Importance of Reviewing Apple Developer Contracts and Agreements

By following these steps and recommendations, you can ensure that your Apple Developer account remains in good standing and avoid any restrictions on app publishing.

As an Apple Developer, it is crucial to stay on top of contract updates, agreements, and any account warnings to ensure uninterrupted access to app publishing and updates. This guide explains why it’s important and the actions you need to take.

Understanding Apple Developer Contracts and Agreements

Regular Updates

Apple periodically updates its developer contracts and agreements to incorporate new policies, legal requirements, and improvements. These updates are essential for maintaining a compliant and secure app environment.

Mandatory Acceptance

To continue using your Apple Developer account without restrictions, you must review and accept these updated agreements promptly. Failure to do so can result in being unable to publish new apps or update existing ones.

Consequences of Not Reviewing and Accepting Updates

  1. Publishing Restrictions: If you do not accept the updated agreements, Apple will prevent you from submitting new apps or updates.
  2. Account Warnings: Ignoring account warnings can lead to further restrictions and potential suspension of your developer account.

Actions to Take

Regularly Check for Updates

  • Frequent Logins: Regularly log in to your Apple Developer account to check for any new agreements or contracts.
  • Email Notifications: Ensure that your email address is up to date to receive notifications from Apple about updates and required actions.

Accepting Updated Agreements

  1. Log In to App Store Connect:

  2. Review Agreements:

    • Navigate to the "Agreements, Tax, and Banking" section.
    • Look for any agreements labeled as "Pending" or requiring acceptance.
  3. Accept Terms:

    • Open and review the updated agreements.
    • Click "Accept" to agree to the terms and conditions.

Addressing Account Warnings

  1. Check Account Status:

    • Regularly check your account status in the "Agreements, Tax, and Banking" section for any warnings or alerts.
  2. Resolve Issues Promptly:

    • Address any warnings by following the instructions provided by Apple. This may include updating your app to comply with guidelines or providing additional documentation.

Recommendations from Apple

  • Stay Informed: Keep up with Apple's developer news and updates to stay informed about upcoming changes and requirements.
  • Use Two-Factor Authentication: Enable two-factor authentication for added security on your Apple Developer account.
  • Compliance with Guidelines: Regularly review and ensure your apps comply with Apple's App Store Review Guidelines.


Maintaining an active Apple Developer account involves regularly reviewing and accepting updated contracts and agreements, as well as promptly addressing any account warnings. By staying proactive and informed, you can avoid disruptions and ensure a smooth app publishing process.

If you need further assistance, refer to Apple's official documentation or contact their support.