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    Apple Mac ID for iPad

    Good morning fellow edugeekers.
    My school has recently purchased one Apple iPad for senco use.

    I would like to install some apps to get the staff started with the ipad.
    I have created a school apple id with the school email, address etc. But when I then go onto the App Store to download some apps (free ones at the moment), the iPad says it needs more info and it wants a credit card to be added even if I am downloading free apps.

    Is there a way of bypassing this?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    If this is for one member of staff to use only, our staff have added their own apple id's and they claim back the apps they bought for work. For school use, we have a school account setup, but they do require a card on file, i don't like it but as far as i know, there isn't a way round it

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    Can you not use an apple giftcard for these purchases?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Can you not use an apple giftcard for these purchases?

    Ben
    Yes, sorry forgot to mention you can do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by ste1988 View Post
    Yes, sorry forgot to mention you can do this
    Thanks for your posts, so does this mean, instead of using a credit card, I could add a gift card to my account and Apple would be happy? We don't have a school credit card, so this will make things very hard.

    Rob

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    Have you tried the method described here? If you select "None", you won't need to add a credit card.

    Another alternative might be to try one of the following credit card numbers, although I doubt they will work knowing Apple. Click the image for more info.


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    Hi, thanks for your post,

    I am unable to select "None" as none is not there.
    It says:
    "Payment method, please select a payment method"
    Visa
    MasterCard
    Amex
    Maestro

    You have to choose one or it stays red.
    I have tried the codes you listed, but it keeps saying the card number is wrong. I have also tried some of credit card generator.

    I will have a go with the method you mention although it looks like you can only add US apps with that method.

    It also appears that you can enter a gift card number, but that is in addition to your credit card number.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Have you tried the method described here? If you select "None", you won't need to add a credit card.

    Another alternative might be to try one of the following credit card numbers, although I doubt they will work knowing Apple. Click the image for more info.


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    Quote Originally Posted by talksr View Post
    Thanks for your posts, so does this mean, instead of using a credit card, I could add a gift card to my account and Apple would be happy? We don't have a school credit card, so this will make things very hard.

    Rob
    When I setup our school account I did it on a workstation rather than the iPad itself.

    You should get the option to select no payment details which will allow you as a school to use iTunes Gift Cards to purchase apps from the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryITGuy View Post
    When I setup our school account I did it on a workstation rather than the iPad itself.

    You should get the option to select no payment details which will allow you as a school to use iTunes Gift Cards to purchase apps from the store.
    Thanks for your post again, but it is no different even on iTunes.
    I put in my account details and it says I must review account and then shows:
    itunes.png

    They must have changed it from when you last did it.

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    I just tried the instructions listed in my post above and they worked perfectly. No credit card or gift card required.



    Start at the "Creating The Account" section and make sure you have selected the UK iTunes Store (not the US).

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    Quote Originally Posted by talksr View Post
    Hi, thanks for your post,

    I am unable to select "None" as none is not there.
    It says:
    "Payment method, please select a payment method"
    Visa
    MasterCard
    Amex
    Maestro

    You have to choose one or it stays red.
    I have tried the codes you listed, but it keeps saying the card number is wrong. I have also tried some of credit card generator.

    I will have a go with the method you mention although it looks like you can only add US apps with that method.

    It also appears that you can enter a gift card number, but that is in addition to your credit card number.
    What you have to do to set up a non credit card account is

    Firstly, find an app that is FOC that you want to download, then

    When iTunes asks you to set up an account, the option for "none' as payment method appears, click that and you are set up with a non credit card account.

    You have to be a bit careful when using gift cards to set up accounts, yes this also works BUT

    You can not use gift cards to "gift" apps to other people, of you try this iTunes will ask you for a credit or debit card or will charge your card if you have one attached to that account.

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    The following website has better instructions on how to setup the account...

    www.howtogeek.com/howto/12936/create-an-itunes-account-without-a-credit-card/

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    Thanks everyone, I am all set up now. It seems for some reason, the account I had pre-created just would not work, it just kept asking for card details even though it was a UK account etc.

    I have created a new account and don't have to put anything about payment details.
    Perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-OC04 View Post
    You can not use gift cards to "gift" apps to other people, of you try this iTunes will ask you for a credit or debit card or will charge your card if you have one attached to that account.
    I just found this out the other day after trying to gift apps to some kids for use on their iPads. I couldn't find any documentation on iTunes or Apple's web site about this. Apple's help was "sorry, you can't. Have I solved your problem?". a real pain when my account is in credit but I still have to pay by credit card.

    What is annoying is that some kids are about 30c short in getting all their apps using a gift card we gave them (one of the apps increased in cost after our list was made) and there is no way to give the kids any less than $20.

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    Just worth noting that if in iTunes you try to buy a free app before you create your account, it then lets you create an account without a payment option.

    You do not get this option if you go via the create Apple ID option, you need a form of payment.

    Odd, but it worked for me

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