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:
- The account deletion option should be easy to find in your app.
- 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.
- Apps in highly-regulated industries may need to provide additional support flows to confirm and facilitate the account deletion process.
- 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