Create An Apple ID In iTunes Account Without A Credit Card

iTunes: People often get confused when they go to create an Apple ID in iTunes, only to find that a credit card is required to proceed (even if they weren't planning on purchasing any apps). Oddly enough, whether or not iTunes will give the option to choose "None" for a credit card will depend on how the account is created.There are two ways to create an Apple ID in iTunes. The main way is to actually click "Create Account" in the Store menu, which is what most people tend to do. If you do it this way, you won't see "None" listed in the payment options — you have to choose a method of payment to proceed.

The second way to get to the very same account creation walkthrough is to try installing a completely free app while not signed into an account. There's just one thing that's different if you do it this way; there's an option for "None" at the end of the payment methods.

This method works in both iTunes and the Mac App Store. We've mentioned this approach before when describing how to set up a US iTunes account, but it's also worth knowing when setting up a basic account anywhere.

When iTunes Won't Let You Create an Apple ID without a Credit Card? [Digital Inspiration]


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    Wish I had have read this article about 6 months ago when I set up ITunes for the misses. Anyway to remove the credit card details now that they are in there?

      Log into the account you created using iTunes and you can change the payment options - this time the option of 'None' will be available

        what if it does not give you that option. i can't change it it is making me put my credit card number.

    I remember learning this from Apple themselves when I had to call them up nearly 2 years ago after a customer from the Telstra shop I worked at was having issues with her iPhone.

    When I tried to buy even free app from iTune, it is taking 1 US$. At least I can get rid of it.

    Needs help getting it fixed.
    Thanks.
    Linda.

    heyy
    i need help cause everytime i go and do it, it say that i need credit cards it doesnt say "none" so can you help me with this please =) asap
    thanks
    steph

    i cant get a itunes account because it wont work because it says that i have to put my cridet card i dont wont to put my cridet card information on itunes so please help me do it without a cridet card please help me

    Cool games

    iwanna itunes

    There is a much easier way to do this as I have just found out myself. Instead of clicking onto create an account, go to your app store on itunes and type into the search engine "free apps" or "free games" (anything free) then click download where should come up with the same screen asking to type in your apple user id and there you should click on create an account. It will then lead you through the same process however on the billing page it will show the "None" option for the credit card options. I've done it twice this way and many times before clicking on create account on the usual itunes home page and for the two times I have tried this way it has worked. Hope this helps everyone who needs it! =D

    Yes I agree

    Good

    I need to get a new apple I'd password for the app store

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