After “upgrading” to iOS7, I went to download a free App. The iTunes store Terms and Conditions had changed so I had to accept those before I could proceed. There was only one problem, there was no agree button at the bottom of the T&C page. I thought maybe they were serious about making the user read the whole thing so I thought “I’ll use the Send via email button”, but again no luck. It didn’t do anything. Then I thought what the heck, Scroll down, next page, scroll down, next page, repeat 52 more times, voila the last page but…. no agree button.
After a lot of false leads on multiple web pages I finally found a discussion thread that worked for me. Turns out the culprit was a byzantine relationship between the iTunes App store and and another app I no longer even use: Safari. The solution:
- Launch the Settings app.
- Scroll down to Safari
- Under “Privacy and Security” change Block Cookies from “Always” to “From third parties and advertisers”
- Go back and scroll to the button and select “Clear Cookies and Data”
- Exit Settings.
- Double click the home button to bring up the task switcher
- Swipe up on the App store to force it to quit
- Relaunch the app store
Now the agree button showed up. Is that Steve Jobs I hear rolling in his grave?
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