free apps require password

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  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    after I upgraded to iOS 6, free apps from the app store still require passwords to purchase. Strange...

    See image. I was trying to download Open Tables.

    happens both on my iPad and iPhone

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  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    This wasn't just for the 1st purchase of that session? or do you have any outstanding payments to make?
     
  3. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Outstanding payments? What do you mean?
     
  4. iproductsuser macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't had to type in my password for all the updates i've been doing. Both free and paying apps.
     
  5. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

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    My iPad requires a password too except for updates.
     
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  7. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you mean a passcode for the lock screen? Yes, I have one of those.
     
  8. Andy-V macrumors 6502

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    It seems free apps do still require a password, it's only updates that don't.
     
  9. sessamoid macrumors member

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    This is the right answer, and it's the way it's supposed to work.
     
  10. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  11. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

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    In the beta, for a brief time, it did not require passwords to install some free apps. Now it does.

    Updates no longer require a password though.
     
  12. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sorry to hear that. it'd have been a nice addition. I know android currently does this and I like how it's implemented.
     
  13. SinkOrSwim macrumors regular

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    --- I agree!
     
  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    Purchase new apps, free or paid, requires password.

    What's new:
    Re-install previously purchased app which you had deleted, no password.
    App updates, no password.
     
  15. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I hope this doesn't mean apps can be made to auto update. I know some developers would love to do so.
     
  16. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    Even though you don't pay for those apps, you still need to authorise them to use with your iTunes account, hence why you still need to enter your password.
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Updates don't require a password, I am unsure if free apps do (1st time download).
     
  18. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    I just mentioned above you do. Apps don't magically appear on your iTunes account.
     
  19. Parise macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently Apple removed this feature after Beta 1.

    I spent hours trying to find the fix yesterday myself.
     
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Understood, but the complaint is that there is a password, clearly there is a disconnect.
     

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