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is there a way to turn off the password requirement when downloading free content from the appstore?

I just find it slightly annoying when other app marketplaces don't have that compulsory requirement

did not google, thanks for doing it for me while I type my password

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No, there’s no way to do that on a clean iOS install.

However, if you don’t mind jailbreaking your iOS device, you can use PasswordPilot to auto-enter your App Store password.

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I assume that would auto-enter the password for all purchases, and not just free purchases? – Adam Davis Mar 30 '12 at 16:47
no jailbreak on 2012 ipad – cqm Mar 30 '12 at 16:50
@AdamDavis Yeah, me too. – Mathias Bynens Mar 30 '12 at 16:53
@cqm Then you’re out of luck, until a jailbreak exploit is found for the new iPad. (Your question didn’t specify this was about a 2012 iPad.) – Mathias Bynens Mar 30 '12 at 18:38

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