I already have an Apple ID, made at Apple.com. Now, when I want to access the App Store from my iPad, I am told that I have to review my information. On the credit card page, I am not presented with a "None" option, even though I am in the United States.

What can I do to proceed without entering this information?


4 Answers 4


You can't use an existing Apple ID and then enroll it into the store.

The "none" option only exists for new accounts as a one-time (or limited count) event for that device thanks to scammers and people that manipulate app store ratings with factory reviews and paid downloads.

You can usually make a brand new Apple ID following these steps:


It's generally a bigger pain to have two Apple ID, so I would encourage you to not set up a new ID just to avoid the temporary delay of getting a legitimate address and card for temporary use.

Once you have your account verified, you can use store credit for just about everything on the store.


You need to do the following when at the Credit Card page

  • Click on Paypal
  • Click on 'To redeem a code, click here'

From this new workflow, you will be able to get to the same page with the 'None' option

  • This doesn't seem to be a valid option.
    – user37319
    Commented May 4, 2014 at 13:35
  • what worked for me was to choose Paypal as payment type, then cancel when asked to login to Paypal. After that "None" option was available. (might have to change country to US temporarily) See apple.stackexchange.com/a/139634/44901 Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 16:51
  • This only works once you are past the point where the iOS app store asks for a billing address and credit card.
    – bmike
    Commented May 15, 2015 at 17:21
  • It probably also depends on the country. The Dutch store also has an option for 'Clickandbuy' as another alternative. Commented May 15, 2015 at 19:39

go to your account in iTunes and then sign out, still beeing signed out, "purchase" a free app in iTunes youll then be promted to sign in, do so and then head over to your account and billing information the "none" option has now have appeared, choose it and save your information. and you are all done...

IF that doesnt work try this check your purchase history for any unpaid bills, rather outstanding balance. Take care of that and the None option should appear.

apples description

  • Nope, tried that already.
    – user37319
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 0:58
  • thats really weird, i did it less then an hour before i saw your post and it worked great, try this check your purchase history for any unpaid bills, rather outstanding balance. Take care of that and the None option should appear.
    – Macmaniman
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 1:57
  • this is a completely new account.
    – user37319
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 1:58
  • hmmm, bit of a puzzle, here is apples description on how it SHOULD work support.apple.com/kb/HT2534
    – Macmaniman
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 2:00
  • I'm guessing since Apple's steps involve creating the Apple ID during the download free app process, it's not possible to proceed with an "existing" Apple ID without entering a credit card.
    – tubedogg
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 3:33

Go to apple store, for example look for Youtube app, which is free app, you will be prompted to sign in, create new account under icloude, follow the on screen instruction, on account and billing screen, choose the "none" option,and submit the form you are done. so easy and straight forward.

  • This doesn't work for an existing AppleID - it only works if you make up a new AppleID and only for a limited few accounts (3 currently)
    – bmike
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 10:43

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