Apple has added a warning in iOS 13 beta 2 that appears when you try to uninstall an application for which a subscription is still active. "Do you want to keep the subscription for this app?", Reads in the message before providing you with a link to manage your Apple ID subscriptions. The feature was spotted for the first time by the MacStories editor Federico Viticci.
It's a wise move from Apple, after its App Store was hit by a plague of "free" apps that used various shady tactics to extract money from unintentional users. These tactics often involve aggressively forcing users to subscribe to expensive subscriptions with unclear terms, in the hope that users will not notice or forget to unsubscribe. If a user is uninstalling an application, it is most likely that he is no longer interested in the subscription. Giving people a link to manage their subscriptions is a convenient way to remind them to cancel.
Never seen this alert before – Apple now tells you if a subscription is still active in an app you're deleting. Good movement.
(Taken on iOS 13 beta 2.) pic.twitter.com/WU57nS8Ziv
– Federico Viticci (@viticci) June 18, 2019
This feature is the latest in a series of attempts by Apple to clarify the payment terms of applications for its users. This year alone, Apple has changed its guidelines regarding the App Store to indicate that developers must take into account the actual cost of subscriptions, added an additional confirmation step when registering and reorganized its menus to make your Apple ID subscriptions active. easier to see and manage.