If you recently tried to publish a game made with Unity you might have received an e-mail from Google Play saying that your app got removed. In this post I will show you an easy way to get back on the Store by fixing the Violation of Usage of Android Advertising ID policy.
The mail that you received should be looking like this:
Hi developers at <your company>,
After review, <your game>, com.YourCompany.YourGame, has been removed from Google Play due to a policy violation. This app won’t be available to users until you submit a compliant update.
Issue: Violation of Usage of Android Advertising ID policy and section 4.8 of the Developer Distribution Agreement
Next steps: Submit your app for another review
- Make sure that your app is compliant with all other Developer Program Policies. Additional enforcement could occur if there are further policy violations.
- Sign in to your Play Console and submit the update to your app.
Alternatively, you may opt-out of this requirement by removing any requests for sensitive permissions or user data.
If approved, your app will again be available with all installs, ratings, and reviews intact.
If you’ve reviewed the policy and feel this removal may have been in error, please reach out to our policy support team. One of my colleagues will get back to you within 2 business days.
Thanks for helping us provide a clear and transparent experience for Google Play users.
The Google Play Team
If your game is not using Unity Ads or any ad network you can fix your app in no time! Simply head over to the Package Manager.
Then, from here remove the Advertisement package.
And that’s it! You can finally build your game and submit it.
If you still get rejected, you can also remove the In App Purchasing package and the Analytics Library package.
What if I am using Unity Ads?