Rejected App due to HealthKit (HealthKit is not referenced)

Srinivas T M 1 Reputation point
2021-02-24T05:02:34.557+00:00

The problem is that most of the solutions suggest to link framework SDK's only which would in fact solve the issue. However, my app crashes with this linker behaviour. Therefore, I have to use the "Don't Link" behaviour.

I have used additional mtouch arguments --linkskip=HealthKit and --xml=File.xml, but I could still see HealthKit Functionalities when checked with
strings <> | grep Health,

Also I have included the XML file with additional linker options,

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>  
<linker>  
    <assembly fullname="Xamarin.iOS">  
        <type fullname="HealthKit" preserve="none"/>  
    </assembly>  
</linker>  

and even in the simple Sample application, without even referencing any HealthKit, all the HealthKit functionalities has been linked, I have attached the screenshot as well. Kindly provide any solution for this issue ASAP, as my iOS app is getting delayed.
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  1. Cole Xia (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 6,751 Reputation points
    2021-02-24T07:20:58.223+00:00

    Hello,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    Maybe HealthKit is referenced in third-party lib or contained in Xamarin.iOS , what we could do is to set Linker as Link SDk only .

    Ensure that you set it properly in Release mode and apply for All Platforms .

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    If it does not work , try to add"--linksdkonly" in mtouch argument, refer to https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/151862/guideline-2-5-1-performance-software-requirements-healthkit-issue .


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