Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2011 7:06 AM (in response to Sox Fan 670)This is how they verify the account.
I don't know that there is a way around this.powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Time Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2011 9:09 AM (in response to roaminggnome)When did this account verification requirement start? With the latest iTunes update? Because I didn't have to do this before.Mac OS X (10.6.7)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2011 9:13 AM (in response to Sox Fan 670)It has always been the way they do things. However, they do not always checked everyone every time.
As account hacking becomes more of a problem, they would and should work harder to verify accounts.
It likely has nothing to do with the version of itunes. It is the method of the itunes store - any version - to verify account ownership and location.powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Time Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2011 10:07 AM (in response to roaminggnome)I am just suspicious of anything that asks for that much information.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2011 10:13 AM (in response to Sox Fan 670)yeah same here, almost every time i update an app they ask for my billing info. 1 or 2 times is ok but almost every time its starting to bother.MacBook Pro (Mid 10), Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB SDRAM
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2011 12:41 PM (in response to Sox Fan 670)I found a solution which gives a little more privacy -
I bought at $15. apple gift card from the grocery store.
I use that to set up my apple iTunes store account.
The $15 has gone a long long way, since I mostly download iTunes U (free)
and the occasional app or music or game.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2011 10:24 AM (in response to Pabslpkn)
yeah same here, almost every time i update an app they ask for my billing info. 1 or 2 times is ok but almost every time its starting to bother.
Yep, same here, beginning in the middle of last week. I think I've got a slightly worse case, however, as I'm also unable to verify that info.
I keep trying to, both on the iPad and at iTunes itself, and I see the same thing in both places:
• The Security Code field is blank
• I fill it in
• All other info is correct, verified
• Click "Done", things appear to momentarily take, then I get a "ITUNES STORE TEMPORARILY UNABLE TO PROCESS YOUR REQUEST. PLEASE TRY AGAIN LATER." popup, and nothing further happens.
I'm in an email colloquy with iTunes/Apple Support at the moment, a process every bit as maddening as it's ever been as it now takes 2-3 cycles to get them to actually read what it is that you've written.
I think this is about the same thing that affected a bunch of folks last Nov-Dec, and is related to many others now popping up that seem to have difficulties with processing security codes. That doesn't answer why they should feel the need to interject all of this redundant checking into the process of updating multiple free apps, or for that matter updating any sort of app at all.iMac G5 17" iSight 32GB 3G iPad Shuffles (1G/2G) Nano 5G, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2011 10:34 AM (in response to Sox Fan 670)When your account info comes up, select None for the payment method and verify your address.Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6), silver mini, blue mini, green shuffle, iTunes 10.1.1, 32GB wifi iPad
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2011 7:29 PM (in response to Chris CA)
Thanks so much for this info, I have been knocking my head for 2 weeks looking for a way to download the free apps from my phone, they have my credit card info on file couldn't figure it out, so simple just to change to none.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to Chris CA)
Thanks Chris CA. Simply superb advice. It has been already 48 hours I am just worrying myself to give my account details. You really made my day. Thanks once again.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2012 2:24 PM (in response to prajluck)
Glad you got it sorted.
Apple simply wants to verify your info (even though it looks like they want a CC number).
FYI for anyone else seeing this topic):
If for some reason you do not see a None option, you can input a CC, then click OK, then immediately go and remove the CC info.
ONe reason you would not be able to remove a CC is if you owe or the card has expired. In these cases, you will need to add a CC then remove it.