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App Rejection Reason – iOS Data Storage Guidelines

Binary Rejected
Aug 27, 2012 05:19 PM 

Reasons for Rejection:
  • 2.23 Apps must follow the iOS Data Storage Guidelines or they will be rejected

Aug 27, 2012 05:19 PM.

From Apple.


We found that your app does not follow the iOS Data Storage Guidelines, which is required per the App Store Review Guidelines.

particular, we found that on launch and/or content download, your app
stores 41.6 MB. To check how much data your app is storing:

– Install and launch your app
– Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage
– If necessary, tap “Show all apps”

– Check your app’s storage


iOS Data Storage Guidelines indicate that only content that the user
creates using your app, e.g., documents, new files, edits, etc., should
be backed up by iCloud.

Temporary files used by your app should
only be stored in the /tmp directory; please remember to delete the
files stored in this location when the user exits the app.

that can be recreated but must persist for proper functioning of your
app – or because customers expect it to be available for offline use –
should be marked with the “do not back up” attribute. For NSURL objects,
add the NSURLIsExcludedFromBackupKey attribute to prevent the
corresponding file from being backed up. For CFURLRef objects, use the
corresponding kCFURLIsExcludedFromBackupKey attribute.

For more information, please see Technical Q&A 1719: How do I prevent files from being backed up to iCloud and iTunes?.

It is necessary to revise your app to meet the requirements of the iOS Data Storage Guidelines.

For discrete code-level questions, you may wish to consult with Apple Developer Technical Support. Please be sure to:

– include the complete details of your rejection issues
– prepare any symbolicated crash logs, screenshots, and steps to reproduce the issues for when the DTS engineer follows up.

For information on how to symbolicate and read a crash log, please see Tech Note TN2151 Understanding and Analyzing iPhone OS Application Crash Reports.

If you have difficulty reproducing this issue, please try testing the workflow as described in <>Testing[pb_builder]

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