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Location in the UIBackgroundModes key in your Info.plist file.



When user publishes a mobile application to iTunes, a rejection notice displays during the review process.

Error Messages

Guideline 2.5.4 - Performance - Software Requirements

Your app declares support for location in the UIBackgroundModes key in your Info.plist file but does not have any features that require persistent location. Apps that declare support for location in the UIBackgroundModes key in your Info.plist file must have features that require persistent location.

Next Steps

To resolve this issue, please revise your app to include features that require the persistent use of real-time location updates while the app is in the background. If your app does not require persistent real-time location updates, please remove the "location" setting from the UIBackgroundModes key. You may wish to use the significant-change location service or the region monitoring location service if persistent real-time location updates are not required for your app features.

Steps to Reproduce

Publish the Pega mobile application file to iTunes.

Root Cause

The out-of-the-box Pega implementation to build mobile applications includes an file that does not contain a file.  As a result, the resulting build file defaults to include PRPCLocationRecorder.


Add a file in the root of the with the following entry:


For more information to exclue the geolocatoin functionality, refer to:


Published November 29, 2018 - Updated October 8, 2020

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