1. EarleD's Avatar
    Why do I have to have to enter my iCloud PW? shouldn't I be able to approve with my fingerprint. This is something Apple should implement.
    12-27-2015 11:28 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't use the Family Share feature so I'll take your word for it. Hopefully, using your fingerprint will be an available option in regard to approval family share purchases soon. By the way, have you offered that suggestion to Apple via its feedback option?
    12-27-2015 11:40 AM
  3. EarleD's Avatar
    I haven't yet but definitely will. It would be a great feature. My kids are always downloading a free game.
    12-27-2015 02:34 PM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    That's a good point. We are starting this with our oldest. I know the password but my wife doesn't without looking in Lastpass. Didn't realize it asked for a password but makes sense
    12-27-2015 02:53 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I haven't yet but definitely will. It would be a great feature. My kids are always downloading a free game.
    With fingerprint, your kids would not be able to download free games, unless their fingerprints were added as well as yours. I have the fingerprint option for iTunes and the App Store. And I have to use the fingerprint even for free stuff.
    12-27-2015 02:59 PM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    With fingerprint, your kids would not be able to download free games, unless their fingerprints were added as well as yours. I have the fingerprint option for iTunes and the App Store. And I have to use the fingerprint even for free stuff.
    What the OP is asking about, I believe, is allowing the family share person to download when the "ask to buy" option is enabled. When they try to download, a notification is sent to the account owner to approve or deny the purchase.

    It seems right now the only way to authorize is to enter your password, rather than use Touch ID.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201089
    EarleD likes this.
    12-27-2015 05:23 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    What the OP is asking about, I believe, is allowing the family share person to download when the "ask to buy" option is enabled. When they try to download, a notification is sent to the account owner to approve or deny the purchase.

    It seems right now the only way to authorize is to enter your password, rather than use Touch ID.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201089
    Exactly. As it is, the share person would need their prints entered as well as whoever the account boss. Thus, to allow the share members to download free stuff, they can't use the fingerprint.
    12-27-2015 05:50 PM
  8. EarleD's Avatar
    Exactly. As it is, the share person would need their prints entered as well as whoever the account boss. Thus, to allow the share members to download free stuff, they can't use the fingerprint.
    Why would the share person on the account need a fingerprint. They aren't authorizing anything. I am the only person who can auth a download.
    12-27-2015 07:21 PM
  9. EarleD's Avatar
    My oldest has a 6+ and my youngest a 4s. I just don't understand why they would need a fp. I can auth with pw.
    12-27-2015 07:23 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Why would the share person on the account need a fingerprint. They aren't authorizing anything. I am the only person who can auth a download.
    They currently don't. But neither can you use fingerprint. My point is you have to use password if they are to download their own free apps.
    12-28-2015 12:12 AM
  11. robertk328's Avatar
    It would be nice if it popped up with a prompt to allow, and the touch ID icon to authorize like when I download an app to my own device as parent. May be worth an email to the feedback team
    doogald likes this.
    12-28-2015 08:23 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    12-28-2015 09:16 AM
  13. EarleD's Avatar
    Feedback sent.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    12-28-2015 11:59 AM
  14. EarleD's Avatar
    Well 9.3. Offers this now. I was approving an app and got the enable finger print. Sweet
    robertk328 likes this.
    01-22-2016 09:42 AM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    Well 9.3. Offers this now. I was approving an app and got the enable finger print. Sweet
    Just noticed this too - that's awesome! Had to set my password manually at first but after that it was easy.
    02-07-2016 05:26 PM
  16. Trees's Avatar
    That's cool. A good feature to look forward to in 9.3.
    02-07-2016 09:42 PM
  17. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    That's cool. A good feature to look forward to in 9.3.
    What's odd is that I vividly remember using TouchID to approve purchases for my kids in the past but then the feature went away. As mentioned it's back in iOS 9.3.
    02-07-2016 10:01 PM
  18. Trees's Avatar
    What's odd is that I vividly remember using TouchID to approve purchases for my kids in the past but then the feature went away. As mentioned it's back in iOS 9.3.
    You are correct. I had forgotten about TouchID being an option for the Family Share purchases, but have always used my password for approving the kid's purchases, and my own stuff.
    Seems like this feature is missed by quite a few people. https://discussions.apple.com/thread...rt=45&tstart=0
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    02-07-2016 10:36 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-27-2015, 03:46 PM
  2. What do I do if I don't get any option in the share tab?
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-27-2015, 03:38 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-26-2015, 02:38 PM
  4. Does age matter when getting a rose gold phone?
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-26-2015, 12:47 PM
  5. Sharing an iPad ?
    By raphie in forum iPad
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-26-2015, 12:19 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD