Apple today reminded developers that all apps that support account creation need functionality to delete the account starting June 30, 2022. This means that if the app allows someone to sign up for an account, there must be an in-app method for deleting the account at a later time, he said.


The account deletion rule was implemented as part of the App Store changes introduced in June 2021, and Apple initially planned to require developers to support account deletion by January 31, 2022. That deadline has now been pushed back to give developers more time to do so. changes, and the rule will be officially implemented at the end of June.

According to Apple’s guidelines, apps should make it easy for users to find the option to delete the account, and it’s not enough for the app to offer to temporarily disable or deactivate the account. The account must be deletable, along with all personal data.

Apple says some apps in highly regulated industries can use customer service flows to confirm account deletion, but apps outside of those industries shouldn’t ask people to make a call, send an email, or jump through hoops to delete an account.

Developers can find more information about account deletion requirements on the Apple website.

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