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  • namush Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have no word to describe this IDIOTIC and NON-ACCEPTABLE way to force people to make an ID in iTune and even give their credit-card info.

     

    I didn't even want to make an ID in iTune, but I was forced to make it just to get one free application.

    On top of that.

    Do you, APPLE, have to make users to waste time to search for the detailed description/you-tube video to detour your stupid implementation around?? Just to make an ID without giving you the credit-card information? REALLY??

  • Arromba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is the most stupid thread I have ever seen. Answers are like "there IS this magic invisible way of doing it."

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,245 points)

    nancydotcom wrote:

     

    samfromfolsom - I think you must have had an existing iTunes account.  I didn't.  I was trying to set up a new iTunes account with an existing Apple ID without entering a credit card number. 

    I set up a new iTunes account with an existing AppleID without entering a credit card number by "purchasing" a free app (AppleRemote) in the app store and select Create new account.

  • leonm2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It works !

  • clement.lp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This didn't work either for me. OK, I'm in for a rant....

     

    I find it ABSOLUTELY SCANDALOUS that Apple won't let me use my already existing Apple ID to download free applications from the Mac App Store without entering my credit card details. I can see this debate has been going on for over a year now. If the issue has not been fixed yet, then we can safely assume that this is actually deliberate from Apple and that they are doing all they can to enforce this policy.

     

    I use my Apple ID as an Apple developer. My company pays a yearly fee to Apple for that. And that doesn't even give me the right to download a free application? You must be kidding!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,245 points)

    Part of the issue is Apple wants to verify where you are located (copyright/release rights), ie. what specific country.

    You can enter a credit card then immediately remove it.

  • ir0w Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you have an existing AppleID you will not have a "none" option but you will have the "code" option. Find a redeemable code (iTunes card, Starbucks free song of the week cards at all locations etc) as long as you are redeeming something you will be fine.

     

    Credit Card info can be removed immediately after entry in store's options if desired

     

    If you are insistent on using your existing email as your appleid then follow one of those steps. Otherwise, just use a new email and make a new appleid while downloading a free app.

     

    There's no other way around it. If its existing without the none option you need card or code. At least there are free codes. Pain in the butt but possible anyway.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,245 points)

    ir0w wrote:

     

    If you have an existing AppleID you will not have a "none" option

    Except when you do have the None option as I have demonstrated.

    https://discussions.apple.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2-17034179-63010/Screen+Shot+2011-12-18+at+10.19.19+AM.jpg

    https://discussions.apple.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2-17034179-63009/Screen+Shot+2011-12-18+at+10.18.10+AM.jpg

     

     

    Find a redeemable code (iTunes card, Starbucks free song of the week cards at all locations etc) as long as you are redeeming something you will be fine.

    Including a free app or song as previously noted numerous times in this thread.

     

    Credit Card info can be removed immediately after entry in store's options if desired

    Yes, thanks for letting me know. That was in my post you responded to.

  • Xevious Mann Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK Chris CA fill in this page without making YET ANOTHER EMAIL ADDRESS, since you're a pro at this. What now Chris.jpg

     

    For anyone that still needs to know, the true answer is: NO YOU CAN'T. ADD A CC AND THEN DELETE IT.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,245 points)

    "Chris CA fill in this page without making YET ANOTHER EMAIL ADDRESS,"

     

    Why would I? Why are you creating a new AppleID?

     

    "For anyone that still needs to know, the true answer is:" yes, it is very simple.

     

    " ADD A CC AND THEN DELETE IT."

     

    Why not simply attempt to purchase a free app then create an iTunes account with no credit card as shown above?

  • nale86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It makes perfect sense, if you want to download anything you must have some sort of payment info on file. I understand some people have an issue with this. If you have PayPal I suggest going that route, it's what I do.

     

    As for creating an separate account for a free app Chris is that you will have to sign into iTunes/app store in order to use and or re download said app. It gets difficult...I have an old per era Mac.com that I still use for iTunes as well as a new account at my email address. I toggle between the two to download the various items both accounts have rights to.

     

    You have to have an account to purchase on iTunes.

  • nale86 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My post was intended for Xevious Mann

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,245 points)

    As for creating an separate account for a free app Chris is that you will have to sign into iTunes/app store in order to use and or re download said app. It gets difficult...I have an old per era Mac.com that I still use for iTunes as well as a new account at my email address. I toggle between the two to download the various items both accounts have rights to.

     

    You have to have an account to purchase on iTunes.

    Okay. so why get a new account? You can continue to use the same account.

    As you noted, it gets difficult with more than one account.

  • TApple_i Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    the solution by hchagger is perfect really worked with me

    create a new email and use it to create the new account

    follow the steps as described by hchagger

    the none option is there (only if u do as said in here by hchagger and me), and am using iTunes 10.5.3.3

    otherwise u won't find the none option

     

    after u finish everything and create the new account

    u can sign in as said by hchagger you can go to appleid.apple.com website and manage your account to change the account email

    this also worked fine with me finally!!

    dam apple they like to complicate everything

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,245 points)

    "otherwise u won't find the none option"

     

    Except when you do have the None option as I have previously noted.

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