Why do I have to enter in my password every time I update apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MattMJB0188, May 1, 2012.

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    MattMJB0188

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    bandofbrothers

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    I for one applaud any security feature that safe guards me.
     
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    Because updating your app is a total security nightmare....:rolleyes:
     
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    ^^^

    It's there for your protection....I'm perfectly happy to type in my password each time i download an app....Much better than getting a bill for stuff somebody else downloaded on your device.
     
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    I don't mind typing in my password. I mean, you type it in once, you don't have to type it in again until it "times out."

    However, I do mind going back to my homescreen every single time I update or download an app.
     
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    bandofbrothers

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    Because any security feature present is welcome in my opinion and experience.

    Ive been a victim of having my bank account hacked in the past and such security features meant the hacker didn't get away with nearly £2,000.

    :rolleyes: back !!
     
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    It's because an app update is treated like a sale, even though it's free. You could use the same argument for not needing a password to download a free app. I would much rather type my password everytime, so I know that I'm authorizing each download.
     
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    Blakjack

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    I hate it. For just updating...I think we should be able to choose to bypass typing a password.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    This. I find that to be the larger annoyance. IIRC my Droid would update on the same screen & I'd see the progress bars.
     
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    gnasher729

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    Imagine you heard here on MacRumors that a certain upgrade to a certain app should be avoided. So you don't update. And your stupid little brother grabs your iPad or iPhone and updates it. Which he can because he doesn't need a password. And then he downloads a dozen free apps that you don't want.
     
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    pdqgp

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    Then do like most PC's do and give us an option to choose to auto update apps. I would. I've never had an app that I didn't do an update on.

    His point was that updates would be allowed but not purchases. Should be easy enough to implement too.
     
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    There are some paid updates. So I guess it may be to prevent others from "buying" these updates for you
     
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    I wish the app update could work with a 4 digit PIN the same as the locking feature on the phone. I'm all for passwords and security but my password is a pain to type and it's long. Using the 4 digit PIN is adequate for app updates I think. Especially since app updates are free and there is very little risk in updating an app.
     
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    cynics

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    Some could argue the more you use a password the less secure it becomes.

    Im in the same boat and wish free updates did not require my main apple id. If someone has my phone and had beaten the pin well downloading any app is going to be the least of my worries, updating apps psshh that's minor.
     
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    onthecouchagain

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    The thing that actually annoys me more is the fact that iOS pulls you out of the app store whenever you pick an app to download. It's as if apple think people only shop one app at a time all the time. Absurd.
     
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    I agree, it's obtrusive and incredibly annoying. The "extra security feature" argument doesn't hold much weight since Android allows automatic updating in the background without having to type your password every time and it works perfectly fine.
     
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    Huh?? Where's the connection to the iPhone? Because Android has poor security that makes it right? :confused:
     
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    It takes 5 seconds to type the password.

    I'd rather have it there than not have it.

    I think "very, very obtrusive" is a bit much, no?

    Relax, enjoy life, love, and have peace of mind.

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    I don't see much sense in your argument. That it "works perfectly fine" is completely different than a security measure.
     
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    MattMJB0188

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    I guess it can but Appe should give us the option to ask for it.

    If only iOS was like this that'd be great but this way isn't "safe" lol.

    No fanboys allowed in my thread. Go away!!!

    It is very obtrusive. My password is long and we SHOULD HAVE THE OPTION to turn it off. Of course options aren't possible with this company.

    I'd liove to sit down with Scott Forstall and just ask why his believe iOS doesn't give me the option to tun off this annoyance.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I can see requiring it for new apps, but it shouldn't need it for updating apps that I already have.

    What really annoys me too is that there's no way to get rid of the badges for the App Store. I tried this patch from Cydia, but it didn't work for me. If anyone knows of a way to just permanently set the App Store badge to zero, please let me know. I would be fine with not knowing about updates until I plug into iTunes. I could put it on the 5th page of apps with all of the games, I'd probably almost never see it, but that's kind of a kludgy solution.
     
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    It's a matter of having total control. I get annoyed sometimes when I'm updating an app, but I don't just think about how annoyed I am at the moment. I think about how annoyed I'd be if something bad happened.
     
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    Why does app updating require any security at all? You've already paid for the app.
     
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    Simple passcode off would like to have a word with you...
     
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    Fair enough...I knew Android allowed a password lock but didn't realize iOS did as well.

    My first point however is still valid; app updating shouldn't have any need for added security as you've already paid for the app. Having to type it every time and consequently the lack of automatic updating is just an annoyance.
     

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