Forced to make useless security questions before I can download a app.

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by tonyr6, May 2, 2012.

  1. tonyr6 macrumors 65816

    tonyr6

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    The thing is I already had security questions setup already but it will not let me download anything.

    The questions were stupid and did not even apply to me like my first car when I don't even drive. Then I still had to put my password in again.

    Why did it bug me I had good questions but I was forced to change them.
     
  2. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    This has already been covered recently.

    Apple has started requiring new security questions/answers.

    As you say, the process is incredibly flawed. A lot of people won't be able to answer the questions and would have had better answers already.
     
  4. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    I gave answers and have now most likely forgotten them.
     
  5. tonyr6 thread starter macrumors 65816

    tonyr6

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    The answers I gave them were only one short word anyway. Many of the questions did not even apply to me and I could not even type my own questions which before the change I was able to.
     
  6. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that it was hard to find questions I could actually answer. Who was my first teacher?? That's so long in the past that I don't remember. Buddies? Say what?

    I also notice I now have to put in my Apple password after an iCloud auto-backup. Hmmm.
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    I had to set these up a couple of days ago, and I think one of the ones I chose was "first car". Am I supposed to type the make? The model? Both? And if I ever need to answer the question again, will I type it the same way?
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

    PNutts

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    I answered the questions on my iPhone and took a screenshot so I could remember them, but I forgot about all the pieces that now work together. I was surprised and somewhat amused to see that screenshot displaying as one of the photos on my AppleTV screensaver.
     
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    That should not be happening. Try logging out of iCloud and back in or restart your phone.
     

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