iPhone SE How to Purchase from the App Store?

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  1. pauly1 Suspended

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    There is an app i like to purchase in the app store. Its under 20 dollars or so. When i click on purchase, it first shows the email i use connected to my apple account. But what happens when i click and download it etc. Does it then ask me for my credit card information? I never bought an app before on the app store so curious about this. Do they also take paypal or not?


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  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    You will need a credit card attached to your Apple ID
     
  3. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    You could run out and get yourself an iTunes gift card and add it to your account. It's a nice, and safe way to add money to your account without attaching a credit or debit card to your account.
     
  4. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

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    Potential bonus with this method: if you have a grocery store's saver's card, odds are you get 2x points on the purchase, and occasionally can get up to 4x points (Kroger chain). Whenever I have my iTunes subscriptions coming due, I will get gift cards to cover the renewals and get my points.

    Paypal is an option:
     

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  5. pauly1 thread starter Suspended

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    Hi there. Well the item is around 15 dollars or so. So how do i buy this gift card online if i were to do this? Or you suggest not because i believe amounts are like 5, 10, 25 etc?
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    Could i also use my credit card to buy it but once i do that, remove my credit card from my account? Because i do not plan on buying anything else on the app store. Its basically one app that im trying to buy and thats all.
     
  6. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    I would just run out to a local store and buy the iTunes card, rather than try to buy one online. I usually buy a $15 card when I want to add a few bucks to the account. Doesn't hurt to have a few extra bucks in your account, either. Even though you're only thinking of one purchase now you may want something else in the future.
     
  7. KrisLord macrumors 65832

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    Going out to buy a gift card simply to avoid linking your PayPal or debit/credit card to your Apple account is borderline tinfoil hat methodology....

    Just link some payment method, buy the app and leave it at that.
     
  8. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    A gift card on your account is much safer than a credit card, your PayPal or a debit card. Even Apple can be hacked, it's just a matter of time. With a gift card you might lose a few bucks to a hacker. That's a lot better than having a bank account cleaned out or having to deal with a credit card company. No tinfoil here at all. Just a matter of safety.
     
  9. pauly1 thread starter Suspended

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    Hey all. Got an issue. I went to make the purchase on my iphone in the app store. I chose to pay from my paypal account as oppose to my credit card. I have a balance on paypal. However when i made the purchase, it ask me which option to choose on paypal... my bank account or my credit/debit card. I was confused why they ask this since i already have a balance in my paypal. Thus the payment should come directly from my paypal account right? Well i then just put my bank account since that was the only one that is connected.


    Now it shows on paypal Itunes preapproved payment for the amount. And the app that i purchased, i cannot even use it now. Is it because i have to wait till the money gets deducted from my bank account? Is there a reason why it didn't deduct automatically from my paypal balance? So right now is there a way i can cancel this pending payment and make payment again so i could buy the app immediately?
     

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