It’s not free, they trick you into paying 1/5
Downloaded the app
Asked me notifications wanted to be on
Had my thumb on the home button and it payed for a subscription I didn’t even want
It’s ok 1/5
My deal is why do you make it free if you still gotta pay to play why not just set a price for the app. It’s really misleading and deceptive in my opinion.
Not free 1/5
This needs be moved to paid or not here at all saying its free is a lie hope the developers go to hell for false advertising!
Unhappy camper 2/5
By Brat chat.
For the money I pay. To many errors on playing find the hidden envelopes, fish etc.
have to wait 5?days for a new level? #RIPOFF
This shouldn’t be classified as free to play when u have to pay 3.99 a month to even get into the app. Totally misleading
To short 2/5
I downloaded the game to kill time but you can only play 6 levels on repeat unless you want to pay a subscription every month which from what i played it not worth it
Nothing FREE about this game. 1/5
Can't find where the free games come in for me to play.
Can’t cancel subscription 1/5
Buyers BEWARE. You won’t be able to cancel this subscription when your child outgrows it.
Not Worth The Money 2/5
I would have given 5 stars but to many issues. The first is, it’s too expensive for only getting a set of puzzles once a week. Most people are probably completing that set of puzzle in one day. I have experience my puzzle disappearing and the next day it reappears. I really enjoy the game. I downloaded for myself. I was happy that I had found this app for my phone. I don’t mind paying for what I like. I don’t think you should charge $3.99 a month it’s not worth it for the issues and only getting a puzzle once a week. You need to come out with an adult one.
7 day wait 4/5
only reason not getting 5 stars is that i have wait days for new puzzles. i am paying u money to have this app i should not have to wait 7 days for the next set of puzzles
Paid for the “old” app that they decided to stop supporting, and now want me to subscribe to new. Not only did they stop supporting, but they now won’t allow it to work past iOS 11... Not only did they lose my business with this crap, I will be canceling both of the subscriptions for physical magazines we have with them. It would be different if they enhanced the game, but it lags and fails to recognize taps and pushes a subscription constantly. The old app was far superior to this. I mean how greedy can you be?
I like it, but not worth $4 a month 3/5
I really enjoyed this game, the 30 day trial was cool and all but considering you only get new puzzles every 7 days, I didn’t get that many puzzles out of the free trial. I unsubscribed because it’s not worth $4/month. Fun game though, cures boredom, just wish it was free.
No new puzzles 1/5
I have subscribed to the Hidden Pictures app for years now. I found that the puzzles really helped with my anxiety disorder. I never had any issues until now. There have been NO puzzles added since before Christmas. But I am still being charged a monthly subscription fee for new puzzles. Please add puzzles or refund my money.
But please don’t keep charging me for a subscription that you seem to have abandoned. (Except for the collecting of funds.)
Downloaded for Niece, Kept for Me 5/5
By Not a u2 fan
I downloaded this app to pass some time while watching my niece one day. We played a couple levels and it was fun. Then we got to the challenge where you have to find the leaves as it scrolls by on the screen and I was hooked! It even took me 15 tries to find them all! Then I was joking with a co-worker and she didn’t believe how hard it was. I spent the next 20 minutes laughing as she tried to beat the challenge too. Maybe we’re just kids at heart, but even for 20-something-year-olds, this app is great. And if you don’t want to pay for it anymore, it’s easy to unsubscribe as it goes through your iTunes account (which you can unsubscribe directly from your phone settings). My niece loves this app. She’s 5. I love this app. I’m 24. Definitely taking advantage of that “4+” age description. 😂 Now if only they’d make one for adults. Larger pictures, more things to find.
No way to unsubscribe 1/5
I’ve been going in circles look for an unsubscribe button. Very frustrating. I gave it a try but my son doesn’t like it, but I can’t find how to not pay for it.
Used to enjoy 1/5
This used to be an app that I enjoyed if I needed to pass time. Unfortunately, there have been no new additions since December - yet I’m still paying a monthly fee. Ridiculous.
Keeping Family 5/5
By Buttercup & bubbles
Loved this when I was a kid and now my kids love it! ❤️❤️
Shady for a kids app 1/5
App tries to lock you into a subscription right off the bat and the. When you decline it asks you for your e-mail address so they can market to you there too. Then you cannot play it unless you agree to the subscription. Really shady as they know that children are probably the ones that are downloading this. I expect more from you. I lost a lot of respect for this magazine because of this and canceled my print subscription too because of this tactic.
I love hidden object apps 4/5
I don’t even mind paying $3.99 a month for the new weekly puzzles. I do mind that those weekly puzzles rarely show up and months go by without any new puzzles even though you’ve collected the $3.99 each month. Eventually, 5 new puzzles will show up. That’s NOT once a week. The last set wasn’t even once a month.
It’s happening again. Since January 1st, I’ve been getting the weekly puzzle. Now, as soon as February started, they aren’t showing up anymore. If you aren’t going to be supporting this app anymore, and I can understand if you’ve run out of puzzles, please let me know so I can unsubscribe and stop the $3.99 per month for nothing.
Won’t go into both modes of horizontal or vertices!
Can’t cancel 1/5
I agree with the other guy. There is nothing more frustrating, then when a company is dishonest, and makes you do back flips to get out of there service. It says it in account settings but there is nothing in account settings to discontinue service. I don’t have the time to spend all day on the phone over a game. I wouldn’t recommend this game to anyone, just because of the hassle of trying to cancel it.
