Unlike Google PlayThe App Store has never given a reason to be afraid of him. Despite the fact that the slag software in the official Apple App Store from time to time it penetrates, in general, users trust him about 100%. In any case, I have never heard of anyone wanting to close the App Store, because the company simply cannot ensure its safety by distributing malicious applications disguised as benign. However, recently, complaints about iOS app store appear more and more often, but they do not need to be overestimated.
Let’s start with what is real malicious applications for iOS in the literal sense of the word, there is not and never was in the App Store. You will not find here viruses and Trojans that either spy on you, steal your data, or subscribe to paid mailings. Here’s a revelation: in the App Store, there really are no apps that can unwillingly subscribe to you. But where, then, do all these rumors and accusations that Apple cannot clean up its app catalog come from?
Apple debited money from the card
Everything is very simple. From time to time, applications appear in the App Store that impersonate others and, using this, sell paid subscription… But its design cannot be done in secret from the user. Moreover, in order to activate the subscription, you must confirm this either Apple ID password, or biometrics, and first switch to the design mode, which is called by double pressing the power key. In general, for a subscription to work, a number of efforts are required.
But that’s not all. At the moment of confirmation of payment, a special window appears on the screen listing all the terms of the subscription. Here you can specify the period of its validity, the end date of the trial period, if any, the cost, the frequency of subsequent payments (once a week, once a month or once a year). So it is simply impossible to skip all this and say that you were cheated and unwittingly signed up for paid subscriptions. But many are not at all embarrassed by this, and they continue to voluntarily present themselves as idiots.
In fairness, it should be noted that in isolated cases, developers rogue iOS apps are finding a way to bypass the App Store’s built-in payment tool. They ignore it and offer their victims pay for your subscription with Apple Pay or by credit card, as was the case with Fortnite shortly before the deletion. But damn it, even then the payment won’t be charged on its own. To confirm payment with Apple Pay, you will need to do the same as when paying in the App Store, and in the case of a card, enter its details, and then verify the payment with the SMS code.
App Store subscriptions. What you need to know
Do not misunderstand me. I am not condoning Apple and its system of validating apps before publishing to the App Store. Sometimes the moderators of the company really miscalculate and let software that does not meet the established requirements into the catalog. But it seems that in the entire history of the app store, there was not a single program that would arbitrarily write off money. How is this even possible? Applications simply do not have access to other applications, which means that there is no way to write off something.
It’s not very pleasant to admit that the problem by which applications charge users money is solely in their own inattention, bordering on stupidity. After all, it’s one thing when you simply don’t notice that you are being offered to subscribe, as in the case of an iOS update, and completely different when you independently activate the subscription mechanism and confirm the payment manually. Here you cannot miss something, because for this you need to make some effort.
If you have already encountered similar situations, take the following principles as a rule:
Firstly, cancel trial subscriptions immediately after registration. They will not be canceled because of this, but will continue to operate for the entire prescribed period. But this way you are guaranteed not to forget about them, which means that there will not be any involuntary debits from your card. Just go to the App Store, open your profile – “Subscriptions”, find the one you want and cancel auto-renewal.
Secondly, if you believe that you have been debited by mistake, you can contact Apple. Follow this link, log in and fill out a special form on refund for the application… Your application will certainly be considered and a decision will be made on it. If signs of involuntary write-offs are found, the money is guaranteed to be returned. But, if not, know that you yourself are to blame for everything. So next time, just be careful.
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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