?What is the process to download Yosemite from the Apple store? I do not want to give any personal details, is this possible?
It keeps asking me about "Payment information", what exactly is that for and why is it needed??
App Store - click on Purchases tab.
Click the download button on the OS X Yosemite line.
If you have never downloaded Yosemite from your App Store, then click on the Featured tab.
Listed somewhere toward the top of list, usually directly under All Categories, click on OS X Yosemite, which will open Yosemite info page.
Click the Download button (it may say "Get", but the button will have the same result)
If you need to sign in to your AppleID account, App Store will ask you to do that.
And, wait for the download, which is more than 5 GB, and will likely take at least 30 minutes (unless your internet connection is usually fast.
After the download completes, the Installer will automatically launch - so I recommend that you Quit the installer at that time, and save the installer to another location, so if you need to reinstall OS X, you don't have to wait for another long download. (The Installer app will delete itself when the install is complete, hence the reason that you should backup the installer app )
Or, if you are ready, just run the installer from its location in the Applications folder.
There should be a None option for people who don't wish to associate a payment method for future App Store downloads that aren't free.It keeps asking me about "Payment information", what exactly is that for and why is it needed?
ExactlyIt keeps asking me about "Payment information", what exactly is that for and why is it needed?
And what happens if one does not have a credit card? He cannot get Apples newest OS?Exactly
Using the App Store, and the AppleID, means that you have to setup your payment information - even if your choice for a credit card is "None" - which is exactly what I have set.
Saves you time when you do pay for a purchase - and is simply part of the process when you select a free item.
More info:If you already have an Apple ID
If you've already created your Apple ID, you'll need to add a payment method when you first use it to sign in to the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. But you can optionally remove the payment method after you sign in to the store. You won't be asked for a payment method again until you make your first purchase.
So i guess the only thing i can do is to delete it and then register for a new one... can this be done?
Why would you guess that's your only choice?So i guess the only thing i can do is to delete it and then register for a new one... can this be done?
Im using Apple ID for the first time, thats why i can’t select "None" when editing my Apple ID payment information! Can you think of a better way to solve this issue of mine?Why would you guess that's your only choice?
Follow the various steps to get your account set up properly.
Your question is answered here:
Unless you believe that none of those reasons are related to your question - then, you should contact AppleID support directly.
If i recall correctly i had an AppleID before the App store was created, thats why i haven't made any purchases but do have an ID! Anyway thank you all for the help, i will contact Apple!The steps to follow are to provide payment information. Once you have connected to the App Store for the first time, you can edit your account to choose "None", if you really need to do that.
If you don't have any credit card, I'm pretty sure that you can use whatever method that you use to make purchases on the internet now, such as a paypal account, or alternative services that result in payments through network accounts of various types.
If you really are stuck - contact AppleID support for issues with the App Store.
Here's link for that support: https://getsupport.apple.com/Issues.do
(For your purposes, iTunes and App Store support for AppleID issues are provided through the same system.)
This is same thread that you started, and the steps are still the same.Any idea what those steps might be?
1. i contacted Apple at the time i started this thread and i still have no answer about it! I asked them to delete my account and start a new one (this i did because i was told in this thread that starting a new ID account (my ID is pretty old, before App store even started) now, gives the ability to enter "None" in the use of a credit card!
2. can i start to have a 2nd apple ID?
3. can i make an Apple ID through iTunes?