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Why There is no “None” Option when Registering iTunes Account

I’ve written a post about how you can register an iTunes App Store account without credit card. Thanks for all the positive comments and praise.

As I read the comments of the post today, quite a number of readers mentioned the procedures no longer work on iTunes 10. There is no “None” option even they followed the procedures precisely. The post was written nearly two years ago. So the procedures were tested on older version of iTunes. With increasing comments complaining about the procedures on iTunes 10, I just tried to register another iTunes App Store account again and see if the “None” option is still there.

I used my iMac with iTunes 10.1.1 installed for the test. It turns out I have no problem registering a new account without credit card. The “None” option is still here. Apparently, it’s unrelated to the iTunes version.

So why can’t you see the “None” option? I can think of two possible reasons.

First, you must download a FREE application to register an account. The “None” option will not be available if you’ve selected a paid app. That makes sense as Apple requires you to provide your credit card information to purchase the app. So make sure you download a FREE app (e.g. Skype or Angry Birds Lite).

The other possible reason is that the App Store in your country does not support the “None” option. I do not have a full list of countries with the “None” option support. From my test, however, you can register an iTunes account without credit card in the App Store of U.S., U.K., Japan, China and Hong Kong. Thus, if you can’t find the “None” option, you may try to register the account in other country. In iTunes 10, you can select the “Change Country” option to switch to App Store in other country.

Does these tips help and resolve your issue? Feel free to leave me comment and share your experience.

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182 Responses to Why There is no “None” Option when Registering iTunes Account

  1. Amma January 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    It also works in Australia!!! Thanks

    • Simon Ng January 11, 2011 at 12:17 am #

      Good to hear that!

    • Selene January 20, 2012 at 5:20 am #

      The “NONE” option appears ONLY when creating NEW account, it’s not availble for existing accounts and it REALLY SUCS !!!

    • Selene January 20, 2012 at 5:51 am #

      You have to CREATE NEW ACCOUNT and ONLY THEN you will be given a NONE option !!!

      • chez November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am #

        i created a new account but the NONE button still didn’t appear.. :(

    • Ankit February 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

      This guy is absolute wrong. When I tried to use my apple I’d first time ,I got tht I have to enter my credit card details and if the app is free then no charge will be taken

    • Lisa May 18, 2012 at 2:24 am #

      I have an itunes account already with MASSIVE amounts of apps on my ipad2. I do not want to keep my credit card listed in the itunes account….is there any way to reset the same account and choose the “none” option. this is driving me crazy!!!!

  2. Syed January 11, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    @Simon : Works for India as well. Thanks!!

    • Samson February 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

      which itunes do u have i mean like 9,10 etc pls tell

      • Simon Ng March 2, 2011 at 1:16 am #

        Both 9 & 10 versions should be fine.

        • beauty November 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

          i did my apple id and set it to none but when i wanted to buy an app i insert my visa card after that it always asked me for it now it giving me invalid although it is valid and i cant set it back to none

    • anaz January 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

      pls tell me hw did it work in india. . . .i cant find a none option in payment method

    • ankit February 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

      i am using the itune version 10.5.0. maybe in this version “None” option is not available.

  3. Hayl January 18, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    I do not have the “none” button and I also can’t see the “Change country”. I just want to download these free apps and still it requires the credit card which I do not have. Can somebody help me please. Maybe someone has the old iTunes and can just make me some account, that I could use.

  4. suhair January 18, 2011 at 3:18 am #

    hi dear Simon,
    thank you for your assistance but unfortunately it did not work. We live in Nigeria, Africa and do not use any of the cards for payments. In-fact, we never requested for one. I tried many countries on i-tune and did not work out!!! pleeeeeaaaasssseeee do you another solution to this??? thanks for everything and expecting your reply asap.

  5. K-man January 18, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    I just tried today on 1/17/11 to register for a new account, but I didn’t get the “none” option. I am in the US and tried it with iTunes 10.1.1(4) on my Mac. I even tried changing the country to UK, but it didn’t work.

    Simon, try making another iTunes account and see if you get the “none” option. My assumption is that they took a while to reach UK to update their systems in removing that option.

