AppleID for upgrading, downloading, etc.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000

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    Hello, I have an AppleID as I have been a long term Mac user. My work place just bought a MacBook Pro Retina Display 15" for me. I want to get the latest software updates but I need an AppleID. It seems that to create an AppleID, one has to provide credit card/payment method details. Am I right?

    I do not want to use mine as it contains credit card info which could be stored on this company owned laptop. On the other hand, the company's finance department cannot give me their credit card information.

    What suggestions do you have? Is there a way to upgrade/download/install applications without AppleID?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    Have you tried to get an OS update without an AppleID? I know you need an AppleID of course to DL apps from the App Store, but I believe you can get core OS updates with no AppleID at all.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tried but it requires AppleID to update even the OS.
     
  4. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    You should be able to follow this to create a separate AppleID with no credit card, then just use it for that machine.
     

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