App Store links with action=write-review do not work on iOS 11

Number:rdar://34498138 Date Originated:September 18 2017, 2:24 PM
Status:Closed Resolved:
Product:iOS + SDK Product Version:iOS 11
Classification:Bug Reproducible:Always
App Store


Per documentation (, adding the "action=write-review" parameter to an App's URL should open the App Store app directly to the page prompting for a review/rating for the app. This does not work on iOS 11 (although it does on iOS 10).

Steps to Reproduce:

Click on the following example URLs on a device running iOS 11:

Expected Results:

The App Store app will open and display a "write review" interface for the correct app identified by the URL. (this works on iOS 10)

Actual Results:

The App Store app opens and displays a "Cannot connect to App Store" error message.


iOS 11 GM


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Just to clarify on Paul's comment. Any country code will do and doesn't need to be the code for the local App Store.

By daniel.wood at Sept. 21, 2017, 11:04 a.m. (reply...)

A workaround for this issue is to include a country code and app name in the URL, such as this:

This successfully opens the "write a review" interface in the iOS 11 App Store.

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