Feedback from our developer community helps us address issues, refine features, and update documentation. Please let us know when you encounter an issue with Apple software or hardware, have an SDK feature request, find code-level bugs and problems with Apple-provided APIs, or notice errors or omissions in developer documentation.
Start your feedback as soon as you can. When you send new feedback, the Feedback Assistant app automatically collects time-sensitive information that’s important in helping diagnose the issue. If you use the Feedback Assistant website, you can collect this information manually. Once this is done, you can upload the information directly to Feedback Assistant. If you plan to send feedback later or through the website, make note of key information, such as the date and time the issue happened, and collect any files or logs as soon as the issue occurs. You can start feedback on one device, save it, then switch to a different device to add more details and submit later.
File reports against beta software early. Beta software can sometimes introduce changes to APIs or new issues in your app that need to be addressed. If you encounter an issue during the beta release cycle, submit feedback right away to increase the likelihood that the issue will be addressed by the public release.
Submit feedback for every issue. Even if you think an issue is obvious and are sure others have reported it, you should still submit feedback. The more feedback we receive about an issue, the better we understand how many people are impacted by it.
Using the Feedback Assistant app
The Feedback Assistant app offers several helpful features:
Automatic on-device diagnostics. There’s no need to manually collect and attach a sysdiagnose (diagnostic information from various parts of the operating system and all recent crash logs) for each issue. With your permission, Feedback Assistant can execute area-specific diagnostics, allowing you to send information beyond the scope of a sysdiagnose.
Remote filing. With Feedback Assistant on iPhone and iPad, you can submit feedback about your connected Apple TV, HomePod, or Apple Watch, with support for collecting device diagnostics directly on those devices.
Detailed forms. Provide detailed information by answering specific, conditional questions through a simple filing process.
Opening the app
iPhone and iPad. On beta versions of iOS and iPadOS, the app is available by default on the Home Screen. On publicly released versions of iOS and iPadOS, you can enable the app by installing a beta profile. The app can also be launched via the applefeedback:// URL scheme.
Mac. The app is included in the CoreServices folder in all versions of macOS, and can be launched via the applefeedback:// URL scheme or by searching for Feedback Assistant in Spotlight. You can also open a Finder window and select Go to Folder from the Go menu, then enter this path: /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications.
Writing your feedback
File one issue per report. To ensure accurate processing, make sure your report only addresses one issue or request. Reports that discuss multiple issues aren’t actionable and may be returned for resubmission as separate reports.
Title. Your report title should be concise, while clearly describing the issue and any factors that could influence the issue you’ve encountered. Summarize and include key details, such as technology, platform, and version. For example, “Calendar events on iOS 15.2 beta are missing after creating a quick event” provides more actionable detail than “Calendar events are missing.” If the issue is related to your app, make sure to also include your app’s name and version.
Description. Your report should include instructions on how to reproduce the issue, with detailed descriptions of each step. For instance, you could write:
- Click Quick Event in the Calendar app.
- Fill out an event with any title.
- Press Return.
Actual results: The event appears in the right place in my calendar, but then disappears.
Expected results: The event should appear and stay on my calendar.
After you fill in the steps and expected results, consider any additional factors that could influence the problem. For example, are you signed into iCloud? Do you have any Accessibility settings turned on? Can you reproduce the issue elsewhere in the operating system? The more information you include, the more effectively we can diagnose the issue.
Sysdiagnose. Since the Feedback Assistant app automatically attaches a sysdiagnose for each issue, we recommend submitting reports directly from the app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. A sysdiagnose contains valuable information about the state of your system and all recent crash logs, and should be included with all reports, even if you think one is not needed. Alternatively, you can use the website to manually upload relevant files and folders as compressed ZIP files. You may be asked to supply additional files after your report has been reviewed.
Debug profiles and logs. You may be asked to install a debug profile so you can provide extra reporting and logging details to further diagnose your report. Debug profiles can capture specific details about a technology or framework to help us diagnose the problem. To install a debug profile, download it to your device from the Profiles and Logs page. Then follow the instructions to capture the requested information, and make sure to include any related logs to expedite the investigation.
Mac System Information Report. When you encounter crashes, kernel panics, hardware bugs, or printing issues, you must include a Mac System Information Report with your feedback.
Builds and sample code. If the problem appears in your app, consider recreating it in a smaller project so it’s easier to demonstrate. This helps narrow down the specific bug you’re dealing with and is one of the easiest ways for us to identify the problem. If you can’t produce a full project that complies, code examples are also helpful.
