App Store Password

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by lukin2006, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. lukin2006 macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2010
    I though Apple was eliminating the need to type in password for free app downloads!
  2. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    No, buying app need password, both free and paid. Updating apps don't need password, also both free and paid.
  3. lukin2006 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2010
    Thank you :).
  4. SandboxGeneral, Sep 20, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012

    SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I think I remember that as well. Cult of Mac backs it up with this story.

    New In iOS 6: App Store Doesn’t Require A Password To Download Free Apps

    I'm not sure what happened since then. But I found a random free app in the App Store and tried to download it and I was prompted for my password just now.

    EDIT: Looks like the free download without prompt apps only apply to Apple created apps. I tapped "Find My Friends" and it installed without prompt. This article from Mac Daily News backs that up.

    iOS 6 App Store to deliver one-tap installation of free Apple apps
  5. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    Is anyone else able to install previously purchased apps without entering a password?

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