How to Download Free Apps Without Password on iPhone or iPad Running iOS 8.3

Apple has released iOS 8.3 with many features and bug fixes. The latest iOS update allows iPhone and iPad users to download free apps, music, movies without entering the password.

While it sounds to be a pretty useful addition, it has some downsides too. You will have to disable your Touch ID if you don’t want to enter passwords while downloading free apps. The option, which lets you download free apps without entering passwords, doesn’t show up in all regions. So if you don’t find this option, don’t be confused.

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How to Download Free Apps Without Password on iPhone or iPad

Willing to put an end to entering passwords every time you download a free app? Let me walk you through this simple process!

How to Download Free Apps from App Store on iOS 8.3

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Scroll down and tap on Touch ID & Passcode.

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Touch ID and Passcode Settings in iPhone

Step #2. Next up, if you have enabled a passcode, you’ll have to enter it. You can see the option iTunes & App Store under USE TOUCH ID FOR on your iPhone screen. Toggle off iTunes & App Store.

Turn Off Touch ID for iTunes and App Store

Step #3. Go back to settings then Scroll down and Tap on iTunes & App Store.

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Step #4. You can see the option Password Settings right under your Apple ID. Tap on the Password Settings.

Tap on Password Settings in iTunes and App Store on iPhone

Step #5. On the next screen, you will get the option Required Password. Toggle it off to download free items without having to enter passwords.

Password Settings in for iTunes and App Store in iPhone

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Note: As I have mentioned above, this option doesn’t work for all reasons, you might find it greyed out. Some users don’t even find the Password Settings option at all under their Apple ID.

That’s it! From now onwards, you can download free apps without having to go through the painful act of entering passwords.

Apple first experimented with this option way back in iOS 6. But the Cupertino-based company soon disabled it. It would be a lot better if you could do it without having to disable your Touch ID. What’s your take on it? Do share your thoughts with us in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.



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