Universal links on ios (firebase dynamic link wont open app)

Please provide the following:

  1. SDK Version: 39
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): android, ios

I made a dynamic link in firebase with domain “appname.page.link”
I’ve added in my app.json under ios -> associatedDomains: [“applinks:appname.page.link”]
I’ve enabled associated domains for my app Id config in the apple developer site
I’ve also tried deleting the old provisioning profile and building with a new one.

Everything works as expected on android (the link opens up the app)
but on ios the link still won’t open my app, it goes to safari first and then the app store and says my app is not installed
anyone have suggestions on things to try? I’m literally so close to finishing my app this is the last thing I need before release.