Passwords when buying "free" apps from Store

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by jweaver, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. jweaver macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2011
    I hadn't upgraded to IOS6 before now, as I wanted Google Maps.. But now that the iPad app is out, I went for it.

    Today I upgraded to 6.1.3 and it went fine, but one of the features I was looking forwards too doesn't work.

    I was under the impression that in IOS6, you no longer get asked for a password when downloading free apps.. But when I tried, I got the standard PW request.

    What am I missing.. Did this feature never make it to the final IOS6 release? Do you have to switch it on?

    I hope someone can help..

  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    You dont need a password to UPDATE apps, you still need a password to install new apps, whether free or paid.
  3. jweaver thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2011
    Really.. Thats not the impression I got.. Here are a few quotes:

    “Finally! iOS 6b3 doesn’t ask for a password when downloading a FREE app!"

    "When you download apps, as you’ll know, you need to enter your Apple ID password. Well, no longer for free apps"

    "Finally: no password required for downloading free apps in iOS 6 "

    Everywhere I look, its says that you don't need a password!

  4. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    They are wrong. End of story.

    You read it on the internet, it MUST be true!

    Why are you quoting comments from the beta period. Things change drastically.
  5. jweaver thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2011
    It wasn't.. One of the comments was from a beta.. The rest were from "reviews" of IOS... But I do accept its clearly wrong.. I am just surprised that so many sites said that this was the fact.

  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
  7. jweaver thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2011
  8. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    As much as a pain it might be but it is part of the process of an Apple ID owning an application. It is part of the verification that you are really you.

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