Asks appleid password on unlock when pending downloads

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Menel, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Recently, after I've queued up an app download to the iPad, it waits until I unlock it, and then requires AppleID password on unlock to proceed.


    Previously, it would just download them automatically and be ready to use when I got home and picked up the iPad. Part of the iTunes iCloud features.

    Now the iPhone is doing it too with apps I download with iTunes. What has changed?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I could be wrong but I thought it always promoted me to type in my password. I don't have a problem with this as its not that intrusive.
  3. 808? macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Could it have something to do with having the App Store app running in the background always?

    I notice I have to input my :apple:ID password only when I have closed the App Store app for a period of time. If it was opened recently, then no need to retype the password.
  4. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    If you do several downloads in a row, you will only have to enter your password once. If there's a delay or you download to another iDevice, then you have to re-enter the password. It's a safety feature for you - so no one else can charge apps to your account. I'm glad they do it.

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