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You are eager to download and explore a new app. However, the irritating ‘Verification required’ message won’t stop popping up. I can truly understand your frustration and would like to offer help. Check out how to get rid of ‘Verification Required’ popup while downloading free apps. But before we start, let’s understand the source of the problem.

Why does App Store say ‘Verification Required’ on iPhone?

You see the ‘Verification Required’ popup because of an error with the payment method currently connected with your Apple ID. You get this message when a payment method has failed, or if the particular device has never purchased a paid app, or downloaded a free app, or if there is a pending unpaid balance on the account.

As you can see, the leading cause for the ‘Verification Required’ message on your iPhone or iPad is a faulty credit card. So, if you just update the details, switch to a valid payment card, or remove the current card and select ‘None’ as the payment method, things will work out. If not, follow along with this easy guide.

How to fix ‘Verification Required’ message on iPhone

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.

  1. Launch Settings and tap your name at the top.

    Open Settings and tap on your name card on iPhone
  2. Tap iTunes & App Store → Tap on Apple IDView Apple ID.
    For iOS 15 or later: Tap Media & PurchasesView Account.

    Tap on iTunes & App Store then Tap on Apple ID and Tap on View Apple ID on iPhone
  3. Tap Manage Payments.

    Tap on Manage Payments in App Store Settings on iPhone
    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 the next step.
  4. Tap Edit from top right → Tap on red minus icon → Tap on Remove → Tap on Remove from Popup.

    Remove Payment Method from App Store on iPhone

Now you have no payment method added to your Apple ID. This obviously means you can not purchase apps or subscriptions anymore. But this will remove the annoying ‘Verification Required’ pop-up.

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?

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.

Not Able to Remove Current Payment Method on iPhone

Wrapping up…

So this is how you can resolve the issue of the ‘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 a 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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  1. hey it still is asking for verification after i deleted it. i also checked out the other article you linked in the comments but that didnt work either.

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