iOS allows iPhone and iPad users to download free apps from the App Store, and free music, movies from the iTunes Store without entering the password. It is pretty handy as it becomes quick and effortless to download free apps. This is because it eliminates one additional step of authentication.
Here at our office, we have multiple iOS devices, and writers frequently have to download a lot of free apps for testing. So, we have turned on the option to download free apps on iPhone and iPad without requiring the Apple ID password. If you, too, want this enabled, let me walk you through the simple process.
How to Download Free Apps from App Store Without Entering Password
Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step #2. You may tap on your name and then tap iTunes & App Store. Or you may scroll down the Settings screen and tap iTunes & App Store.
Note: If you have Touch ID or Face ID enabled for purchases in the App Store, you will not see Password Settings on this page. However, you may navigate to Face ID & Passcode (or Touch ID & Passcode) → Enter your password → Turn OFF the toggle for iTunes & App Store. Now when you follow steps 1 and 2, you will see ‘Password Settings’ option in step #3.
Step #4. Here there are two sections – PURCHASES AND IN-APP PURCHASES and FREE DOWNLOADS. To download free apps without password, turn off the toggle for Require Password. Finally, enter your Apple ID password, if asked.
Caution: I would recommend that for purchases and in-app purchases, you choose Always Require so that you do not accidentally buy an app and then have to go through the process to request a refund. Prevention is better than cure.
This is how you can download free apps quickly and effortlessly on your iPhone or iPad without entering the password.
Before you go, please know that 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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What do you think of this feature? Do you find it useful, and are you going to enable it on your iDevice? Share what you think in the comments down below.