The kids. Why is no one thinking about the kids? Well, Apple was, but not anymore. After May 25th, you’ll have to find an alternative arrangement for your kids’ iTunes purchases. That is because Apple is shutting down iTunes allowance on that day and has already stopped allowing new users to sign up for the feature on April 13th. Bummer.
In case you are unfamiliar, iTunes allowance automatically replenishes kids’ balance every month with a set amount, from $10 to $50. The idea is that this way they wouldn’t have to have access to your credit card details. Otherwise they could put you in some serious debt and that would really suck.
The company sent out a letter to users where Apple suggests using Family Sharing instead. Sharing gives up to six family members access to each other’s purchases. Another option is Ask to Buy, which kids can use to send you a request whenever they want to get something from the App Store. Both seem like solid options.
The feature itself will no longer be available, but any allowance money left over will still be available for use. After that, you’ll have to use something else. Like the previously mentioned options.
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