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?


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

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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 '12 at 5:00
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    that hardly explains why the option can't be deactivated by enabling disabling restrictions – lurscher Jan 5 '12 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 '12 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. – Nathan Greenstein Jan 5 '12 at 5:55

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