Apple iTunes settlement

UPDATE 5/9/14: Viewers have reported that they received their $5 Apple iTunes In-App Purchase settlement reimbursement

Details on how to file a claim for the Apple iTunes in-app purchase settlement approved last month have finally been revealed. If you paid for game currency charges that a minor charged to your iTunes account without your knowledge, you may be eligible for a $5 iTunes Store credit or a cash refund from the class action settlement.

The Apple in-app purchase settlement will resolve a number of class action lawsuits filed in 2011 that accused Apple of not clearly spelling out its in-app purchase policy in an attempt to trick children into racking up expensive game currency charges. Under Apple’s former policy, minors were able to charge in-app purchases, such as virtual currency or other virtual content, to an iTunes account without the account holder’s knowledge or permission.

Apple denies the allegations but has agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement to end the costly litigation.

Owners of Apple devices have the option to implement parental controls that prevent minors from purchasing game currency in apps without the owner’s knowledge or permission. You can learn more about these parental controls and how to activate them on your device at

Who’s Eligible

U.S. residents who, prior to May 2, 2013, paid for an in-app purchase of game currency in a Qualified App charged to their iTunes account by a minor without their knowledge or permission.

Potential Award

Choose between a single $5 iTunes Store credit or a credit equal to the total amount of game currency that a minor charged to your iTunes account without your knowledge or permission within a single 45 day period, less any refund you previously received.

You may elect to receive a cash refund in lieu of an iTunes Store credit if you no longer have an active iTunes account, or your claims exceed $30 in total. Additional requirements for claiming charges after the forty-five (45) day period apply.

Claim Form Deadline


Case Name

Apple In-App Purchase Litigation, Case No. 11-cv-1758 EJD, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division.

Final Hearing


Claims Administrator

In re Apple In-App Purchase Litigation Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 43182
Providence, RI 02940-3182

Phone: 855-282-8111

Class Counsel

Michael J. Boni

Joshua D. Snyder



Simon B. Paris

Patrick Howard


Defense Counsel

Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr.

Christopher T. Heffelfinger

Anthony D. Phillips


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  • Martin July 16, 2013

    I have gotten a lawsuit and i was wondering if i could just semd you money to complete these app purchases.

    Please respond by email

    Thank you

  • Joseph Malbrough October 12, 2013

    Wow! What can u say?

  • Chris October 26, 2013

    If anyone receives there settlement please report it here. Tnx

    • robbin reed July 8, 2014

      received a check today for $70.96

  • darrian watson October 31, 2013

    My phone no longer works after this app

  • Keith Letterlou November 25, 2013

    I had which to samsung galaxy because my iphone stop working when I purchase a few items on itunes app

  • Chris March 3, 2014

    Has anyone received a payment yet ?

  • Top Class Actions April 9, 2014

    UPDATE: Apple began emailing refund instructions in April 2014 for a separate iTunes settlement reached with the FTC over in-app purchases made by minors. More info:

  • Top Class Actions May 9, 2014

    UPDATE 5/9/14: Viewers have reported that they received their $5 Apple iTunes In-App Purchase settlement reimbursement!

  • Chris July 7, 2014

    I received my settlement check for the iTunes in app purchase settlement today (7-7-14). My check was for $678.23. Good luck to everyone who is still waiting!

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