Apple Doesn’t Want You To Check Your Bank Account, But You Should

Apple’s developer guidelines have been amended to state that subscription-based apps can charge more without informing the user. These auto-renewable subscriptions, according to Apple, are a wonderful way to enable customers to access content, services, or premium features in an app.

Apple Subscription Policy

Apple currently requires that consumers be notified by email, push notifications, or in-app messages whenever an app wants to raise the price of its subscription.

Users must also opt-in to this increased pricing; if they do not, they will not be charged the higher fee in the following billing cycle.

Cancel Apple App Subscription

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap your name.
  3. Tap Subscriptions.
    iPhone showing the Subscriptions menu option in Settings.
  4. Tap the subscription that you want to manage.
  5. Tap Cancel Subscription. (Or if you want to cancel Apple One but keep some subscriptions, tap Choose Individual Services.) If you don’t see Cancel, the subscription is already canceled and won’t renew.

How Will This Affect You?

While Apple argues that this new policy is intended to improve customers’ app experiences, it’s also a wonderful opportunity for them to make some additional cash by hoping that you forget to check your bank account and continue to make the payments.

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