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  • pe1hrp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


    I had the same problem. Work around is buy the smallest itunes gift card and use that one. After that problem solved.



  • hchagger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is my first apple product ever, and already the phrase "Everything just works" doesn't really apply to these products as everybody thinks. I have an iPod 4g. It's very frustrating that I have to do a workaround to download a Free app. Also my IPod is giving me some issues when I’m listening to music the ipod will just randomly turns black and resets, quite annoying but whatever.. Here is how I created the account without a credit card.


    It took me a while to figure out how to create an account without a creditcard, and finally found out how to do it.


    I had to abandon my previous account and create a new one on my PC (I’m sure it works on macs)


    You need to follow the instructions exactly how they have described. This is confirmed as I just created an account.

    Go to itunes -> sign out of your account if you are signed in -> itunes store on the right -> find a free app(THIS IS CRITICAL OR IT WON'T WORK) and install it-> next you will be prompted to sign in or create a new account, create a new account.


    Following these steps you will be able to create an account without a creditcard, as the none option is there.


    Also, if you want to use your previous appleid's email account, you can signin to the website and manage your account to change the account email address, and signup with your preferred email address. You can also input a phony email address in your current apple id when you change it and it will work. ( Lots of bug's/issues in their current system.. haha)




    my first experience with an apple product is not the greatest, hopefully it will turn out okay.

  • zonocoburger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the exact same problem. Existing Apple ID new to iTunes store and it doesn't allow to either setup new account as it says my email is already in use and can't use the current Apple ID as it asks ONLY for credit card details - no option for NONE. Come on Apple Help us.

  • duntuk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This definitely does not work. Tried this on a brand new macbook air. Tried creating multiple times with different email addresses, same result each time. I know this used to work, because I have done it several times--but not no more...

    Don't know if it's just for itunes 10.5 or what. But this is definitely BS on apple's part. And PS, a paypal account still requires a credit card or bank account.

  • pe1hrp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Good morning;

    There is no real solution. The only work around is to buy the smallest (cheapest) Itunes gift card and use that to create your Itunes account with an exisiting Apple ID.

    good luck


  • smsma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried the way that"hchagger" recommended and it worked

    you should all try this, it really worked

    I didn't have the "none"option but I finally found the solution

    it's all about HOW did you create your account. There are two ways; if you follow one way you will get the none option but if you follow the other way, you won't.


    So the main way is to actually click"Create Account" in the Store menu, which is what most people tend to do. If you do it this way, you won't see "None" listed in the payment options—you have to choose a method of payment to proceed.


    The second way is to sign out from itunes then go and install completely free app. it will ask you either to sign in using existing account or to create a new account. Choose to create a new account and follow the instruction. this time you will get the "NONE" option ((( NOTE:  if you choose to create a new account, you can't use your previous email address because it's already used in your previous apple ID ))) you have to put a new email address.

  • seymour93 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Long story short. Once you have an ID with a credit card there no way to go back. The simplest solution is to use a gift card visa, they come as low as $20. This works great for kids also and as a had a great report card, you did all your chores...

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)

    seymour93 wrote:


    Long story short. Once you have an ID with a credit card there no way to go back.

    This is incorrect.

    I add/remove my CC all the time.

  • Terry CA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The "none" option is not available to me either either with new sign up or existing apple id.   This is annoying me enough that this brand new Ipod will likely go back to the store tomorrow if I cant figure it out soon.  What a load of...

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)

    Did you attempt to first get a free app before creating an iTunes account?

  • Terry CA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    4 different email address:


    1.  just tried to create using appstore on Ipod - no option for no credit card

    2.  followed official apple instructions per link above with free app download first using Ipod - no option for no credit card

    3.  followed official apple instructions per link above with free app download first using iTunes - no option for no credit card

    ...wasted a pile of time tinkering between each try; a total and complete waste of my time and totally contrary to the "it just works" philosophy...


    4:  used my California office address in ITunes (not my Canadian home), it worked.


    So it can work, just why does Apple makes it so hard.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)

    Works fine here.

    I just created an account in the US and the Canadian iTunes stores using this link ->

    Screen Shot 2011-12-18 at 10.19.19 AM.jpg

    Both times I was able to select None as an option.


    Screen Shot 2011-12-18 at 10.18.10 AM.jpg


    and if you still cannot get it to work;

    You can enter a CC to create the account then immediately delete the CC info after the account is created.


    Select iTunes store on left side of iTunes.

    Click your account name, then View account.

    Click Edit payment info.

    Select None as the payment option.


    Screen Shot 2011-12-18 at 10.23.53 AM.jpg

  • nithie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You Blooddie fools still. Now Even the US store also no more NONE option. Keep talking about the dead matters..

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)

    Why be such a tool?

    Yes, the None option is available in the US iTunes store.

  • nancydotcom Calculating status...

    The None option is only available for new accounts.  The title of this post is "WITH EXISTING APPLE ID".  So, no.  Technically, the None option is not available for existing Apple IDs.

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