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Apple is shutting down iTunes allowance for kids

Engadget Engadget 15/04/2016 Mariella Moon
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After May 25th, you'll have to come up with an alternative arrangement for your kids' iTunes purchases. Apple is killing iTunes allowance that day and even already stopped allowing new users to sign up for the feature on April 13th. iTunes allowance automatically replenishes kids' balance every month with a set amount, from $10 to $50. That way, they wouldn't have to have access to your credit card details, which could lead to debts, headache and the need to drink something stronger than beer.

In the letter the company sent out to users and posted by MacRumors, Apple suggests using Family Sharing instead. Sharing gives up to six family members access to each other's purchases. There's also Ask to Buy, which kids can use to send you a request whenever they want to get something from the App Store. While the feature itself will no longer be available, any allowance money left over will still be available for use. After that, well, you can use either option above or just buy your kids some iTunes gift cards.

MacRumors, Apple

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