how to disable app store asking for password when updating apps?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by unlimitedx, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

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    I thought in ios 6 it would stop asking for a password when simply just updating apps? is there a setting somewhere to activate it?
     
  2. al0513 macrumors 6502

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    Easy. Type in your password when asked.

    The answer is you can't. What if your phone gets stolen? You would be stuck with a bunch of charges.
     
  3. JoshObra macrumors regular

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    Updating in iOS 6 doesn't ask me for passwords out of the box.
     
  4. minneola24 macrumors member

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    I don't see any reason to type in my password every time I go to download free apps. It's a hassle.
     
  5. The New iPad macrumors regular

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    Gage macrumors regular

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    I haven't had to put in my password when updating apps since I went to ios 6.
     
  7. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no, that isn't the point. i thought it was a feature of the new iOS. I'm just asking what happened
     
  8. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    Here's what I've found:

    When you update your apps from the Updates tab in the App Store app, it doesn't prompt you for a password. If you try to update an app from any other section of the App Store app, it will ask you for a password.
     
  9. Death-T macrumors regular

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    Not having to enter your password to update or to download free apps was a rumored feature in iOS 6. I could have sworn it was officially advertised or at least confirmed by Apple itself, but I must be mistaken. Anyway, it wouldn't matter if someone could download free apps onto your stolen phone.
     
  10. iViet macrumors member

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    Updating apps is free, that's why it doesn't ask for password in ios6
     
  11. kendu2412 macrumors regular

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    Why you want disable ? That's protect your pocket :D
    If you unlucky , get stolen or something , they purchase the app for $999 ( have some app on AppStore ) and what will happen to you ??
     
  12. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    If my iPhone were to get stolen I would wipe it. I'd welcome the option to disable appleid passwords for any app purchase, both MAS and iOS.
     

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