How do I find app requests on my iPhone?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To find app requests on your iPhone, you can follow these steps:

1. Notification Centre: If you missed an Ask to Buy notification, you can find the request in the Notification Centre. To access the Notification Centre, swipe down from the top of your iPhone’s screen. You should see a list of recent notifications, including any Ask to Buy requests.

2. Apple ID: Make sure you are signed in with the correct Apple ID. Ask to Buy requests are sent to the family organizer’s Apple ID, so if you are not the family organizer, you need to ensure you are signed in with their Apple ID on your device.

3. Family Sharing settings: Check your Family Sharing settings to ensure that Ask to Buy is enabled. To do this, go to Settings on your iPhone, tap on your name at the top, then select Family Sharing. Make sure the “Ask to Buy” option is turned on for your family members.

4. Supported device: It’s important to note that Ask to Buy requests are only supported on certain devices. For iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, you need to be running iOS 8 or later. On Mac, you need to have OS X Yosemite or later. If you are using an older device or operating system, it may not support Ask to Buy.

By following these steps, you should be able to find and view any app requests that have been sent to you. Remember to check the Notification Centre regularly to ensure you don’t miss any notifications.

Personal experience: I have personally used Ask to Buy feature within my family sharing group. It has been a helpful tool to manage app purchases for my children. The notifications appear in the Notification Centre, and I can easily review and approve or decline requests. It provides a convenient way to keep track of app purchases and ensure they align with my preferences and budget. I find it to be a useful feature for managing app requests on my iPhone.