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HT2589: Using an existing Apple ID with the iTunes Store, Mac App Store, and iBooks Store

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HT2589 How do I set up an acct.with no credit card

164 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 25, 2013 11:30 AM by varjak paw RSS
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Jan 25, 2013 10:30 AM

I have an Apple ID, I want to get a free app, I don't want to enter any credit card info, and it does not offer me the "NONE" option, what do I need to do next?

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 11:30 AM (in response to ellengo)

    If you only want the free apps, take a look here:



    Read the steps carefully as the order in which you follow them is  critical. Note that you can do this only when creating a new Apple ID. You cannot use an existing ID. 


    You will of course not be able to get anything other than the free apps without entering in some sort of payment method (credit card, prepaid iTunes card, gift certificate, etc.)





    Forum Tip: Since you're new here, you've probably not discovered the Search feature available on every Communities page, but next time, it might save you time (and everyone else from having to answer the same question multiple times) if you search a couple of ways for a topic, both in the relevant forums and in the Apple Knowledge Base, before you post a question.


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