Amazon has disabled the original iOS app for those of you in India, and now they need to switch to the new ‘Amazon India – Shop and Pay’ app or use the Amazon. In website. This new change comes just months after the US tech giant has made some changes to the older iOS app, asking users to switch to the new app, which comes with support for scanning Unified Payments Interface (UPI) QR codes.
If you have the original Amazon app on your device, you will get directly to the Amazon. In website. So you won’t be able to buy stuff through the app.
Before the latest update, the Amazon app showed a splash screen with a warning message saying that the app will disappear: “Support for this app will stop soon.” There was also a button to dismiss the warning, but that button is no longer available now. Instead of the button, there’s a message that reads “Shop on Amazon.in website.”
According to the details given to us by Amazon, the new change is made to “enhance the shopping and payment experience of iOS customers.” The company has also assured customers that, if they’re using the new app, their existing shopping history, subscriptions, payment instruments, and addresses will be automatically transferred.
We should also mention that references to the new Amazon app for iOS customers from India first made their appearance in January. This means that the new app co-existed on the App Store with the original app. Amazon managed to hide the unique app for the customers in India, and they only made a local version available for download.