Anonymous User and App Store Account Deletion Rule

  • 19 June 2022
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The App Store account deletion rule references “guest accounts” as also requiring deletion. Should I assume that “guest” would be analogous to RevenueCat’s “anonymous users” that are automatically generated in RevenueCat? And therefore that these anonymous accounts would be subject to the same deletion rule even though there is no personal user information linked to that id?

If so, and I wanted to manually delete the account upon user request, what would be the best practice method of obtaining the anonymous user id so that they could be manually deleted? (I have no server for the app). Thank you!

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Hi @Kirk 


One question are you caching somewhere in the app the anonymous user id generated by RevenueCat?

If you have it you could use it to programatically delete it using that id.


If you don't provide an App User ID when instantiating the Purchases SDK, RevenueCat will generate a new random App User ID for you and cache it on the device. In the event that the user deletes and reinstalls the app, a new random App User ID will be generated.


Additionally here is a post about the Account deletion rules on the App Store


Hope this helps