iOS - Find out where NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription requirement is coming from?

JamesLaveryJamesLavery GBBeta, University ✭✭✭✭✭

We're submitting a Xamarin.Forms app to the Apple App Store for the first time, and have got an email:

Missing Info.plist key - This app attempts to access privacy-sensitive data without a usage description. The app's Info.plist must contain an NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription key with a string value explaining to the user how the app uses this data.

Our app doesn't knowingly access the Photo Library - so how do I work out where this is coming from?

I appreciate that components like ImagePickers might access the library - but we're not using an ImagePicker.

Any ideas how we can work out where this permission request is coming from?


  • samankumarasamankumara USMember ✭✭

    You are not using but some libraries that you used using that. What are the libraries and frameworks that you used to build your app?

  • JamesLaveryJamesLavery GBBeta, University ✭✭✭✭✭

    @samankumara I know the libraries I'm using - I was wondering if there's an easy way to determine which library it is which is triggering this permission, rather than going through them individually trying to guess which it is!

  • samankumarasamankumara USMember ✭✭

    @JamesLavery , as far as i know there is no way to find the location to check using easy way. IF we have all the source we can check text search on the code. But I think that's will not work since some source not available

  • If you use HockeyApp, that might be the cause. See:

  • JamesLaveryJamesLavery GBBeta, University ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks - that's a possibility.
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