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Fixed in 2018.4.X, 2019.2.X



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[iOS] Apps with UIApplicationExitsOnSuspend in info.plist failing to pass Apple Store validation



Last week (WWDC) Apple announced a new way to handle multitasking on iOS and iPadOS 13, so when you attempt to publish an App using the App Store Connect, you get a Warning saying that the Key "UIApplicationExitsOnSuspend" is going to be deprecated soon. So after ~September (which is when usually Apple releases the new versions), the Apps cannot contain that key anymore

To reproduce:

1. Open Unity and create a New Project
2. Set target iOS and Build
3. Create a new App or prepare an existing one to receive a release build on the App Store Connect
4. Build and Archive the iOS project
5. Submit the Build to the App Store Connect
6. Note that when the App Store Connect receives and analyses the Build it shows the Warning:

"ITMS-90339: Deprecated Info.plist Key - The Info.plist contains a key 'UIApplicationExitsOnSuspend' in bundle XXXXX [] that will soon be unsupported. Remove the key, rebuild your app and resubmit."

- Workaround: Remove setting from: iOS / Player Settings / Other Settings / Behavior in Background and "UIApplicationExitsOnSuspend" key from info.plist

Tested with:
- iPad Mini 4, iOS: 11.4.1 - Reproduced
- iPhone 8 Plus, iOS: 12.0 - Reproduced
- iPhone XR, iOS: 12.0 - Reproduced

Reproduced on Unity 2017.4.0f1, 2017.4.27f1, 2018.3.14f1, 2018.4.2f1, 2019.1.7f1, 2019.2.0b6 and 2019.3.0a6

Comments (7)

  1. BjoUnity3d

    Mar 03, 2020 17:25

    Confirming it's still present in 2017.4.37f1

  2. _karl

    Mar 03, 2020 10:04

    No backport yet. Unity 2017.4.37f1 and still not fixed...

  3. Gwom

    Nov 26, 2019 12:09

    Seems fixed on LTS Release 2018.4.10f1 Released: 1 October 2019

  4. RedFour

    Jun 24, 2019 16:13

    In the work around it says to remove the "Behavior in Background" settings, but how it that possible? The options are Custom, Suspend and Exit. I'm using 2018.3.14

  5. Dalton-Lima

    Jun 24, 2019 08:27

    I hope this will be backported to the 2018.4 LTS.

  6. pabloi_etermax

    Jun 21, 2019 18:35

    Will this be backported to Unity 2017.4?

  7. xavi_GSN

    Jun 18, 2019 08:28

    Will Unity provide a solution for this ?

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