  6. Hayl January 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    K-man, could you do some another account, random account? Please :)

  7. a January 28, 2011 at 3:09 am #

    you must use itunes, random get a free ap, select ‘create new account’, then proceed. Previous, existing accounts will not work. :(

  8. Lee January 30, 2011 at 4:48 am #

    its not working anywhere for me,
    i cant find a “none” option anywhere

    • Simon Ng January 31, 2011 at 9:45 am #

      Did you download a free app and what country of App Store did you choose?

      • Samson February 27, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

        hey simon which itunes do u have i mean like 9,10 etc pls tell

  9. Cassidy February 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    -This still doesnt work for me. My country is listed as US and my itunes wont let me change my billing information:/

  10. Night February 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    *sighhhhhhh* i tried several countries and it’s still not working.. tell me what to do :'( i still cant find the None option, i seriously dont know what to do ..
    i tried US,UK,Australia,Nederlands,United Arab Emirates,Kuwait,India,Korea,Indonisia
    i guess just my luck :(

  11. Night February 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Heey well nvm I got the problem solved I just had to make another apple id :$ sorry for the trouble
    :)

  12. kashish March 5, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    hey i have also same problem now what to do please tell me….

    • Night March 8, 2011 at 6:33 am #

      just make a new Apple ID and pick the united states follow these steps it will work :)

  13. Dr.Sher March 15, 2011 at 4:23 am #

    i find no country with “None” option…plz help some one

  14. narender March 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    fuck all of ur answers coz i couldnt found none option in any of the country

  15. amvi March 22, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    im soooooooo pissed NIGERIA is not even in the list of itunes counties and i cannot even register nor download games.do imrove ur software kay.

  16. kuwaiti 50 March 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    I tried doing it on the U.S but it still did not work, and I downloaded Skype and it didn’t work either so please help me out.

  17. heyo March 31, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    10.2 and higher they removed it?

    • Simon Ng March 31, 2011 at 9:45 am #

      @heyo, the option should be still there. Which country of App Store do you select?

      • Otonashi April 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

        10.2 and higher does look like it’s not there anymore. I’m trying Japan.

  18. Vicki April 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    It didn’t work for me?? :(
    still can not work it out..
    can you help??

  19. Steffen April 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Hi,

    use itunes 10.0!
    Change country!
    Select a free game! -> download
    Say create a new account!
    After That you see NON!

  20. meera nagiah April 17, 2011 at 2:49 am #

    i tried all the options given but still cant register. do u hv any other options fr me to register w/o a credit card ?? Please help !!!!

  21. adnan April 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    hai guys i have a new solution on this topic.the solution is you should register using your iphone not computer its working 100000000000000%.when you register using your iphone the none option will be available.thanx

    for any questions email me [email protected]

    • Tanya December 21, 2011 at 2:26 am #

      I have been trying frim my i phone but there is no none option

  22. Nickie Nicol May 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    there’s invalid address when i wanna download a free app…as im using us account… invalid address keeps comin out

  23. monique June 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    how are we supposed to get a free app if we do not have an itunes account yet? i dont understand…dont yu needan account before you purchase anything?

    • Simon Ng June 6, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

      You have to select a free app that will prompt you to create an account when you download it. And, the None option will only be shown when downloading free app.

  24. Geli June 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    “None” option is still not there, i’ve tried changing the country to canada, us

    • Simon Ng June 21, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

      Are you downloading a free app?

      • geli June 22, 2011 at 9:59 am #

        yes. since i don’t have a credit card

  25. ismaail July 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    hey i am from mauritius but still when i am changing countries like united kingdom or united stated i can’t what should i do

  26. Yasmin July 18, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Hi Simon I’m from Philippines and I already change my country into US UK JAPAN and it’s I can find the NONE!! >v< Pls help mee!! :\

  27. Es July 29, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    I just got iphone 3gs and like the others on the thread do not have the option for NONE in payment options.

    1. I have tried to amend on my iphone and not just on my computer and it is not giving me the option
    2. I have tried creating a new account to see if it will give me the option … no luck
    3. I have tried changing countries and have selected ever country on the list… the option is not available
    4. I have tried on my laptop itunes 10.0 and it is not available.
    5. I have tried setting it up on my friends who has itunes 9.2.1 and it is not available.

