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App Store and TestFlight review times

Current average iOS review times, TestFlight beta review times, and build processing times; updated regularly from real data

Current average iOS review times, beta review times, and build processing times; updated regularly from real data

Waiting for review

4h 1m
September
Avg:
9h 29m
Max:
4d 11h
Min:
13m
October
Avg:
12h 1m
Max:
1d 21h
Min:
12m
November
Avg:
10h 5m
Max:
1d 12h
Min:
6m
December
Avg:
9h 30m
Max:
4d 14h
Min:
7m
January
Avg:
10h 12m
Max:
2d 3h
Min:
9m
February
Avg:
4h 1m
Max:
18h 47m
Min:
10m

In Review

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1h 3m
September
Avg:
1h 58m
Max:
2d 21h
Min:
6m
October
Avg:
1h 42m
Max:
2d 19h
Min:
6m
November
Avg:
1h 33m
Max:
2d 22h
Min:
5m
December
Avg:
1h 42m
Max:
10d 7m
Min:
5m
January
Avg:
51m
Max:
20h 12m
Min:
10m
February
Avg:
1h 3m
Max:
5h 59m
Min:
6m
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TestFlight

waiting for beta review

9h 22m

In beta review

🔍
22m

build processing

⚙️
16m
updated
Feb 2
12:00 am
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What are all these App Store review times?

These are average review times, beta review times, and build processing times for iOS apps measured over the past two weeks, including time waiting in the queue to be reviewed and time the review actually takes. These averages are meant only as an interesting point of reference; actual review times, beta review times, and build processing times for any given app can depend on a variety of factors.

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Where are these App Store review times coming from?

The numbers shown represent an average* of actual App Store review times, TestFlight beta review times, and build processing times encountered in the wild by teams using Runway.
* or, more accurately, a truncated mean

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Why are App Store review times a thing, and where can I learn more about the review process?

For some context, we recommend checking out Apple’s App Review documentation and the App Store Review Guidelines.

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Why are TestFlight beta review times a thing, and where can I learn more about the beta review process?

If you’re sharing TestFlight beta builds with external testers, Apple requires a review of the first build of each new version. (Subsequent builds for a given version won’t need a review, nor will any builds that will only be going to internal testers.) For some more context, we recommend checking out Apple’s TestFlight beta testing documentation and the App Store Review Guidelines.

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What’s the App Store Connect build processing time about?

Once you’ve successfully uploaded a build to App Store Connect, there’s an additional wait before the build is available to distribute to testers or submit for review — during which time you’ll see the build’s status show as “Processing”. It’s normal to see processing times anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. For a bit more context (but not much), check out Apple’s Uploading builds documentation.

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Wasn’t there another site for this stuff?

Yep — Dave Verwer (of iOS Dev Weekly fame) published crowdsourced App Store review times on appreviewtimes.com up until March, 2019. He felt (and we agree) that issues around long or unpredictable wait times in prior years had been largely solved. Read his full explanation here.

We do still think a page like this is interesting, and perhaps even useful. There are occasional variations in App Store review times, and it’s still nice to get a read on recent review times across the iOS world.  If a recent app submission is taking a bit longer than usual, don’t fret – maybe others have had a similar experience lately. On the flipside, it’s fun to see just how fast App Store review times are trending these days.

One notable difference with this new page is that it pulls from actual data on recent app review times, versus crowdsourced estimates. Also, the data on TestFlight beta review times and build processing times is unique to this new site!

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What about Android and Play Store review times?

We would love to make this a resource for the Android side as well, surfacing average Play Store review times. Unfortunately, we're currently limited by the fact that the Google Play Publishing API does not return in-review statuses. As soon as that changes, we'll pull in Android review times here as well!

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