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Apple's in-app deletion deadline is coming up

Press Release
May 24, 2022
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In October, 2021, Apple announced an update to Section 5.1.1 of the App Store Review guidelines, requiring any app on the App Store that allows account creation to likewise provide a pathway for users to delete their accounts from within the app by June 30, 2022.

Below are the requirements for Account Deletion within apps:

  1. The account deletion option should be easy to find in your app.
  2. It’s insufficient to only provide the ability to temporarily disable or deactivate an account. People should be able to delete the account along with their personal data.
  3. Apps in highly-regulated industries may need to provide additional support flows to confirm and facilitate the account deletion process.
  4. Follow applicable legal requirements for storing and retaining user account information. This includes complying with local laws in different countries or regions. As always, check with your legal counsel
The full guidelines can be found
Press release can be found