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All of the purchases I see are INITIAL_PURCHASE and none of them are RENEWAL for a monthly subscription


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Hi there,

I’m just starting out trying to implement and test an App Store auto-renewable subscription. I followed the setup guide and am using the iOS simulator to test. I was able to make a test purchase of a monthly product I have configured and I can see it in the sandbox with my anonymous user. I can see also subsequent purchases for the same user. The question I have is, all of the purchases are INITIAL_PURCHASE and none of them are RENEWAL. I was wondering if this was normal? From what I understand, the app store should do up to 6 renewals per day before you have to wait 8 hours to test again on the same sandbox user account? I can see currently 20 INITIAL_PURCHASE transactions in the Overview Dashbaord. 

 

In my code I just added this one:

Purchases.shared.purchase(package: package) { (transaction, customerInfo, error, userCancelled) in
if let customerInfo = customerInfo {
if customerInfo.entitlements[name]?.isActive == true {
// code for unlocking goodies
}
}
}

And in my AppDelegate I added this one which seems to do nothing for now:

extension AppDelegate: PurchasesDelegate {
func purchases(_ purchases: Purchases, receivedUpdated customerInfo: CustomerInfo) {
// do something here...
}
}

Also from my AppDelegate, this gets called from didFinishLaunchingWithOptions

Purchases.shared.getCustomerInfo { (customerInfo, error) in
if let customerInfo = customerInfo {
if customerInfo.entitlements.all[name]?.isActive == false {
// hide paid stuff logic
}
}
}

I have no idea if what I am seeing is the expected behaviour or if there is something wrong. Can anyone tell me why I haven’t seen any RENEWAL type transactions in the dashboard yet?

 

Cheers


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Yes, we do recommend testing on a physical device as testing on a simulator can cause issues.

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Ok, it was because I was testing on the simulator using a storekit config and scheme. Testing on the device appears to be the only way to get it to do renewals.

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