Turn on Genius in iTunes without credit card

Update (March 6th 2014): Numerous comments say this method works; added strikethrough over the previous update.

Update (April 1st 2011): Apparently this method no longer works. Try using it, but when I tried using it a few minutes ago on a friend’s existing Apple ID, it did not work. It might work when you create a new account. If it does, please come back and leave a comment.

If you try turning on Genius in iTunes, you’ll be prompted to create an account where in last step you need to enter payment information. If you don’t have a credit card follow these steps:

1. Instead of going to Genius, go to iTunes Store.
2. Try downloading one of free iPhone apps.
3. When you’re asked for account information, click Create account.
4. Fill out the forms as usual.
5. On last step, you can now choose None as payment method (as opposed to creation through Genius).

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9 thoughts on “Turn on Genius in iTunes without credit card

  1. Ibtassam

    Hey, this worked great. For people for whom it is not working, follow every word accurately otherwise you wont succeed. I thank the author of this article for the help as I had really got an urge to get the Genius working and have an apple ID and this is the first time I saw your post after buying a nano 3 years ago.
    Thanks a lot again!

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