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How To Turn Off the Password for the App Store

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Do you download many apps from the App Store on your iOS device but are annoyed with entering the password each time? Luckily, turning off the password for App Store is pretty simple.

Quick Answer

To turn off your password for the App Store, open the Settings app on your iPhone. Tap “Face/Touch ID” and enter your password. Tap the toggle next to “iTunes and App Store” to turn it off. Open the Settings app again and tap your profile icon. Tap “Media & Purchases” > “Password Settings”. Tap the toggle next to “Require Password” to turn it off.

We took the time to write a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to turn off the password for the App Store. We will also explore the process for doing the same task on Mac, Apple TV, and Windows PC.

Turning Off Password for App Store

If you don’t know how to turn off the password for the App Store on your iOS devices, the following step-by-step method will help you do this task easily.

Method #1: Turning Off Password for App Store On iPhone/iPad

Do these steps to download the apps quickly from App Store by turning off the password on your iPhone/iPad.

You can follow the steps below to turn off the password for App Store on iPod Touch.

Step #1: Disabling Face or Touch ID

In the first step, you need to disable Touch or Face ID for iTunes and App Store. To do this, open the Settings app from the home screen of your iOS device. Tap “Face/Touch ID & Passcode” and type in your current passcode.

Scroll, go to the “Use Touch/Face ID For” section and tap the toggle next to “iTunes & App Store” to turn it off.

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Step #2: Removing Password

Now that you have disabled Touch or Face ID, the next step is to remove the Apple ID password on your iPhone/iPad.

Tap “Settings”. Tap your profile icon and head to “Media & Purchases”. Tap “Password Settings” on the pop-up. Scroll to the “Free Downloads” section, and tap the toggle next to “Require Password” to turn it off.

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Keep in Mind

You cannot turn off the password for the App store when purchasing an app. However, you can delay it for 15 minutes. Following the above method, navigate to “Media & Purchases”> “Password Settings”. Scroll to the “When Purchasing” section and tap “Require After 15 Minutes”.

Method #2: Turning Off Password for App Store on Mac

If you are using a Mac computer to download apps, follow these steps to turn off the password for App Store.

  1. Launch the Apple menu from the upper-left corner of your Mac.
  2. Click “System Preferences”.
  3. Click “Apple ID” and select “Media & Purchases”.
  4. If you use Touch ID on your Mac, select “Use Touch ID For Purchases” and enter your Apple ID password.
  5. Choose the “Never Require” option from the drop-down in the “Free Downloads” section.
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Quick Tip

In the “Media & Purchases” tab on a Mac, you can also change the settings for “Purchases and in-app Purchases”.

Method #3: Turning Off Password for App Store on Apple TV

You can also turn off the password for App Store on Apple TV by doing these steps.

  1. Go to the Settings app from the home screen of your Apple TV.
  2. Press “Users and Accounts”.
  3. Choose your account.
  4. Go to “Require Password” and press “Never”.
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All Done!

To turn off the password for downloading free apps on Apple TV from App Store, press “Free Downloads” and select “Never”.

Method #4: Turning Off Password for App Store on PC

If you are using a Windows PC instead of a Mac, follow these steps to turn off the password for App Store.

  1. Download and install iTunes on your PC.
  2. Open iTunes and log in with your Apple ID.
  3. Click “Edit” from the menu bar.
  4. Click the “Preferences” option from the drop-down. You can also use a shortcut Ctrl + to select “Preferences”.
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  5. Click the “Store” tab.
  6. Click “Free Downloads”.
  7. Click “Never Require”.
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Great Work!

Click “OK” to confirm the changes. You can also change the settings for “Purchases” in this tab.

Summary

In this guide about how to turn off the password for App Store, we’ve discussed a complete method for iOS devices. We’ve also discussed removing the password for the App Store on Mac, Apple TV, and Windows PC.

Hopefully, your question is answered in this article, and now you can quickly download the apps without having to renter the password repeatedly. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the App Store on my iPhone keep asking for a password?

If the App Store keeps asking for a password after turning it off, restart your device or update the App Store. If the issue persists, log out of your Apple ID and sign in again on your device. 

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