I had this problem a few years ago, so I know how to fix it. Instead of making a new apple ID anywhere, you have to try to buy something free. Go to the app store, and try to download a free app. When it asks you for an apple ID, then hit make a new account. You will be able to skip the part with the credit card, and make a new account.
Thanks for your answer, but I'm afraid it doesn't work. I tried everything you mention - free app, download, apple ID, new account - but when i click "none" for payment and fill in name, address and click next, it says I need to contact Itunes support to complete the transaction. It looks like it worked a few years ago, but not now.
I'm really frustrated about this and am starting to question if I wasted all my money on the ipod.
Can someone please help me with this? Maybe someone from Apple support?
This has really made me sad, because I can't even do a basic thing like use the Itunes store to get free apps.
Why did I even buy the ipod touch then?
I'm on Itunes USA.
I just tried a second time before going to sleep. I clicked on a free app, clicked "free app", clicked to create an Apple ID, filled in Apple ID, password, name, security questions and answers, and billing name and address.
I chose "none" for payment, and clicked "create apple ID" and it says
"Please contact Itunes support to complete this transaction."
I can't contact Itunes support because I need to give them my serial number, etc., and I won't do that for privacy
reasons. It's crazy. I can't contact support without giving my serial number?
What am I going to do?
I'm really tired of this.
Update: My problem is still unsolved. No one seems to know how to help.
Everyone refers to the Apple support article "HT2534". It *does not work*. I tried two times yesterday, and it says to "contact itunes support" after I filled out my info instead of "We've sent you a confirmation e-mail".
I have an Apple ID. But when I try to get a free app it says the Apple ID hasn't been used on Itunes before, and it sends me (forces me) to the credit card registration page. This really is ridiculous. Many people in the Apple forums agree. What about all the people who don't have or use credit cards?
I found a Youtube video posted last week that shows how to create an Itunes account without a credit card,
but it's just what is suggested in HT2534. It's not different. So, while it may work for some people it doesn't work from my desk.
This has become very frustrating and made me very sad. I don't know why I spent all this money on an Ipod if I can't even read pdf files or install free apps.
I'll never give my credit card information to the Apple database - and many people feel the same way.
If I want to buy apps, I'll use Itunes or App store gift cards.
You're probably on the right track. I contacted Apple. I should have a response within 24 hours.
I'm using a Yahoo email address. It's a new email, never used.
I won't give my credit card information to Apple under any circumstances.
Privacy policies are unreliable. They didn't stop hackers from stealing credit card info from Apple, Sony, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft (Xbox), etc.
i have the same problem you have.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS AND USING THAT NEW EMAIL ADDRESS TO CREATE YOUR APPLEID, BECAUSE THEY MAY NEED TO VERIFY YOU EMAIL.
1. what you need to do is forget all the appleID you create before that asked you for credit info since you cannot delete them anyway.
2. create a whole new apple ID.....BUT....you have to go to buy any free app, i buy minesweeper classic since that one is only 0.6Mega so very quick to download
3. follow the process and where it asks for you credit you can select NONE, you should be all set. let me know if you have any questions. GOOD LUCK....If you have solve the problem a different way, please let me know. thanks
Hello... M also having same problem.. I have Apple I-phone 3Gs Phone.. When I want to try download any free app from apple store its asking for Apple Id. And Nw I have apple id bt when i started to download apps its asking for Credit Card and Its serials and expiry much more.. Its Such a frustrating work.
Feeling tired to do this..
If anyone here who knows the solution plesae help me.
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