Let's say we have an app, and there's an in app purchase that unlocks something, let's say for example a pro subscription. You can't buy it from the app itself, because the app is glitched or broken. Is it possible to manually buy this in-app purchase through the App Store?

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No. You can only do an in-app purchase through the app (that's the 'in-app' part).

If there's a glitch in the existing app you can either fix it, create a new app, or direct users to your website to make the purchase (there's a bunch of Apple rules about doing that so be sure to check your Apple Developer agreement).

  • How do you do it through a website?
    – Dev
    Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 16:26
  • You would need to sell the subscription thru your website. It's not a trivial thing to do, it's take a lot of work to setup and perform. There's many websites that provide instructions as well as pros/cons of this approach. Here's one to start. It's about iOS so it's not a concrete example.
    – fsb
    Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 16:30

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