While Face ID is pretty good at unlocking your iPhone, sometimes Apple’s security system can backfire on you. Usually configured to validate purchases on iTunes and the App Store, Face ID can sometimes confirm an in-app purchase a little too quickly that you didn’t necessarily intend to make.
Although it is quite possible to get a refund for an accidental purchase on the App Store by Apple, you can avoid unpleasant surprises by disabling in-app purchases by default. Here’s how to do it.
1. Activate Screen Times
Start by opening the Settings of the iPhone. Then enter the Screen Time menu, and if you haven’t already, activate the function.
2. Activate restrictions
From the main Screen time window, go to the menu Content and confidentiality and choose toActivate restrictions.
3. Disable in-app purchases
Then enter the menu Purchase in iTunes and the App Store, then access the menu Integrated purchasing.
Choose the option Not to allow and close them Settings of the iPhone. Now, when you attempt to make an in-app purchase, iOS will automatically decline. If you are not used to doing it, it won’t change a thing for you.
However, if you happen to need to purchase content within an app, you should temporarily disable this block. Then, as seen in step 2, you just have to deactivate the restrictions.