    Yes, I am trying to download a ‘free’ application… and am getting nowhere… I’m truly at a loss…

    Any suggestions :)
    Es

  28. Es July 29, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    OK – IM SUPER PLEASED…. i found a link of someone on youtube and they walk you through the sets….

    :)

    I got it to work !!!!

  29. Jason R August 1, 2011 at 1:30 am #

    Came across this wonderful blog, and i do have the same problem, then this blog’s tips which does not work for me the 1st time. But then managed to get it to work! All you need to do is: 1.change country (I change it to US), 2. find a free app (there’s a whole lot of selection down at the bottom of the iTunes store US homepage, i choose “Shazam”), 3. click “free app” (below the app’s logo), 4. new window pops out, PICK the “CREATE NEW ACCOUNT” (its on top, can’t miss it), 5. then just follow the registration steps. It works for me, i use iTunes 10.4 btw. (this post seems like a repeat and combination of all the previous tips and post, but just so its clear)

    Good luck all!

  30. Harsha August 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    Hi Everyone
    I’m trying to open a US iTunes account from South Africa. I’ve tried downloading free apps and free music from my iPad 2 as well as my HP laptop and have followed all your instructions about setting up the account. However I still can’t get the ‘none’ option on my screen. Any advice ?
    Thanks very much!

  31. kailey August 15, 2011 at 6:07 am #

    ok i live in america and i already had an account and i put a visa rebate card from verzion on there it had fifty dollars i wanna take it off but there is no way i can there is no none option next to the other credit card options and this is my aunts card i got it for my bday and i have her address and everything so please help i wanna be able to buy things without this

  32. hannah August 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    this isnt working :(
    can u make me an account please i cant even update my apps :s

  33. kayla August 28, 2011 at 3:37 am #

    10.4.1.10 iTunes doesn’t have a ‘none’ choice at all, for any country.
    how am i supposed to get any free apps on my new iphone?!!?!

  34. Characterless August 28, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    None option actually still is in some countries…. if you do want to download apps without credit card simply change your country in itunes store….. and make a new ID

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  36. Criss September 11, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    Does anyone know how to activate an iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.3.5 with out a SIM card?

  37. farhad September 22, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    Can anyone share an account and password?

  38. Nipesh Tayal September 22, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    I tries many times in phone and computer .I have IPHONE4 but unable to get the none payment option.Please help

  39. Krishna October 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    thanks a lot dude ! love ya !

  40. Odalis October 9, 2011 at 3:10 am #

    Yeah i tried to make an account but the none button doesn’t shows up plz help me

  41. Odalis October 9, 2011 at 3:11 am #

    Yeah i tried to make an account but the none button doesn’t shows up plz help me

  42. sohail October 9, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Hey simen thx for ur help,
    i am using a iphone 3g 8gb. I tryed the same way you recomend ,i opened the app store, and selected opera mine as my free app , and then i started to make a new id every thing was good but the f**king ‘none’ option wasn,t there i tryed so many country,s i just want to update my apps, and want to download free apps

    plzzzzzz help this is not working,
    this is my email id anbody plz plz create an acount for me.
    [email protected]

  43. katsie October 18, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    help??? i chose united states as my country but the none option does not appear… i changed it to australia, the option does not also appear.

  44. Ashish October 23, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    Just click on an free app, it will guide you to regester. Select coutry as USA and proceed. It will show an option of “None”

    • Amila November 1, 2011 at 2:47 am #

      For me it does not work! I have tried every country that is in the text and none shows none as option. Any advice…to try and to download again itunes? Would that help? Thanks…

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  46. Chaitanya November 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    Hey simon am using iPhone 3gs
    I tried lot of times to create new apple id bt evrytime i jst get stick to the payment option as no ‘none’ option is displayed over der even aftr selecting country to US……. Plz help me out
    My email id is- [email protected]
    Hope so u will doit soon 4 me

    • Simon Ng November 2, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

      Did you download a free app? The “none” option is only available when downloading a free app.

