ways to copy and paste more efficiently on iOS?

If I am going to do some Google research on a question I have, I would like to copy a bunch of links I encounter and have them all go into some kind of list somewhere. Then, when I have gathered ...
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App Store Review Guidelines 3.1.1 - Allow users to convert their virtual currency to USD?

So I know that I can use real money (ex. USD) to buy in app purchases that reward me with virtual currency - let's say "gold." But is the opposite true? As a developer, can I allow my users to sell ...
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Can I download an older version of an app from the App Store? [duplicate]

I want to download an older version of the Disney Now iOS app. The version I have installed is currently up to date, but I want one that is older. Is there a way to do that?
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iOS App Distribution Private to specific organizations on Apple Business Manager

I have created app on App Store Connect then selected Pricing and Availability there in bottom three options are available. I need to deploy my app for an oraganization, also my application has ...
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Is it okay to rely on CocoaPods when deploying an app?

Can I deploy my app to AppStore with 5-10 cocoapods? All pods have MIT licence.
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Make iOS App Store search stop “helping”

Apple’s App Store search function sucks. Example: I thought (wrongly) an iOS app existed called “cookie” that helps us reduce tracking. But I can’t tell whether I’m wrong or right, because Apple’s ...
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Is it possible to download an app and install it on iPhone/iPad by using Finder

Actually, after updating to Catalina iTunes is divided into Music macOS application and Finder abilities. So for backup and etc, we should use Finder, now I want to know: Is it possible to download ...
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Can I buy iOS apps on a computer, and then gift them to the end user?

In my organization we have different employees who use iPhone in their work. Sometimes they need to buy applications. In order to make that process smoother, I (as an administrator here) would like ...
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Apple ID missing

Background summary. I have an iPhone5C which I use while travelling which I gave to my wife when she was visiting our grandchildren overseas and she got a US SIM. Somehow she changed my AppleID (...

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