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. 

Create a new in-app purchase:
1. Sign in to your App Store Connect  account > My Apps > select your app.
2. In the menu Features > In-App Purchases, click the "+" sign.
3. Select the type "Auto-Renewable Subscription" then click "Create".

Name it and place it in the right subscription group: 
4. In the popup window, add the Reference Name (use the same information as in Product Management > My Products   > your product) and create a Product ID (a good practice is to start with the bundle id, ex: com.goodbarber.app.monthly). 
5. Select your existing Subscription group If you have existing subscriptions. (If this is the first time you create a subscription, create a new subscription group) and click "Create". 

Set the duration and price:
6. Set the Subscription Duration and click "Save". Note: The subscription duration can no longer be edited after it is published.
7. Click the "+" button next to "Subscription price", select the desired price and click "Next".
In the new popup, check the prices for each country and click "Create" then "Save". 

Set a trial period (optional):
7b. If you set a trial period in the product in your back office, go to the "Introductory Offers" tab and click on the "+" button.
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.

App Store and Review Information:
8. Click on the name of the subscription at the top of the page to go back to the subscription setting page.
9. Select the Localization and set the Subscription Display Name and Description
10. In the Review Information at the bottom of the page, upload a screenshot (640x920 pixels) featuring what is sold in the application (e.g. an article). You can also provide additional information in the Review Notes about your subscription to help Apple's review team (optional).

Save and submit for review:
11. Save your product by clicking "Save" at the top right.
12. Click the “Ready to Submit“ status on the top of the page and "Submit for review".

It may take a few hours for a new product (subscription) to be available once submitted for review.

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 new product created in App Store Connect.
2. Select your product 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 > In-app purchases, 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 Starting Price, then in the popup window, click Edit price change.
4. Select Recalculate prices for all countries or regions for Apple to automatically convert the price into the currency of each selected country. Select "Keep the calculated price for all countries or regions" if you prefer to modify the price manually for each country. 
5. Select the new price for the dropdown.
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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