I have a debit card and I've used it to buy items on the App Store. Now it's not accepting the debit card anymore and demands a new card to buy/update apps.

  • And this is an actual Apple-branded iPhone, not an Android, correct? – RedEagle2000 Aug 11 '15 at 3:54
  • Has the card expired? – bjbk Aug 11 '15 at 4:36

Debit cards are no longer accepted in the iTunes Store, it seems.

The available payment methods vary by country. You can typically use these methods:

  • Credit cards
  • Content codes
  • Store credit, including iTunes Store Gift Cards, Gift Certificates, and Allowances
  • ClickandBuy
  • PayEase
  • PayPal
  • UnionPay (requires SMS PIN for setup)

So if you can use PayPal as payment type in the iTunes store. Open a PayPal account, hook up your debit card. And you up and running again.


Source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202631


Please check the (usually) free phone support - they will help you quickly and can tell you about why this happens. Happened to me - wouldn't take my cc card. Account was flagged, flag got removed within 20 sec - continue to the app store

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