I have an iPhone 6 which never asks me for a password when updating apps, but my iPad 2 asks me for a password on every single app update if I want update apps individually even though I have the same restrictions settings on both devices (installing and deleting apps is allowed). Both are running iOS 9.3.2.

  • And your question is?
    – nohillside
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 13:08
  • What password is it asking for? A restrictions password, your device passcode, or your iTunes password? (Please reply @JohnRamos.)
    – owlswipe
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 23:35
  • @JohnRamos It's asking for my iTunes password.
    – alimbada
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 23:54
  • @alimbada do you have any special settings on (like parental control "restrictions" or two-factor authentication on your iTunes/iCloud account)?
    – owlswipe
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 1:54
  • Yes, I have recently enabled 2FA on my iCloud account, but this issue predates that. I have no parental controls.
    – alimbada
    Commented Jun 21, 2016 at 0:56

1 Answer 1


It's very possible that you've opted to "require always" at some point. To undo it, do the following:

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Restrictions.
  4. Tap on Require Password under the Allowed Content section.
  5. Tap on 15 minutes (yours is likely set to Immediately).


  1. Click Settings.
  2. Click Touch ID & Passcode (May be named something else if you don't have touch ID).
  3. About 75% down the right column should be "Require Passcode" with an option to change between Immediately or not. If you have Touch ID enabled, you may only get the one choice.


  • It's already set to Require After 15 Minutes. The odd thing is this setting doesn't even exist on my iPhone and my iPhone never asks for a password.
    – alimbada
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 17:07
  • I'm editing my answer to have a part 2 you can try. :) Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 17:20
  • Sorry, that didn't work either. I changed it to 1 minute but I still keep getting the Apple ID password prompt. Also, that setting modifies the behaviour of the lock screen so that it won't ask for the passcode if you try to unlock the device within the specified time window.
    – alimbada
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 22:08

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