How to Download Free Apps from Mac App Store without Apple ID Password

Last Updated on Dec 30, 2021

Now, we can download free apps from Mac App Store without Apple ID and Touch ID as well. In addition, In the latest macOS and Touch ID supported Mac, we can download free or paid apps using Touch ID only, don’t need to enter Apple ID Password. Here are the basic steps and tips to enable settings for downloading free apps on Mac Quickly and Easily in just one click.

Important Note for Touch ID Macs: You must have to set up Touch ID on Mac to use Touch ID for App Store on Mac, Here’s Setup Touch ID On Mac tutorial.

Quickly Download Free Apps on Mac without Asking for Apple ID Password in 2 ways

The first is completely disable Password for Free app download on Mac App Store. and Second, Enable Password But Keep enable Touch ID as for download Free app on Mac.

Get Free Apps Directly to Mac [No Apple ID Password & Touch ID]

1. Go to the Apple Logo from the top Mac menu. Click on System Preferences.

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system-preferences-settings-on-mac-for-turn-off-apple-id-password-for-free-apps

2. Next, Click on Apple ID.

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apple-id-settings-on-mac

3. Now, Select the “Media & Purchases” option from the left side of the window. For touch ID iMac, MacBook Pro/Air, Uncheck the “Use Touch ID for Purchases” option.

4. Now, Select “Naver Required” Option under Free Download Option.

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enable-free-download-app-without-password-on-mac-copy

5. That’s it.

Now we can download a free app from the Mac app store without Apple ID Password and Touch ID for authentication.

Next, Another way to Download a free app without an Apple ID password is using Touch ID Only.

Download Free App Without Apple ID password, Using Touch ID

If you have trouble into download free apps again with Forgot Apple ID password or Entering a Password while Asking for an Apple ID password for all time then follow the below steps,

So, disable Apple ID Password and Enable Touch ID only on Touch ID compatible Mac [iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air].

1. Go to the Apple logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences.

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system-preferences-settings-on-mac-for-turn-off-apple-id-password-for-free-apps

2. Next, Click on Apple ID.

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apple-id-settings-on-mac

3. Now, Select the “Media & Purchases” Option from the left side of the window > Uncheck the “Use Touch ID for Purchases” Option and Select the “Never Required” Option. Otherwise, Options will be read-only.

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enable-free-download-app-without-password-on-mac-copy

4. Now, Select the “Use Touch ID for Purchases” option to use Touch ID for Download free app from the app store all the time.

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5. That’s it.

Should I log in macOS App store with Apple ID for the Download Free app?

Apple ID Sign-in is required when you use the Mac App Store on Mac. Open App Store on Mac > Click on Sign In Option. and login with Apple ID and Password.

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sign-in-required-for-download-free-app-from-mac-app-store

That’s it.

After that, we have an option to stop asking for Apple ID passwords to download a free app from the Mac app store. Follow the steps given in the first method.

Can I download apps on Mac without Touch ID?

Yes, Touch ID Mac users can manage Touch ID for download free apps And also Use Touch ID for In-App Purchase or Paid app download from the Mac app store.

1. Go to the Apple logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences.

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system-preferences-settings-on-mac-for-turn-off-apple-id-password-for-free-apps

2. Next, Click on Apple ID > Media & Purchase > Uncheck Option “Use Touch ID for Purchases” to Stop using Touch ID fingerprint to download the free app from the Mac app store or for an in-App purchase.

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disable-touch-id-for-download-app-on-mac-app-store

That’s it.

Can I download apps on Mac Using Touch ID?

Yes, Just Disable the Touch ID Fingerprint option for Media and Purchases Option in Apple ID.

1. Go to the Apple Logo from the top Mac Menu > System Preferences.

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system-preferences-settings-on-mac-for-turn-off-apple-id-password-for-free-apps

2. Next, Click on Apple ID > Media & Purchases.

3. Now, Check the option “Use Touch ID for Purchases“.

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use-touch-id-for-app-download-but-disable-apple-id-password-for-free-apps-copy

4. That’s it.

Now, you are okay with downloading a new free app or Purchase Paid app or In-app purchase.

Can I Download Paid App on Mac Using Touch ID?

Yes, We can download paid apps or In-app Purchase subscriptions Using Touch ID fingerprint authentication. Make sure Touch ID is set up correctly and Enable for Media & Purchases.

To Set Up Touch ID: Go to the Apple logo > System Preferences > Touch ID > Add Touch ID if Not added, Click on “+” Add Fingerprint option, and Must have to enable, “iTunes Store, App Store & Apple Books”.

Now, Manage Touch ID for App Store App Purchase,

1. Go to the Apple logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences.

2. Click on Apple ID > Select “Media & Purchases“.

3. Uncheck the option “Use Touch ID for Purchases“.

4. That’s it.

Can I Download Paid on Mac Without Apple ID Password and Touch ID?

Yes, this also can be done by disabling all the security features for the Mac app store. follow the below steps,

1. Go to the Apple logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences.

2. Next, Click on Apple ID > Select Media & Purchases.

3. Now, Uncheck “Use Touch ID for Purchases” and Select “Never Require” Option for Free Downloads, Select “Never Require” for Purchases and In-App Purchases.

4. That’s it.

Also Read: Download Free Apps from iPhone App Store without Apple ID Password

Hope you found all the helpful guides and Tips to  Get Apps Without Apple ID/Password on Mac.

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