Questions tagged [in-app-purchase]

For questions about the In App Purchases offered by the App Store; some iOS and macOS apps offer the possibility to purchase extra features, content or subscriptions.

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“Buy me a coffee” as in-app purchase?

Does Apple tolerate a "buy me a coffee" feature as In-App purchase ?
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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 there a max price limit for in app purchases?

I would like to know if there is a max price limit for an in-app item. I couldn't get a direct answer from Apple.
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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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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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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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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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How to allow the user to choose from a pricing package yet be compatible with volume purchase and family sharing

I want to allow the user to pick the subscription package that is most convenient for their situation similar to how SAAS do it, eg.: I want it to have 3 tiers: Free, Standard, Pro As I want to ...
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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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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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SaaS subscription across iOS, Android and Web

We have three different forms of distribution for our SaaS (Web, Android and iOS) all currently reviewed and in-store in their free form ($0). Our business model is focussed around a single ...
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How to submit app without In-App Purchases

I'm trying to make a bundle identifier that doesn't require me to submit IAPs. For the explicit id, I can't find where to turn it off or uncheck the box. I noticed that I can make a wild card id, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should in-app purchases transfer between devices?

Should in-app purchases transfer between different devices that use the same Apple ID? Is it up to the developer? My situation: I have two iPads. I purchased Monument Valley and installed it on both ...
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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 to resolve rejection on App store with In-App purchase, free trial and links of web application

We're developing an app for iOS devices. It has a subscription option if the user wants to upgrade from the free trial. Our app is rejected as we had an option to pay with PayPal along with In-App ...
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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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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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Replace Apple In-App purchase with custom bitcoin based prefill system?

Am I allowed to use in my iOS app a prepay system, where user can upload bitcoin to use in-app premium services? I want to avoid pay 30% for Apple.
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Am I able to replace In-App purchase with Apple Pay?

Apple Pay commission fee is much lower than 30% for In-App purchase. It seems it is more worth to use Apple Pay. I use now In-App purchase to enable remove ad from my app. Do you think I can replace ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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I can't buy gems in Clash of Clans, conflicting Apple IDs

I downloaded Clash of Clans using my sisters Apple ID and her Game Center, on my iPhone. I backed up my phone. Then when I got my new phone and I created a new Apple ID and new Game Center for me. I ...
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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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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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Using family sharing, can a child account do in-app purchases without approval?

I recently added my son to our "iTunes family"; I have set his Apple ID up as a child account and have checked the "Ask to Buy: require approval from parent for all purchases ..." checkbox. Yet today ...
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Accidental in app purchase by minor [closed]

My 3 year-old son made an accidental in app purchase of around 270 pounds. I tried refund my money to my account but couldn't do it. Please help me refund my money because I can't afford to lose money ...
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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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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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Subscription management with iTunes id (restrict the user from creating multiple subscription on same iTunes ID)

I am working on an Auto-renewable subscription based application. We are using In-App purchase (StoreKit) option for the payment. I have 2 subscription plans. Monthly subscription Yearly subscription ...
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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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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 ...