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

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  1. booyahbooyah macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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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.
     
  4. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  6. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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    http://appletoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/parental-control-books.jpg

    It's the Require Password option. It can be set to immediate and then it applies to updates as well.

    iOS 8 has this option if you disable Touch ID.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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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)?
     
  8. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  9. booyahbooyah thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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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.
     
  11. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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