App Store Password

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

  1. lukin2006 macrumors newbie

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    I though Apple was eliminating the need to type in password for free app downloads!
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    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

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    Thank you :).
     
  4. SandboxGeneral, Sep 20, 2012
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    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

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    Is anyone else able to install previously purchased apps without entering a password?
     

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