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When developing and designing Apps for the iPhone or iPad be sure to follow the guidelines cautiously because Apple will reject your app if it’s not up to standard. According to Apple not following the technical and design criteria might get your app rejected for submission and here are some of the most common issues that get apps rejected.

Misleading Users:

Your app must perform as advertised and should not give users the impression the app is something it is not. If your app appears to promise certain features and functionalities, it needs to deliver.

Crashes and Bugs:

You should submit your app for review only when it is complete and ready to be published. Make sure to thoroughly test your app on devices and fix all bugs before submitting.

Substandard User Interfaces:

Apple places a high value on clean, refined, and user-friendly interfaces. Make sure your UI meets these requirements by planning your design carefully and following their design guides and UI Design Dos and Don’ts.

Broken Links:

All links in your app must be functional. A link to user support with up-to-date contact information is required for all apps, and if you’re offering auto-renewable or free subscriptions or your app is in the Kids Category, you must also provide a link to your privacy policy.

Placeholder Content:

Finalize all images and text in your app before sending it in for review. Apps that are still in progress and contain placeholder content are not ready to be distributed and cannot be be approved.

Advertisement:

When submitting your app for review, you’ll be asked whether your app uses the Advertising Identifier (IDFA) to serve advertisements. If you indicate that your app uses the IDFA, but it does not have ad functionality or does not display ads properly, your app may be rejected. Make sure to test your app on an iOS device to verify that ads work correctly. Similarly, if you indicate that your app does not use the IDFA, but it does, your app will be put into the “Invalid Binary” status.

Incomplete Information:

Enter all of the details needed to review your app in the App Review Information section of iTunes Connect. If some features require signing in, provide a valid demo account username and password. If there are special configurations to set, include the specifics. If features require an environment that is hard to replicate or require specific hardware, be prepared to provide a demo video or the hardware. Also, please make sure your contact information is complete and up-to-date.

Web Clippings, Content aggregators, or a collection of links:

Your app should be engaging and useful, and make the most of the features unique to iOS. Websites served in an iOS app, web content that is not formatted for iOS, and limited web interactions do not make a quality app.

Not Enough Lasting Value:

If your app doesn’t offer much functionality or content, or only applies to a small niche market, it may not be approved. Before creating your app, take a look at the apps in your category on the App Store and consider how you can provide an even better user experience.

Inaccurate Description:

Your app description and screenshots should clearly and accurately convey your app’s functionality. This helps users understand your app and makes for a positive App Store experience.

 

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