8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2012 5:39 AM by lllaass
tucker929 Level 1 Level 1

I have upgraded my os to Ios5 in my ipod touch.  Now, to download FREE apps, system is asking me to register in itunes with a credit card.  In the previous version we had a option to choose "NONE" or provide a credit card.   Do you know, how to bypass the credit card info.  I am not comfortable in giving away credit card infor for free apps. 

2. I also lost my paid apps after upgrading the os.  Should I restore to version 4. to solve these two issues?

Much appreciate your input.

Tucker


iPod touch, iOS 5.0.1, how to bypass credit card info
  • citrus101 Level 2 Level 2

    Hi tucker929,

     

    look here ...

  • tucker929 Level 1 Level 1

    I am sorry but, the link didn't yield a solution,.  Then, I called the APPLE tech support! Lo, 'n behold, the new OS is built to ask credit cards by default to download even FREE apps!  Yes.  even Free apps.  Then, the question is what about those who own ipods/ipads who don't have credit card such as kids under age 16?  The rep had no answer.  I have also asked what about those foreigners where creditcards are a thing of 22nd century? No answer.  Can Apple gurarantee that the customer's credit card information will not be hacked from their servers?  I don't get it why APPLE wants to collect credit card info from customers for free apps?  Much appreciate if someone from APPLE replies the reason or even better, if you add the old option 'NONE'  along with the VISA/MASTERCARE/AMEX.   Just an humble request to APPLE.

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    For free apps this works in the USA.  It is a special iTunes account.

    Create an iTunes App Store account without a credit card

    What happens wehn yu try to make the special account?

  • NicuMD Level 1 Level 1

    Try to open iTunes from the PC or MAC, Log out, Click on App Store Sections, chose an app, click free, click Create a New Account in the pop up window, then enter your informations. I just created one now

  • Monz90 Level 1 Level 1

    I too face the same problem now. I would appreciate if someone comes out with a better solution.

  • BenFishing Level 1 Level 1

    This does not work. You still MUST HAVE A CREDIT CARD. NOT HELPFUL!

  • BloxxerTheHelper Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Tucker, sorry I am late in the spot.

     

     

    So all you need to do is download iTunes on your computer, and you can register there, when it is the part in the credit card info, you must choose the creditcard-looking box named "None" and it will only ask for your address, postal, phone, First/Last Name, etc. You can just make a fake one. Then it comes to the verification thing, you need to have your yahoo mail address and look the verification letter, once clicked, you need to login again to confirm and there you go, you now have your Apple ID!

     

     

    Thank me if I helped!

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    That does not work. Y have to follow these instructions.

    Creating an iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store account without a credit card

    BloxxerTheHelper wrote:

     

    Hi Tucker, sorry I am late in the spot.

     

     

    So all you need to do is download iTunes on your computer, and you can register there, when it is the part in the credit card info, you must choose the creditcard-looking box named "None" and it will only ask for your address, postal, phone, First/Last Name, etc. You can just make a fake one. Then it comes to the verification thing, you need to have your yahoo mail address and look the verification letter, once clicked, you need to login again to confirm and there you go, you now have your Apple ID!

     

     

    Thank me if I helped!