      • Charmaine Lee November 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

        Hi Simon, i tried too and there’s no none option! Even when downloading a free app :( im using iphone 4s

        • Amila November 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

          For some people it just doesn’t work. I did every possible combination for free app to changing countries. Even tried with my card but it recognizes that card is Bosnian and address US.
          So, the best is to have someone create it for you. Someone who has none as option. One guy from local forum gave me his old account, just changed data. It works now. Best to all.

  47. moon November 3, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    hey guys dont worry

  48. moon November 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    i have a solution dont worry just visit http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12936/create-an-itunes-account-without-a-credit-card/ ur problem solve in second
    itunes registration without credit card
    just follow step by step
    n prey for me
    thanx

    • Ponder November 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

      moon, while this may work for you it’s not working for many others. THERE IS NO NONE OPTION EVEN WITH A FREE APP!
      UK. Brand new account.

      • Ponder November 6, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

        Right, clarification:

        It won’t work with an existing account even if it’s never been linked to a card, you have to create a new account via downloading a free app. Don’t create an account first, this fails.

  49. jayesh November 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    hey go to itunes in bottom u will see change country option change country to usa
    then enter detail u will get none option

    • tony November 15, 2011 at 11:11 am #

      what about the billing address details mate?

  50. SWIFTIE November 6, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    NOT WORKING IN ANY COUNTRYY AHH! HELP!

  51. SWIFTIE November 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    Someone give me your account pleasee!

  52. Moncherry November 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    hi, i plan on getting an iphone but i hear it’s useless in nigeria unless u ‘ve an apple account and dat it’s impossible 2create one here. Have gone through tru dis blog n seen people’s comment both positive and negative and wonder what i ‘d do if myn turns out negative. Not gon be happy cuz dat ‘ll be a huge loss 4me esp if i don’t see dis “none” option. Simeon, i’m hoping u ‘ll help me out wen d tym cums… Tnx. ~concerned me~

  53. Moncherry November 8, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    hi, i plan on getting an iphone but i hear it’s useless in nigeria unless u ‘ve an apple account and dat it’s impossible 2create one here. Have gone through tru dis blog n seen people’s comment both positive and negative and wonder what i ‘d do if myn turns out negative. Not gon be happy cuz dat ‘ll be a huge loss 4me esp if i don’t see dis “none” option. Simon, i’m hoping u ‘ll help me out wen d tym cums… Tnx. ~concerned me~

  54. Snipede04 November 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    It works for me. I only choose a free app to download then a None option appears.

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  56. tony November 15, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    if you change the country to america the NONE OPTION DOES SHOW.. but your still pretty buggered as you then have to put in a billing address to an american state address, if you dont you cant complete the registration, this really is a pain in the backside..

  57. Uki November 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    I just bought my iPad 2 last night, and I tried to register to appstore from within the iPad, and there’s no “None” option, whether I tried using my previous account, or trying to create a new account from the popup window where it wants to review my apple account since it’s the first time I’m using it. Even when I change my country store to many countries, the “None” option still not there.

    However, when I tried to register from the iTunes application at the PC in my office, the “None” option exist, but only if I tried to purchase a Free app and register a new account. Logging in from a previous account doesn’t work.

    So I guess the “None” option is not there if you try to register directly from the iOs device. You have to register using the official iTunes application for PC or for Mac.

  58. why no "none option!! :( November 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    Why there is no “NONE” OPTION ON ITUNES, i just dont get it, aI HAVE AN ACCOUNT THAT HAS NONE BUT IM TRYING TO DO A NEW ACOUNT AND NO NONE OPTION (I FOLLOWED EVERY SING STEP!!!)
    :(
    PLEASE FIND A SOLUTION SIMON!
    AND TRY MAKING A NEW ACCOUNT (UNINSTALL YOU ITUNES AND INTALL THE LATEST ONE PLEEEEAAASE!!.

    • Simon Ng November 29, 2011 at 12:11 am #

      Which country of App Store did you select?

  59. why no "none option!! :( November 30, 2011 at 3:39 am #

    USA “simon”

  60. VasiliY_Honda December 2, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    кто нах скажеть что японская хондя эта гАвнО? аааа блЕать? ….

