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Integrating Unity into native iOS applications
iOS authorizations in Unity

Deep linking on iOS

Deep links are hyperlinks outside of your application that take a user to a specific location within the application rather than a website. When a user clicks a deep link, the application opens from the designated location, such as a specific sceneA Scene contains the environments and menus of your game. Think of each unique Scene file as a unique level. In each Scene, you place your environments, obstacles, and decorations, essentially designing and building your game in pieces. More info
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in a Unity application. For more information about deep links and how to use them, refer to Deep linking.

There are two ways to enable deep links for iOS applications: URL schemes and universal links.

For information on how to use deep links and handle them when your application opens, refer to Using deep links.

URL schemes

A URL scheme specifies a link structure that your iOS application refers to. The device opens the application when the user clicks a deep link that matches the URL scheme structure. To add a URL scheme, use the following steps:

  1. Go to Edit > Project Settings > Player > Other Settings > Configuration.
  2. Expand Supported URL schemes to set the following properties:
    • Size property to 1.
    • Element 0 property to the URL scheme to use with your application. For example, use unitydl to open your application when the device processes a link that starts with unitydl://.
Supported URL schemes settings for iOS.
Supported URL schemes settings for iOS.

Your iOS application now opens when the device processes any link that starts with unitydl://.

Note: To use multiple URL schemes in your project, increase the value of the Size property.

Universal links

Universal links are similar to deep links because they open a specific location within an application. However, if the application isn’t installed, a universal link opens a URL in Safari. To enable universal links, refer to Apple’s documentation on Allowing Apps and Websites to Link to Your Content.

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Integrating Unity into native iOS applications
iOS authorizations in Unity