Apple Now Allows Developers to Transfer Ownership of App Store Apps That Use iCloud

Apple today announced that apps that use iCloud can now be transferred to another developer, solving a problem that developers have been dealing with for years now.

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Apple previously had an app transfer program for developers who want to transfer their apps to a new account or a new owner, but prior to now, it did not work with apps that use ‌iCloud‌.

Given the sheer number of apps that take advantage of Apple's ‌iCloud‌ functionality, this made it impossible for many developers to transfer their apps to a different App Store account using ‌App Store‌ Connect. Apple says that apps are now able to be transferred regardless of whether ‌iCloud‌ is in use.

There are some minor details that developers will need to be aware of when embarking on an app transfer for an app that uses ‌iCloud‌, with details available on Apple's website.

When an app is transferred, reviews, ratings, and other information remain accessible, and the app is not removed from the ‌App Store‌ during the transfer.

Top Rated Comments

rpmurray Avatar
3 weeks ago
Now if they'd just set it up to allow users to merge various Apple IDs.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Powerbooky Avatar
3 weeks ago
Next: merging two (or more) iCloud/.Mac/AppleID into one.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
imnotthewalrus Avatar
3 weeks ago

Now if they'd just set it up to allow users to merge various Apple IDs.
God, I would love that! My "iTunes" Apple ID is different from my iCloud Apple ID, and it is a real pain sometimes...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cognizant. Avatar
3 weeks ago

Now if they'd just set it up to allow users to merge various Apple IDs.
This would be a dream.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
3 weeks ago

I’d settle for being able to change my Apple ID from Gmail to iCloud. Last I looked it wasn’t possible if you already have an iCloud email address.
I think this is more the fact that you can't setup and Apple ID without an existing external email account, despite the fact that iCloud itself is an email account.

Maybe it's a liability thing? I don't know. Obviously you can setup Google and Microsoft email accounts without anything prior.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cognizant. Avatar
3 weeks ago

I think this is more the fact that you can't setup and Apple ID without an existing external email account, despite the fact that iCloud itself is an email account.

Maybe it's a liability thing? I don't know. Obviously you can setup Google and Microsoft email accounts without anything prior.
This isn't true. You can create an iCloud email without having an existing email.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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