How To Limit In-App Purchases on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad

SUREN on June 24, 2014

There is no question that kids are drawn like fish to water to games on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. So you make sure they have fun, stay safe, and learn something useful. But many parents don't realize there is another risk that can leave you with a hefty bill to pay. In-app purchases have caused such a furore that Apple introduced some handy features to limit them. If you got burned by this already, you can file a claim with Apple. But, as always, its better to be safe than sorry.
  • Keep your (iTunes) password to yourself. Well, it is a password, duh! But you'll be surprised by how many parents share it only to repent later.
  • Use the Restrictions feature (Settings > General > Restrictions) to set 'In-app Purchases' to OFF.
  • Also under Restrictions, under Allowed Content, set Require Password to 'Immediately'. 
  • Setup an iTunes 'allowance'.
  • Use an iTunes gift card in lieu of a credit card.

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