For some unforeseen reasons, I have been facing a silly issue in my App Store. Even if I want to download free apps, App Store sends a message:

Verification Required: Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to verify your payment info.

Of late, many iPhone users have come up with complaints like App store keeps asking for my credit card or why does Apple want my credit card for free apps; users have also said that free apps asking for credit card.

To this, I started digging deeper. After some research, I came to know that if the credit card, registered in App and iTunes Stores, expires, App Store may send “Verification Required” message.

App Store Payment Verification

But in my case, there was no such issue. My credit card was not expired, and still I had to pay some amount for free apps.

I did some more research and then got a solution, which lies in the iPhone itself. All you need to do is to follow some very simple steps in your iPhone.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on App and iTunes Stores.

iTunes & App Store Settings on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Apple ID. You may be prompted to type in your Apple ID password here. Then an Apple ID menu will appear with four options: View Apple ID, Sign Out, iForgot and Cancel.

Step #3. Tap on View My Apple ID.

Tap View Apple ID on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Payment Information.

Tap Payment Information in App Store from iPhone

Step #5. Tap on None under the section of PAYMENT TYPE.

Select None in Payment Type in App Store

That’s it. This should solve the issue of App Store keeps asking for credit card.

Some users have also reported that they can’t see “None” while editing Apple ID Payment Information. Please note that if Family Sharing Option is ON, you cannot see None on Payment Information screen. Visit this post to troubleshoot the issue.

However, there are many users, who claimed that they don’t find the option of None on Payment Information screen of their iPhones.

How to Change Apple App Store Change Payment Information in iTunes

If this is the case, you should better use iTunes on your computer.

Step #1. Launch iTunes on your computer → Click on your Apple ID.

Step #2. A drop-down menu will appear; click on Account Info.

Click on Account Info in iTunes

Step #3. You will be prompted to type in your Apple ID password.

Enter Apple ID and Password in iTunes

You will be landed on Account Information page of iTunes.

Step #6. Click on Edit button appeared next to Payment Information option.

Edit App Store Payment Information from iTunes

You will be landed on Edit Payment Information page. You can see four options under payment method: Visa, Master Card, Amex and None.

Step #7. Click on None.

Click on None in Payment Information in iTunes

Step #8. Finally, click on Done from the right bottom corner.

How to Change Apple App Store Change Payment Information in iTunes

This will resolve the issue of disappearance of “None” option on Payment Information screen. Moreover, you will stop receiving messages from App Store before you download free apps.

  • CassePer

    Great…. BUT this way the stored credit card will be deleted and if you have monthly payments (like iCloud) I guess it will not be payed and you will loose data, right?

  • Smh

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