I want to turn off password for free apps on my iPhone. But when I followed some tutorials found on the Internet, that is, setting -> iTunes & app store, there's no password settings option. Is there anything wrong?

I'm using iPhone 6+ with ios 12.2.

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From article Manage your iTunes Store and App Store password preferences:

Touch ID or Face ID will always override whatever preference you set.

So first turn off Touch ID for iTunes by:

Settings -> Touch ID & Passcode -> Turnoff Touch ID for App Store.

Then go to Settings -> iTunes & App Store -> Password Settings.

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    Thank you. But does that mean I can't use touch ID for paid app anymore? Jun 7, 2019 at 15:21
  • @D.H.Jong yes that seems very correct. I don't use any paid apps. It is a quick test If you could do it yourself and then tell me to edit the answer and close the question.
    – anki
    Jun 7, 2019 at 16:26
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    Your workaround works for me, and I think typing password for paid apps is not that bad, since I don't buy paid apps frequently. Jun 8, 2019 at 12:52

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