Have you ever used an app where you received turns of prompts out of nowhere asking you to provide a rating or write a review? Kind of annoying, right? No problem! Here are step-by-step instructions for how to disable in-app ratings and review requests on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Most long-time iPhone and iPad users have possibly dismissed loads of annoying review request pop-ups that does nothing more than obstruct
the app usage experience. Apps that constantly ask for ratings and reviews are irritant to most users, and let’s be real, how many times have you actually
rated these apps as a result of a review pop-ups?
Thankfully, these in-app pop-ups can be disabled at once for all apps installed on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch which support the feature, as
has added an option that allows users to disable these unnecessary in-app review pop-ups. If you want to disable these in-app review request prompts, there are a few simple steps which you need to follow.
Here is the step-by-step guide which you need to follow to learn how you can easily disable in-app rating
& review pop-ups on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch within a split second.
How to disable in-app ratings and review requests on iPhone and iPad
Follow these steps to opt out of receiving these feedback pop-ups:
- Start the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Next, scroll down and tap “iTunes & App Store”
- Finally, slide the switch In-App Ratings & Reviews switch to the OFF position to disable all in-app prompts for App Store reviews and ratings.
There you have it. You have stopped those annoying review pop-ups from appearing on your iPhone, iPad or iPot touch. Quick and easy, right?
It’s worth noting that disabling in-app ratings & reviews doesn’t stop all apps that are installed on your iPhone from asking for product feedback in the form of App Store ratings and
reviews. It’ll only work with
apps that have been updated to use Apple’s iOS 10.3’s new SKStoreReviewController API, which only allows the apps to display just 3 of such prompts within a year.
Older apps that haven’t been updated for a long time will not be affected by this setting. Moreover, apps could still use other ways to request for a rating
In the past, developers could display pop-ups for ratings & reviews with the iOS 10.3 update,.
iOS allows users to submit a rating through the standardized prompt and authenticate with Touch ID to write and submit a review, all without leaving
the app. Since then, several developers and apps have misused this feature by constantly
Displaying in-app prompts every now and then, particularly when the user is in the middle of doing something within the app. This was annoying enough to the point of making
Apple to update their guidelines soon afterwards.
According to the latest guidelines, Apple has instructed developers to not be a pest with repeated prompts that could interrupt the user. They’ve also suggested
developers to give users enough period to experience the app before showing the review request pop-up. This is reasonable taking into account how a number of
apps have been aggressively asking for feedback after each and every
If users sincerely liked (or disliked) using an app,
we’re certain that most of them would go out of their way to write a review on the App Store, even if they weren’t prompted to do so.
Now that you’ve disabled in-app review pop-ups, are you going to keep in-app ratings & reviews disabled permanently? Will it change the number of
reviews you write for apps, if you write them at all in the first place? We’d love to know your thoughts on whether or not developers should request users for
ratings and reviews without hampering their users experience in the comments section below.