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iOS Apple Applications offer free deletion of your account in 2022
iOS Apple Applications offer free deletion of your account in 2022

iOS Apple Applications offer free deletion of your account in 2022

Apple and iOS developers that force users create an account in their iOS, iPad and macOS apps will now need to offer users a trusty method to delete and remove their accounts within the application.

Apple said on Jan. 31 that all app submissions (including future updates) will have to include this removal option. The company announced the requirement along with other changes to App Store guidelines in June at the Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in order to provide users more control over their data and increase transparency.

As The Verge notes, Apple only requires developers to allow users to “initiate account deletion from within the app,” so apps could send you to a website or even a chat with an agent before you can close your account.

Given the tricks many developers employ to encourage you to remain a user, it remains to be seen how useful this requirement is in practice, It is still good news however, as it’s a step in the right direction. If you have an account on an app, deleting it from the app should be one of the most basic features. This ideally should also make it easier for people to get rid of long lasting subscriptions and apps that have been a pain to cancel.