App Store Keeps Asking For Credit Card Info? Fix

You can get free apps without a credit card. You want to purchase a free app but still your device; iPhone, iPad or Mac; is asking you to update your credit card info. You may ask yourself, if it is a free app, why does Apple need your credit card details? Because since it is free, you are not supposed to pay anything.

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This happens because your credit card in your Apple account has changed. This means that you already entered your credit card details previously (perhaps because you bought a paid app?). And your credit card info has modified / changed. For example, your credit card has expired or your address has changed or your credit card number has changed etc.

There are two things that you can do to resolve this issue:

  1. Simply update your card info. This is a good option, if you frequently buy paid apps: Simply update your details. If you are trying yo get a free app, you will not be charged. If your card expired, it just will not work. So if you want to use your credit card in the future, try this option.
  2. Change your Apple ID settings and remove your credit card details as explained below. Please note that you can create your Apple ID without a credit card and thus you can get free apps, books without a credit card. If you have already associated a credit card with your account, you can remove it easily. Here is how:

How to remove your credit card details

iOS devices

  • Go to Settings > iTunes & App Stores > your name  (Apple ID) > View Apple ID. You may need to enter your password or use Touch ID.
  • Account Settings will open

App store account settings

  • Tap Payment Information and select None. If you do not see the None option, this may mean a few things:
    • this may mean you have a unpaid balance. Pay your balance.
    • this may mean that you have a active subscription. Cancel this.
    • this may mean that you are using Family Sharing.
  • Tap Done

macOS or PC

  • Launch iTunes
  • Sign in
  • Select Account > then View my Account

app store view my account

  • Enter your password, if you are asked.
  • Go to the Payment Type section and click Edit
  • Select None. See above, if you do not see the None option.
  • Click Done.

See also:

How To Change Apple ID Email Address

Dr. Serhat Kurt worked as a Senior Technology Director. He holds a doctoral degree (or doctorate) from the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign and a master’s degree from Purdue University. Here is his LinkedIn profile.

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7 thoughts on “App Store Keeps Asking For Credit Card Info? Fix”

  1. I do not buy apps! I only use apps that are free. If apple demands credit card information for free apps than I will no longer use the apple store,.. simple!

  2. I was checking on every website but everyone kept telling me the samething.

    the solution to this when you cant see the “non” option is to go and redo the region.

    it will pop up after that.

  3. Please help me. I have the iPhone X’s. I am able to see the None option, and remove all of my credit card info. Then i click on done… nothing happens. Any advice? I need some help, please!


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