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How To Get Apps Without an Apple ID

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It is cumbersome to manually enter your password to install a new app on your iPhone. Guess what? Apple allows you to get around this requirement. Here’s how to get apps without an Apple ID.

Quick Answer

The easiest way would be to go to “Account Settings” and toggle off the “Require Password” option in the “Media & Purchases” tab. After this, go to “Screen Time”. Select “iTunes & App Store” in “Content & Privacy Restrictions”. Select the “Don’t Require” option under the “Require Password” tab. You’re done! Alternatively, you can install a third-party app (like iOS Emu) to get apps without apple ID.

Never mind if that was too quick for you. In this article, we’ll take you step-by-step through installing apps without apple ID by changing settings and via third-party apps.

Method#1: Get Apps Without an Apple ID by Changing the Settings

If you want to install an app on your iPhone, clicking on the “Get” option will take you to a password and ID verification tab. While it’s good for your privacy, it can get too heady to do the deed every time. The most straightforward trick to get past this is simply tweaking a few settings. Follow us with these instructions.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap the “Account Settings” option (the one that bears your name and reads Apple ID).
  3. Tap the “Media & Purchases” option located in the second tab.
  4. Select “Password Settings” from the menu that pops up.
  5. Toggle off the “Require Password” option under the “Free Downloads” head.

After you’re done with this, go back to the main screen of the settings and follow these steps.

  1. Scroll down the settings and tap the “Screen Time” option below the “Focus” option.
  2. If you haven’t turned it on already, turn it on by tapping the “Turn On” option.
  3. Once the menu loads, you should see an option reading “Content & Privacy Restrictions” at the end. Tap it.
  4. Tap the “iTunes & App Store Purchases” tab at the start of the menu.
  5. Select the “Don’t Require” option under the “Require Password” tab.

After following this procedure, the next time you want to install an app, hopefully, your iPhone wouldn’t ask for an ID and a password.

Method#2: Get Apps Without an Apple ID Using Third-Party Tools

Another way to install apps, especially those you wouldn’t find on the App Store, is by using third-party apps. Using third-party apps, you can get apps that work on android only. Also, you can access emulators to install old-school games.

Apple authorizes some third-party apps to be used on the iPhone. Here we explore a few options.

iOS Emu

iOS Emu is a third-party app that houses thousands of tweaked apps and emulators on which you can run non-iOS games and apps. It enables you to install and use such apps without jailbreaking. Users rate it highly for safety and ease of installation. You can get it from here.


BuildStore is another excellent third-party app store for tweaked apps and emulators with over 15,000 daily users. The store has a sturdy collection of more than 300 apps, with more added monthly. You can be pretty sure about its safety. All apps are tested extensively before release. Check the installation instructions here.

Beware of Jailbreaks!

Several jailbreaking apps available online allow you to jailbreak and install apps from different platforms. Although this sounds tempting, beware because you can install malware doing so. Jailbreaking will also void your warranty.


You can get apps without Apple ID by turning off the settings requiring ID and password verification on “iTunes & App Store Purchases”. Alternatively, you can install third-party apps to get tweaked apps and emulators without worrying about Apple ID and password.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I download apps without an Apple ID?

Yes, you can. For that, go to “Settings” > “Account Settings” > “Media & Purchases” > “Password Settings”. Toggle off the “Require Password” option under the “Free Download” head. After that go to “Screen Time” > “Content & Privacy Restrictions” > “iTunes & App Store Purchases”. Here, select “Don’t Require” under the “Require Password” head. Now, you can download apps from the app store without entering your Apple ID.

Is jailbreaking an iPhone worth it?

Jailbreaking an iPhone certainly has its advantages. A jailbroken iPhone can access more features and install more apps you cannot access on a regular iPhone. However, a jailbroken iPhone is prone to malware and virus attacks, especially from apps that require root access. What’s more Apple warranty stands void for jailbroken iPhones.

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