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      Latest reply on Apr 19, 2020 2:29 PM by seboslaw
      seboslaw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hey guys,


        I am designing an app that will be available on both iOS. Unfortunatly, I cannot go iOS13-only and will still have to support iOS12. So I have a question regarding the licensing of SF Symbols:


        1. Is it allowed to export the Symbols I use in iOS 13 as SVGs through the official "SF Symbols" app, convert them to PDFs in e.g. Sketch and then import them as an asset in XCode to be used on devices that run iOS < 13?





        • Re: Use SF Symbols in iOS 12
          KMT Level 9 Level 9 (15,735 points)

          1.) No


          Apple says this about that:"You can use SF Symbols in apps running in iOS 13 and later, watchOS 6 and later, and tvOS 13 and later."

            • Re: Use SF Symbols in iOS 12
              seboslaw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

              The way I understand this is that it refers to the technical possibility of using it through XCode, which is only possible since iOS 13. Otherwise I'm pretty sure they would have phrased it as "may" instead of "can". But since I'm not sure I asked the initial question and would highly appreciate if someone from/close-to Apple could elaborate on this.


              It would be puzzeling to me if this wasn't legal because the entire "Creating Custom Symbols" thing would also not be covered. Let's say I export a template and change only one pixel, then import my "Custom Symbol" and use it in my iOS 12 app.