no longer asking for password when updating an app, after iOS 8.3 (iPhone 4s)

booyahbooyah

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Prior to iOS 8.3, I had set it so my iPhone 4s always asked me for my iCloud password when I tried to update an app.

After iOS 8.3, it no longer asks for a password.

In Settings / General / Restrictions / Password Settings I have the following settings:

Purchases and In-App Purchases : "Always Require"
Free Downloads: "Require Password is On"


Is this a known issue?
 

nightstalkerz

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I think iOS 8.0 broke that but they haven't fixed it as I have the same configuration as you.

Only the iPhone 6, you do get the prompt if you disable Touch ID.
 
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C DM

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I don't recall a password being need for updates at all, or there ever being a setting for that in relation to updates.
 
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C DM

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You had to enable it in the restrictions.

It used to be on iOS 6 and 7 but Apple removed/broke it in iOS 8.
What was that particular setting? I don't recall coming across one for updates even in those versions, and quickly looking at some documentation online in regards to restrictions, even in iOS 7 or iOS 6 I don't seem to see it there either.
 

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nightstalkerz

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I don't recall those settings applying to updates at all. Perhaps at best in some earlier versions of iOS (like before iOS 6 it not even earlier)?
The iPhone 5 came with iOS 6 so it was at least that version which had it.

There are also several other threads with people having the same problem.
 
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C DM

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The iPhone 5 came with iOS 6 so it was at least that version which had it.

There are also several other threads with people having the same problem.
At the very least as of iOS 6, with or without restrictions, password isn't supposed to be asked for in case of updates.
 

nightstalkerz

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At the very least as of iOS 6, with or without restrictions, password isn't supposed to be asked for in case of updates.
I know it was since the iPhone 5 was the first iPhone I had and I enabled that once I found out about it.

I'm not sure if Apple classed that as a bug or if they introduced a bug in iOS 8.3 but I'm going with the latter as that used to work when you turn off Touch ID.