General iOS 6 and the new App Store

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  1. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

    BumpyFlatline

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    Hey quick question. I thought in iOS 6 in the App Store you didn't need to type in your password for updates and free apps? Whenever I have an update, it never asks for my password but whenever I install a new, free app, it asks for my password. Is this the correct behavior?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes, that's correct behaviour. Apple has been getting a bunch of negative publicity because kids get access to the app store and download away.
     
  3. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I noticed the same thing and wasn't sure what the deal was either.
     
  4. BumpyFlatline thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I could have sworn that the new App Store was gonna allow us to download free apps without the need for putting in a password. Did a beta version of iOS 6 have this? Or has it always stayed the same where even free apps require a password. I don't know why I thought this.

    @ 3bs, I'm glad I'm not alone! Were you also under the impression that in iOS 6 Apple was gonna drop the requirement for your password to install new, free apps?
     
  5. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I could have sworn I installed an app without it asking me for a password but I guess I could have already been logged in :confused:
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I believe it's time based. It's supposed to ask you once and then if you download a series of apps (free or not) it lets you continue. Leave for a while and come back (maybe a few hours later) it will ask again.

    I know it's free apps, but personally I'm glad it asks. My 9 year old does not have my password and this forces him to ask me if there's an app he wants to download.
     
  7. BumpyFlatline thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's been time delayed for a while now. If you go into settings you can select ask for password immediately or ask for password after 15 mins. I forget where it's located. Maybe restrictions or in the App Store section. Hell it might even be general. It's there somewhere lol

    I hear where you're coming from as far as a parent is concerned, but as the owner of the phone, I should be able to select if and when it asks for a password. I know I can install password pilot. I go back and forth on keeping it installed.

    The only reason I brought this topic up was because I thought without a doubt I remember reading that apple was removing the password for free apps because they're free and therefore no harm done whereas paid apps are linked to a credit card and can run up a tab.
     
  8. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Trouble is, free apps still have in app purchasing.........but then it'll ask for a password for them.......hmmmm....
     

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