HT4232: Apple ID: Security and your Apple IDLearn about Apple ID: Security and your Apple ID
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 1:51 AM (in response to claire.ahloo)
Try following the instructions on this page : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2534 - i.e. select a free app and create an account when 'buying' it
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2013 7:18 AM (in response to King_Penguin)
There is no "none" button
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2013 7:28 AM (in response to mssweene)
I've just tried it by following the instructions on that page and I've been able to create a new account with the 'none' option and have downloaded a free app.
e.g. on my computer's iTunes I logged out of existing account, found a free app in the store and clicked on its free 'price' :
I then clicked on 'create Apple id' on the popup :
I agreed to the terms, filled in my details and on the payment's screen I got :
I then got the verification email, clicked on it, logged into that new account, and downloaded a free app.
Are they the steps that you followed when creating the account ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2014 10:00 PM (in response to claire.ahloo)
This doesn't work for me. I don't get the "none" option.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2014 12:36 AM (in response to mirlpopowich)
You need to folow, exactly, those instructions when creating an account (the instructions won't work with existint accounts) - I've just tried them again and I get the 'none' option. You used those steps when creating it ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2014 3:59 PM (in response to King_Penguin)
No, I was using my wife's account and this was causing problems, so I took the thing into the Apple store. They set it up. So whatever they did, they didn't ask for credit card. I don't even know how they bypassed this issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 12:03 AM (in response to mirlpopowich)
Bypassed what issue ? Are you having a problem with your account ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 11:55 AM (in response to King_Penguin)
They set up the account in the Apple store with no credit card in a way that excludes the "NONE" button. That's my whole problem. Now I can't change it. That's what I've been saying.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 12:00 PM (in response to mirlpopowich)
You will either need to enter your credit card details (you should then be able to remove them) or create a new account - unless those instructions are used when creating an account then credit card details will need to be entered before the account can be used in the stores.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 1:54 PM (in response to King_Penguin)
I can't enter credit card details because I don't have one. That's why I was using my wife's account - she has a credit card. But I can't use her Apple account on my phone because they don't "talk to each other." When I was syncing my iPhone to her account it comes up with all her details on my phone. I can't enter a credit card with someone else's name on it to set up the account, even temporarily.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 2:02 PM (in response to mirlpopowich)
Have you ever used your account to download anything from the store ? If not then why can't you create a new account by following those instructions and use thatinstead ?