Apple today reminded developers that all apps that support account creation must have account deletion functionality from June 30, 2022. That means, if an app allows someone to sign up for an account, there will be an in- app way should be to uninstall said later account.

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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 moved to give developers more time to make changes, and the rule will officially go into effect at the end of June.

According to Apple’s guidelines, apps should make it easy for users to find the option to delete an account, and it is not enough for an app to offer to temporarily disable or deactivate an account. An account must be able to be deleted, along with all personal information.

Apple says some apps in highly regulated industries can use customer service flows to confirm account deletion, but apps outside those industries shouldn’t require people to call, email, or otherwise jump through hoops to get a ​to delete your account.

Developers can learn more about account deletion requirements on Apple’s website.

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