  61. Emily December 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    just got my iphone and cant figure out how to complete my account without putting in credit card info.. i just want to download free apps already and use my phone! help me!

  62. the soloution December 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    1. clean reg by ccleaner

    2. reg defragler

    3.latest iTunes from http://www.filehippo.com (10.5.*)

    4.install all necessary “apple application support files” from apple.com

    5.go to “https://expresslane.apple.com/GetproductgroupList.do?PRKEYS=PF4″ and click on “purchases, billing and redemption” and the open iTunes

    6. click on a free app INSIDE the iTunes program and click create a new account.
    7. name: jack date of birth: 22nd April 1967
    8.you will find none button
    9. Enjoy !! :)

    • bob December 7, 2011 at 1:45 am #

      thanx “the solution” it really works, now i have the none button (always available) ! thank you very very very much you are awesome
      (even Simon couldn’t solve this problem but you solved it thanks!
      :) :) :) :) :) :)

    • deven May 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

      it also work in india… thanks a lot…

  63. kiran December 12, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    hey can somebody help me out ??its been more than a month and i have not been able to down lad any of the free apps because i dont see the none option while reviewing.

  64. kiran December 12, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    hey can somebody help me out ??its been more than a month and i have not been able to download any of the free apps because i dont see the none option while reviewing.

    • kiran December 13, 2011 at 2:20 am #

      simon please can you help me out i tried it with the other countries but it does not seem to work. :(

  65. vappr December 15, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Yes! Finally got it. Helped a friend set it up and this is what we discovered doing it through the US iTunes store from out here in (an undisclosed location) in Asia :-)

    1) Whenever I tried to set up a new account in the US store using an email that I’d previously tried and failed with, iTunes remembered the email and didn’t show the “none” option. It did this even though I hadn’t completed registration on that email.

    So the key here is to create a completely new email account (I used gmail) to use as your Apple ID. Don’t keep trying to bash through on the same old email.

    2) With that new email in hand, I ensured I was logged out of any existing iTunes account (in case you’re on someone’s computer who already has an iTunes account) and quit iTunes. I then switched to Netshade (proxy software that lets you browse anonymously) and routed my connection through their proxy server in the US. (Netshade is not free, but it’s very reliable and you can route through a range of countries so you always look like you’re logging on from in-country. There are also free proxy servers out there or you can ask a friend to log in through their VPN.)

    3) Started up iTunes while logged into the the anonymous proxy server, so that it thought I was logging in from the US and yes, the “none” option was there. Hallelujah!

    4) Last obstacle: the billing address. You must give an address which matches the country of the iTunes store where you’re setting up the account. The US address and phone I gave is for a shipping service that provides virtual addresses. I’ve used them before to forward things bought online from companies that won’t otherwise ship internationally. The good thing is that some services are free to sign up and only charge you when you actually receive something to be shipped.

    5) Another possible alternative to all this messing about with tech stuff is to open a PayPal account linked to a bank account (I suggest using an account where you keep an absolute minimum of cash, separate from your main account). You should then be able to sign up on iTunes in your own country through PayPal. Haven’t tried this one, but in theory it should work….

    So, that’s the workaround. Next thing to figure out will be switching countries when my friend gets a PayPal account or credit card. Apparently another long saga to update apps you’ve already bought in one country to the same iTunes account in a new country. Keep this in mind when you’re signing up for the free account.

    Good luck, hope it works for you.

  66. Manto Meiring December 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Ok, after a week of bettering to get a USA iTunes account I fantail figured it out.

    Here is a step by step guide of what I did.

    1. Log out of your iTunes account. Set the store to USA !
    2. Create a new google account using fake details ( I used the Texas Houston post office details for my address and telephone numbers, you can find this on google maps)
    3. Do a google search for “US apps for the iPad” the second search will show you the US today app for the iPad, click on that , click on free and view in itunes

  67. Manto Meiring December 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Ok, after a week of bettering to get a USA iTunes account I fantail figured it out.

    Here is a step by step guide of what I did.

