The App store is a great place to download new and useful apps for the iPhone. While many of these apps are free, some come with a catch known as In-app purchases.
An in-app purchase is an add-on to the app to enable certain features, or allow the user to unlock other things not available in the app to begin with. In-app purchases are not always just a problem in free apps, they also occur in paid versions of apps.
While Apple has taken some steps to make in-app purchases not as easy to accidentally buy, there is still a risk factor when children are using an iOS device. To eliminate the issue of in-app purchases racking up on your credit card, the best solution is to disable them entirely.
If you still wish to have in-app purchases enabled there are other steps to take instead of fully disabling in-app purchases. Read the post below to find out the best solution for in-app purchases for your iPhone.
How to Disable In-App purchases:
From the home screen Tap Settings.
Scroll down and Tap Restrictions.
On the next screen select Enable Restrictions.
Enter a passcode. This is a passcode for the restrictions that you set on the following screen. Keep this passcode a secret so that others using your iPhone cannot change the restrictions set on the device.
Re-enter the passcode.
After setting your passcode the page with the restrictions options will be available. Scroll down and find In-App Purchases and turn the slider Off.
After disabling the slider for In-App purchases they will no longer be allowed on the iPhone. This is a good setting to enable for children, but may impede the user from buying certain content if they forget that they disabled it under restrictions.
To work around disabling in-app purchases another method is to set a passcode on the iPhone. Setting a passcode is not only a good idea to keep kids from buying items it also keeps text messages, emails and other private data on your phone safe. With phone theft a common problem, a passcode can at least be a level of security in the event your device ever becomes stolen.
To set a passcode or change how quickly the iPhone asks for it, go to Settings –> General –> Passcode Lock.
If you already have a passcode lock setup Enter your passcode.
Next, tap Require Passcode.
By requiring a passcode as soon as the phone locks, children and other people must have access to the code to use the iPhone. While in-app purchases may still occur with children under this method, the kids at least need your permission to use the phone before inadvertently purchasing in-app content.
4 Reasons Not to Install macOS Mojave & 10 Reasons You Should Install 10.14.1
The macOS Mojave update could completely change how you use your Mac. Many users will want to install the free update...
How to Take an ECG on the Apple Watch
This guide will show you how to take an ECG with the Apple Watch 4. This is a new feature...