Latest beta version of iOS 8.3 allows users to download free apps without typing in their password

Latest beta version of iOS 8.3 allows users to download free apps without typing in their password
As we told you the other day, the latest beta build of iOS 8.3 will let iPhone users turn to Siri when they want to make a call using the iPhone's speakerphone capabilities. Now comes word that the beta also includes a way for iOS users to more quickly go through the process of downloading  apps from the App Store or iTunes.

Under the heading of "Password Settings" in the iTunes and App Store, users can decide whether they need to enter their password immediately when purchasing a paid app, or after 15 minutes. Another new feature will allow iOS users to download a free app without having to type in their password. This option to streamline the downloading of free apps might not be found in all regions. 

Currently, iOS 8.2 is in use and that build brought support for the Apple Watch, scheduled to launch on April 24th. Besides the speakerphone calls arranged by Siri, iOS 8.3 is expected to offer a new Emoji keyboard, support for CarPlay and more. Apple has started a public beta program that now allows non-developers to load beta versions of iOS on their device.

source: 9to5Mac via RedmondPie



1. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

it's one of the most annoying things in ios ....glad they fixed it..

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I wish that they would fix it so that the App Store wouldn't require a credit card or gift card to download free content. This is a valid issue for parents whose kids have iPod Touches.

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1035; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I'm not an ios user but I've created Apple IDs for my friends. So, yes you can, not from settings but from Appstore.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, my daughter does have an Apple ID, that's not the issue, it simply will not allow her to download free apps because she depleted the funds on the gift card she had. Now it won't allow her to do anything without adding a new card.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

I got my iPad set up so that when someone is trying to install any app (free or paid) it asks for verification on my iPhone first. This way I can safely have a credit card info on device. And just in case the kid wants a paid app and I'm ok with it I can authorize without the nack of putting in a credit card. Plus, you can require that it asks for a password immediately with every purchase so that they can't keep purchasing while logged in.

15. coolrx

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

Well you can sign out and create a new id and use it to download a free app. When its a free app you download first, while setting up credit billing, there's a "none" option. So no need for credit/gift card.

16. coolrx

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

I'm not sure if you can use the new id at the same device.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Thanks, I'll look into that possibility.

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Way overdue...

3. ssanders2k7

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

Take that Android!!!! Oh wait......

8. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

That only took what 8 years. Great work, innovation at its best one again..... roflmao

9. matistight

Posts: 980; Member since: May 13, 2009

After 7 and a half years, they finally did what android has always done.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

So how do you keep a lid from installing free apps that you don't want them to?

14. AlikMalix unregistered

EDIT..... *kid (not lid)

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's a welcome addition, glad it's there.

18. srgonu

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

My kids iPad waiting on this innovation for quite sometime

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