Apple: App Store rule for easier app account, data deletion starts June 30

New Delhi: Apple reminded developers that apps that support account creation must allow users to initiate deletion of their account, as well as personal data, within the app starting June 30.

Apple offering paid online group services will also have to use Apple’s in-app payments starting June 30.

The tech company, which just announced that its flagship annual developer conference “WWDC 2022” will kick off from June 6, said in an update that the account deletion requirement starts from June 30. , as described in the App Store Review Guidelines.

“This deadline has been extended to provide additional time for the implementation of this requirement,” Apple said Monday evening.

“The delete account option should be easy to find in your app. If your app offers Sign in with Apple, you’ll need to use the Sign in with Apple REST API to revoke user tokens when deleting an account,” the company told the developers. .

“It is insufficient to only provide the ability to disable or temporarily disable an account. People should be able to delete the account along with their personal data,” Apple pointed out.

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Applications in highly regulated industries may provide additional customer service flows to confirm and facilitate the account deletion process.

In January, Apple pushed back the deadline for the two App Store changes to June 30, saying it would give developers more time to update their apps.

Meanwhile, the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (9WWDC) will kick off on June 6 for more than 30 million Apple developers worldwide.

WWDC22 helps developers and designers explore the latest technologies, tools, and frameworks available on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

Throughout the week, developers will be able to connect directly with Apple engineers and designers through digital labs and lounges for guidance on creating innovative, platform-differentiating apps and games.

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