Fix “In-app Purchases Are Not Allowed” iPhone & iPad

Sometimes when you try to make a purchase on your Apple iPhone or iPad, you get an error that reads, “Purchase – In-app purchases are not allowed”. Usually the error shows up when you try to do an in-app purchase

Fix in-app purchases are not allowed on iPhone and iPad
How to fix in-app purchases are not allowed error on iPhone and iPad.

Fix In-app Purchases Are Not Allowed

  • Firstly, on your Home screen, swipe over to the screen with the “Settings” icon, then select it.
  • In iOS 12 and higher choose “Screen Time” > “Content Privacy & Restrictions” > “Content Privacy”.
  • However, on iOS 11 and lower, choose “General” > “Restrictions”.
  • Enter your restriction password.
  • If you do not remember setting a password, someone with access to your iOS device may have done so.
  • Scroll down to the “In App Purchases” or “iTunes & App Store Purchases” option and set it to “On/Allow”.
Change Settings For In-app Purchases
Allow In-app Purchases On iPad and iPhone

Lastly, please note that some apps may have separate settings for in-app purchases under “Settings”. 

That's about it for how to fix 'In-app Purchases Not Available' on your iOS devices. For more useful tutorials, check out our iOS guides & articles.

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