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iCloud and AppleID (NO CREDIT CARD)

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111alex Calculating status...
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Mar 31, 2012 5:19 AM

My daugher has an icloud email account that was migrated from a family Dot ME account. All this works fine. She now has an ipod touch and wants to download some free apps. When we start to do this and login its gives the response "this apple ID has not yet been used with the iTunes Store" . This is correct. It then offers a "review" button which wants to add additional informatiuon like name address etc. Where we stop is at the credit card details...she does not have one and im not going to put in mine. There is no option to say "no credit card". I can get around this by startiung a new apple ID account which wold give me the option but would rather keep it all under one account....any ideas?

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  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,670 points)
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    Mar 31, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to 111alex)

    Open iTunes and navigate to the app store. Select a free app to download. A simple way to do this is to scroll down to the top free apps box on the right hand side, hover your mouse over the first item and click on the free button that appears when you hover over it.

    A pop up will open asking you to sign in with your Apple ID click "create new account", click continue to create your account. Check the box to accept the store terms and conditions and click continue.

    Enter your email address, password, security question, and date of birth, click continue. Now, you will be asked to provide a payment method. Note now that the last option says "none".

  • Dan Fenner Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Apr 8, 2012 5:18 AM (in response to 111alex)

    You have to initially enter a credit card. Then you can change it to no credit card. This seems to be Apple's bug, and they advised me to do this. Sometimes you can put 'no credit card' from the start and sometimes you can't.

  • gigi_c Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 25, 2012 11:36 PM (in response to Dan Fenner)

    what if i have a credit card but the billing region is not on the list? i could create an id but when i try to download free apps with that they ask for the credit card details for 'review'.


    Another problem is, I tried to create new id after trying to download an app. I had to put my name and address but I found the 'None' option at the credit card particulars and continued on to receive a verification e-mail. Instead a notification came up and said I need to contact the iTunes support for being allowed to do that.


    help please!!

  • Dan Fenner Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    May 26, 2012 6:13 AM (in response to gigi_c)

    I think you have to change the store to one that is includes your region. For instance, if your billing address is in Venezuela, choose the Venezuela iTunes Store.




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