App Store Glitch Leads to Missing Ratings and Reviews

It appears that the App Store on iOS devices has been experiencing an issue causing missing ratings and reviews over the past day or so.

appstore10thanniversary
The problem was alerted to us by MacRumors reader Robin van Doorn, who noticed that his apps Centraal Beheer and Run Trainer suddenly have around 1,000 fewer ratings displayed in the App Store. Other developers have acknowledged the glitch on Twitter, although not every developer is affected.

While some developers have seen their ratings count return to normal, others have tweeted about the issue within the past few hours:


The unexplained drop in App Store ratings, first reported by the blog The Apple Post, is visible in the App Store Connect dashboard for some developers. A few users have shared screenshots of a discrepancy between the number of ratings displayed in App Store search results and specific app listings as well.

It's not entirely clear if the issue is limited to certain regions or other parameters, but hopefully Apple resolves the issue for everyone soon.

Top Rated Comments

Whoakapi Avatar
62 months ago
Sorry, but it's not a big loss.

Reviews/ratings on the App Store are terrible anyway.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pukifloyd Avatar
62 months ago
50% of the reviews gone? You can blame Thanos for that.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0958400 Avatar
62 months ago
Potentially fixing the click farm ratings?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dlewis23 Avatar
62 months ago
Sorry, but it's not a big loss.

Reviews/ratings on the App Store are terrible anyway.
While this may be true for some apps, its not true for all and there is a huge amount of weight put on reviews for position on the App Store. It's extremely important to developers and no good when things like this happen.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
62 months ago
How will we all get to sleep tonight after this news?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 15 Pro Lineup Feature

iPhone 15 Models Feature New Setting to Strictly Prevent Charging Beyond 80%

Tuesday September 19, 2023 2:04 pm PDT by
All of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models feature a new battery health setting that prevents the devices from charging beyond 80% at all times when enabled, as confirmed by The Verge's Allison Johnson during a Q&A session today. The new setting is separate from the pre-existing Optimized Battery Charging feature on iPhones, which intelligently delays charging past 80% until a more...
iOS 17 and iPhones Feature

iOS 17: 10 New Features That Just Launched

Sunday September 17, 2023 12:35 pm PDT by
In June, Apple announced iOS 17 with a wide range of new features and changes for the iPhone. Following over three months of beta testing, the free software update will be released this Monday, September 18 for the iPhone XS and newer. Below, we have recapped 10 key features coming to the iPhone with iOS 17, with additional features coming later this year. The update should be released to...
iOS 17

Apple Releases iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1 With Bug Fixes, Plus iOS 17.0.2 for iPhone 15 Models

Thursday September 21, 2023 10:28 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1 updates for the iPhone and the iPad, adding bug fixes to the new software. The iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1 updates come just a few days after Apple launched iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. The software, which is build 21A340, can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. There is a...
emojipedia 15 1 emoji

Emoji Coming to Future iOS 17 Update Include Shaking Head, Brown Mushroom, Lime, Phoenix and More

Tuesday September 19, 2023 12:43 pm PDT by
As Apple was announcing new iPhone models last week, the Unicode Consortium was officially approving new emoji characters that are set to be added to smartphones starting in 2024. Mockup of new emoji from Emojipedia Approved Unicode 15.1 emoji include phoenix, lime, an edible mushroom, shaking head vertically (as in a "yes" nod), shaking head horizontally (a "no" head shake), and broken...