On the iPhone and iPad, Apple is making a significant change to in-app subscriptions. Apple will enable in-app payment method updates when a subscription renewal fails starting this summer. Previously, you were required to handle unsuccessful subscription payments through your Apple ID settings.
This announcement was published by Apple today on its developer website. Customers will soon get a notification immediately in that application to adjust their payment method if an auto-renewable subscription doesn’t renew due to a billing issue, according to the business.
Users will be prompted to update their payment method for their Apple ID in the system-provided pop-up message. Customers and developers alike will benefit from this shift in process simplicity. It ought to lead to a decline in abandoned subscriptions.
Apple claims that adopting this functionality won’t need any action on the part of developers. With iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4, it is a component of the StoreKit framework instead.
This is how it works “Soon it will be easier than ever for your customers to resolve payment issues, so they can stay subscribed to your content, services, and premium features. Starting this summer, if an auto-renewable subscription doesn’t renew due to a billing issue, a system-provided sheet appears in your app with a prompt that lets customers update their payment method for their Apple ID. No action is required to adopt this feature. Starting today, you can get familiar with the sheet in Sandbox. You can also test delaying or suppressing it using messages and display in StoreKit. This feature will require a minimum of iOS 16.4 or iPadOS 16.4.”
Developers can get additional information on Apple’s website and start using Sandbox for testing right away. According to Apple, the capability will go live for customers this summer.
Source: Apple Developer