Earlier this week, we heard about a woman who received quite a shock: while playing a ‘free’ game on an iPad, her daughters managed to rack up $3,000 in in-app purchases. It’s not the first time we’ve heard this kind of story, and it’s definitely not the last.
If you want to know how to protect yourself from getting a huge iTunes bill from Apple, here are some important tips to keep in mind:
- Protect your password: The way that the woman’s twin seven-year-olds were able to make so many in-app purchases, CBC reports, was because they knew their mom’s password from watching her enter it in the past. Just like with your PIN number, use some discretion when typing it in – after all, it’s protecting your money the same way.
- Know what you’re giving your child access to: Despite their groaning and whining, you don’t have to give your children your iPad to play with. Yes, there are lots of fun games on there, but that doesn’t mean the device itself is designed for kids. If you’re not 100%