Stop Verification Required When Installing Free Apps on iPhone

Follow this quick guide to get rid of the prompt on your iPhone or iPad that says “Verification Required – Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to verify your payment info.”
How to Stop Verification Required When Installing Free Apps on iPhone or iPad

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. 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. Before you begin, first understand why this error occurred.

Why Does App Store Say “Verification Required” on the iPhone?

You see “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 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.

Open Settings and tap on your name card on iPhone

Step #2. Tap iTunes & App Store → Tap on Apple ID: [email protected]View Apple ID.

Tap on iTunes & App Store then Tap on Apple ID and Tap on View Apple ID on iPhone

Step #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 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.

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? 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.

Not Able to Remove Current Payment Method on iPhone

Wrapping up…

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 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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