How to Disable In-App Purchases on the iPhone 5

There are a number of different ways that you can spend money from your iPhone 5. Whether it is on a website in the Safari browser, on content in the iTunes store, or by purchasing an app in the App Store, it is becoming remarkably easy to make a purchase on your mobile device. When you combine this with the increase in the number of children and teenagers that have iPhones, you have a potential recipe for large, unwanted purchases. Luckily the iPhone 5 provides you with ways to disable purchases on the device, even providing a way to disable in-app purchases for apps installed on the iPhone 5.


Prevent Purchases from Within iPhone 5 Apps


We have previously written about preventing iTunes purchases on the iPhone 5, and the method for disabling in-app purchases on the iPhone 5 is very similar. These are among two of the options that you should consider enabling if you want to prevent a child from being able to make purchases from their phone. So continue reading below to learn about stopping in-app purchases from iPhone 5 apps.


Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

press the settings icon



Step 2: Locate and select the General option.

open the general menu



Step 3: Scroll to the Restrictions option and touch it to open the menu.

open the restrictions menu



Step 4: Press the Enable Restrictions button at the top of the screen.

touch the enable restrictions button



Step 5: Create and enter a 4-digit password, then re-enter it on the next screen. Be sure to choose a password that you can remember, as you will need to know it if you want to re-enable this option in the future.

enter your password



Step 6: Scroll down to the In-App Purchases option and move the slider so that it is in the Off position, such as in the image below.

disable in-app purchases on the iphone 5



An iPad or iPad Mini can be a great learning tool for a child. If you have been contemplating purchasing an iPad Mini, check out the pricing on Amazon, as they are foten among the most affordable options around.

Note that you can also enable restrictions on the iPad as well, if you want to control any spending made by someone using that device, too.

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