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

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

  1. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    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

    Sep 28, 2011
    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

    Jun 29, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Updating in iOS 6 doesn't ask me for passwords out of the box.
  4. minneola24 macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2009
    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

    Jun 5, 2012
  6. Gage, Sep 26, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012

    Gage macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    I haven't had to put in my password when updating apps since I went to ios 6.
  7. unlimitedx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    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


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    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


    May 18, 2012
    Savannah, Georgia
    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

    Oct 26, 2007
    Updating apps is free, that's why it doesn't ask for password in ios6
  11. kendu2412 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2012
    Fairfield CA
    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

    Sep 19, 2003
    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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