If you’re a parent using the “Ask to Buy” feature on your iPhone to manage your children’s purchases and downloads, you may have experienced the frustration of not receiving requests for approval.
This can be a problem if your children are trying to make a purchase or download an app and are unable to do so because they are waiting for your approval.
In this blog, I will explore the possible reasons why you may not be receiving “Ask to Buy” requests on your iPhone and provide steps on how to fix the issue.
Why Are You Not Receiving Ask To Buy Requests?
Are you worried why you are unable to receive Ask to buy request on your iPhone?
It can be very troublesome when you stop getting that notification because you are unable to keep track of the things your child may be buying on Apple stores.
If you are facing that issue and you have npo idea why such a thing is happening with you then you can find the list of the reason below due to which you might bevfacing the Apple system not sending you Ask To Buy requests on your iphone.
1. You May Have Missed The Notification For Ask To Buy
Check whether you have missed the notification on your iPhone for Ask To Buy feature.
If you have lots of notification in your phone screen then you may have missed it by chance.
2. You May Have Put Another As The Approver
You might have put a different family member as the Approver of the Ask To Buy notification and that’s why you are not able to get them.
In that case you will have to change the approver to get the notification.
3. You Might Have Disabled Ask To Buy From Your IPhone
If you have mistakenly or unintentionally disabled the Ask To Buy from your iOS device then also you can not get any notification.
However the good news is that you can easily enable it again. You can find the steps to do that in our Fix section.
4. Your IOS Device Is Not Updated With The Latest Software Version
Your software in the iPhone needs to have the latest update because without those updates your device has difficulty connecting with the system due to which many of its apps do not function properly.
5. You Might Have Put A Different ID With Different Apple Apps
You may have put a different ID for your iTune, your device and iCloud.
You will not get any notification in that case.
You will have to put one ID in all of them to get your notification of Ask To Buy.
6. Your Device Do Not Support Ask To Buy
Make sure that your device supports the feature of Ask To Buy.
Many Apple devices don’t support the feature of Ask To Buy due to which you will not get any notification in your device if it is unsupported.
Devices such as iOS 8 or later support Ask To Buy for your iPhone and iPad.
What To Do If You Are Not Receiving Ask To Buy Requests?
By now you would have been able to identify the issue that made you unable to receive the request for the Apple feature Ask To Buy.
Now, don’t stress because of the problem as you can easily solve it by following the solutions below.
Fix 1: Check Whether You Have Missed The Notification For Ask To Buy
If you have missed the notification of your Ask To Buy request then yolu can easily solve it.
Just swipe from the middle of your lock screen in your iPhone and the notitfications that are below will come up and you can check your request then from there.
Fix 2: Check Your Apple IPhone IDs
You may have logged into your Apple device and Apple stores with different Apple accounts due to which you are not getting the notification of Ask To Buy.
In such a case, you may have signed in your iTune account and iCloud account with different IDs.
You will have to check your Family sharing settings and the Apple ID that you have in your device.
To check your Family sharing settings, go to Settings >> then navigate to Apple ID Banner >> Tap on Family Sharing and check the ID put there.
After that you have to check your Apple ID on the device by going to Settings >> Apple ID Banner.
Fix 3: Check Whether You Have Disable The Ask To Buy In Your IOS Devices
Check and make sure that you have the Ask To Buy enabled in your iOS devices. To do that you can follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open Settings and navigate to Family.
Step 2: Tap on Family Members.
Step 3: Turn on the toggle for Require Purchase Approval.
And you are done enabling your Ask To Buy notification.
Now, everytime your child wants to buy something from the Apple store a notification will be sent to you.
Fix 4: Update Your IPhone To Its Latest Software Version
You should keep your device updated always because it will allow the device to run smoothly.
If there is an update and you have yet to install it then the chances are that your device is malfunctioning due to not having correct updates in its system.
In that case just update the systems of your device and the notifications will show up.
Fix 5: Check Who You Have Put As Approver
You may not have put yourself as an Approver for your Ask To Buy notifications.
In that case you will not be able to get any notification from Ask To Buy.
You should always put yourself as an Approver if you want to get notification from the Ask To Buy system of iOS.
To check who is put as approver you can follow the steps below and edit it to your liking.
Step 1: Open the Settings in your iOS system.
Step 2: Navigate to Family.
Step 3: Now, go to the family Member’s name.
Step 4: Tap on Parent/guardian.
Step 5: Tap on Set as Parent/ Guardian.
And that’s how you change or set an approver for your iOS devices.
You should make sure that it is you who is set as approver and then only you will be getting the notifications from Ask To Buy.
Fix 6: Restart Your Apple IPhone
Sometimes due to bugs, glitches and junk files that have been stored in your device system the device starts to malfunction.
Due to this you may not be able to solve this issue. It is recommended that you restart your device and that should solve the issue.
Fix 7: Contact Apple Support Team
If you have tried all the above mentioned solutions yet you still are not able to get notification for your Ask To Buy in your Apple devices then it is time to contact the apple support team.
You can contact them from here and communicate your problem to them.
They will solve the issue for you as soon as they can.
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