It seems that my iPod Touch (iOS 5.0.1) will keep asking for my AppleID password every time I try to install an application from App Store. It is really driving me insane.

I would be happy to add the password once at boot up instead of entering it each time.

I couldn't find a related option in Settings.

How do I change this behavior?

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Download "password pilot" in Cydia (the jailbreak app store) it will save your password so you wont have to keep entering it.


You can't change this behavior. Although, when you download a free app, you have to enter your password; if you download another free app immediately after, you won't have to re-enter your pass. That's as close as you're going to get to a remember password feature on iOS 5.

This is something that was intentionally in place and now it's intentionally changed on iOS 6 to reduce the need to re-enter your password just for updates.

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    Yup. This additional security was added in response to kids downloading in-app upgrades within the 15-minute window and killing their parents' credit cards. Or something.
    – user479
    Jan 5, 2012 at 5:00
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    that hardly explains why the option can't be deactivated by enabling disabling restrictions
    – lurscher
    Jan 5, 2012 at 5:12
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    He asked for a way to change this behavior. There isn't one. No need for an explanation.
    – Dustin L.
    Jan 5, 2012 at 5:14
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    We can't answer for Apple's decisions here, all we can do is tell you the facts. Jan 5, 2012 at 5:55

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