Disable App Rating & Review Pop-ups in iOS


When you are using an app in your iPhone, you may be annoyed by the popup asking you to rate and review the app. Those in-app popups appear occasionally and typically offer a few options like reviewing now, reviewing later or stopping reviewing now. Have you ever been interrupted by that when performing a time-sensitive task?

Luckily you can now stop the app rating and reviewing alerts if your iPhone is running iOS 10.3 (the feature is not available in earlier versions). As a major update, iOS 10.3 changes the way how reviews and feedback are handled within apps. With the new StoreKit enabled, developers can apply the system’s rating prompt to seek feedback in their apps, and the StoreKit APIs allows user to rate and review apps without being taken to the App Store. If you desire to stop in-app rating & reviewing:

> Head to the Settings app on your iPhone and navigate to iTunes & App Stores.
> Scroll down and then switch off the toggle next to the In-App Ratings & Reviews.

Now you will not see any app rating and review requests when using those 3rd party apps on you iOS devices. To rate and review an app you need to launch App Store, search for the app you want to review, and give your review and rating below the app. If you do like or dislike an app, don’t hesitate to take the time to rate and review it. Anyway, those positive and negative reviews can help app developers and other user.

If you change your mind, just turn the option In-App Ratings & Reviews back on, and then you will be able to receive the occasional rating & review prompt like before.

Update: it seems like this feature has disappeared in iOS 10.3.1. Since the StoreKit in the latest version of iOS limits each app to three such prompts per year, it may not be a big problem if you receive an in-app prompt that asks for a rating and an optional written review, and once you leaves a review, the popup will never show up again.

To get more details about the changes on app rating, review and response, see here.

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