How to Download Apps Without Apple ID on iPhone/iPad

Do you know how to download apps without Apple ID and password? This passage will teach how to make it efficiently. If you need a handy iPhone/iPad data backup app, choose FoneTool to finish the process in a few clicks.

Kathy by Kathy Updated November 3, 2023
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How do I download apps without Apple ID password?

Is there anyone who knows how to download apps without Apple ID password? I need to some ways to make it. Thanks a lot!

- Question from iPhone users

Can you download apps without an Apple ID?

At times, you might find the need to acquire an app even if you don't have an Apple account. Is it feasible to download apps on iPhone/iPad without Apple ID and password? The answer is yes.

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How to download apps without Apple ID on iPhone/iPad

This article provides you with 4 different approaches to obtain apps without an Apple ID. Hope you can finish the process efficiently.

Method 1. Disable password for iTunes Store & App Store

Disabling the App Store password for easy app downloads without an Apple ID password involves disabling Face ID and making changes to your device settings. Here's a step-by-step guide about how to download apps without Apple ID password iOS 16/17:

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone > Click Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode > When prompted, enter your iPhone's passcode.

Step 2. Toggle off the switch next to iTunes & App Store to disable password for it.

Step 3. Return to the Settings app > Tap on your name at the top > Click Media & Purchases > Choose Password Settings from the menu > Under Free Downloads, disable the Require Password.

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This way is also useful for Mac users.

Click the Apple logo at the top left corner of your screen to launch the System Preferences app > Click on Apple ID and select the Media & Purchases option > Check the box for Never Require to disable the password requirement for the App Store on your Mac.

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Please note that this workaround comes with security implications, as it involves disabling Face ID and password requirements. Be cautious and use this method responsibly.

Method 2. Download apps with Face ID

Using Face ID for Apple ID authentication can provide a quick and secure alternative. Here's how to download apps without Apple ID password on iPad/iPhone by this way:

Step 1. Open the Settings app and navigate to Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode > Ensure that iTunes & App Store is turned on.

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Step 2. Once enabled, you can download apps without manually entering passwords. Simply double-click the side button and authenticate using Face ID, offering both convenience and enhanced security.

Method 3. Use third-party apps

Using a third-party tool is the most straightforward method to make it. There are multiple options available, and here we will introduce some available apps for you to learn how to download apps on iPhone/iPad without Apple ID.

Obtain iOS Emu

iOS Emu is an application created for the sole purpose of assisting users in downloading apps without needing an Apple ID. You download the application from the official website first.


Create a Profile

Then you must install the relevant profile. To activate the profile once it's automatically added, follow these steps. 

Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management. You'll find a list of profiles, including one named IOSEMU for iOS Emu. To enable this profile, tap on it and confirm your selection.

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Add TuTu Helper

You need to add TuTu Helper to search for and download desired apps. You can obtain TuTu Helper by clicking on the provided link.

Or you can download it through the iOS Emu app by clicking the Install button next to the letter "T" at the bottom of the iOS Emu application. This action will redirect you to a new page where you can click on the Get button to automatically download and install TuTu Helper.

Install an App

Once TuTu Helper is installed within iOS Emu, you can search for apps and download them without requiring an Apple ID. Simply search for your desired app within TuTu Helper to download and install the apps.

Method 4. Jailbreak your iPhone/iPad

Jailbreaking is a process that involves modifying your device to remove the restrictions imposed by the manufacturer, allowing you to access premium features and customize your device more extensively. In recent times, jailbreaking has gained popularity, and various tools are available to assist with the process.

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You can find a suitable tool to finish the process, and here are some essential tips to keep in mind.

enlightened It's crucial to back up all your important files. Data loss is a potential risk during jailbreaking.

Note: If you need a reliable tool to back up your iPhone/iPad data, you can skip to the next part to explore the professional software.

enlightened Make sure your device's iOS is up-to-date and compatible with the jailbreaking tool. Using the correct OS version can minimize potential damage.

enlightened Select a jailbreaking tool with positive user reviews to avoid potential malware or viruses that could harm your device.

Furthermore, jailbreaking can void your warranty, so if you have an active warranty and are concerned about it, you may want to explore alternative methods for getting apps without an Apple ID rather than jailbreaking your device.

Bonus: How to protect all app data from loss

To prevent iPhone/iPad data from loss, it's a wise choice to back up it to your computer. And if you need to move iPhone/iPad data to your Windows PC, FoneTool can finish the process efficiently.

laugh Super-fast backup speed: FoneTool offers fast backup speeds that far surpass those of iTunes and iCloud. So you can move hundreds of files in seconds.
laugh Preview and selective backup: FoneTool allows you to create a full backup that is consistent with an iTunes backup or selectively back up photos, videos, music, contacts and messages.
laugh No Apple ID restrictions: FoneTool can help you restore the iPhone/iPad selective/full backup or transfer iPhone/iPad data to another iOS device without the Apple ID restrictions.
laugh Wide compatibility: With FoneTool, you can manage all models of iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch data on Windows PC, as well as iPhone 15 and iOS 17.

Now you can download FoneTool on your Windows PC and learn how to fully back up iPhone/iPad data.

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Step 1. Connect the device to your computer via USB > You may need to tap Trust to let your computer access data on the device.

Step 2. Choose Phone Backup > Full Backup and click Get Started. (You can also choose Selective Backup to make an iPhone backup without photos. )

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Step 3. Check Enable Backup Encryption as you like. Then select a storage path to save the backup and click Start Backup to begin the task.

confirm to back up

Next time if you need to restore your backup, you can go to Backup History and click Restore dot to accomplish the task. In this page, you can also click the View dot to check if your data such as photos are backed up.

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Final words

Now you can know how to download apps without Apple ID. 4 ways listed here can help you finish the process efficiently. If you need to fully back up iPhone/iPad to avoid data loss, FoneTool will be a good helper.

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