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The latest iOS beta prompts you to opt-out when uninstalling apps with paid subscriptions



Apple has added a warning in iOS 13 Beta 2, which appears when you try to uninstall an app that still has a subscription. "Do you want to keep the subscription for this app?" Is the message before you receive a link to manage your Apple ID subscriptions. The feature was first discovered by the MacStories editor Federico Viticci .

It's a sensible move from Apple after the App Store was hit by a plethora of "free" apps that used a variety of dodgy tactics to extract money from ignorant users. Often, this tactic is about aggressively forcing users to subscribe to expensive subscriptions in unclear terms in the hope that people either fail to notice or forget to log out. If a user uninstalls an app, they may not be interested in the subscription anymore. If you give users a link to manage their subscriptions, you can easily remind them to cancel the subscription.

The feature is the latest in a series of Apple is trying to make apps payment terms clearer to its users. Apple has changed its App Store policies this year alone so developers need to keep a closer eye on the actual cost of subscriptions. In addition, an additional verification step was added at logon and the menus reorganized to make it easier to see and manage your active Apple ID subscriptions.


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