It’s safe to say things aren’t running very smoothly in Redmond’s software labs at the moment, with server bugs temporarily halting the latest Windows 10 Mobile update for the Lumia 950, 950 XL and 550, and the OS clearly not deemed stable enough to roll out to older phones until sometime next year.

Worse yet, a mystery glitch seems to have crashed the whole in-app purchase system across all recent Windows flavors for both mobile devices and PCs, and given Microsoft’s ominous silence on the matter, we can only assume no one really knows what caused the breakdown or when and how it might be fixed.

The first thing you need to keep in mind if you encounter the hitch and all the benefits yielded by in-app purchases have vanished is third-party devs are not to blame. So, don’t panic, focus your rage on MS, and don’t write vicious 1-star reviews for the apps plagued by the widespread malfunction.

For many hours now, developers have tried to identify problems on their end, but to no avail, also desperately reaching Microsoft for support. As soon as we get to the bottom of this very unpleasant situation, we’ll let you know how to once again reap the rewards of your previously acquired IAPs.

In the meantime, drop us a line below with any relevant information pertaining to the bug. Are your in-app purchases deactivated, and if so, what Windows Store version are you using and on what device?

Sources: Windows Central, Microsoft Developer Network

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