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Feb 20, 2017, 12:41 PM
 
When I download now from app store, says touch ID with email. What is this? Does it mean I have to do something? Lost. Some apps have downloaded, some not. Not sure it's tied to this new confusing, box.
     
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Feb 20, 2017, 02:46 PM
 
You can pay for apps (and authorise free downloads) with your fingerprint.

Put the same finger on the home button that you use to unlock the device with Touch ID.

It only mentions your e-mail address because that is the Apple ID you're using for the download/purchase.
     
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Feb 20, 2017, 04:24 PM
 
Thanks S, I think these are free apps I'm clicking on, so why show the confusing window?

So if say "get" then free, and just wait it out?
     
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Feb 21, 2017, 01:31 AM
 
All apps are purchased. The process is the same; it's the developer who decides the price, which can be $0 or whatever. No difference for Apple.
     
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Feb 21, 2017, 03:56 PM
 
S thanks but this "touch ID" what is this saying to me? It seems I still have to enter long password manually to buy an app.
     
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Feb 21, 2017, 07:58 PM
 
This is what I did with iphone 6 two years ago correct? What saying is go on app store and this comes up "touch ID ' with symbol of fingerprint. Why coming up when I go to the app store?
     
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Apr 27, 2017, 12:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by kevs View Post
This is what I did with iphone 6 two years ago correct? What saying is go on app store and this comes up "touch ID ' with symbol of fingerprint. Why coming up when I go to the app store?
If you're not going to read the stuff I research for you (on the very same internet, with the very same search engines that you have access to), I'm no longer going to bother trying to help you.

FROM THE LINK I POSTED:

Use Touch ID to unlock your iPhone or make purchases

After you set up Touch ID, you can use Touch ID to unlock your iPhone. Just press the Home button using the finger you registered with Touch ID.

Make purchases with Touch ID
You can use Touch ID instead of your Apple ID password to make purchases in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store. Just follow these steps:
[…]
Tap something to buy. You'll see a Touch ID prompt.
To make a purchase, lightly touch the Home button.
     
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Apr 27, 2017, 12:34 PM
 
This is an old thread, I did not understand what the symbol was. I think it just let's you into app store not with touch... confusing what it meant.
     
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Apr 27, 2017, 03:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by kevs View Post
This is an old thread, I did not understand what the symbol was. I think it just let's you into app store not with touch... confusing what it meant.
It lets you purchase stuff (and download free apps) using your fingerprint.
     
   
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