I would like to create Apple ID on my employee's desktop. She has no credit card, I can't create Apple ID without card, having no apple id she cannot update her desktop. Is there any workaround of that?

  • Are you doing this for one, ten or 100 employees. The workarounds vary according to scale. – bmike Jul 29 '14 at 13:48
  • actually for a few. – Luman75 Jul 29 '14 at 14:06

Head over to iTunes and select a free app. It will ask for an account. Create a new account. For payment select None and voila.

Methods to create an Apple id without any Credit Cards

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    The only problem is that if you already tried to create a new account starting not from a free app you will never see NONE payment option. – Luman75 Aug 12 '14 at 17:32
  • You will never see the NONE option, regardless of what type of account it is. – Ashish Narmen Oct 24 '17 at 12:19

Apple IDs can be created with the None payment method providing you are attempting to do something that doesn't require payment. For example, you can create an Apple ID without a payment method by going to the iTunes Store and purchasing any free app. You will be prompted to create an Apple ID and can select None as the payment method.

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  • I tried that, but there is no option NONE in the payment selection. – Luman75 Jul 29 '14 at 13:31
  • @Luman Have you tried it with the iTunes Store? – grg Jul 29 '14 at 13:34
  • I really don't remember how, but I'm pretty much sure you can do that - I've personally created my account at work without having a Credit Card. – mgarciaisaia Jul 29 '14 at 16:59
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    You only get the NONE option if you're creating a new Apple ID account during the process of purchasing a free app. If the Apple ID already exists (but hasn't been used in the App Store yet), it'll require a credit card even for a free app. No, I don't know why this is... – Gordon Davisson Jul 29 '14 at 23:20

The "iTunes Store" workaround George Garside suggested should work, anyway the solution I eded up using for my little sister's account was providing any credit card and then removing it right after the account was created.

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