HT2534: Creating an iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store account without a credit cardLearn about Creating an iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store account without a credit card
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 11:22 AM (in response to peter.grypma)
You followed the instructions on that page exactly for creating a new account (it doesn't work for existing accounts) e.g. you've selected a free app in the store and clicked on 'create Apple id' when 'buying' it ? The instructions worked for me a couple of weeks ago, I was able to create a 'none' account and download a free app with it - and I've just checked and I still get the 'none' option by that process.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 11:24 AM (in response to King_Penguin)
I didn't create one at the time, I previously made one, but it was the first time using the store with that Apple ID
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 11:27 AM (in response to peter.grypma)
The instructions on that page only applies for creating an iTunes account, not for updating an existing account
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to King_Penguin)
I see, is there a way for an existing one to do it?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 8:38 AM (in response to peter.grypma)
Peter, I had the same problems! I could set up my account for iTunes without a card by doing the following:
- open iTunes
- Sign In
- Get the message saying that the account must be reviewed for iTunes
- click Review
- Ok the Use Terms
- on the screen where you see your username, password, security questions, there are two check boxes at the bottom for receiving emails from Apple (marketing stuff). I was always deselecting these, but one time i just left them checked and clicked Continue
- after leaving them checked, i then saw the NONE option next to PayPal.
I did this with my existing account. I tried creating a new account, but if I deselected those two options, i didn't see NONE even with the completely new account.
Hope that helps you! It was a bugger for me too!