Apple now allows developers to transfer ownership of App Store apps that use iCloud

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Apple today announced that apps that use iCloud can now be transferred to another developer, solving a problem developers have struggled with for years.

Apple used to have an app transfer program for developers who wanted to transfer their apps to a new account or owner, but until now it didn’t work with apps that use ‌iCloud‌.

Given the large number of apps that take advantage of Apple’s ‌iCloud‌ feature, this has made it impossible for many developers to transfer their apps to another App Store account using ‌App Store‌ Connect. Apple says apps can now be transferred whether or not ‌iCloud‌ is in use.

There are a few minor details developers will need to be aware of when embarking on an app transfer for an app that uses ‌iCloud‌, with details available on Apple’s website.

When an app is transferred, reviews, ratings, and other information remain accessible and the app is not deleted from the ‌App Store‌ during the transfer.

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