Are you repeatedly getting a popup saying, “Verification Required – Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to verify your payment info” or “Verification Required. Tap Continue and sign in to view billing information” on iPhone or iPad.
The error message mostly crops up while installing free apps from the App Store and tends to stop you from carrying out your task. Having myself encountered the pop-up a few times, I can say that it can easily freak you out and take you on top of the angst. So, how to fix this issue?
Before you can start guessing, let me tell you that it’s an outcome of the payment method used on the Apple ID linked to the device. The Verification Required billing message appears, if you have an unpaid balance on the account, the payment method has failed or is not appropriately updated. It also shows up if your Apple ID has never been used to purchase in the App Store. More after the break.
How to Fix “Verification Required” Message on iPhone or iPad
To get rid of the issue, you have to change the Apple ID payment method. You can go for a valid payment method or do not associate any payment details with your Apple ID and App Store. We are going with the latter.
Step #1. Launch Settings and tap on your name card at the top.
Step #2. Tap iTunes & App Store → Tap on Apple ID: yourId@youremail.com → View Apple ID.
Step #3. Tap Manage Payments.
Note: Here, you will see the payment method you have added. Now, if there are issues with this added payment method like the wrong name, or security code, or lapsed expiry date or billing address, tap on it, and on the next screen update the details. If not, see step #4 and remove this payment method.
Step #4. Tap Edit from top right → Tap on red minus icon → Tap on Remove → Tap on Remove from Popup.
If you wish to buy apps or subscriptions, you may correctly add a payment method to your Apple ID. You may also add funds to your Apple ID and purchase iCloud Storage, apps from the App Store, and more.
Not Able to Remove Current Payment Method? Here is Why
You may not be able to remove your current payment method if there is a payment due or Family Sharing Option is enabled for your services. There are several other reasons why you might not be able to remove the current payment method when editing your Apple ID payment information. To know more, head over to this post.
So this is how you can resolve the issue of ‘Verification Required” pop-up on your iOS device. What are your thoughts on this? Have your say in the comments section down below.
Before you go, here are a few additional pieces of advice. Do you see the annoying pop-up to input your Apple ID password every time, even when you are downloading free apps? If yes, follow this guide to download free apps without entering password on iPhone or iPad.
Secondly, does your iPhone repeatedly ask for Apple ID password? If you are facing this, kindly look at ways to fix this.
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