Skip navigation

HT2534: Creating an iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store account without a credit card

Learn about Creating an iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store account without a credit card

HT2534 When I try to sign up there is not option for "None" on the credit cards - is this normal?

583 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2013 7:54 PM by RSS
AWF319 Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Jan 9, 2013 6:04 AM

The instructions in this article are not correct - there is no option to select "None" on Payment Type.

  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (58,890 points)

    You can create an iTune and App Store account without credit card details




    1. Sign out of current Apple ID if you have one (important)



    2. Go to App Store and select a free app



    3. Tap INSTALL APP



    4. Create New Apple ID



    5. Confirm Your Country



    6. Agree with Terms and Conditions



    7. Fill in your Apple ID and Password (must be a valid email address)



    8. Create and answer your secret question



    9. Select NONE for Payment Method



    10. Fill in Billing Address



    11. Submit application for new Apple ID



    12. Wait for verification email



    13. When email arrive, verify your account



    14. Start downloading your free apps

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,845 points)

    You have to enter a credit card before you can remove it and have to "None" option. The article does a very poor job of explaining that clearly  -  IMO.


    There is a very specific way that you have to create an ID without a credit card. Diavonex has provide you with the steps.


    You must sign out of any ID that you already created and now you will need another email address if you already used your email address to creat the first ID that is not giving you the "None" option.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,260 points)

    How to Get Apps From the App Store Without a Credit Card credit-card/


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


    If None is not available - On your computer launch iTunes and click "iTunes Store" in the left navigation pane. Click the "down arrow" next to your name at the top right side of the page and click "Account." Enter your username and password and click "View Account" to log into your account information. Next to your Payment Type, click "Edit." Select the "None" button and click "Done." Confirm that your card has been removed by returning to the Apple account information screen. Under Payment Type, it should say that there is no credit card on file.


     Cheers, Tom

  • Calculating status...

    Diavonex is correct.


    This is how I discoverd and solved my problem also!

    1- Pretend to down a free apps from iTunes Store

    2- You will be asked for "ID", type in your existing ID and see if None Payment Type is visible

    3- Click, fill in information and continue and finish


    If not, repeat step 1 above

    2- Create new ID (make sure you have new email also)

    3- None payment type will be surely visible

    4. Click, fill in information and continue and finish


    Hope that help!!!


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.