    1. Log out of your iTunes account. Set the store to USA !
    2. Create a new google account using fake details ( I used the Texas Houston post office details for my address and telephone numbers, you can find this on google maps)
    3. Do a google search for “US apps for the iPad” the second search will show you the US today app for the iPad, click on that , click on free and view in itunes , and click install
    4. iTunes now will now ask you to log in or create a new account.
    click the new account to start the registration.
    5. Use your New google account and the same USA details you in the google Account to register.
    6. iTunes will now ask for payment details. The Previous invisible NONE button will now appear under the credit cards. Click on that and finish the registration.
    7. Check your New google account and verify your Apple ID.

    8. Enjoy all the neat and awesome Apps you always wanted.

    I’m in South Africa and the iTunes best game in the south African store is Tetris … fucking lame if you ask me but I hope this helps and you all have fun.

    PS… the reason for the google account is that I think apple checked the address some how, as all my previous attempts with my south African address failed.

  68. Manto Meiring December 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Ok, after a week of bettering to get a USA iTunes account I fantail figured it out.

    Here is a step by step guide of what I did.

    1. Log out of your iTunes account. Set the store to USA !
    2. Create a new google account using fake details ( I used the Texas Houston post office details for my address and telephone numbers, you can find this on google maps)
    3. Do a google search for “US apps for the iPad” the second search will show you the US today app for the iPad, click on that , click on free and view in itunes , and click install
    4. iTunes now will now ask you to log in or create a new account.
    click the new account to start the registration.
    5. Use your New google account and the same USA details you in the google Account to register.
    6. iTunes will now ask for payment details. The Previous invisible NONE button will now appear under the credit cards. Click on that and finish the registration.
    7. Check your New google account and verify your Apple ID.

    8. Enjoy all the neat and awesome Apps you always wanted.

    I’m in South Africa and the iTunes best game in the south African store is Tetris … fucking lame if you ask me but I hope this helps and you have fun.

    PS… the reason for the google account is that I think apple checked the address some how, as all my previous attempts with my south African address failed.

  69. Eric December 23, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Thank you so muh from South Africa, We get some good apps but are so expensive!!!! Spending American Dollars and only Earning South African Rand is alot SO THANK YOU!!!!

  70. akon December 26, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    thank you very very very very much simonblog.com is awesome thanks budy

  71. Grace Phan January 3, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    GOOD WAY !!

    Toay is 3 Jan 2012.
    I gone crazy with the card payment
    and here is what i did

    1. SIgn in to my account
    2. Click on Account => change country ( cause I wanna change the primary country )
    3. When they ask for payment , i put my REAL card infor
    4. Re-change sucesss

    5. Sign in again and click on account again
    6. Click on payment method
    7. Choose “NONE” ( cause at this time the none will appear )
    8. Click save change

    here we go NO CARD at all and still change country :D

    good luck

  72. B January 6, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Also remember that the “none” option is not available when creating an iTunes account from a device, you must use a computer to get that none option.

  73. rajesh January 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    I would like to purchase i tunes using my friend credit card. Is it possible or not. Pls. help

  74. Dora January 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    GUYS! I MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1 > create a new email account!
    2 > pick US
    3 > fill in the basic
    4 > WHERE I FAILED BEFORE AS WELL! ON THE LAST PAGE YOU NEED TO GIVE AN EXISTING ADDRESS IN THE US A PHONE NUMBER,POSTAL AND AREA CODE ETC! THAN CLICK ON CREATE AN ACCOUNT. I JUST PICKED A SHOP ADDRESS SOMEWHERE IN NY.
    JUST USE YOUR NAME AND THE ADDRESS OF THE STORE!
    GOOD LUCK!

  75. charle12 January 22, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    Just use some elses existing account ie : wife, sibling whomever.

    Apple cannot distiguish between accounts and hardware.

  76. sanjog February 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    plz can any one make for me .i m not getting it………
    plz rply soon

  77. suzanne February 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    When a paid app is purchesed I get an email, how can i get a mail sent to me when a free one is download please???!!!!

