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Download Apps without passwords on App Store

Prevent the downloads of apps without password on App store

The App Store gives people around the world a safe and trusted place to discover apps that meet high standards for privacy, security, and content. In this article, we shall discuss the steps to prevent the entering of credentials when downloading free apps on the Apple App Store. Please see how to Scan Apple Calendar: Prevent Norton from scanning your Apple Calendar on iOS, how to Prevent the Saving of RDP Credentials in Windows 10, and how to Sync Google Calendar events to Apple Calendar.

Apple App Store employs Apple ID passwords as a crucial security measure to safeguard user accounts and financial transactions when making app purchases.

Why prevent password prompts for a free app download?

Preventing the entry of a password for a free app purchase on the App Store could be linked to numerous reasons. For me, providing a password for every free app download can be inconvenient, especially when there is no payment involved. Allowing free app downloads without a password streamlines the process and makes it more convenient for users.

As you can see below, this application is entirely free. Why should I be required to authenticate before downloading a cost-free app? There’s no necessity for such caution, and if I find it uninteresting after downloading, I can simply remove it at will.


Stop the Verification Required When Installing Free Apps on Mac

On your Mac, choose the Apple menu () at the top of your screen, then choose System Preferences or System Settings

Note: You can also access the System Preferences from the LaunchPad or via the spotlight search.

System Prefence Mac

Click Apple ID or your name as shown below

Apple ID

Next, click on Media & Purchases. On the right pane of the window, under free passwords, check “Never Require!.

This will ensure passwords are not required when downloading free apps on the App Store.

Note.  If you have Touch ID turned on for purchases, this menu will not be available.


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Disallow password prompt when downloading free apps on App Store via iPhone or iPad

Launch the Settings App. Click on your name as shown below. You will not see my name of course on your device 🙂


Click on Media & Purchases.


Now, click on Password Settings

Password Settings for App store and iTunes

Under free downloads, toggle the Require Password to off! This is all you need


Now let’s test once again as shown in the image below


Password will no longer be required after clicking on install. Very shortly the application will be installed with a status showing done. Also for the app “tado”, the password was no longer prompted. This will be the case for all free apps henceforth.


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Require a password for App purchases on iPhone

You may want to implement always require a password before an app can be downloaded. Just tap on the settings below that you want.

Note: You can also set a password for purchases or require a password every 15 minutes. You can choose how often you want to enter your password when you buy items (including in-app purchases) from the App Store.


Here are some exciting FAQs relating to this topic

How can I Download Apps from the Apple App Store?

To download apps from the Apple App Store, follow the steps below.
– Open the App Store on your iOS or Mac device.
– Use the search bar to find the app you want.
– Tap the app icon, then tap “Get”
– You will be required to authenticate with your Apple ID password or Touch ID/Face ID depending on your settings.
– Shortly, the app will be downloaded and installed on your device.

Are Apps on the App Store Safe?

The App Store has strict guidelines to ensure the safety and security of apps. Apple reviews apps before publishing them. This helps filter out potentially harmful apps. However, while the App Store is generally safe, it’s always a good practice to read app reviews and be cautious of permissions an app requests.

Do I Need an Apple ID to Use the App Store?

You need an Apple ID to use the App Store. An Apple ID allows you to purchase, download, and update apps. You can create an Apple ID for free if you don’t have one.

I hope you found this blog post helpful on how to download Apps without passwords on the App Store. Please let me know in the comment section if you have any questions.

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