Apple's new App Store rules take effect today: Apps must have a built-in "delete account" feature
As of today, according to apple's announcement to developers,Apps that support account creation must also allow users to initiate account deletion within the App. Apple had already extended the deadline for the request, announcing a June 30 deadline in May.
IT Home understands that Apple says that developers should be aware of the following requirements when updating their apps:
Users should be able to easily find account deletion options in the App.
If the App provides login through Apple, the developer will need to revoke the user token using the Login through Apple REST API when deleting the account.
You cannot simply provide the option to temporarily disable or deactivate an account.Users should be able to delete their personal data along with their accounts。
Developers may also need to provide additional support processes to confirm and assist in account deletion if the App is involved in areas that are heavily regulated.
Comply with applicable legal requirements regarding the storage and retention of user account information and handling account deletion. This includes following local laws in different countries or regions.
According to Apple's App Store Review Guide, if your App does not include important account-based features, please allow users to use it without logging in. If the App supports account creation, you must also provide account deletion options within the App.App shall not require users to provide personal information for normal use, unless personal information is directly related to the core functions of the App or required by law.
In addition, If a developer's core App functionality is not related to a specific social network (such as Facebook, wechat, Weibo or Twitter), the developer must provide access without a login or other similar mechanism, According to Apple's review guidelines.Retrieving basic profile information, sharing it to social networks or inviting friends to use the App are not considered core App functions. The App must also include mechanisms for revoking social network credentials and disabling data access between the App and the social network from within the App. The App cannot store social network credentials or tokens outside of the device, and such credentials or tokens can only be used to connect to social networks directly from the App itself for the duration of the App.