When I'm trying to install a free app on my iPod, it'll say:

Verification Required

Before you can make purchases, you must tap continue to verify your payment info.

Why do I see this when it's free? The "None" option is not available.

1 Answer 1


You need to select that you don't want a payment option on your account.

  1. Open the Settings app → scroll down to and tap on iTunes & App Stores.
  2. Tap View Apple IDPayment Information.
  3. Select None as the payment type.
  • 4
    I did not know this was visible on an idevice, I was going to write the answer about the details in iTunes on the computer but this is way better. +1
    – Rob
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 8:41
  • Also make check the address inputted too, I had this problem but it was the case of an incorrect address.
    – MrU
    Commented Feb 17, 2016 at 2:49

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