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Originally Posted by interstink Apple does need to make it clear how to setup restrictions. With only two touches on your ipad you can turn off in-app purchases, but that...
03-01-2013, 11:35 PM #41
Why do you give a hoot what mom's wearing?
Last edited by rkswat; 03-01-2013 at 11:44 PM.
03-01-2013, 11:49 PM #42
03-02-2013, 01:14 AM #43
AND they pose for a picture, wow..
03-02-2013, 09:33 AM #44
The problem with making "Require Password - immediately" the default, is then you have everyone griping that they have to type in their password every time they want to download something. So, it's a case of d'ed if you do and d'ed if you don't. There is no way to make everyone happy. While I understand that many people buy the devices due to ease of use, why not take 5 minutes to learn a little something about the device before you hand it off to your 5 year old? Would you let your kids on you computer knowing your it had all your passwords saved and with 1-click purchasing turned on on all your favorite bookmarked websites? And I do see it at least partially as a parenting issue. My 5 y.o. daughter has been using my iOS devices since she was 2 and not once accidental purchase even with no restrictions on the device. Now that she's getting older and is permitted to use the device unsupervised more often, I have set her up with a separate account and restrictions. It only makes sense to.
03-02-2013, 10:48 AM #45
This is why people hate micro-transactions. They are HORRIBLY OVER PRICED! Devs need to make them cheaper. I don't believe I should pay (for example) 50$ for 1 character in the MLP app from GameLoft.
03-02-2013, 11:34 AM #46
03-02-2013, 02:21 PM #47
03-02-2013, 02:50 PM #48
The thing is if the AppStore required a password every time everyone would get pissed... Just mod it to where you can restrict in app purchases with an on and off button in settings
03-02-2013, 03:29 PM #49If I can't mod it...I don't want it.
03-02-2013, 08:52 PM #50
My sister in-laws kid ran up several hundred dollars in a day like this. If your going to give a small child a powerful device such as a smart phone or tablet know how to safe guard it.
03-03-2013, 01:14 AM #51
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03-03-2013, 09:52 PM #52
03-03-2013, 10:10 PM #53
Lets make it so nothing is plain and simple, lets mislead/confuse customers into spending money they don't want to spend on shite, in apps/games, make it so they have to opt out, not opt in, make them pay when it was unintentional and/or didn't even know they'ed accumulated charges, for these reasons said people don't deserve to be charged but we will because, hey WE! screwed them for all they have and who gives a ****, because people will be on our side saying that they don't deserve a refund
Edit: and also put the opt out toggle in a awkward place,
for those that don't know go here:
Settings.app - General - Restrictions - In-App Purchases(toggle On/Off)
You can make it require the password Immediately:
Settings.app - General - Restrictions - Require Password - Immediately or 15 minutes(selection)
it should be under the iTunes & App Stores heading but it isn't, it also should be off by default
03-03-2013, 11:22 PM #54
I'm not even saying that Apple should not make it clearer but really before handing your kid a $600 'toy', you might want to educate him and yourself.
03-03-2013, 11:38 PM #55
03-04-2013, 08:52 AM #56
You didn't make a point. You made an incorrect criticism, that was rightly corrected, and then you went on the offensive again, despite being wrong. The kid is wearing his school uniform, the one that he HAS to wear to school, including the tie. It is not a suit. They have not specially dressed him for the occasion. The mother is wearing a hoodie. You say this as a criticism? Why? I'm well in to my 30s, have a "professional" consultancy job, drive an "executive" car, own two properties, pay my taxes and pay for my jailbreak tweaks... and I wear a hoodie, regularly. Admittedly, I don't know if my owns Mom wears a Carhartt hoodie, I don't live with her.
Flame-bating aside... have Apple changed something in the way In-App purchasing is done, or even standard App purchasing? I'm pretty sure you used to be able to download free apps with your iTunes password, but then you would have been asked again if you needed to actually "pay" for an item. This clearly isn't the case any more, and I for one, have now hunted down the Restrictions settings and disabled In-App Purchases and set Require Password to immediately before my daughter discovers the app store.
03-14-2013, 02:31 PM #57
Managing in app purchases can indeed be a massive problem.
We are developing a solution: a safe, easy-to-use wish list for virtual goods, providing parents and grandparents a way to connect with young gamers.
Players of mobile/tablet games can add in-game items they want to a list. Family members can gift the selected goods as a way to celebrate, reward good behavior, or simply say “you’re awesome”.
We are in the early stages of our development - let us know what you think!
03-14-2013, 04:22 PM #58