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UACount Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Ok I have iPhone 4

(I dont use iCloud and I don't sync on my PC)

 

I just purchased a paid app from the Apple App Store on my phone.

I purchased iOOTP 2013 Baseball

 

Normally when I buy a paid app, a confirmation pop up will show with my iTune/AppStore ID and require me to enter my password in order to download it.

However, with this particular app I did NOT get the confirmation pop up.

 

I thought maybe it was my settings that allowed the app without conformation. Soto check,  I downloaded a free app (NBC Sports Live Extra) and though free it still prompted me for approval via pass

 

This concerns me for several reasons

  1. Is it a Bogus app? (though I did get the actual game)
  2. Is it a malicious app and that is why it downloaded without prompting confirmation so it can infect my phone and gather data?

 

Did anyone else purchase this app and experience the same thing?

 

Doesn’t it seem odd that apps usually require me to confirm the purchase/download but this did not?

 


iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1
  • 1. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    pdroth Level 5 Level 5 (5,070 points)

    You had already purchased it and probably deleted the app.   If it was already purchased it wouldn't ask you for password to install again.   It will only do that the 1st time.

     

    You can check your downloads in iTunes and it will tell you when you purchased it.   That will solve your mystery.

  • 2. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    UACount Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No I had not purchased it before. The app just came out a few days ago.. That is why this is so concerning to me.

  • 3. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    pdroth Level 5 Level 5 (5,070 points)

    Had you mad another purchase within 15 minutes prior?   If so, that is why you weren't prompted.   Within that time window you only need to enter the password once.

  • 4. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (52,205 points)

    We're you signed in to the App Store prior to clicking "Buy" on 2013 Baseball App?

  • 5. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    UACount Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    even if it is a differnt app from different company?

     

    Like lets say I purchased an app from Compant ABC, then I get the password ID prompt and enter and all that. You saying that if 5 mins later I get another app from company XYZ, then I will not be prompted for the Password ID thing? Even if they are not related apps?

  • 6. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    UACount Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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    Re: Question about a downloaded app

    Apr 19, 2013 3:30 PM (in response to UACount)

     

    We're you signed in to the App Store prior to clicking "Buy" on 2013 Baseball App?

     

    I dont ever have to sign into the app store on my phone, I just click the icon.

    Plus as I say I still get the prompt sometimes on free apps to

  • 7. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (52,205 points)

    Correct. When you sign in to purchase an App, you will remain signed in for ~ 15 minutes.

  • 8. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,380 points)

    You're buying from Apple (who then pays the developer) so you are in fact buying from the same company, regardless of who the app developer is. Only Apple has your billing information.

  • 9. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    UACount Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so its not signing for that particular app? Its signing for the phone itself?

    So if I download an app  I should get the prompt, But If I download two more apps in 5 mins, they wont require my password?

  • 10. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (52,205 points)

    Correct.

  • 11. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    UACount Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so the people who make the app dont even know my ID then. Kinda like a store. I go in Target and by products and the manufactuer doesn't even know I just bought it? (if that makes sense)?

     

    so the transaction is between me and the apple app store, notthe company that makes the app.

  • 12. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,380 points)

    UACount wrote:

     

    so the people who make the app dont even know my ID then. Kinda like a store. I go in Target and by products and the manufactuer doesn't even know I just bought it? (if that makes sense)?

     

    so the transaction is between me and the apple app store, notthe company that makes the app.

    Absolutely correct. That's a good analogy.

  • 13. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    tonefox Level 6 Level 6 (8,300 points)

    The most interesting thing in your post was " Ok I have iPhone 4 (I dont use iCloud and I don't sync on my PC)".

     

    What are you going to do when your iPhone suddenly decides to seize up / refuse to start? It WILL happen.

  • 14. Re: Question about a downloaded app
    UACount Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well Thanks all this is making a lot of sense now

    Ok so I decided to do a little experiment when I got home.

    I downloaded a free app and of course it required my password. So I did so.

    Then I went ahead and in like 2 minutes later, downloaded another free app and no password was required.

    I waited 30 minutes and downloaded a free app. Password was required.

    So that makes sense, except......

     

    Now I recall what happened originally, which prompted this original question/concern

     

    I had an app already installed. But I did an in app purchase (Tank battle:1944) which had required my password. Then within 7 mins I purchased the app iOOP Baseball 2013. No password was required, which now makes some sense.

    So I decided this morning to do a little experiment, recreating the scenario above

    I went ahead and made another in app purchase on an app That was already on my phone from weeks ago.

    Ok so password was required (which makes sense now).

     

    BUT then within 5 minutes of that download, I went ahead and downloaded another different free app.

    BUT I WAS REQUIRED to use my password.

    So this last scenario sort of confuses me. Given the fact that I just gave my password 5 mins before, mean that I should NOT have had to do so again?

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