iOS 8.3 Features New iTunes and App Store Password Settings

Apart from Siri’s ability to make calls using iPhone’s speakerphone added to the latest iOS 8.3 beta, one beta-tester has recently noticed one more feature included to the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. This feature is a new Setting tab called Password Settings. It allows user to configure the frequency of password entries in the iTunes and App Store as well as to let him download free apps without using the password. If you take a look at the screenshot below, you will see what exactly has changed in iOS 8.3.

The first option allows users to require passwords immediately or expire after fifteen minutes. This option has existed in previous versions of iOS, under the Restrictions settings. However, the toggle below — ‘Require Password’ for free downloads is an altogether new option. It allows users to download free apps (and other iTunes content) with no need to type a password. Paid content still requires authentication based on the options above.

While the first setting is currently available on iOS devices running iOS 8.3 beta, the second one seems to be disabled at the moment. However, the guys from Cupertino will likely make it active immediately after the release of iOS 8.3.

[via 9to5Mac]

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Monday, March 23, 2015. 21:15

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