Funding Choices IDFA explainer message rejected by Apple.

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Bart Bonte

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Feb 9, 2021, 2:15:52 PMFeb 9
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Today my app updates got rejected by Apple because I use Funding Choise to display the standard IDFA explainer message. Earlier this week I updated some other apps in the same way and they passed.
So it seems Apple is no longer allowing the Funding Choises IDFA explainer message?

This is the rejection message I recieved:

We noticed that your app urges or manipulates users into granting consent to access the AppTrackingTransparency framework. Specifically, your app displays its own permission request prompt to the user before presenting the iOS permission request.

The permission request process on iOS is designed to give users control of their personal information. It is important to respect the user's decisions about how they want their data used. If they decide to not grant permission to your app, they should not be prompted to change their mind or be forced to reject the request multiple times. You can provide users with additional information about why you’re requesting access to their data before the iOS permission request appears, as long as you don’t include your own custom permission request.

Next Steps

To resolve this issue, please remove any permission requests in your app that appear before the iOS permission request.

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Feb 9, 2021, 2:24:35 PMFeb 9
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Hi Bart,

It depends who reviews your app. If you want to be certain that your message will pass you can edit it in Funding Choices. Let me bring this up with my team. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Regards,

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Aryeh Baker
IMA SDK Team
 


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Bart Bonte

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Feb 9, 2021, 2:38:07 PMFeb 9
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Thanks for your prompt reply. So if I would change the button text of the explainer message from 'Allow tracking' to 'Ok' the message would pass? 

Bart Bonte

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Feb 10, 2021, 2:56:52 AMFeb 10
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For your information: now I noticed that the button text of the apps that passed review earlier this week was 'Allow tracking', and the button the text of the apps that got rejected was already 'Continue'. So maybe it's the body text of the standard explainer that causes the rejection?

Bart Bonte

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Feb 11, 2021, 2:48:42 AMFeb 11
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Hello,

I have again tried to get an app approced this time with this very simple IDFA explainer message:

Title: "... wants to stay free for you"
Body: "Ads help support our business."
Button: "Continue"

So I'm not even mentioning the app tracking in the explainer message, but again my app was rejected with this reason:

We still noticed that your app urges or manipulates users into granting consent to access the AppTrackingTransparency framework. Specifically, your app displays its own permission request prompt to the user before presenting the iOS permission request.


The permission request process on iOS is designed to give users control of their personal information. It is important to respect the user's decisions about how they want their data used. If they decide to not grant permission to your app, they should not be prompted to change their mind or be forced to reject the request multiple times. You can provide users with additional information about why you’re requesting access to their data before the iOS permission request appears, as long as you don’t include your own custom permission request.

Next Steps

To resolve this issue, please remove any permission requests in your app that appear before the iOS permission request.



Please advise what I can do to get my apps approved...
Thanks,
Bart


Bart Bonte

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Feb 12, 2021, 3:04:56 AMFeb 12
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Also, when I unpublish the IDFA explainer (because it is no longer allowed by Apple) the iOS tracking permission is never shown to the user...
Please advise how I can move forward to get my apps approved.
Thanks

bonte...@gmail.com

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Mar 23, 2021, 11:30:59 AMMar 23
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Any news on this? Your documentation is still advising to implement the UMP SDK with an IDFA explainer message, but Apple is still rejecting this.
Thanks.

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