Transfer an app

Initiate an app transfer

Before you begin, you’ll need the Apple ID for the Account Holder in the receiving organization and your app must meet the criteria for an app transfer.

Note: Because an app is removed from your account after an app transfer, you should back up all information about the app for your records. It’s a good idea to keep a record of your appʼs metadata and pricing, note dates the app was available on the App Store, and save sales and download information.

Required role: Account Holder. View role permissions.

  1. From Apps, select your app.

  2. Click App information under General in the sidebar and scroll to the Additional Information section.

  3. Click Transfer App.

    You may be prompted to enter a two-factor authentication verification code in order to proceed. Learn how to get a verification code.

  4. If all criteria have been met, click Continue. Otherwise, click Cancel and resolve the issues.

    For details on how to resolve common issues, view App transfer criteria.

  5. Enter the Apple ID for the recipient’s Account Holder and Team ID for the account, and click Continue.

  6. Read the terms, select “I have read and agree to the agreement presented above,” then click Request Transfer.

  7. Click Done to return to the App information page.

After you initiate the transfer, the app stays in its previous status, with the Pending App Transfer status added, until the recipient accepts it or the transfer expires after 60 days.

While the app is in the Pending App Transfer state, you (the transferor) can’t edit the app metadata, rights, pricing, and in-app purchases. Any open App Review communications are closed. If the app is part of a Game Center group, the recipient can’t make changes to the group.

The transferor and the recipient can cancel an app transfer in Business while it is still in the Waiting for Recipient state. To cancel the transfer, the transferor must click Cancel Transfer next to the app in the App Transfers section of the Agreements tab.