Apple App Store

How do I turn off the password requirement for downloading free apps on my iPad?

Although only a minor inconvenience, having to enter your password every time you want to download a free app to your iPad is nevertheless an annoyance. It's good policy to require a password for purchasing apps, but there's no need for it for free ones. iOS 8.3 has finally addressed the issue. You can now require a password for pay app downloads, but not for free ones.

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How do I disable the App Store suggestions feature in iOS 8?

While iOS 8 added a lot of useful features, some can also be really annoying. For example, some iOS users dislike the new App Store suggestions in iOS 8. Luckily you can easily disable this feature by following these steps:

1. Navigate to Settings > General
2. Scroll down and tap the "Handoff & Suggested Apps" panel
3. Tap the "App Store" slider to Off / White

This will put a stop to all those Apple suggested apps popping up when search your device.

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Apple Makes it Easier to Find More Games with 'Best New Game Updates' Section

Apple already announced plans to give the App Store a makeover in iOS 8 by adding new features such as a Explore tab with subcategories, but with millions of app and game options available, the App Store can still be a tricky place to navigate. It is no secret that developers have a hard time getting their new apps noticed on the App Store, and that users also have a hard time discovering new games when shopping.

Best New Game Updates

Perhaps this is why Apple has added a "Best New Game Updates" section to the Categories panel. The new service highlights games like Plants vs. Zombies 2 which was recently updated with a Dark Ages expansion. It is as if Apple is rewarding developers who take the time to add new content to their games. The new section also alerts users that a game they may have removed from their device has been updated.

How do I redeem a gift card / promo code on the App Store?

Gift cards and promo codes allow you to download free music, apps or books from iTunes, the App Store or iBook Store. If you receive a gift card or promo code you can redeem it by following these steps:

1. Open the iTunes, App Store or iBooks app
2. Tap "Featured" at the bottom of the page
3. Scroll all the way down until you see the "Redeem" and "Send Gift" buttons.

App Store iTunes Promo Code

4. Tap "Redeem"

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How can I turn off in-app purchases on the iPad?

A lot of "free" games make money by charging for in-app purchases. This can be costly for iPad owners, especially when kids use their parent's credit card without permission. Luckily you can keep other people (or yourself) from running up your App Store bill by blocking any in-game purchases on your device. Here's how:

1. Navigate to Settings -> General -> Restrictions -> Enable Restrictions

2. Enter a passcode for Restrictions. You will be asked to enter it twice.

3. Scroll down to the Allowed Content section.

4. Select In-App Purchases -> OFF.

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