If you want to get an Apple ID but don’t want to submit your credit card information, there are multiple methods you can use. Despite what many people believe, you don‘t actually need to have any payment details on file to get an Apple ID.

  1. Go Through the Apple ID Site

  • You can visit the official Apple ID website to sign up for a new account. First you need to select the “Create Your Apple ID” option.
  • You will be asked to fill out some personal information, including your full name, birth date and the user name and password you want to use. You’ll also have to select some security questions and answers in case you ever forget your login details.
  • Next you will need to enter the security code that is shown on the screen. Select the New Code option if you want another security code to enter.
  • After that you will select Continue and get the verification code that was sent to your email address. Enter the code on the Apple ID website and click Continue.
  1. Get a Free App on Your iPhone

  • You can also create an Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad. The first thing you need to do is sign out of your existing Apple ID if you already have one. Simply go to Settings and select the Sign Out option.
  • Open up the App Store by tapping the appropriate icon on your device. Select a free app that you want to install on your phone. Select the “Get” option right next to the app. Next you will need to tap the “Create New Apple ID” option in the pop up window.
  • You will have to enter your email address and the password you want to use. You’ll also have to agree to the terms and conditions before selecting Next.
  • After you have done that you’ll be asked to fill out some personal information and select a few security questions. Tap the Next button and then the None button when it asks you which payment method you’d like to use.
  • Enter your billing information, which consists of your address, phone number and the country you live in. Tap Next and get the verification code from your email. Use this code to sign into your new Apple ID account.
  1. Use iTunes

  • First you will need to open iTunes on your PC or MAC. Select the Store tab at the top of the screen. You will then need to go to Music>TV Shows>Free TV episodes.
  • All you have to do is select the TV show you want to watch that offers free episodes. Click the Get option on the right hand side.
  • You will then be presented with an option to Create New Apple ID. Simply enter all of the information that is requests and click Continue. It will ask you for some personal information, but you can select None when it comes to payment methods.
  • After you have done this you will need to submit your billing information (no payment details are required.) Click Continue and go to your email to get the verification code.
  • You can use this code to sign into your account. Make sure that you don’t enter any spaces when doing this.


Depending on the country you live in, you may not be able to get an Apple ID without submitting your credit card information. You will know this is the case if you are not presented with a “None” option in the Payment Methods section when signing up.

Can you set up an Apple ID without a credit card?

The short answer is no. Apple does not require credit card information to create an Apple ID. Free content can be downloaded without a billing method.

Does the App Store require a credit card?

To make purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, or Apple Books, or buy iCloud storage, you need an Apple ID and a valid payment method. You can typically use these methods with your Apple ID: Apple Pay (where available) Most credit and debit cards.

How do I change my payment method to none?

Open Settings app on your iOS device → [your name] → Payment & Shipping → Payment Method. Now, edit your payment details. To remove your payment method or change to a different payment method, head over to the bottom of the Payment Details screen and tap Change Payment Method.

Does an Apple ID cost money?

An Apple ID account can be created free of charge from the My Apple ID web page. An Apple ID is a valid email address, protected by a password set by the user that is a case-sensitive alphanumeric string of at least eight characters.

Why can’t I download apps on my iPhone without a credit card 2020?

It is possible to create a new iTunes account without payment information in order to download free iOS apps for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch devices. In order to download free iOS apps without having payment information on file with Apple, you will need to create a new iTunes account.

Why cant I download apps on my iPhone for free?

Check your Apple ID payment method. To download apps, you need to connect a payment method to your Apple ID, even if you’re downloading a free app. If you do not have a payment method on file, or if your card is expired, you might not be able to download apps. Sign out of the App Store and sign back in.

How do I get apps without Apple ID password?

How do I change my payment method on my iPhone?

How to change your payment method on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap your name.
  3. Tap Payment & Shipping. You might be asked to sign in with your Apple ID. To add a payment method, tap Add Payment Method. To update a payment method, tap the payment method, then edit your information.

Why can’t I add payment method on iPhone?

One of the most common reasons why it says Invalid Payment Method on your iPhone is because you have to update your payment information. It’s possible your current payment method has expired and needs to be updated. Then, tap Payment & Shipping and enter your Apple ID password.

How do I change my payment method?

Edit a payment method
  1. Open the Google Play app .
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Payments & subscriptions Payment methods More. Payment settings.
  4. If asked, sign in to Google Pay.
  5. Under the payment method you want to remove, tap Edit.
  6. Make your changes.
  7. Tap Update.

Why is my iPhone not accepting my bank card?

Update or change your payment method

You can update your billing information or add a payment method in Settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or in iTunes on your Mac or PC. If there’s an issue with the billing address or expiration date, tap or click the payment method, then update the payment information.

Why is my debit card being declined when I have money in my account?

Why is my debit card declined when I have money? Debit cards can be declined even when you have money. Verify you have money, use the right pin, and the card has been activated. Your card type may not be accepted, is expired, or may have been flagged for suspicious activity.

Why is my payment method declined?

If your credit card is registered to a different address that can cause the payment to be declined. Check the zip code matches your current address. Check that the address listed matches the billing address of your card. If needed, update the address.

How do you fix a declined card?

Here’s how to contact your bank: Call the support phone number that’s shown on the back of your credit card. Tell the representative that you were trying to pay for Swimmo, it was an online transaction, but that your payment was declined. Let them know the date, amount and the currency of the decline.