This tutorial will give you instructions on: 

- How to set a new subscription in your App Store Connect account.
- How to edit a subscription that is already created in your App Store Connect account.

You must absolutely use the same information in your back office and in the store when creating or editing a subscription. 
Any mismatch may cause a rejection from the store's review team. 


1

Create a new subscription in App Store Connect

Once you have created a new product in your back office > Product Management > My Products , you can create the new subscription in App Store Connect. 

1. Sign in to your App Store Connect  account > My Apps > select your app.
2. In the menu Features > Subscriptions, click the "+" sign.
3. Under Subscription groups, click on Create.
4. In the popup that just opened, add the name of the group and click on Create.
5. On the new page, under App Store Localization, click on Create. Fill in the fields and click on Create.

To create the subscription:
1. Under Subscriptions, click on Create or on the + button
2. In the popup that just opened, add the name of the product and its identifier (a good practice is to start with the bundle id, e.g. com.goodbarber.app.product). Click on Create.

3. Fill in your product information (Make sure to use the same information as in your backoffice!)

4. Select the Subscription duration.

5. Click on the button Add Subscription Price, select the price and press Next. In the new popup, check the prices in each country and click Next > Confirm then Save at the top right.

6. To set the Trial period, click on View all Subscription Pricing. Go to the Introductory Offers tab, click on the Set up Introductory Offer button. In the popup that opens, select the countries involved in the trial period and click Next. In Start Date, choose today's date, and in End date select No End Date, then click on Next. Select "Free", then select the duration of the trial period. Click on Next > Done.

7. For theName and Description, return to the product page by clicking on the arrow in the top left. Then, scroll to the App Store Localization section and press the Add Localization button. From the popup, choose the language of the application and fill in the fields that appear with the name and description of your product. Finally, click on Done.

8. Further down the page, add, if any, remarks for the review team and upload a screenshot (640x920 pixels) of what is sold in the application (e.g. a screenshot of an article). Save your product by clicking Save at the top right.

Repeat steps 1 to 8 for each of your products.

9. In the left menu, choose iOS App > Prepare for Submission

10. Scroll down to the In-App Purchases section and click Select In-App Purchases. In the popup, select all in-app purchases and click Finish.


Note: After you create an in-app purchase in App Store Connect, you submit it to Apple for review. If you are submitting your first in-app purchase, you must submit it with a new version of your app.
After an app is available on the store with existing in-app purchases, you can submit additional in-app purchase for that app at any time.


2

Set the product ID in your back office

1. Copy the product ID from the menu Features > Subscriptions.
2. Select your product in Product Management > My Products  in your back office.
3. Paste the product ID in the field "iOS product ID". 
4. Save your changes.

Renew this operation for each new product created in App Store Connect. 

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3

Edit an existing subscription in App Store Connect

Select your subscription:
1. Sign in to App Store Connect  > My Apps > select your app.
2. In the menu Features > Subscriptions, select the subscription you want to modify.

 

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Subscription details: 
1. Modify the NameDescription or Benefits of the existing subscription. ​The billing period is not editable.
2. Save your changes.

Edit the trial period:
1. Select the subscription to modify > Subscription Prices.
2. Click View all Subscription Pricing.
3. Go to the tab Introductory Offers.
It is not possible to edit the duration of the introductory offer: to change its duration, you must end the current one and create a new one.
4. End the current Introductory offer by clicking the "delete" red sign at the end of the line, or select the current Introductory offer and click "End".
5. In the popup that appears, click "Delete" to confirm your choice.
6. Click the "+" button to add a new Introductory offer
In the popup that opens, select the countries where you want to make the trial period available and click "Next".
In "Start Date", choose today's date, in "End date" select "No end date", then click "Next".
Select option "Free" and the duration of the trial period. Click "Done".
When the popup closes, click "Save" at the top right.
 
Price change:
1. Select the subscription to modify > Subscription Prices.
2. Click View all Subscription Pricing.
3. Click the blue + sign next to Subscription Prices, select the affected countries.
4. Select tomorrow's date and choose the new price. 
6. Click Next.
7. Adjust the price for each country if needed, or leave the default results.   
8. Click Done to finish the process.
 
Price increase: Apple will notify existing subscribers of a price increase by email and push notification.
When increasing the price of a subscription without preserving prices, all existing subscribers must consent to the new price before their next renewal date. If they do not consent to the new price or take no action, their subscription expires at the end of their current billing cycle.
Price decrease: Existing subscriptions will automatically renew at the lower price on the next renewal date.
More information in Apple's documentation .


4

Update the information in your back office

Once you are done editing an existing subscription in App Store Connect, update the information in your back office

1. In your back office, go to Settings > Product Management  
2. Select the product you've edited in App Store Connect. 
3. Update the product information to reflect the changes you made in App Store Connect.  
4. Save your modifications.

Renew the operation for each subscription that has been edited in the store. 


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