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How to turn off in app purchases...

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xrayeyes1502 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Jan 28, 2011 9:13 PM
I went settings>general>restrictions>in-app purchases off.
is this correct?

Thanks for your time.
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,855 points)
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    Jan 28, 2011 9:48 PM (in response to xrayeyes1502)
    That is correct.
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  • dorseydevice Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Apr 4, 2011 1:36 PM (in response to deggie)
    Thank you for telling me how to disable the in app purchases.

    I've just discovered that a couple of the FREE apps (kids games) I've downloaded allow "in app" purchases that my kids would've had a field day charging to my credit card with no warning. This is very sneaky and I wish there was a warning on all the apps that do this.

    Thank you to the poor people that posted the warning in their comments on the app store. I too would've been a victim.
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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,180 points)
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    Apr 4, 2011 1:55 PM (in response to dorseydevice)
    As of iOS 4.3, in-app purchases require the user to enter in the iTunes Store account and password details, so if you've updated, your kids won't be able to purchase even if you don't set the restrictions, unless they know your iTunes Store account information.

    Regards.
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  • dorseydevice Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Apr 4, 2011 1:55 PM (in response to varjak paw)
    Fantastic!

    My worries are over!

    Thanks Dave.
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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,180 points)
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    Apr 4, 2011 1:57 PM (in response to dorseydevice)
    No problem. It's still probably a good idea to turn off the option in the Restrictions, though. There may be others that would also be appropriate; depending the age of your kids, you may want to turn off their ability to download apps at all, for instance.

    Regards.
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  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,695 points)
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    Apr 4, 2011 2:02 PM (in response to varjak paw)
    Also a good idea to explain to your kids what they may or may not do with the very expensive device with which you are entrusting them.

    (Old and old fashioned. A great believer in discipline over technology. )
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  • dorseydevice Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Apr 6, 2011 10:32 AM (in response to tonefox)
    tonefox - Discipline over technology! Nice!

    I think there's an app for that!

    LOL

    Thanks all!
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  • dynopeder Calculating status...
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    Apr 7, 2011 5:49 AM (in response to varjak paw)
    More than USD 500 poorer today than I was last week because of my 10-year old buying "brains" in Zombie farm. I think the "in app buying" restriction by appstore login is very useful, but it should have happened long before. Also, considering how the iPods, iPads and iPhones are regarded as toys, (it is a fact that sales of ordinary, old-fashioned hardware toys have declined since the introduction of touch screen smartphones), the manufacturers of smartphones (not only Apple) should carefully consider their business model for games that permits in app buying.
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