The App Store prompts me for my password for every free app I am trying to install. I have already Face ID setup for the App Store, can I use it instead? Or even the phone's passcode?

On my Macbook I have disabled the password prompt for free apps, but I'm not sure whether that's device specific.

I have tried restarting the phone and disabling Face ID for the App Store.

iOS 14.1

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    On your iPhone, go to Settings app → Face ID & Passcode and check if the "Use Face ID For" switch is turned on for iTunes & App Store.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Oct 24, 2020 at 9:14
  • @NimeshNeema It was already turned on, that is the setting I tried disabling.
    – pyb
    Oct 24, 2020 at 16:46

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I ended up fixing it by enabling Face ID back:

  • Settings app, Face ID & Passcode, disable for iTunes & App Store
  • reboot the device (not sure that’s needed)
  • Settings, Face ID, enable for the App Store

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