Apple is changing the way its App Store works for subscriptions. Now, the firm will allow developers to implement a grace period. if a user’s card was unable to be unsuccessfully charged for whatever reason, the firm will give developers the option to let the subscription continue for a time. if the payment continues to be unsuccessful, then Apple will, of course, let the service be cancelled.
As per Apple’s announcement:
“With the new grace period for unsuccessful auto-renewals, subscribers can continue accessing your app’s paid content while Apple attempts to collect payment — allowing them time to fix the issue. There won’t be any interruption to the subscriber’s days of paid service or to your revenue if payment is successful within the grace period.”
For users who have temporary issues like a lost card that may stop them from paying immediately, Apple’s new grace period is a godsend. Obviously, it goes without saying that the best way to escape the situation of missed payments is to not be in it in the first place, but this is a close second.