Error-Missing Purpose String in Info.plist File?






2 responses to “Error-Missing Purpose String in Info.plist File?”

  1. Yaso Avatar

    “Missing Purpose String in Info.plist File” is an error message that can occur when developing an iOS app. It means that the app’s “Info.plist” file is missing a purpose string for a specific feature or permission request.

    Purpose strings are short descriptions that explain to users why an app is requesting access to certain features or sensitive data, such as the camera, microphone, or location. They help users understand why the app needs access and increase transparency and trust.

    To fix this error, you need to add the missing purpose string(s) to the Info.plist file for the corresponding feature(s) or permission(s). Once you add the purpose string(s), the error message should disappear, and the app should function as intended.

  2. Yaso Avatar

    Here’s an example purpose string you can use:

    “Allow [app name] to access your location so that we can provide personalized content and improve your user experience.”

    To add this purpose string to your Info.plist file, follow these steps:

    Open your Xcode project.
    In the Project Navigator, select the Info.plist file.
    Add a new key called “NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription” or “NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription”, depending on the level of access you need.
    Set the value of the key to your desired purpose string, such as the one above.
    Once you’ve added the purpose string to your Info.plist file, your app will display it when requesting access to the user’s location. This helps users understand why your app needs access and can increase transparency and trust.

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