Apple has required developers that offer a way to create accounts in their apps to also offer a way to delete them. The account deletion requirement was originally announced alongside several other changes to Apple’s developer guidelines at WWDC 2021. The submission for the deletion requirements will kick off by January 31, 2022.
Apple made this announcement on Wednesday and said that the account deletion is a minor convenience, but considering how often apps require accounts and how easy it is to delete an app without ending your relationship with the company connected to it, it’s welcome.
Apple’s announcement suggests only that developers will be able to allow users to initiate deletion of their account from within the app.
The company has also confirmed the introduction of its more prominent app reporting tool that was spotted on iOS a few days ago. It was said that the “Report a Problem” button is available on iOS 15, iPad 15, and also macOS Monterey once it’s released.
Apple makes requirements that allow users to initiate deletion of their account from within the app.
The button allows users to report scams or offensive, abusive, and illegal content — even for apps, they haven’t purchased.
Another change that Apple has made is seen in recent tweaks to the App Store which allows the company’s apps to be reviewed.