Saw it on instagram stating it was free but it is not
Frustrating highlights 1/5
By frustrated user 134
I’d rate 0 if possible very frustrating can’t unsubscribe terrible app this is the first time I’ve written a review infuriating that an app can take money from the account without giving a head up that the “free trial” is up and not giving an option to unsubscribe!
Not Free as Advertised 1/5
You have to pay a monthly subscription, which is nearly impossible to cancel.
It seems like at least 75% of these are the same as the first hidden picture app
Not good 1/5
I was trying out the app but then randomly it charged me money and I can’t get my money back!
Not a happy Grandma 1/5
I wanted to get these for my younger grandkids. I remembered them from when I was a kid. These were what made going to the dentist bearable.
The 2 kids had them all finished in less than 2 weeks and we're back on Wii shooting things. No matter, I can deal with that.
I tried to stop this 30 day trial. There is nowhere to do that. Please email me that my ccard info is no longer in your files and that I've not been charged.
The kids are 7 & 6 yrs.
This app is not free! 1/5
By Person who did NOT subscribe
I didn’t authorize this purchase and it’s been charging me $4!!!! I want to UNSUBSCRIBE of something that I did not subscribe and it doesn’t have an option! Please stop charging my card!
I LOVE HL 5/5
Best magazine as a child and best app as an adult
Hard to unsubscribe 1/5
You all should make it a lot easier to unsubscribe for customers who do not wish to use the app. I looked everywhere and couldn’t find how to do so nor any mention of cancellation whatsoever. My account is supposed to be charged tomorrow but I called and your customer service center is closed today (Sunday). I have emailed you about canceling so hopefully my account will not be charged.
Fun game 5/5
I have been playing this for days, have the books and have enjoyed from childhood. Still in all its forms has never been a joy to play.
By anything helps
Trying to unsubscribe is a mission. My mom found old puzzle books from 2004 & to be honest they are more fun than them on the app.
Borderline Scam 1/5
After reading reviews, I emailed to get instructions on how to cancel my subscription. The whole subscription idea is a joke bc you only get a few puzzles each week. So my daughter is bored after one day. Canceling is trickier than it should be and I never would’ve figured it out without emailing them. They suckered me out of more money than I planned to spend on this app.
I had no idea there was a charge! 1/5
By summit jones
I wish they would’ve made it more clear on the app that there would be a charge. I had
Money coming out of my account and had no idea why. The app isn’t even all that great to be charging for it!
Be aware, this is not a free game. 1/5
Immediately you are bombarded by subscription requests for nearly $30 a year! Bait and switch.
Takes Your Money 1/5
I never approved this app to take money out of my bank account. I’m not sure how this happened but this app has been taking money from my account for months now and won’t STOP! Be careful cause after 30 days you will start getting hit with bills from them.
Trying to cancel is virtually impossible 2/5
If you get an app that says free for the first 30 days, You have to give people the option to cancel without jumping through hidden hoops. I love highlights but this just seems very shady to me.
It doesn’t allow you unsubscribe even if u delete it off your phone still charges your account DO NOT LIKE IT
How is it a free app?! 1/5
By Denver chiver
The only way to use the app is to pay a monthly subscription. It should say that before you download it. Very shady
0 stars 1/5
Opened the app for about 10 seconds and it tried to make me subscribe or type in my email to continue. No thanks, I’ll find an app that doesn’t try to con me out of money, hoping I forget about the subscription in the future and keep getting charged monthly unknowingly. And I’d rather not receive spam emails, I get enough of those. Downloaded and deleted within 30 seconds.
Don’t download 1/5
By Rainbowwolf tala
Not paying for a “free trial”
Scam scam scam 1/5
This is a scam app. As soon as you launch it automatically opens a pop-up to sign you up for a monthly subscription!!!
Apple should permaban the account. The developers belong in jail.
Worst app 1/5
This is a horrible app. I kept it for 3 days played it once and it’s still taking money out of my account. I don’t even have the app anymore but I’m still getting charged and I don’t see how to cancel it. Waste of an app and my money!
Must pay for app 1/5
By Chris Pacitto
I think it’s wrong for making us pay monthly for a kid app, there are plenty of apps that let you play free and charge for certain things. But we all know these highlights are free in every doctors office why make us pay for them, I would strongly consider re working you app and have a free version.
It’s a scam! 1/5
This app has been charging me for months, without allowing me access to the games. My daughter used to love hidden pictures so I paid the subscription fee. I recently got a new phone and decided to download the app to cancel my subscription, however, despite being charged today, the app is claiming I have no account to restore. I am paying to use an app that I have no access to.
NOT FREE!!! Don’t waste time downloading 1/5
By Pike county
A FREE app means I do not have to subscribe or give you a credit card for trial basis. This app will not even show you a trial without giving a credit card to auto bill after 7 days. I can understand up-sell but just charge for the app to begin with instead of calling it free!
Never subscribed 1/5
At no point did I ever subscribe for this app and I have been charged multiple times even after removing. They claim to run the game as “free without subscribing” if chosen, yet somehow still manage to subscribe users without them knowing. Will be disputing the charges made. Very wrong and see this has happened to multiple people and yet no solution from the developers. Not right.
$48 a year for this one app? 1/5
By David NYC
Totally crazy. At $3.99/month, this app will run you nearly $100 on two years. Maybe if it came with a print subscription to Highlights and access to their other apps, you could justify this. At this price though, it’s pure greed and tarnishes my image of the entire outlet.