Last month, Warw Media published a list of suggested actions that Apple could take to protect the interests of App Store users. Today, we found out that the company has implemented at least one of these ideas, and now you can report the problems of the offending applications in the App Store by returning the problem reporting option to this company. According to two cybersecurity experts on Twitter, the option to report the problem later has long been added to the Apple App Store, and in addition, there is another dedicated option for reporting violations or scams in its menu.
With the release of iOS 15, the only way to find this option was to go to the bottom of each app and go to a new page and go through all the required steps to report your problem to Apple's servers. But now it seems that for every free application that has a premium version, the option to report the problem has been activated. A review of a number of free apps has shown that this option is also available for these types of apps. After selecting this option, you will be taken to a new page, but this system has generally been upgraded from the previous problem reporting system.
Of course, the big question for users is whether or not Apple is really taking action on these reports. Another point we made last month was that Apple had the lowest number of human app monitors compared to other companies (1,500 on Facebook, 2,000 on Google, and 2,200 on Twitter). But interestingly, Apple had announced on September 8 that it would hire an ASI researcher. According to an Apple ad, those hired will be responsible for reviewing apps and reports of abuse in the App Store.
Apple has now removed the ad and removed the job. At least Apple's automated systems may be able to use the new data to detect fraudulent applications. Overall, Apple seems to have responded well to recent user protests against the App Store. Users can even browse Apple apps and report any issues. Apple podcasts, weather apps, and even calculator apps can be among the apps reported.
The Washington Post revealed earlier this year that malicious apps found in the App Store, such as VPNs that target customers. Forcing you to buy unnecessary software, dating apps, barcode readers and fake apps have earned more than $ 48 million from Apple users' scams. It is not used in the App Store, but we can be satisfied that this company also provides its applications to users to investigate and report problems.