Screenshots or screen recordings. If an issue appears in a user interface, make sure to include visuals with your feedback. A screenshot or screen recording of the reproduced bug can provide valuable clues and details you may not have thought to include in the description field.
Collaborating with your team
We recommend submitting feedback from your team inbox in Feedback Assistant, where you can view all reports filed by your team, reply to comments, and send new messages to Apple. The assignee of a team report will receive a notification if there’s a request from Apple and can download any attachments or close the report at their discretion. By default, a report is assigned to the team member who submitted it. However, it can be reassigned to any other team member.
Reports from your team inbox belong to the organization rather than the people who submitted them. If an assignee leaves the organization, the report stays with the team. In addition to your team inbox, you also have a personal inbox for separate submissions. You can move reports from your personal inbox to your team inbox at any time.
What to expect after submission
Your feedback will be assigned a Feedback Assistant ID, which you can use to check for updates or resolutions on feedback you’ve filed. We may also email you asking for additional information or files to investigate the issue. While we can’t reply to every submission, we review each one and monitor the amount of feedback submitted so we can better understand the scope of the problem.
Please note, as an issue is being worked on, we can’t provide status updates until a fix is available in a beta software update for everyone, or a different resolution has been identified after completing the investigation of the issue.
Understanding feedback status
Recent Similar Reports. Find out how many similar reports have been grouped with your report within the last year. This status will be set to None, Less than 10, or More than 10. As we refine our understanding of your feedback and as more feedback is received from others, this value may change. Any reports created in the last year are considered recent, since as reports age they’re often less reproducible and less likely to be similar to new reports, even if the symptoms seem similar.
Open. The report is being investigated by Apple. It may also have been returned to you with a request for additional information to continue the investigation.
Potential Fix Identified – For a Future OS Update. A potential fix for the reported issue may appear in a future OS update, which will usually be released within the next year. This resolution also includes the platform version and build number when it becomes available in a beta release.
Your report may be grouped with similar reports that initially seem to have the same root cause. However, similar reports may have multiple causes. If you find that the fix doesn’t fully resolve your report even though it resolves similar reports, file a new report.
Investigation Complete – Change Required by a Third Party. The reported issue requires changes in non-Apple software, hardware, or services in order to be resolved.
Investigation Complete – Works as Designed. The report describes behavior that occurs as designed.
Investigation Complete - Unable to Diagnose with Current Information. The reported issue requires additional information to continue the investigation. You may need to supply additional log files, steps to reproduce, or other clarifying details.
Closed. You’ve marked your report as closed. You can mark a report as closed at any time if you’re no longer experiencing the issue. If you encounter the same issue after closing your report, submit a new report.
Working around known issues
If you continue to experience an issue with Apple software or services after filing a report with Feedback Assistant, workarounds may be available while the issue is being investigated.
Release notes. Review the latest release notes for recent software updates to verify if an issue from a previous update has been resolved or if there’s a workaround. The latest release notes can be found in your Feedback Assistant inbox or on the Software Releases page.
Forums. Check if the issue you’re experiencing has been discussed and resolved on the Apple Developer Forums.
Code-level support. Members of the Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program can request code-level support. Submit a Technical Support Incident (TSI) after filing a report and make sure to include the information you provided in your report, and any pertinent files or logs. Your Feedback Assistant ID can also be helpful in diagnosing your issue, and we encourage you to include it as well. Your incident will be assigned to a technical support engineer who can investigate any possible workarounds.
Removing data from inactive reports
As part of our commitment to privacy and in accordance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we’ve removed developer data from certain reports as of late fall 2018.
Data removed from inactive issues. Developer data is removed from issues that have been closed for at least five years, haven’t been updated for 60 days, and aren’t duplicates of other issues. Developer-originated sysdiagnoses and related attachments will be deleted, and any reference to the developer who submitted the original feedback will be redacted. In addition, these issues will no longer be displayed.
Duplicate issues will remain available for a limited time. If an issue is marked as a duplicate, developer data will be removed once the original bug has been closed for five years and hasn’t been updated for 60 days. Until then, you can continue to follow the state of the original issue until it’s closed, and engineering can still reach out to you until the issue is resolved.
Apple Security Bounty
If you believe you’ve discovered a security or privacy vulnerability that affects Apple devices, software, services, or web servers, please report it to the Apple security team. We welcome reports from anyone, including security experts, developers, and customers. All reports are reviewed and evaluated for a payout.
Apple Beta Software Program
The Apple Beta Software Program collects feedback on prerelease Apple software. As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, you’ll be able to enroll your devices to access the public betas, try out the latest features, and provide feedback directly to Apple using the Feedback Assistant app.