iOS 8.3 is just around the corner. Developers and early adopters alike can go ahead and try out the iOS 8.3 Public Beta if they want to. Those who have already tried it, have discovered that it finally, finally comes with an option to allow users to download free apps without entering password or using Touch ID. Details after the title image.
I love iOS, but it of course is not perfect. There are many little flaws and niggles that regularly annoy me, but I forgo them because iOS as a whole is better than the competition.
Anyway, it is always nice when Apple resolves a little flaw and niggle, such as the case of making users enter their passwords every time they need to download or buy something from the App Store. If memory serves me correctly, it was in iOS 5 when they allowed you to enter password once and then download more free / paid apps for the next fifteen minutes before require re-authentication.
The apparent logic behind this was to avoid having your siblings or children download dozens of free apps without your consent. I do not have annoying siblings, nor any humans to call as my spawn, so this logic should not apply to me. There should be an option to download free apps without entering password!
Now, with iOS 8.3, you can completely disable entering passwords, at least for downloading free apps. Hoorah!
How To Download Free Apps Without Entering Password In iOS 8.3
Assuming you have the iOS 8.3 beta or stable, final release installed:
Step #1: Launch the Settings app.
Step #2: Go to iTunes & App Store.
Step #3: Tap on Password Settings under your Apple ID.
Step #4: Disable Require Password under Free Downloads.
That’s it! You will no longer be annoyed by having to enter your lengthy Apple ID password for every app you download on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.