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Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by 1ade, Jul 6, 2011.

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    Hi all New on here
    My Ipad is saying I have to pay for all free apps & takes me to my banking details to request money.Anyone else having this problem:mad:
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    I believe you need a credit card entered in your iTunes account, or a positive iTunes Card balance. This is true whether the is free or not. If you set up a credit card it will charge you $1 then immediately refund it. This is to make sure the account is valid.

    You could try this if you don't want to use a credit card.

    Create an iTunes App Store account without a credit card

    I suppose I could rant about it, but Apple is hardly the only store that requires valid financial data before it will let you download anything, free or not.
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    When mine did that on my iPad I changed my credit card info to "none" and it stopped asking.
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    Do you have some iTunes store credit, like you get when redeeming a gift card?
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    When I first began using my iPad with iTunes I did not have a credit card associated with it. I downloaded tons of free apps before getting an itunes card. When I custom ordered my Mac air I used a credit card. From then on I had a credit card on my itunes account. While making iTunes purchases, I always use iTunes cards I began getting prompts to update my credit card info security number. I just changed the credit card info to none and haven't been prompted since. I usually look for iTunes card deals. Recently I was able to buy 25 dollar iTunes cards at Gamestop for 20 bucks. Sometimes a get 3 pack of 10 dollar iTunes cards for about 27 bucks. All this started when I got my iPad 1 so perhaps things have changed since then?
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    Thanks.

    I wanted to know so that I could avoid giving wrong information.. It appears I was wrong about needing a positive balance in the store. We'll have to wait and see if changing the credit card info to none works for the OP.
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