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how do you turn off in- app purchasing?

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Sep 11, 2012 10:08 AM

How do I turn off in-app purchasing? I recently incurred a $30.00 charge for coins on an Ice Age game. Is there a away to block this feature on my ipad?

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  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,590 points)
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    Sep 11, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to kj_jimenez@mac.con)

    The Apple Support Communities are an international user to user technical support forum. As a man from Mexico, Spanish is my native tongue. I do not speak English very well, however, I do write in English with the aid of the Mac OS X spelling and grammar checks. I also live in a culture perhaps very very different from your own. When offering advice in the ASC, my comments are not meant to be anything more than helpful and certainly not to be taken as insults.

     

    Go to Settings/General/Restrictions and enable restrictions. Then you can turn off in-app purchases in the Allowed Content section.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, OS X Mountain Lion, iOS (5.1.1) Mac user since 1984
  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Sep 11, 2012 11:38 PM (in response to kj_jimenez@mac.con)

    Turning off in-apps is not good enough:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4213

     

    You have to keep in mind, after you leave your iPod alone your permissions are still logged in for ~15 minutes after. So your kids will still have uncontrolled reign on the device to rack this up.

     

    Seen it a million times over...

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,590 points)
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    Sep 12, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to HACKINT0SH)

    The Apple Support Communities are an international user to user technical support forum. As a man from Mexico, Spanish is my native tongue. I do not speak English very well, however, I do write in English with the aid of the Mac OS X spelling and grammar checks. I also live in a culture perhaps very very different from your own. When offering advice in the ASC, my comments are not meant to be anything more than helpful and certainly not to be taken as insults.

     

    Which is easily remedied in the restriction directly under in-app purchases where the 15 minutes can be changed to immediately, which means that the password is required to authorize every single purchase.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, OS X Mountain Lion, iOS (5.1.1) Mac user since 1984

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