Deprecated TransactionReceipt

| | August 4, 2015

I am using this code for in-app purchases, took it from RaywernderLich’s tutorial.

// Encode the receiptData for the itms receipt verification POST request.
NSString *jsonObjectString = [self encodeBase64:(uint8_t *)transaction.transactionReceipt.bytes

Now Xcode is saying

‘transactionReceipt’ is deprecated: first deprecated in iOS 7.0

How to fix it?

3 Responses to “Deprecated TransactionReceipt”

  1. Daniel Galasko on November 30, -0001 @ 12:00 AM

    Regarding Deprecation

    Since this question is technically asking how one should go about addressing the deprecated attribute its fair to assume that the OP is still deploying on an iOS version less than 7. Therefore you need to check for the availability of the newer API rather than calling it blindly:


    As pointed out in the comments you can’t use the respondsToSelector on NSBundle since that API was private in previous iOS versions

    NSData *receiptData;
    if (NSFoundationVersionNumber >= NSFoundationVersionNumber_iOS_7_0) {
        receiptData = [NSData dataWithContentsOfURL:[[NSBundle mainBundle] appStoreReceiptURL]];
    } else {
        receiptData = transaction.transactionReceipt;
    //now you can convert receiptData into string using whichever encoding:)


    Since Swift can only be deployed on iOS 7 and above we can use the appStoreReceiptURL safely

    if let receiptData = NSData(contentsOfURL: NSBundle.mainBundle().appStoreReceiptURL!) {
        //we have a receipt

    Regarding Receipt Validation

    The newer API the receipt now contains the list of all transactions performed by the user. The documentation clearly outlines what a receipt looks like:

    receipt outline

    Meaning that if you really, really wanted to, you can iterate through all the items contained in the receipt to validate against each transaction.

    For more on receipt validation you can read

  2. Replace with something like:

    [NSData dataWithContentsOfURL:[[NSBundle mainBundle] appStoreReceiptURL]];

    Convert NSData to NSString after that…..

  3. NSURL *receiptURL = [[NSBundle mainBundle] appStoreReceiptURL];
    NSData *receipt = [NSData dataWithContentsOfURL:receiptURL];
    if(!receipt) {
     /* No local receipt -- handle the error. */ 
    NSString *jsonObjectString = [receipt base64EncodedString];

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