After listening to the horror stories due to the in-app purchase feature, I thought it was high time I wrote a tutorial that shows parents how to disable the feature before giving a child an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Apple had added the feature to restrict access to In-App Purchases back in 2010, so I am quite sure many of you already know how to disable it. If you don’t then continue reading.
Here’s how you can disable in-app purchases on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch:
- Launch the Settings app from the Home screen
- Tap on General
- Scroll down and tap on Restrictions
- Then tap on Enable Restrictions. You will be prompted to enter and re-enter a Restriction Passcode. Please note this can be different from the Lock screen passcode, so set a different passcode as there is a high likelihood that your child already knows the passcode.
- Scroll down and tap on the In-App Purchases On/Off toggle to turn it off.
- Exit the Settings app.
If you give your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to kids then I strongly recommend disabling in-app purchases or at least set the Require Password setting under Restrictions to Immediately rather than the default 15 minutes.
Source : http://www.iphonehacks.com/