You need to submit the IPA file of your app to the Apple Store to publish it via your Apple developer account.This process involves 3 parts.
If you haven’t already, you’ll need to create a developer account by signing up for the Apple Developer Program.
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For the Apple app submission, you are required to do the following:
Follow these steps to fill an app listing in App Store Connect.
Open your App Store Connect account and Click on + symbol on the top left and then click on New App.
Make sure that the name is unique and has not been used before in the App Store. This field will turn red if the name is not unique.
You have now initiated the process of uploading the test flight of your app. This process may take up to a few minutes.
Once your app listing is created and the test flight has been uploaded. In your App Store Connect account, navigate to the App Information section. This process is further segmented into the following sections.
Let us go through them one by one:
Here we will submit the basic information for the mobile app.
Enter the name of your mobile app as it will appear on the App Store.
The maximum character limit of this field is 30.
This is required for all apps.
Enter a subtitle for your app that will appear below your app name.
A short summary that describes your mobile app and its functionalities.
This is an optional field.
Select the Bundle ID for your app listing.
This cannot be changed later.
This will be auto-populated based on your country selection.
The SKU of your mobile app listing will be auto-populated here.
This is a unique ID for your app.
This will not be visible on the App Store.
Select the Primary Category of your mobile app from the dropdown list.
You can also select a Secondary Category for your mobile app. This selection is optional.
This is a unique identifier for your mobile app.
This field is automatically generated.
This app’s age rating will appear on the App Store across all your platforms.
It is based on the app’s platform with the most mature rating.
Apple’s standard end user license agreement (EULA) for all countries or regions is automatically selected for you.
You can click on Edit for a custom agreement as per your geographical selection.
Finally, click on the Save button in the top-right of the window to save your work. Now proceed to the next section.
In this section, we will define the pricing and demographic availability for your mobile application.
This section is divided into the following segments.
Select the distribution model for your app on the App Store. The available options are.
Finally, click on the Save button on the top right and save your settings.
Now click on the Prepare for Submission button on the left menu. Here we will submit the information that is required for app submission and review by the App Store Connect reviewers.This is segmented into the following sections.
Submit the version information for your app here.
You are required to submit 2 sets of 4 screenshots in their respective dimensions. Which makes it a total of 8 screenshots.Details below.4 Screenshots of 1080 x 1920 px4 Screenshots of 1242 x 2208 px
It can take up to 15 minutes for the "+" sign to appear after uploading your app build.
Enter the general information about your mobile app.
Here you’ll submit information for the app review team regarding your mobile application.
If it is mandatory for your app users to sign-in to their account to access the app, then you must check the “Sign-in required” checkbox and provide the following details.
This is a crucial step as it is verified by the App Store review team and incorrect entries often lead to app rejection.
This is a mandatory requirement.
This section will explain how a test flight for an app is created.We will create the test flight via the Transporter app. It is the easiest way to transfer content to Apple. This includes apps, music, movies, TV shows, or books for distribution on Apple platforms such as the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV app, Apple Books, or iTunes Store.The steps below explain how to create a test flight.
Finally, click on Submit for Review on the top right corner. You will be taken back to your app listing now and the status should have changed to Waiting for Review.