  78. Chand February 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    Can anyone make for me an apple ID ???

  79. Apurva February 20, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    hey Simon, I’m from India n I’ve been trying to make an iTunes account using iTunes 10.5.3 windows xp n I’ve filled up up all the necessary things but i don’t really find the ‘none’ option in the payment section. what do i do?

  80. Dan February 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    First time I tried it clicking None reloaded the page with no None option. Second time with another e-mail address it worked.

  81. Dan February 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    First time I tried it clicking None reloaded the page with the None option removed. Second time with another e-mail address it worked. And all this started because one day I was kicked out of the US iTunes store. It changed my country on its own, and I was never able to get it changed back.

  82. Scott February 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Don’t have none button ((

  83. zackfrom February 28, 2012 at 5:29 am #

    simon is sucks ! he was ignored all the problem. damn

  84. Darian February 29, 2012 at 2:49 am #

    There is absolutely no ‘None” button present in U.S. or U.K. nor any of the other ones you said!

  85. venessa March 6, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    when i first tried to make an itunes account, there was no “none” option. then i made an id on the apple website and when i try to download a free app, it says my account isn’t activated and to fill out the needed information but there is no “none” option still. why?

    • thebestnameevur March 11, 2012 at 4:21 am #

      I had this same problem for a couple of days and I checked every apple forum I could find, but I couldn’t find any answers. Then I realized that they’re probably not letting me see the “None” option because my year of birth was set to 1990 and they expect you to have a credit card if you’re an adult. So I set my year of birth to 1996 (Which is a kid’s age) and sure enough the none option was right there where it’s supposed to be.

  86. pooja March 30, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    hi i just bought an iphone 4s n i`m having same prob. i tried creating a new account n changed my country 2 us.it didn`t work. den i tried changing my bday, but it`s not accepting this change, i really need 2 download these apps.i dnt have a credit card. can u create an accoun wiz the none option 4 me 2.plz. thanks. my email is [email protected]

  87. Rohan April 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    Can you put the “none” option on iTunes 10.6.1.7

  88. A April 8, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    thanks i was struggling till i find ur post . its really helpful & mines i had to change the country ;)

  89. Daniel April 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Guys i would like to set up an Itunes account but i live in Zimbabwe.I have a credit card that i use all over the world when i travel and even to do online shopping,problem is its a card from Zimbabwe and has my local address etc.I want to set up an itunes accoutn to be able to purchase apps,songs,movies etc and tried using a billing address for my cousin in Auz as well as his contact number,just my card details but it doesnt allow it.Desperately need to find a way around this,please help me out..!!p.s cant use my cousins itunes account or credit card since it all get mixed up as he uses it too.

    • manto meiring April 30, 2012 at 6:26 am #

      Hi Daniel,

      the only way around this problem is to use third party websites as far as i know,

      You have to buy gift vouchers to the value you would like to spend and redeem them using your itunes account.

      I use http://www.cheapcodes.co.za/, the transaction time is fast and delivery of the voucher code is via e-mail.

      hope this helps

  90. the unknown May 4, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    i’ve tried signing in with changing my country name to U.K, bt there is still no difference, it still doesn’t show the ‘none’ option.
    what to do??
    please help me out..

  91. Pink May 15, 2012 at 4:04 am #

    Can u plz help me!!!

  92. Anoop May 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    i create apple id through lap and when connected to iphone and as review option come,billing instructions states that you have to fill the credit card formalities but why i dont get free applications.

    I tried changing date of birthday yr to 1998 and changed all the country option but no use PLEASE HELP ME MY EMAIL ID [email protected]

  93. CCB May 26, 2012 at 4:36 am #

    Hi, I live in South Africa & created a US account last week & it worked perfectly. I was able 2 download anything. My account was disabled today. I sent them a email asking for it to be enabled & I was told that my account was not a valid US account so they CAN pick it up.

    • manto meiring May 26, 2012 at 10:58 am #

      Hi CCB,

      Yep they can, thats why my google account also has a USA address. i think some poor sod at apple actually has the mundane task of checking , lol.

      I used the post office in Texa’s address. :)

      • CCB May 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

        Hi Manto,

        Thanks for the reply & yeah poor sod & poor us :-) Well, we learn from our mistakes. I just hope the “none” option is still available when I try again. I still had $21 on my account…grrrr. Will also loose all my apps I’ve downloaded so far. We wouldn’t have to go to such extremes if SA itunes was worth having.

