How to set so iPad doesn't ask for password

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Julien, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    My iPad asks for my password ever time I update an App, even a free one. I just noticed on a friends that it updated automatically without having to input a password. Is there a setting I'm missing that set to auto password?
     
  2. planemechanic macrumors newbie

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    I have this problem too. Very annoying.
     
  3. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I have to enter my iTunes password whenever I update an application too. If I have done that soon before I update or download a new application, then it doesn't ask again. This includes downloading paid applications, free ones, and updates. But once some period of time has passed since I last entered my password, it asks for it again.

    Personally, I'm very happy it works that way, to keep people out of my account in the event I would lose my device.
     
  4. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    That isn't a bug, that is a feature. That buy button is linked directly to your credit card.
     
  5. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Didn't you read about the kid who bought a $1000 app on his Mom's iTunes account accidentally the other day?
     
  6. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

    Julien

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    I updated an (free) App on a friends iPad and it didn't ask. Also I'm fine with paid Apps needed a password but updating for free has NO effect on my CC.;) Why does a free update need a password?:confused:
     
  7. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    It needs your password because it's accessing your iTunes account so it can: make sure you're eligible for the update (you actually bought the app before), and record that you "bought" the update (all updates are free but nonetheless it's still recorded on your account).
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    I think there's a 10 minute grace period where the App store on the iPad/iPhone won't ask for the password a second time.
     
  9. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    To answer everyone's question:
    If you're signed into iTunes account in App Store and are within the 10 minute grace period - you will not be asked for your password.
    If you're not, you will have to enter your password - even if you're updating a free app. All updates are free - yet password is required for the 10 min. grace period so that you don't mistakingly hit the buy button on some other application as it will charge your card instantaneously (if debit) or longer (if credit).
     

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