Getting prompted for iTunes password for free apps

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Rafagon

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I thought that the App Store wasn't gonna ask for your password when downloading free apps. I'm still getting asked for it. I also got asked for the password when I went to the iBookstore to download a free ebook.
 

Smarty2600

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Yeah I think Apple changed something because for free apps you still need a password but at least for updates you don't need to put in your password. I had heard that you would not need to put in a password for free apps over the summer but I guess in the final release Apple changed their mind.
 

showguy

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Any new app download be it free or pay requires a password. Updates no longer require passwords. You can go into your device settings and choose " allow 15 minutes before asking for password". This will eliminate the need to enter passwords between app purchases for 15 minutes after you enter your initial password.
 

Rafagon

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Any new app download be it free or pay requires a password. Updates no longer require passwords. You can go into your device settings and choose " allow 15 minutes before asking for password". This will eliminate the need to enter passwords between app purchases for 15 minutes after you enter your initial password.
I couldn't find it. I looked under Settings > iTunes and App Stores which seemed like the logical place for it.
 

bballrob

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I'm glad they still require the password for new apps. That makes it so my kids have to come see me before adding anything to my iPad or iPhone.