Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 8:57 PM (in response to timxtonelli)
The prompt is part of the varification process... Why is that a problem...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 9:05 PM (in response to AnaMusic)
One of the features that was really made a big deal in this OS was that you weren't going to be prompted to provide a password for individual downloads for free apps. It's just an annoyance of mine and I was excited that they were doing away with it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 4:44 AM (in response to timxtonelli)
hi timxtonelli - this morning I downloaded a few free apps without being prompted for password. A few minutes ago I downloaded another free app and I had to type in my password. You are not alone
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 5:04 AM (in response to timxtonelli)
its very irritating...... sometimes it doesn't ask and other times it does! at first I thought it was ounce a day type thing but wrong answer
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 5:23 AM (in response to slvrtip)
Yes a bit annoying... especially when it says everywhere that one of the great new fetures in iOS 6 is that free apps can be downloaded without password
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 1:29 PM (in response to benmie)
I think what is actually is supposed to happen is this:
For newly downloaded apps you will be required to enter your password.
For updates to apps you don't need to enter your password
The rationale behind this being if your phone is stolen, for example, one would not be able to purchase new apps (maybe expensive ones) without knowing your password. For updates, this does not need apply because the app is already bought so there is no extra charge.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to kolvas)
I am actually getting prompted for Free apps on update as well.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to kolvas)
Some of us don't lose our phones! and should be allowed to take the risk that somebody else could download an expensive app on it. I realize Apple believes wer're all stupid, but some of us buy Apple devices for reasons other than the supposed "easy."
Several people I know had to change their Apple ID passwords because the un-guessable ones they'd selected were too hard for them to type into the phone.
Ya know, when I had a Blackberry, I didn't have to type in a password to download an app (expensive or otherwise).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 10:59 AM (in response to kolvas)
if it's a free App than someone that stole my phone downloading the new free app doesn't cost me money any way.
free apps shouldn't be prompted for password even on new download.
and BTW yes in my case, new download of free apps require password, updates don't, but again, I believe also new downloads should't as long as it's of free apps.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to timxtonelli)
Hi, I just clicked BUY APP and I was not prompt to enter password. This is quite annoying and I would like to see an option to turn it on in the App Store settings
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 4:06 PM (in response to timxtonelli)
I'm having the same problem with my iPad 2 on iOS 6. It still asks for my password do download free apps or update any apps.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 4:09 AM (in response to timxtonelli)
I had the same problem. My iPhone and my iPad asked me for my Apple-ID whenever I clicked on an App to update.
When I click on "update all" even if there is only one App to update it wont ask me for my ID.
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 6:07 AM (in response to timxtonelli)
Same problem with a catch.
My district issued iPad with no special profiles installed is requesting password for any update - free or paid app. I have both my school Apple ID and personal Apple ID on this iPad with apps from each account installed. It requries a password for both accounts. This appears to be a sporadic problem with district iPads, some require a password some do not.
My personal iPad, iPad Mini, and iPhone 5 do not request a password for any updates - free or paid apps.
All devices are running iOS 6.0.1
The problem with this is yes iOS 6.0 was shown to not require a password for updates - this is ideal for schools where students need to update apps that the district installed but we do not want them to have the password for obvious reasons. With over 3000 iPads deployed with many in a 1 to 1 model the teachers and techs are hands off with many of the devices so it is up to the students to update apps.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to timxtonelli)
Yep same here. Two iPhones and iPad mini don't prompt me. But my ipad2 still wants my AppStore password for updates. Come on Apple!