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Apple8854 Calculating status...
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Jul 3, 2012 7:28 PM


How can I create an Apple ID to use on Itunes without a credit card?  I want to get free apps for my ipod touch.

I don't want to go through giving my serial number just to contact Apple support.


I searched Google for an answer, and many people say an Apple ID can't be made without a credit

card but I know that's not true.  Many people already have.  The closest I've come to making an Apple ID

is clicking on a free app in Itunes, and then I start making an Apple ID account, I click "none" for payment,

and I enter address/name, and when I click next is says "Please contact Itunes support to complete

this transaction."


I read the Apple support article "HT2534" and it's not valid based on my experience, because

after I click "none" and fill in name/address, it says to contact "Itunes support" as mentioned above.


I won't tether my credit card information to my serial number and iPod because I want to read pdf

files on my iPod with privacy. 


When I want to buy apps, I already have an iTunes gift card to make payment, but I can't use it

without an Apple ID.




Re:  I own the ipod touch 4g.

iPod touch
  • imwright29 Calculating status...
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    Jul 3, 2012 8:09 PM (in response to Apple8854)

    I had this problem a few years ago, so I know how to fix it. Instead of making a new apple ID anywhere, you have to try to buy something free. Go to the app store, and try to download a free app. When it asks you for an apple ID, then hit make a new account. You will be able to skip the part with the credit card, and make a new account.

  • imwright29 Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Jul 4, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to Apple8854)

    I think at this point, your best shot is to apple, and explain your problem. I understand that you don’t want to give your personal information out, which is good to be cautious about. If you are concerned, read apple’s privacy policy, and see that they won’t give it out to anyone. It sounds like this problem is something to do with your email. It may have been used for an account already, or it could be a co email for another account. Either way, calling apple will help to find out.

  • imwright29 Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Jul 4, 2012 9:00 AM (in response to Apple8854)

    Tell me how it goes when they respond.

  • AppleOrange12 Calculating status...
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    Jul 5, 2012 4:06 PM (in response to Apple8854)

    hi Apple8844


    i have the same problem you have. 



    1.  what you need to do is forget all the appleID you create before that asked you for credit info since you cannot delete them anyway.

    2. create a whole new apple have to go to buy any free app, i buy minesweeper classic since that one is only 0.6Mega so very quick to download

    3.  follow the process and where it asks for you credit you can select NONE, you should be all set.  let me know if you have any questions.  GOOD LUCK....If you have solve the problem a different way, please let me know. thanks

  • wamiqmirza Calculating status...
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    Jul 6, 2012 1:54 PM (in response to Apple8854)

    Hello... M also having same problem.. I have Apple I-phone 3Gs Phone.. When I want to try download any free app from apple store its asking for Apple Id. And Nw I have apple id bt when i started to download apps its asking for Credit Card and Its serials and expiry much more.. Its Such a frustrating work.
    Feeling tired to do this..
    If anyone here who knows the solution plesae help me.


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  • wamiqmirza Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 6, 2012 1:53 PM (in response to Apple8854)

    Hey Dear Apple8854 I have Got The way to make Id without credit card.. Try This
    It works for me.. I created Free Id Just Right Now.. If u have Facing prob then contact me
    I will Help You.. Take Care.. And If You Dont Mind I can Make a Free Id For You..
    Bye. Take Care..


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  • appleuser_123 Calculating status...
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    Jul 6, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to Apple8854)

    First you should creat apple id on your ipod touch (not on a computer), choose one free app---> install app---> creat new apple id--> write your information---> CREDIT CARDS : none. Thats all! And u can use it

  • anitapastor Calculating status...
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    Jul 6, 2012 10:09 PM (in response to Apple8854)

    Why is there not a way to edit an EXISTING Apple ID instaed of having to create a NEW account just for a simple feature.

  • wamiqmirza Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 6, 2012 10:19 PM (in response to Apple8854)

    appleuser_123 iTS not necessary to create an id On Ipod first... u can simply use itunes to create the new id without creating an id on ipod....

  • appleuser_123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 7, 2012 12:22 AM (in response to wamiqmirza)

    On computer itunes demands a credit card. On ipod/iphone/ipad u use app store not itunes store thats why u can create a free account.

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