If you are one of those parents whose kid scrounged off your iPhone or iPad and purchased lots of super expensive apps, we have good news for you today.
Many complaints have been filed at Apple and even if the company decided to ignore them at first, they got way too many so the tech giant had to do something about it. Apple has set up a settlement site where parents who have mini techies at home who love to “purchase” everything, can get back their money, or they can choose to transform the “lost” money into iTunes credit. Either way it’s a win-win situation.
If you prefer money instead of credit and the claim is under $30, users will have to submit the exact names of the apps that were charged without adult permission. If the claim is bigger than $30 then follow the same indications but also describe the exact circumstances which allowed your child to make those expensive purchases without an adult being aware.
Nevertheless, you have to prove your kid purchased stuff in order to get the goodies, of course. Parents whose kids have been active on an iDevice before the 2nd of May 2013 can sign up to the site to get their refunds.
After so many complaints, Apple decided to do something about the problem and added more strict controls for game acquisitions so children will not be able to purchase games so easily.