4/16/2015 04:38:00 PM - 0 comments
In this post we want to tell you how you can enable the iOS 8.3 App Store free apps password setting feature so you can save time when it comes to your downloads. The latest update from Apple, iOS 8.3, arrived last week and brings with it a new App Store specific feature that allows users to download free apps without having to put in their password. This is called “Password Settings” and we are going to show you how you can activate it and get it working to your advantage.
This new setting in iOS 8.3 was first spotted while it was still in beta stage and our team noticed that this neat feature could be activated so that it would allow free apps to be downloaded without any kind of verification required. Now we know that putting your thumb or finger over the Touch ID sensor isn’t that difficult but this feature is all about free apps and seems to be both convenient and safe. You don’t have to worry about your kids downloading paid apps or in-app purchases without your permission. This feature only works with free apps.
In order to use this feature you have to be running iOS 8.3. To activate it you will need to go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. There you will find an option labelled iTunes & App Store. You need to toggle this to off. Come back out of your settings. Now when you go back into your settings, just go to the iTunes & Apps Store pages and beneath your Apple ID you will find the Password Settings feature. Go into this feature and beneath the Purchases & In-App Purchases menu, activate one of the two options that are available. From there you will be able to toggle your Free Downloads option to what you want it to be.
To be honest, if makes very little sense to have to enter your password or use the Touch ID every time you want to download a free app. By turning on this setting in the new iOS 8.3 firmware update you won’t have to. Remember that this only works for free apps so you don’t have to worry about anyone running up your bills on your account.Read more...