September 29, 2023
Apple Gives Developers Longer to Update Old Apps Before Removal

Apple Gives Developers Longer to Update Old Apps Before Removal

Posted April 30, 2022 at 7:20pm by iClarified · 3419 views
Apple is giving developers longer to update their old apps before they get removed as part of the company's App Store Improvements process.

In a recent post to developers, Apple says, in an effort to ensure a great user experience on the App Store, it has removed almost 2.8 million apps over the past six years. Apps at risk of removal include those who fail to meet a minimum download threshold or have not been updated in three years.

As part of the App Store Improvements process, developers of apps that have not been updated within the last three years and fail to meet a minimal download threshold — meaning the app has not been downloaded at all or extremely few times during a rolling 12 month period — receive an email notifying them that their app has been identified for possible removal from the App Store.

It appears a new round of removal notifications were sent to developers recently. In response to negative feedback, Apple has decided to extend the time developers have to submit an update.

Apple always wants to help developers get and keep quality software on the App Store. That’s why developers can appeal app removals. And developers, including those who recently received a notice, will now be given more time to update their apps if needed — up to 90 days. Apps that are removed will continue to function as normal for users who have already downloaded the app on their device.

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