With the new Google Policy implemented, you will need to update your app to comply with the Location Permissions policy. Hence, it is necessary to declare that your app uses background location, or your app may be rejected or removed by Google.
Appy Pie includes the following features that use background location:
If your app comprises any of the features listed above, please rebuild your app and resubmit it to Google Play Store.
Follow the below steps to resubmit your app on Google Play Store if your app request access to sensitive permissions including Background Location and Geofence:
Step 1 : Go to Google Play Console and login your account
Step 2 : Select your app from All Apps section and click on View App.Step 3 : On the left menu, go to Privacy and click on App Content.Step 4 : Go to the Sensitive App Permissions section and click on Manage.
Step 5 : Under Location Permissions, click on Manage.
Step 6 : Select YES to declare that your app uses location in the background.
Step 7 : Provide details as mentioned below :
App Purpose : Enter the same app description that you have provided earlier.
Location Access : Enter the text that describes the use of background location in your app. For your ease, the text has been provided for all the features that use the background location below.
Copy and paste the text for your required feature in the Location Access field from the text provided below. For instance: If you want to publish the Taxi Passenger app, then you must enter the text as provided below for the taxi passenger.
The following is the list of Features with the text that you are required to copy and paste in the Location Access field:
Video Instructions : Provide a link to a Youtube video that shows an in-app walkthrough of the feature. For your ease, Youtube links have been provided for all the features below. You can copy and paste the Youtube link for your required feature.
Step 8 : Once you have provided all the details, click on Save.
Step 9 : Before creating a new release, rebuild your app. To rebuild your app, follow the steps below:
Note: You will also receive a confirmation email on your registered email ID once your APK file is ready for download.Step 10 : Click on Productions on the left menu.
Step 11 : Go to the Releases tab.
Step 12 :Click on Create New Release.
Step 13 : Upload Android App Bundles or APK.
Note: Upload the APK file that you downloaded in step 9(.7) of this procedure.
Step 14 : Edit or add your release details
Step 15 : Click on Save.Step 16 : Click on Review Release to check your app release details.
Step 17 : Click on Start Rollout to ProductionStep 18 : Finally click on Roll out to submit your app to the Google Play Store.