iOS Question Apple Store Warning - Bluetooth usage (?)

Marcos Alves

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Hello all!

After publishing an app to Apple Store I received the warning as follows:

Dear Developer,

We identified one or more issues with a recent delivery for your app, "XXXXXXX . Your delivery was successful, but you may wish to correct the following issues in your next delivery:

ITMS-90683: Missing Purpose String in Info.plist - Your app's code references one or more APIs that access sensitive user data. The app's Info.plist file should contain a NSBluetoothAlwaysUsageDescription key with a user-facing purpose string explaining clearly and completely why your app needs the data. Starting Spring 2019, all apps submitted to the App Store that access user data are required to include a purpose string. If you're using external libraries or SDKs, they may reference APIs that require a purpose string. While your app might not use these APIs, a purpose string is still required. You can contact the developer of the library or SDK and request they release a version of their code that doesn't contain the APIs. Learn more (

After you’ve corrected the issues, you can upload a new binary to App Store Connect.

Best regards,

The App Store Team

But I don't use Bluetooth and so I imagine that some of the libraries that the app is using does any reference for the resource, but what? In the libraries added to app there isn't any that clearly requires Bluetooth. How can I find what is doing this request and how to fix it ? Thanks for all !!! (follows a list of the libraries that I use in the app)



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I'm not 100% sure but I think that it's the iLocation library. I added this purpose string:
#PlistExtra: <key>NSBluetoothAlwaysUsageDescription</key><string>Bluetooth is used to connect with an external GPS receiver</string>
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