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Apple to allow third-party app stores on iPhone

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One of the biggest changes since the introduction of apps may be coming to the iPhone. Apple is reportedly working on solutions to allow third-party app stores onto its platform. Currently all software that is installed on iOS must be vetted and distributed via Apple's App Store. Upcoming European Union (EU) regulations may change all that.

How to download free apps without a password on iPhone

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The App Store on iPhone has multiple safeguards to make sure that apps aren't purchased by mistake or by an unauthorized person. These features are great to prevent fraud when paid apps or in-app purchases are involved. But when it comes to downloading free apps, does iOS asking for authentication just cause unnecessary hassle?

When installing free apps, it's possible to reduce inconvenience by skipping the Apple ID password altogether. Follow these instructions to download free apps without entering a password or using Face ID or Touch ID:

How to check your Apple ID balance on iPhone

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Apple makes it possible to keep money stored with your Apple ID for purchases. When you have a credit in your Apple Account, this is the first method used to pay. After the balance is depleted, the next form of payment such as Apple Pay or a debit card is tapped. Funds can be added to your Apple ID at any time, and be used to pay for anything from Apple. This includes iCloud storage, digital content, Apple Music or Apple TV+ subscriptions, apps, and more.

Pokémon UNITE brings team battles to iPhone

Pokémon UNITE

The top-rated action game on the App Store is Pokémon UNITE just days after its release. The game offers 5-on-5 strategic team Pokémon battles on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Players can join trainers from around the world for fast-paced battles that require teamwork to succeed. Pokémon UNITE joins the growing list of mobile titles available from The Pokemon Company. The game previously launched on the Nintendo Switch earlier this summer.

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