Set up mobile phone billing as your payment method in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store

If your carrier supports it, you can pay for your iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store 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 carrier doesn't offer mobile billing.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the iTunes Store or App Store app.
  2. Scroll down the bottom of the screen and tap your Apple ID
  3. Tap View Apple ID. You might need to sign in.
  4. Tap Payment Information.
  5. Under the list of payment options, select Mobile Phone.
  6. 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. If you're not using iOS 8.4 or later, you'll need to enter your mobile phone number manually.
  7. 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 from your computer, click this link: View My Account. Or follow these steps:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > View My Account.
  4. Enter your password, then press the Return or Enter key on your keyboard, or click View Account.

On the Account Information page:

  1. To the right of payment type, click Edit.
  2. Select Mobile Phone Billing.
  3. Enter the mobile number for the phone connected to the carrier plan that you want to bill to, then click Send Code.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 AppleCare.

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.

Country or region Carrier
Austria A1
Drei
Belgium BASE-PayByMobile
Proximus
Bulgaria Telenor
Denmark 3 (Hi3G Denmark ApS)
Estonia Tele2
Finland DNA
France Bouygues Telecom
Germany O2 and partner brands
Vodafone
Hong Kong SmarTone
3HK
Italy Wind Tre
Japan KDDI
Softbank
NTT DOCOMO
Latvia Tele2
Lithuania Tele2
Malaysia Celcom
Digi
U Mobile
Norway Telenor
Qatar Ooredoo
Russia Beeline
Megafon
MTS
Saudi Arabia Zain
Singapore M1 Limited
Spain Pagos Online Movistar
Sweden 3 (Hi3G Access AB)
Tele2
Telenor Sverige AB
Switzerland Swisscom
Taiwan APTG
FET
Chunghwa Telecom
Taiwan Mobile
T Star
Turkey Paycell
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Etisalat
Du

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