  94. judy June 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    hey what about saudi arabia??

  95. ta1ba June 28, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    I think the “none” option works worldwide now. However, I have a problem and I couldn’t find a solution anywhere hoping that I get a response from you guys. My problem is that I have an account that was set up for the country Kuwait and now I want to change it to the US so I can use iTunes store cards but when I get to the payment info there is no “none” option which sucks! And i can’t go back and download a free app because I would cancel the country change and return to the Kuwaiti app store.
    Thanks.
    –ta1ba

  96. ane July 11, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    can you please make an account for me

  97. Martin July 14, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Why there was not show “none” Option during registering the Itune account. United state, Hong Kong, China & others country tried also the same.Can you please to advice me on how to create it

  98. Sher Shah Rahim July 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    I did it and it’s working now, all you have to do is,
    1- Log out your existing account first
    2- Go to app store and select a free app (Facebook)
    3- Try to download it (it will ask you for an account)
    4- Select create an account and now this will work

    Thanks

  99. Ashish Kumar July 27, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Simon do u thing the version of itunes matters ???/

    • Simon Ng July 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

      I don’t think so. I can still register an account with none option. Which country of iTunes App Store did you use?

  100. Pro August 9, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Go to iTunes on your computer click on a free app game a shit should pop up telling you to make an account. click create account and you should see the ‘none’ option from there

  101. Marissa August 22, 2012 at 5:05 am #

    When I made my apple ID a few years ago, I was given the option of selecting None. However, when I was attempting to make my brothers for him, the option was not available. I tried everything, and what finally worked for me was clicking to download a free app, then creating an apple id. When the part that asked for you to enter the birthday, I entered in my brothers birthday, and the “None” option was not available. So i put in December (my birthday is in decemeber; assuming it allowed me to select “None”) I picked December 5…and then picked the year 1996. When proceeding it then gave me the option to select “None”.

    I don’t know how or why this worked, but it may help someone else who is having issues.

    So try putting the birthday as December 5, 1996

    • Marissa August 22, 2012 at 5:14 am #

      Sorry, it was December 8, 1995!

  102. Hemanta August 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    hey guys change your country to mexico it works but the language will also chage to mexico . i’ve created the none option is written as “Ninguno”

    try it

  103. baagi October 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    Hemanta thanks

  104. DAMN May 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Apple is fucking racist.

    • sunny alexander May 16, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

      You are 110 % right

    • Suresh Kerai October 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

      you are right.

  105. sunny Alexander May 16, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    It doesn’t work just the wastage of tym :@ce8507fc9cf62b82cfba8e773b8ab09c:disqus
    they just dont still process for your NONE button,wheather you have changed the country name or not

  106. Your dad June 15, 2013 at 1:25 am #

    Fuck you, it still doesn’t show any None option.

  107. bebe July 2, 2013 at 5:42 am #

    it still doesn’t give me the “none” option I tried everything

    • meonly December 27, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

      yes.. exactly…

  108. Anonymous July 12, 2013 at 5:50 am #

    I live in the UK yet there is no none option. I had to download the 64 bit iTunes. I made a new account then it said review your iTunes account. When I got to payment, there was only VISA, MasterCard, Amex, clickandbuy and Maestro. There is no ‘NONE’ option.

  109. yep August 4, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    no none option for me

  110. Fred August 21, 2013 at 6:46 am #

    I am in the US but none is not an option

  111. Sohel October 19, 2013 at 6:21 am #

    you can only see the option while creating a brand new apple id

  112. Nabhan Zaman December 14, 2013 at 5:15 am #

    NONE BUTTON GONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !

  113. Bilingual May 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    There was no “none” option for me when I tried to set up a new Apple ID for the Japanese App Store. I tried entering my US credit card and it of course wouldn’t accept it, but after I got that “You can’t use that payment method” error message, ONLY THEN was the “none” option presented to me. So, in the end, I was successfully able to register two different IDs, one for the US App Store, and one for the Japanese App Store.

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