Beware the In-App Purchases

If a young child is playing with your iPad on a regular basis, you might need to turn off In-App Purchases. A recent lawsuit was brought against Apple about the in-app purchases kids have racked up on their parents’ iTunes accounts: http://www.tuaw.com/2011/04/15/apple-faces-lawsuit-over-in-app-purchases-by-children/

To turn off In-App Purchases, go the iPad’s Settings, General, Restrictions, tap on Enable Restrictions and set a 4-digit PIN. Then slide the button beside In-App Purchases go “off”.

To know if a particular app has in-app purchases, look at it in the ITunes Store, where the left sidebar will have a section for “Top In-App Purchases”.

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