App Store on iOS 11 asking for Billing and Shipping Address

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by iphonefreak450, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. iphonefreak450 macrumors regular

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    I don't know if this is a bug in iOS 11, but I just setup a new Apple ID and on the Apple ID webpage itself and it did not require to enter a billing or a shipping address and I chose NONE for Payment Method.

    However, on iOS 11 when I launch the App Store and entering my new Apple ID which I created from the Apple ID website, I am able to sign in, but its asking me to setup my info such as Payment method along with my billing address and even if I choose Payment Method to be NONE, It will not let me proceed to complete the process.

    I rarely install apps from the App Store anyways, and in case I do, all are Free apps.

    Is this a bug in iOS 11?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. davidmartindale macrumors regular

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    First time using an Apple ID with the iTunes/App Store it requires a form of payment information. Once you download something (free is fine) you can switch the payment method back to none
     
  3. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    What if they don't have something to use as a payment method? Like if they only use iTunes Gift Cards as a payment method?
     
  4. XT550 macrumors regular

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    Not so. Setting up a new Apple ID and choosing None as Payment Method works just fine. Not sure if they changed it on iOS 11 but I really doubt it.
     
  5. davidmartindale macrumors regular

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    Gift cards are totally fine.
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    In the US/Canada that has been the case for at least 2 years.
     
  6. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    I know that. But what if the person who made the thread doesn't have a gift card to use.
     
  7. davidmartindale macrumors regular

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    Well, then they're a little out of luck until they either get an iTunes Gift Card or add like a Visa Gift Card or a regal credit or debit card.
    You can get Gift cards online for the exact amount if no stores are near by. Though that would still require a form of credit/debit card to process that order
     
  8. XT550 macrumors regular

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    In the US/Canada that has been the case for at least 2 years.[/QUOTE]

    Ok then. So what exactly is the point of keeping “none” as an option?
     
  9. davidmartindale macrumors regular

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    Ok then. So what exactly is the point of keeping “none” as an option?[/QUOTE]

    After you have used a payment method you can switch it back to None which will prevent you from accidentally making a paid purchase
     
  10. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Over the weekend I had to go into my account details, it had been setup with "None" since the start but now it insisted I provide address details even though it was quite happy to remain at "None" for the payment method. Looks like a logic glitch unless Apple is really trying to be able to link AppleID's to addresses for some reason.
     
  11. XT550 macrumors regular

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    After you have used a payment method you can switch it back to None which will prevent you from accidentally making a paid purchase[/QUOTE]

    So the real purpose must be that Apple wants to have your details regardless...
    Scary.
     
  12. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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    No hard proof, but seems like any time a major change to iTunes rolls out, I have to go back in an re-verify something in there. Seeing we just had another iTunes roll-out with some changes, guessing some folks are running into a whole new cycle of verify/update/accept ToS/etc hoops.
     
  13. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    True, if only Apple would let you use it without a payment method.
     
  14. cynics macrumors G4

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    You're holding a device with GPS supporting cellular and wifi location tracking, 2-3 hi res cameras, multiple hi quality microphones, able to identify you via fingerprint or a brief glance of your face out of 1,000,000 people in a split second, connected directly to their servers capable of logging everything you do on it or even near it....

    They don't need your help though. For example all my contacts are stored on their servers (names, addresses, pictures with location metadata, birthdays, facebook info, etc etc.) and your info is probably on someone elses iPhone that is syncing to their cloud.

    Apple asking you for your details should be relieving if anything. Scary would be them auto filling all your information for you the first time you pic up an Apple device.

    Besides the point though. Billing information is required for non local payments, with a ton of variables involved. They just collect all your information. This makes account recovery easier for everyone too. And yes clearly there is marketing reasons, they are a business after all.
     

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