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Can't update from PayPal to credit card

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Steven Shmerler Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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Sep 5, 2010 9:18 PM
I just bought an iPad and want to buy some apps but my iTunes is set for payment to my PayPal account which Apple doesn't allow for iPad apps (but does allow for music) and the iPad warning states I have to access iTunes via my computer and switch from PayPal to a card. Since I don't have my computer and only have my new iPad is there anyway to make this change to a card without a computer?
Mac Pro 2 x 3.0 GHz Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 30" HP LP3065 Monitor & 22" Cinema Display
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,130 points)
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    Sep 5, 2010 11:07 PM (in response to Steven Shmerler)
    Steven Shmerler wrote:
    I just bought an iPad and want to buy some apps but my iTunes is set for payment to my PayPal account which Apple doesn't allow for iPad apps (but does allow for music) and the iPad warning states I have to access iTunes via my computer and switch from PayPal to a card. Since I don't have my computer and only have my new iPad is there anyway to make this change to a card without a computer?


    No, you cannot change it except through iTunes.

    More importantly, where did you get the idea that Apple doesn't allow PayPal. Works perfectly for me. Maybe instead of blaming Apple, you might check with PayPal.
    MacBook Pro i7, 17". iPhone 4 (32GB). iPad 3G (64GB). Magic Trackpad., Mac OS X (10.6.4), No Windows here
  • samlandis123 Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2011 3:21 PM (in response to Steven Shmerler)

    I am getting the exact same thing. You do have to hook up to a computer to change it, it's a huge inconvenience to me as well.

  • pjl123 Level 5 Level 5 (5,440 points)
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    Oct 31, 2011 3:31 PM (in response to Steven Shmerler)

    Sam i responded to your other post.  Steve, using safari on your pad, goto apple.com.  Tap store. Near the top right is a button labeled account. Tap it, and one of the choices on the next screen allows you to log it and change your billing method.

  • samlandis123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 31, 2011 3:49 PM (in response to pjl123)

    K but I did that and it showed the change yet it's still not letting me get any apps

  • Ge0ph Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
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    Oct 31, 2011 4:19 PM (in response to Steven Shmerler)

    (1) Use PayPal to buy a gift card for your self on your computer.

    (2) Redeem said gift card on your computer.

    (3) Buy apps on your iDevice with he credit you just put on your iTunes account.

     

    Not sure if that will work and it is kind of klunky but it should work.

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