Are you tired of iPhone and iPad apps nagging you to rate and review their apps with pop-ups? The most annoying in-app rating and review pop-ups usually arrive in third party apps and say something along the lines of “review our app” and offer a few options of reviewing the app now, reviewing the app later, or attempting to stop reviewing the app completely which seems to just postpone the review pop-up slightly longer but never entirely. The pop-ups take over the entire iOS experience and must be acted on to dismiss, fun! Be annoyed no more, fortunately you can now disable these review and rating pop-ups in iOS completely.
The ability to disable app review and app rating pop-up alerts in iOS requires iOS 10.3 or later to be installed on the iPhone or iPad. If you don’t have this feature it’s likely because you are not on the latest version of iOS available.
Update: This feature was only available to beta users, it seems to not be available in current versions of iOS 10.3 – let us know in the comments if you experience something different.
Disable App Review & App Rating Requests in iOS
Turning this toggle off will prevent apps from bugging you to review or rate the app:
- Open the “Settings” app in iOS and go to “iTunes & App Stores” settings
- Locate the “In-App Ratings & Reviews” toggle and flip to the OFF position
- Exit out of Settings
With this setting disabled, you should stop seeing any of the app review requests popping up on your iPhone or iPad.
If you decide you miss those app-rating pop ups, you can easily go back to Settings to re-enable this feature by toggling “In-App Ratings & Reviews” back to the ON position again.
Something for users to keep in mind: app ratings and app reviews can help developers as well as contribute to an apps success, so if you do like (or hate) an app you should take the time to rate and review it. Reviewing and rating apps can be done through the App Store in iOS or iTunes on the Mac.
I know a lot of developers like these pop-ups because it may get some users to review their apps who otherwise wouldn’t, but my personal opinion is these type of pop-ups are annoying and should be disabled by default. Instead, Apple should offer an easier way to see, edit, and review apps via the App Store app.