Handy New Jailbreak Tweak Means You’ll Never Have to Enter Your iTunes Password Again

How many times a day do you enter your iTunes password to download new apps or updates on your iOS device? If you’re anything like me, your answer will be “too many times!”

Fortunately, an upcoming jailbreak tweak from Filippo Biga will ensure you never need to enter it again.

The tweak has one simple function: to remember your iTunes password for you so that you need never re-enter it again when downloading apps on your iOS device. It’s yet to be given a name, or a release date, but as soon as it’s available in Cydia we’ll be sure to let you know.

It’s undoubtedly a tweak that will save some users a lot of time and effort, but it’s important to think about the security implications before you install it. If you device is stolen or ends up in the wrong hands, or if your children get hold of it as mine often do, they can go crazy in the App Store because the bill’s on you! If you do install this tweak, it might be best to protect your device with a passcode instead.

Will you be installing this tweak once it’s available, or are you concerned about the risks?

[via AppAdvice]

  • prof_peabody

    So I should go to an online store that sometimes hosts illegal software and malware and download an app made by some guy I don’t know and will never meet that will “protect” my password and store it safely for me so I never have to remember it?  

    There are so many things wrong with that idea! :-)

    For starters it’s *never* a good idea to “save your passwords” *ever*, even if you trust the software.  I’ve seen so many people lose everything over the years that way.  

  • abustamante

    Cydia’s stores, the main repo’s available out-of-the-box with Cydia, don’t host illegal software or malware, I think you’re quite mistaken. 

  • CharliK

    Yep. In the end, one has to be crazy to use a tweak like that without passcoding your whole device and what’s really the big difference between entering your passcode all the time or entering your itunes password. Depending on how long you have had the account you could have a six letter no uppercase, no numbers password. that’s two buttons more than your passcode. Not that much more. 

  • Amanda0110

    I got $31.68 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Dell laptop for $95.84 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $53.79 to get. Here is the website we are using to get all this stuff GrabPenny.com

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  • Brian Moore

    I will pass… Thank you…

  • Maxamiliun

    well, I for one, can’t wait.

  • Mohammadarfat

    mostly i enter 3,4 or 5 times

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