Newest iOS beta prompts you to unsubscribe when uninstalling apps with paid subs

Apple has added a warning in iOS 13 beta 2 that seems whenever you attempt to uninstall an app which nonetheless has an lively subscription. “Do you want to keep the subscription for this app?” the message reads, earlier than supplying you with a hyperlink to handle your Apple ID subscriptions. The function was first noticed by MacStories editor Federico Viticci.

It’s a wise transfer from Apple, after its App Retailer was hit by a plague of “free” apps that used quite a lot of shady ways to extract cash from unwitting customers. Usually these ways revolve round aggressively coercing customers into signing as much as costly subscriptions with unclear phrases, within the hope that individuals both received’t discover or will overlook to unsubscribe. If a consumer is uninstalling an app, then there’s a superb probability they’re now not within the subscription. Giving individuals a hyperlink to handle their subscriptions is a handy approach of reminding them to cancel.

The function is the newest in a collection of makes an attempt made by Apple to make app fee phrases clearer to its customers. This yr alone, Apple has modified its App Retailer tips to say that builders should be extra upfront with the true price of subscriptions, it has added an additional affirmation step throughout signup, and it additionally reorganized its menus to make your lively Apple ID subscriptions simpler to see and handle.

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