7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2010 2:37 PM by imagine engine
erugalatha Level 1 (20 points)
I want to set up a free iTunes account but in the Ireland iTunes store there is no "None" payment option on the setup screen.

I did it before but now it seems to have been removed. Is there a way to set up a free account?

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  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,822 points)
    If you only want the free iPhone apps, take a look here:


    Read the steps carefully as the order in which you follow them is apparently critical.

    Hope this helps.
  • erugalatha Level 1 (20 points)
    Thanks for replying Dave.

    It almost helps but the problem is that I have already set up the account using the details of my family member (email etc.) so an apple ID exists but now it won't let me use it in the iTunes store without putting in a credit card.
  • imagine engine Level 2 (235 points)
    I filed a bug report with Apple. iTunes will not display the "none" payment option for already subscribed users.
  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)
    iTunes will not display the "none" payment option for already subscribed users

    You mean if you already have an Apple ID.
    It's not a bug. You need to create an iTunes account separate from your Apple ID.
  • imagine engine Level 2 (235 points)
    When clicking on "sign in" in iTunes the pop up states "If you have an Apple Account (from the iTunes Store or MobileMe, for example enter your Apple ID and password". Each user already has their own individual MobileMe account so that is their Apple ID. It makes no sense to create another account for each user when they already have one registered with Apple which I'm paying for annually.
  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)
    Okay. You need to "activate" your MobileMe account as your iTunes ID.
    A CC needs to be entered to verify your country of residence (for copyright issues).
    You can immediately remove your CC info after you complete the registration.
  • imagine engine Level 2 (235 points)
    I can get "none" as a payment option to display if I change all credit information to my own for each user but I get the same error as before in iTunes on the Mac and on both iPhone "Your request is temporarily unable to be processed. Please try again later". iTunes Support emailed me back today asking me to redirect the issue to MobileMe Support as the Support rep believes it's a MobileMe issue and not an issue with iTunes 10.1.1. I'm still waiting to hear back from that department. As it is now neither user will be able to download anything from iTunes desktop application or from their iPhones. While I can sign in with my main MobileMe account I can't even gift apps to the two users since their MobileMe address has to be first recognized by iTunes.