Over the last week or so the iPad App Store has started prompting for my account password each time I launch the App Store app. This is not normal behavior of course.
I’m fairly certain this is not an account-related issue, as the App Store opens as normal for me (without password prompt) on my iPhone 3GS and new iPhone 4, and works as normal on my MacBook.
I’ve tried most of the quick fix suggestions I spotted at forum discussions on this issue – a reboot, a hard reboot, and a sync with iTunes on the Mac – and the issue still persists. The only other possible fix I’ve seen mentioned is removing and reinstalling apps installed just before the issue first appeared. Unfortunately, I don’t recall which ones those might be, so it will take me a bit to give that a go.
Anyone else seeing this issue on the iPad? Better still, have any of you encountered it and found a quick fix?