We are aware the excessive use of Mobile/Cell Phones and iPads.
Stingy people like me go in for prepaid plans to ensure we are aware of our expenses.
But a Boy of Five years ran up a Bill of 1710 Pound Sterling in a matter of Ten minutes, using his iPad!
Pity the father!
Danny Kitchen had asked for the passcode for the device so that he could download a game, Zombie v Ninja, from the Apple store.
Greg and Sharon Kitchen eventually agreed and left their son alone with the tablet computer as they entertained friends at their home in Warmley, near Bristol.
But after downloading the free app Danny found his way into the game’s online store and innocently ordered dozens of costly add-ons – totalling £1,710.43.
His mother knew nothing about his spending spree until she saw a batch of emails from iTunes the following day listing what he had bought.
Her credit card company then phoned to query the payments – and Mrs Kitchen, 44, realised what had happened.
How to Avoid costly Bills in iPad.
Fortunately, it’s possible to turn off in-app purchases. Here’s how to do it.
Open the Google Play Store app and choose ‘Menu’ and then ‘Settings’. Under ‘User Controls’ you’ll find an option to ‘Set or Change PIN‘. Tap this and Android will ask you for a PIN. Type your chosen PIN, tap OK and then re-enter the PIN to confirm. Then tick the box next to ‘Use PIN for purchases’.
Once you’ve done that, anyone who wants to make an in-app purchase on your device will need to know the PIN. That should keep your bills secure from little fingers.
The Restrictions menu in Apple iOS lets you control all kinds of things. You can send a password for in-app purchases or turn them off altogether. It’s possible to prevent apps being deleted or installed and control access to age-restricted content.
To prevent in-app purchases in iOS, open ‘Settings’ then choose ‘General’ and ‘Restrictions’. Then tap ‘Enable Restrictions’, choose a PIN and enter it a second time to confirm. Now you can set any restrictions from the menu below. In the ‘Allowed Content’ menu, slide ‘In app purchases’ to ‘Off’.
Amazon Kindle Fire
The Kindle Fire is an Android-powered tablet but the operating system has been modified by Amazon so the process for restricting in-app purchases is a little different. Start by opening the Amazon Appstore app. Choose ‘Menu’ and then ‘Settings’. Then tap ‘Parental Controls’, choose ‘Enable Parental Controls’ and enter your Amazon password. If you’d prefer to choose a PIN, then tick the ‘Use PIN’ box.
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