12 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 4:36 PM by Johnathan Burger
2manypix Level 1 (0 points)

Is it possible to have apps automatically update themselves without iTunes log in, on phone,pad or mcbkpro


I Phone MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Demo Level 10 (88,876 points)

    I have never seen a way for apps to update automatically on my MacBook, iPod Touch or iPads without user input - without accepting the update that is. There is no way to do it automatically that I have ever seen.

  • 2manypix Level 1 (0 points)

    Understood

    Is there someway to avoid having to give iTunes password each time I update apps?

  • Demo Level 10 (88,876 points)

    No there isn't and that is a security feature to protect you and your iTunes Account.

     

    Once you log in and starting updating apps, you have a 15 minute window where you can continue to update without having to enter the password for each update.

  • 2manypix Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Demo,

    Sometimes restating the most obvious aspects of a problems is a useful way to begin the process toward a useful solution.

    and I am aware of the security issue as well as the lag time involved

     

    My question was more about finding a short way to update apps. A better way to look at my question is, I have many apps, some udate several times a month for free, (without charging I Tunes). Is there some way to allow these free apps to go about updating themselves without my needing to add in my password each time. I have already given my password when I down loaded them. I haven't noticed any inaapropriate charges on ITunes, which maybe in thanks to this very same security precaution.

     

    My issue was more one of convience. I couldn't find a way and would appreciate any helpful solutions, rather than restating the problem.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,931 points)

    2manypix wrote:

     

    My issue was more one of convience. I couldn't find a way and would appreciate any helpful solutions, rather than restating the problem.

    I think you missed the first few words of Demo's response where he said, "No, there isn't". We can't offer you any solutions, helpful or otherwise as there is no way around the required password entry.

  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    2manypix wrote:

     

    Thanks Demo,

    Sometimes restating the most obvious aspects of a problems is a useful way to begin the process toward a useful solution.......

     

    And sometimes a more careful reading of responses will remove any need for lecturing and clarifications.

  • 2manypix Level 1 (0 points)

    I appreciate the responses and the level 7 Apple based wisdom shared, I was looking for more practicle

    solutions, for now ,I'll plan to reduce the number of apps and shorten my password, while storing it as a

    Copy n paste option

     

    I doubt I'll use this venue much in the future, but it has made me more deeply value the AppleCare option

     

    Have a peaceful Sat afternoon

  • 2manypix Level 1 (0 points)

    What you shared didn't add to my understanding or solution

    Please self edit your responses

  • Leann O. Level 3 (635 points)

    You have to enter your password. It's a security feature, as has already been pointed out. Why you would want to circumvent a security feature is beyond me.

  • Demo Level 10 (88,876 points)

    2manypix, the solution that you are looking for just does not exist. Nobody is trying to give you a hard time. You just don't seem to be able to accept the one and only answer and that answer is .... what you want to do cannot be done - period.

     

    Do you understand that or are you just unwilling to accept the answer? I do not understand the AppleCare reference either. I don't think they are going to give any different answer than what you have gotten here.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,931 points)

    2manypix wrote:

     

    What you shared didn't add to my understanding or solution

    Please self edit your responses

    Trust me, sweetie, that was the edited version. The fact that it added nothing to your understanding is, in this case, not my fault.

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 (15,882 points)

    You can fix ignorance, you can't fix....

    Well, you know.