Set up mobile phone billing as your Apple ID payment method

If your carrier supports it, you can pay for your App Store, iTunes Store, and Apple Books purchases and your Apple Music membership through mobile phone billing.

Mobile billing is currently available in certain countries and regions with select carriers. Anyone can change their Apple ID payment method, even if a carrier doesn't offer mobile billing.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store. 
  2. Tap your Apple ID, then tap View Apple ID. You might be asked to authenticate your Apple ID.
  3. Tap Payment Information.
  4. Under the list of payment options, select Mobile Phone.
  5. If the phone you're using is the one connected to the carrier plan that you want to bill to, select "Use This Mobile Number.” Then tap next.
    If you don't see "Use This Mobile Number" or you want to use a different number, tap "Use a Different Mobile Number," then continue with the steps in the next section.
  6. Apple will use the mobile number of the iPhone you're on to check with your carrier and confirm that you can be signed up for mobile phone billing. You might see a screen that says “Verifying” while this happens.

If you don't see Use This Mobile Number, or want to use a different number

If you're on a different phone, or on an iPad or iPod touch, you might want to use a different number to set up mobile phone billing. Follow steps 1 through 6 above, then follow these steps on an iPhone:

  1. After you tap "Use a Different Mobile Number," enter the mobile number for the phone connected to the account that you want to bill to.
  2. An SMS message with a one-time code is sent to the mobile number that you provided. Check the mobile phone for the message, and enter the code on the device that you’re using to set up your payment method. If you don’t receive the code immediately, tap "Resend Code" to try again.
  3. Tap Verify to verify the code.

If you still don't see an option to use a mobile number, then your carrier might not support mobile phone billing.


On your Mac or PC

To open iTunes and sign in to your Account Information page, click this link: View My Account. Or follow these steps:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > View My Account.
    The Account menu in iTunes with View My Account selected. An iTunes Store window is open in the background.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID, then click View Account.
  4. On the Account Information page, click Edit to the right of Payment Type.
  5. Select Mobile Phone Billing.
  6. Enter the mobile number for the phone connected to the carrier plan that you want to bill to, then click Send Code.
  7. An SMS message with a one-time code will be sent to the mobile number that you provided. Check the mobile phone for the message, and enter the code on the computer that you’re using to set up your payment method. If you don’t receive a code immediately, tap "Resend Code" to try again.
  8. Click Verify to verify the code.


If you can't make purchases with your mobile phone billing

If you have questions about billing limits or if you get a message that your transaction declined, contact your carrier. If your concern is related to purchased content, contact Apple.

Mobile phone billing availability

Mobile phone billing is currently only supported in certain countries or regions and through certain carriers and their partners. This list is subject to change.
 


Austria

  • A1
  • Drei
  • T-Mobile

 


Bahrain

  • Batelco
  • VIVA
  • Zain Bahrain

 


Belgium

  • BASE-PayByMobile
  • Proximus

 


Bulgaria

  • A1
  • Telenor

 


Cambodia

  • SmartPay

 


Croatia

  • A1

 


Czech Republic

  • T-Mobile

 


Denmark

  • 3 (Hi3G Denmark ApS)

 


Estonia

  • Tele2
  • Telia Eesti AS

 


Finland

  • DNA

 


France

  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Orange
  • SFR

 


Germany

  • O2 and partner brands
  • Telekom
  • Vodafone

 


Hong Kong

  • 1O1O / csl
  • 3HK
  • SmarTone

 


Hungary

  • Telenor

 


Italy

  • TIM
  • Wind Tre

 


Japan

  • KDDI
  • SoftBank
  • NTT DOCOMO

 


Latvia

  • Bite
  • Tele2

 


Lithuania

  • Bite
  • Tele2

 


Luxembourg

  • POST Telecom

 


Malaysia

  • Celcom
  • Digi
  • Maxis
  • U Mobile

 


Netherlands

  • KPN
  • Telfort

 


Norway

  • Telenor

 


Poland

  • PLAY

 


Portugal

  • Vodafone

 


Qatar

  • Ooredoo

 


Romania

  • Orange

 


Russia

  • Beeline
  • Megafon
  • MTS
  • YOTA

 


Saudi Arabia

  • Zain

 


Singapore

  • M1 Limited
  • Singtel
  • StarHub

 


Slovakia

  • O2
  • Telekom

 


South Africa

  • Vodacom

 


Spain

  • Orange
  • Pagos Online Movistar

 


Sweden

  • 3 (Hi3G Access AB)
  • Tele2
  • Telenor Sverige AB

 


Switzerland

  • Sunrise
  • Swisscom

 


Taiwan

  • APTG
  • FET
  • Chunghwa Telecom
  • Taiwan Mobile
  • T Star

 


Turkey

  • Paycell
  • Türk Telekom Mobil Ödeme
  • Vodafone Mobil Ödeme

 


United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Etisalat
  • Du

 


United Kingdom

  • EE
  • O2

 


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