Apple iOS 6 to provide password-free app downloads

What Mobile
July 24, 2012

If you’re an iPhone or iPad owner that is tired of entering your Apple App Store password every time you update or download an app, then it’s time to rejoice. iOS 6 has finally done away with this annoying feature

Spotted in the Beta 3 version of iOS 6 in the run up to launch, this great new feature means you will soon be able to update your existing iPhone and iPad apps and download new free apps with just a tap of a button.

Paid-for apps and games will still require you to enter your Apple ID password, to avoid accidentally buying any apps that you don’t want and protecting your bank account should you lose your phone.

And to help parents avoid unwelcome bills from their children’s phones, in-app purchases can also now be easily blocked using iOS 6’s built-in Settings app, so that all payments can be carefully controlled.

The amount of times the iPhone and iPad used to ask you to input your Apple ID password was always an annoying feature of iOS, so we’ll be welcoming this new feature with open arms.

What do you think of Apple’s more relaxed approach to app updates and downloads in iOS 6? Is it a welcome move or opening the floodgates to more problems? Let us know in the comments below.

Via AppleInsider

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