App Updates

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Edge1978, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Edge1978 macrumors 6502

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    Morning All,

    Ive had the same card# on my iTumes account for quite a few years and never had any problems, however I cannot install any free apps or update any apps because it keeps on telling me my credit card declined? Why would it be trying to charge my card? I don't remember having this issue before?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    Is the card on the account currently expired?

    It may be the same card company but periodically the cards they issue do expire. If you haven't entered a new one for the account in a while, even though your credit card company sent you a new card, then the one on account may be expired.
     
  3. Edge1978 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It expired a few weeks ago, and i put the new one in and it worked fine up until yesterday after I did a system restore, it wouldn't let me update an app saying that my card declined. I think what bugs me though is why is it trying to charge my card for a free app or an app update.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, strange.

    I've never had that happen. Maybe if you log out of the app store and then log back in?
     
  5. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    iTunes sometimes makes you re-verify your 3 digit security code. Try re-entering that and then a purchase from the app store.
     
  6. Edge1978 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. cynics macrumors G3

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    Apple requires a valid payment method. A lot of "free" apps offer in app purchases.

    There are ways to setup an account with "none" as the payment option. But I don't think you can let an expired card sit on there for long.
     

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