Wednesday 15 September 2010

Create An iTunes Account Without A Credit Card

When it comes to starting up iTunes and wanting to go and purchase a song or other item new users need to create an iTunes account.

However, when we go through and do that we get to this point in the account set up process:


There is no room in the above screen to _not_ save a credit card and move on!

When setting up a new account we do not want to store a credit card number in iTunes anywhere!

So, how do we go about getting a new iTunes account without being asked for a credit card?

The answer is to run through the process of obtaining a Free App and use the account creation process that way.

When we get to the above page we see the following:


Note the None radio button that shows up.

Once we have finished setting up the account we can then go back in and register an iTunes gift card which is what we suggested that our client do for their iTunes account.

We also suggested that they keep a regular eye on their account just in case.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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