What is the new grace period that will integrate Apple on the App Store

by Kelvin

Apple is working on being able to give a better experience to the users of the App Store when they renew the subscription in an application. So far if the day came to renew the subscription in an app and you had no money in the checking account, it will automatically deactivated the functions you had active with these subscriptions, considering a failed subscription to not be able to pay it that same day, but this will end up changing.

This is the new grace period that will grant Apple on the App Store

Although it may seem somewhat unlikely that people do not have money in the account to pay a subscription, the truth is that sometimes we have linked to this type of payments a virtual wallet that we must recharge, and if we do not remember when we should Renewing this subscription is possible that we do not remember to charge the money we must pay for this service on time.



Apple He does not want you to run out of the app immediately because of this error and that is why he has announced through the website for developers the incorporation of a new grace period for these users who are affected by the renewal Automatic subscription without success.

With this new grace period we will have a few extra days of using this subscription even if the automatic renewal has failed. Within this grace period we can use the functions that the subscription gives us in an application while we solve the payment problem so that we do not stay immediately without the subscription if it is very necessary in our day to day. Specific Apple He explains it as follows:

The billing grace period allows subscribers whose automatic renewal failed due to a payment problem to continue accessing the paid content of their application for a period of time while Apple Keep trying to collect payment. There will be no interruption in the subscriber's paid service days or income if Apple You can retrieve the subscription within the grace period of your subscription product. If the billing grace period is not enabled, paid service days will not be paid until Apple I can collect the payment.

The grace period will vary depending on the duration of the subscription, taking from 6 to 16 days. In the following table we can see the details of the grace period:


The developers are those who have to enable or not this grace period. The truth is that they are very interested because they help the subscriber of their application and they would not see their income stopped in this period in which Apple could not charge the subscription to users.

Leave us in the comment box what you think of this new feature that developers can activate in their apps.