Enter password to buy apps in apps store help

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  1. xxcysxx

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    Hello guys,
    Recently I had this feature where I had to enter my password every time I wanted to download anything from the apps store on my iPad 2. I thought this is a very good feature to have, but just now I download another paid app from the app store and it didn't pop up a small dialogue box asking for the password. I tried to download a free app from the app store just to verify if it's some kind of glitch the first time and indeed it didn't ask for the password anymore. What's going on?
    How do I get this feature back. If my little baby play with my iPad and start messes with the app store, my credit card will be charge to the hilt.
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    To protect yourself you can turn off access to iTunes in the 'Settings' app...

    'Settings', 'General', 'Restrictions', 'Allow', 'iTunes'->'Off'

    Tim
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    Thanks for the respond, but do you have any idea how to enable the password on apps download instead.
     
  4. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I have noticed this too - sometimes I get asked for a password and sometimes I don't. I'm not aware of why this happens - it seems to be linked to whether or not I've closed the App Store in-between purchases.

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    Never mind, got it figured out. It's in the general restriction tab. It's working properly now. But why was it disabled?
     
  6. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Glad to hear!! The iPad has a mind of its own - it is truly a magical machine.

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    There is a 15, or was it 20, minute window after you purchase an app that it will not ask you for you password again. This allows you to buy multiple apps or do updates without constantly entering your password.

    It used to be the same for in-app purchases, but Apple recently disabled that so it ask for a password every time. Something to do with complaints about $99 Smurf Berry purchases made by kids.
     
  8. Hasty

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    hmmm Smurf Berry pie.......
     
  9. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    twerppoet to the rescue again. I'm going to start an iPad Forum campaign to persuade him to write the iPad book I seem to recall he admitted to occasionally thinking about. Many thanks - another gem!

    Tim
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  10. lkhs

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    Hi... i am having the same problem. Can you please me a hand and show me how to enable the "enter the password to download" feature again?

    Thanks a million...
     

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