iTunes Store: Accepted forms of payment
Learn about what forms of payment you can use with the iTunes Store, Mac App Store, App Store, and iBooks Store.
Accepted payment types
You need an Apple ID to buy items in the iTunes Store, Mac App Store, App Store and iBooks Store. When you create an Apple ID for any of these stores, you will need to provide a payment method for purchases. The available payment methods vary by country, but typically you can use:
- Credit cards
- iTunes Cards
- iTunes Store Gift Certificates
- Content Codes
- Store credit (including Allowance Account balances)
In countries where the iTunes Store only sells apps, the accepted payment methods are Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Other payment types such as gift cards, store credit, monthly allowances, ClickandBuy, and PayPal are not accepted. Depending on your App Store country, prices may be listed in your local currency, US Dollars, or Euros.
You cannot use American Express with the iTunes Store in India. If you have an Apple ID in India and American Express was your designated payment method, you will be prompted to change it when you make a purchase or sign in to your account.