Questions tagged [in-app-purchase]

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What's the duration of a In-App Purchase Promo Code for Auto-Renewable Subscription's?

I just can't seem to find any answer to this question on the internet, so it might be good to just ask it here for future reference of people Googling the same question. In my App, I have a Auto-...
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Apple IAP Custom Discount

We're doing a treasure hunt in our city with the smart phone. It will include a lot of real-world stuff combined with AR-Stuff in the Phone. So, to promote it, we want to make custom discounts for in-...
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Paid consumables and App Store Terms & Conditions

I have a friend who works for a charity that offers courses on a donation basis as a way to fund themselves. Recently the charity built an iOS app so people can download the course videos and other ...
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How to change the Subscription plan for third party app purchased through iTunes?

I set the 30 day Premium subscription for LinkedIn through iTunes. I cancelled the subscription but i am not able to change the plan from premium to basic. I reached LinkedIn which advised me to get ...
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iOS App with Free trial and subscribe after that

So we have an app under Health & Fitness category. The app is based on only one main functionality and no other sub functionalities. Now, the client would want to give users some free trial period ...
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How can update the UI of an In App purchase?

I have some doubts using In app purchase. AFAIK only the first In app purchase is approved along with the binary. This is my current state, I have my app already in AppStore with one weekly ...
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What are the In App Purchase subscription durations when testing subscriptions through TestFlight?

When I test an internal development build In App purchase subscription durations are greatly reduced according to the table at: http://help.apple.com/itunes-connect/developer/#/dev7e89e149d Actual ...
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In-app purchase or third party payment vendor for app subscription model for a physical device?

We are developing an application which allows user to synchronize fitness band data, such as step count and sleep tracker with mobile device. we give the hardware (fitness band) free to users with ...
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Am I limited to using Apple's In-App purchase for charging for in-app consumables?

I'm building a book app where you can read one book for free, but if you pay, you have access to all the books until the end of your subscription (30 days). My query is regarding this item in the App ...
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Is it possible to back up in-app purchases and game saves?

Is it possible to back up in-app purchases (i.e. full game unlock) and game saves such that an iOS app can be deleted and later re-installed from the .ipa file? I'm using a 3rd generation iPad (model ...
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How do in-app purchases work for child accounts with Family Sharing?

Our daughter has her own iPad that she uses with an Apple ID configured as a child account. Her app store purchases require authorisation from either myself or my wife. All three of us are in the same ...
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How do I use my own money for purchases rather than using family sharing data?

A couple of months ago I made a couple of (guilty) in-app purchases for a game, under the impression that even though my family has Family Sharing, that my details would still be used for the ...
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Can iTunes gift cards be used to make in-app purchases?

Does Apple allow the use of iTunes gift cards (in this case a Japanese iTunes gift card with a Japanese Apple ID) to buy an in-app purchase (for in-game currency)?
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iTunes connect not showing apps

Once clicking on apps in the iTunes connect home page, the information page shows up. to Is this usual, if so, how do I enable in-app purchases
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Mention an outside payment system for subscription in an iOS app

According to Apple's In-App Subscription Rules, Apps can read or play approved content (specifically magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music, and video) that is subscribed to or purchased ...
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Are Associate Links in an iOS App against the App Store Review Guidelines?

Our iOS app is a (free) utility app that offers a kind of "private" social network for tennis clubs. For monetization purposes, we have considered adding Amazon affiliate links in a native way to the ...
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“Show In-App Purchases” Not Showing In App Store

I have an app on the App Store that has In-App Purchases, but on the store there isn't a button that says "In-App Purchases" where a user can see what the IAP are. Where on mine (https://itunes.apple....
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How are Sales different from In-App Purchases in iTunes connect?

In my app, I have 1 In-App Purchase. In App Analytics, in Metrics: My Sales and In-App Purchases are different. For so many days, I have one or more In-App Purchase but no Sale. How is this possible?...
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Are old users eligible for introductory pricing?

We are introducing a free trial using the introductory pricing provided by Apple in StoreKit. The subscription has been available for a long time. My question is, if a user had subscribed before the ...
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Do a consumable iOS product REQUIRE restore functionality?

I am developing a game, and I want to submit it to the AppStore, but I don't know if this will be a cause for rejection: Say a player can buy 100x arrows for 0.99$. Do I have to provide the user the ...
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In App Purchases Review Status

I have an app up for review that includes IAPs. The App has had the status of In Review for three days now. When I went to the IAP page in iTunesConnect, I noticed that all my IAPs had been changed to ...
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The Apple ID you entered couldn't be found or your password was incorrect. Please try again. | In-App Purchase

I bought an In-App Purchase yesterday. While buying the app crashed, so I tried to restore the purchase (money was already taken from my account). But if I'm entering my correct Apple-ID password (...
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How to use sandbox accounts in iOS 11?

These are the official directions for testing with sandbox accounts: Set up test user accounts within Users and Roles in iTunes Connect Clear any account information stored on your test device. In ...
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If I get an app that contains a monthly fee and I delete it, do i still have to pay?

I got a palm reading app, not knowing that it included a monthly fee of $9.99. I have the iPhone 7 so I put my fingerprint in my phone. My fingerprint lets me pay for stuff, download apps, and open my ...
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Testflight In App Purchases, sandbox user still needed after passing Beta Review?

