Can't take off password for updating apps

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Mina Nightcore, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Mina Nightcore macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2013
    Please help me!!!! I don't want to have to type in my password! I don't know the password!
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    If you don't know your password, you will never be able to get new apps. I suggest you go through password recovery/resetting and this time remember it.
  3. Thraun macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2008
    Abbotsford, BC
    What iOS are you running? I think as of iOS 6 or 6.1 you don't need to enter a password to update apps.

    As Bear mentioned though, you really should reset the password otherwise you won't be able to download new apps, music, etc.

  4. RoyalStone macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2013
    First, check your version of iOS by going to Settings>General>Software update. If there is an update, you should update. By default, iOS 6 will not require a password to update apps. If it still requires a password, go to Settings>General>Restrictions. It will ask you for a restrictions pass code. Enter that (it could be different from your lock screen pass code), then scroll down to "Require password." Tap that, then tap "15 minutes." Switch back to the App Store, and you should be able to update.

    Also, if this is your apple ID, you should reset the password.

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