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

unlimitedx

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Jun 15, 2010
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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?
 

al0513

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Sep 28, 2011
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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.
 

minneola24

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Feb 14, 2009
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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.
 

Gage

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Oct 12, 2011
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I haven't had to put in my password when updating apps since I went to ios 6.
 
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unlimitedx

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Jun 15, 2010
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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.
no, that isn't the point. i thought it was a feature of the new iOS. I'm just asking what happened
 

rwilliams

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Apr 8, 2009
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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.
 

Death-T

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May 18, 2012
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Savannah, Georgia
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.
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.
 

iViet

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Oct 26, 2007
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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.
Updating apps is free, that's why it doesn't ask for password in ios6
 

kendu2412

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Sep 14, 2012
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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 ??
 

Cougarcat

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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 ??
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.