If our app has passed beta review, meaning we can distribute via TestFlight to 1000 external users, do we still need to setup test user accounts for in app purchases? Seems like that would be a huge ...
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Is it possible to perform donation with In-App purchase for amount the user want to donate?

With last update Apple rejected my app, because I have donation process with PayPal through Safari. They said to implement in app mechanism. But is it possible for users to donate with In-App with ...
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How to check individual in-app purchases as developer on iTunes Connect?

Is there any way to check each in-app purchases my app is receiving on iTunes Connect? On Android for example you have a list of every purchase with an ID so if a client makes a complain I can easily ...
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Why haven't I been paid yet for In-App purchases made on my app? [duplicate]

I have an app with one In-App Purchase item. When looking at the Payments and Financial Reports the Estimated Amount Owed is > 300 DKK (I'm from Denmark). However, there's been no payment yet. What ...
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In-app purchase from Japanese app

So I tried to buy some in-app offers from a app that I downloaded in a different app store region, after putting in my billing information it won't go through. I'm using a US debit/credit card. Is ...
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Apple watch app without functionality

I have a client who wants to add Apple Watch functionality to its app. However, my client wants to take paid from its customers using In App Purchase to activate this content. This will lead to an "...
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Why many startups use IAP for their iOS apps, while they could direct the website to buy premium?

Many startups offer their premium version both via website and IAP. Lumosity is the example of such app. I know IAP is made for such cases, but since you can upgrade your account on their website, ...
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As an indie developer, what do I put in the contact section of the “Agreements, Tax, and Banking” in iTunes connect?

Not quite sure if this is the place to ask but I'm trying to set up IAPs in my app so I need to fill out the paid contract first. I have no idea exactly who I'm supposed to put in my contact section. ...
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Does the iOS app store accept apps that don't work unless the user pays via a subscription or IAP?

I'm thinking of making my camera app free to download, and let users take 20 photos, after which a dialog pops up asking for a (auto-renewing) subscription. If the user doesn't pay, the app will ...
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iOS In App Purchases and other content deleted every few days

Every few days, all in app purchases disappear. I have to go into each app and use the "Restore Purchases" option to get everything back. Also: My alarms keep being deleted - the alarm page is just ...
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Is it possible to generate promo codes for in app purchases?

I have a free app with one in app purchase option, and I'd like to offer that IAP for free to some helpful users. In iTunes Connect it appears I can generate promo codes but those codes appear to be ...
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How do I make in-app purchases appear within my apps on all of my devices?

I have purchased an in-app purchase for flightradar24 on my iPhone, and the in-app purchase has not appeared on my other devices. The app itself has synced to my other devices, however, when I ...
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Does iOS8 Family Sharing allow to share In-App Purchases?

When using the new iOS8 Family Sharing feature, I can download the apps purchased by the other group members of my family. If these apps use In-App Purchases, and one of the family members has ...
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Will Apple disable your account for buying IAP abroad?

I have an US App Store account from when they opened it, 2010 if I'm not mistaken ( I'm an early adopter :) ). Back then I used "None" as payment method when I created the account because I didn't ...
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Is it possible to manually buy an In-App Purchase from the Mac App Store?

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. ...
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Which countries can receive payments from Apple?

I'm from Costa Rica and I don't know if I can use In App Purchases in the iOS apps I'm developing. Does Apple have a list of countries for which this functionality is available?
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iTunes Connect: No options when trying to add IAP

I'm helping a client set up their application profile on iTunes Connect and am running into a strange issue when trying to create in-app purchases. When I go to the Features tab and select "In-App ...
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Can a developer change the minimum payment threshold?

Is there a way to change the minimum payment threshold generated by inApp purchases? Google allows to change the minimum threshold (i.e.: 3.000€) and also to postpone the payment till 1 year. This ...
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Which purchasing option is best - Free+IAP or paid?

I've noticed that several apps on the iOS App Store offer two purchasing options: Free app, then an in-app purchase of $x to the full version The full version of the app for an immediate purchase of $...
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Withdrawing iTunes Connect payment in another territory

Can anyone tell me for sure whether Apple pays the developer in Cayman Islands? Do I need to have the developer license from Cayman Islands in order to receive payment in Cayman Island ? Any ...
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Why Are There Some IOS App's That Are Capable Of Not Utilizing Have To Use The In-App Purchase?

I am a Malaysian App Developer, and my team and I are currently in midst of developing an iOS app, and have come across a few questions which I hope stackexchange will be able to answer. 1) We have ...
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Developing an app with an automatically renewable consumable in-app purchase

I'm developing a new tvOS app that has in-app purchases. I can't get the in-app purchases to show up in the simulator. What is the proper procedure when introducing in-app purchases to apps that are ...
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How much does Apple charge the developer to include in-app purchases?

I'm developing an App Store app which will be free to download, but there will be certain in-app purchases. How much does Apple charge a developer for in-app purchases, if applicable?
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Different pricing of apps regarding regions in country

My customer asked me the following question: "Imagine the situation you have an app that costs 0.99$. Is there any way to make this app free in certain area, such as chosen cities in a country? ...
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Spotify Premium account price on App Store

As you may already know, Spotify started sending out emails to its customers to stop subscribing to the Premium account through iOS App Store's In-app Purchase mechanism (which costs $12.99) and ...
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How to remove + sign from app not using In-App purchase

I do not use it, or at least haven't set it up l, but App Store show my app as it would use In App purchase. How can I avoid to show it?