Tech How to use iTunes/Apple Music without a Credit Card

Started by Jordan, Oct 17, 2015, in Entertainment Add to Reading List

  1. Jordan
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    Jordan ⛴⛵️✈️

    Oct 17, 2015
    IMPORTANT: The following article is from the Apple Support website. The basic idea is that you do these steps, buy gift cards and redeem the codes. You won't need a Jailbreak. If you follow this way, you'll be able to use Apple Music and do everything on iTunes. When you use Apple Music, just take care that you always have enough money for the next month (or for the next two, three, ...).

    Let's go.

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    When you use your Apple ID to sign in to the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store for the first time, you're asked to enter a payment method so that you can purchase items from the store. Follow these steps if you don't want to associate a payment method with your account.

    Apple recommends using only one Apple ID for all Apple features and services that use Apple ID. If you don’t remember if you have an Apple ID, we’ll help you find it.

    A credit card is required to set up accounts for children. Learn more about Apple IDs for kids.

    If you already have an Apple ID
    If you've already created your Apple ID, you'll need to add a payment method when you first use it to sign in to the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. But you can optionally remove the payment methodafter you sign in to the store. You won't be asked for a payment method again until you make your first purchase.

    If you don't have an Apple ID
    If you haven't created your Apple ID, follow the steps below to create one and a store account at the same time, without adding a payment method.

    On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    1. Open the App Store, iTunes Store, or iBooks Store.
    2. Choose any free app, song, video, or book.
    3. Tap Get next to the item, then tap again to get it.
    4. https://support.apple.com/library/content/d---/edam/applecare/images/en_US/iphone/iphone6/iphone6_ios8_app_store_get.png
    5. When you're asked to sign in with an Apple ID, tap Create New Apple ID.
    6. Follow the onscreen instructions. When you're asked for payment information, choose None. See what to do if None isn't showing or you can't select it.
    7. https://support.apple.com/library/content/d---/edam/applecare/images/en_US/ios/itunes/ios8_payment_type.png
    8. After you enter all of the information required, you'll be asked to verify your Apple ID by email. You must verify your Apple ID before you can begin using it. Didn't receive the email?
    If you use Family Sharing, and you’re the family organizer, you can’t set your payment information to None. You'll need to use a credit card or debit card.

    https://support.apple.com/library/content/d---/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/divider.png

    On a Mac or PC
    1. Open iTunes, then go to the iTunes Store by clicking the iTunes Store button at the top of the window.
    2. https://support.apple.com/library/content/d---/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/itunes12_my_music.png
    3. Scroll down and find the country flag in the lower-right corner of the window. If it's not the flag of the country where you live, click it and choose your country or region.
    4. https://support.apple.com/library/content/d---/edam/applecare/images/en_US/flags/itunes12_country_flag.png
    5. Go to the App Store, Music, TV Shows, or Books section of the store by clicking on one of the icons in the upper-left corner.
    6. https://support.apple.com/library/content/d---/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/itunes12_store_apps.png
    7. Download a free app, song, video, or book. To find free items, look in the right column of the window and click any link that includes the word "Free," such as "Free on iTunes" or "Top Free." When you find a free item, click Get beneath its icon.
    8. https://support.apple.com/library/content/d---/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/itunes12_store_free_app.png
    9. When you're asked to sign in with an Apple ID, click Create Apple ID.
    10. https://support.apple.com/library/content/d---/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/itunes12_create_apple_id.png
    11. Follow the onscreen instructions. When you're asked for payment information, choose None as the payment type. See what to do if None isn't showing or you can't select it.
    12. https://support.apple.com/library/content/d---/edam/applecare/images/en_US/mac_apps/itunes/itunes12_payment_type.png
    13. After you enter all of the information required, you'll be asked to verify your Apple ID by email. You must verify your Apple ID before you can begin using it. Didn't receive the email?
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    That's it. If you guys have any questions, just ask me. I'm doing this method since several years and it's always working.

    Have fun :daps:


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    Prosciutto a tarda notte al centro commerciale

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    If you didn't know how to do it you don't deserve it
     
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  3. Thy
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    Oct 17, 2015
    I don't get it bro. I already have an account that doesn't support any payment method. I actually need a free apple music subscription. :emoji_slight_frown:
     
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  4. Jordan
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    Oct 18, 2015
    There's a way to get it without a credit card (like you originally asked), but you won't get Apple Music completely for free. Nothing is for free in this world.

    9,99€ is such an awesome deal considering how much music you get (including exclusives), the human-selected playlists and that it's just a convenient solution.

    If I (illegally) downloaded the tracks I've listened to in my first paid month, I would have needed days to download everything.
    If I paid for it album by album, song for song, etc., I could have bought 12 months of Apple Music.

    Consider it bruh. Anyway, did you try put the 3 month trial yet?
     
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    Nah man I already got premium spotify. But I wish I wasn't forced to give my credit card info for the 3 month trial. At least spotify got a free version.
     
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    Casual 3 year bump
     
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  7. Daissy
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    Oct 23, 2020
    Thanks for your tip here. I am an Apple Music subscriber. And to play Apple Music outside Apple devices, I use the tool DRmare Audio Converter Mac to do the job. With it, I can easily make Apple Music available on other device and I can enjoy them anytime.
     
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  8. Quarkleet
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    May 15, 2022
    Got the same situation ;(
     
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