Apple has warned developers that all iOS apps on the App Store that let users create an account will soon have to offer an account deletion option as well (via 9to5Mac). This new change in the App Store guidelines was announced a year ago, Apple will start to enforce it starting June 30, 2022.
The company said that it extended the deadline to give developers more time to update their iOS apps, and it also shared some guidelines. The company emphasized that “ the account deletion option should be easy to find in your app.”
Developers will be allowed to include in their apps a link to a website where users need to finish deleting their accounts. Apps in highly regulated industries may also use additional customer service flows to help users delete their accounts.
Apple is also telling developers that providing the ability to temporarily disable or deactivate an account in their apps was not enough. “People should be able to delete the account along with their personal data,” the company explained. Developers will also need to inform users in case the deletion request will take more time to complete.