1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I am setting up a new iPad for my daughter, and an apple id for her, also family sharing.
    All is fine except for the fact that I dont use credit, but a debit card for my iTunes account. Apple needs to know that I am an adult. And to do so they need a Credit card. Is there a work around?
    12-28-2014 10:37 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Just enter the debit card as you would a credit card... bank debit cards are useable as a credit card in these situations.
    12-28-2014 10:51 AM
  3. toddprouty's Avatar
    This is not correct. Apple actually requires that you use a credit card rather than a debit card in order to set up a child account for Family Sharing (there are related threads on discussions.apple.com but I'm not able to add links here). I just attempted this. It's frustrating because our family tries to avoid using a credit card. As the linked thread points out, you can't (currently) just use the credit card for verification purposes, you must use it as your method of payment on an ongoing basis. Apple doesn't allow multiple cards to be added.

    I also noticed that if you try to change your account in the OS X preference panel for iCloud, this warning is displayed:

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    So Apple requires you to pay with a credit card in order to share purchases, but if you switch to one you won't be able to share purchases for 3 months. Well done, Apple.
    04-11-2015 09:36 AM
  4. SmartFah's Avatar
    Maybe buying one of those pre-paid credit cards will work. Or a visa gift card.
    I know it's not convenient, but maybe it can be used to work around that.
    04-11-2015 10:14 AM
  5. zerog46's Avatar
    I have my debit card in my account and have never had an issue. Been like that for a few years.


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    04-11-2015 10:15 AM

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