So you decided to buy a new ipad over the holidays or switched from an android tablet to a new ipad. If you plan on sharing this ipad or iphone with others, especially your kids, you may want to read this article.
There are a number of Apps out there that are initially free to download, however as you use these apps the app developer entices the user with new offers or in app purchases. This is especially prevalent on game apps. Before you realize your credit card has been used to facilitate these purchases.
In order to prevent this from happening, you can take control by restricting in-app purchases on your iOS device by following the steps below.
Step -> 1 Go to Settings > General > Restrictions
Step -> 2 Press “Enable Restrictions”
Step-> 3 Set up your 4 digit passcode for the restrictions feature. It is important you write this password in a safe place so that it is handy. Also this password should be different than the one that you use to unlock your device.
Step -> 4 Now you are ready to set up all the restrictions that you want on your device. For disallowing the in-app purchases, please switch off the in-app purchases option
This is just one of the few steps in managing a shared device. Apple provides you with numerous options around Parental controls. You can also remove the payment options and card details on your device. Please see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201266 for additional details.
Obsessed with tech since the early arrival of A/UX on Apple, Sudz (SK) is responsible for the editorial direction of AppleToolBox. He is based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Sudz specializes in covering all things macOS, having reviewed dozens of OS X and macOS developments over the years.
In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.