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Stop “Verification Required” When Installing Free Apps on iPhone or iPad

“It’s so annoying that when I install some free apps on my iPhone, it requires verification. How to stop verification required when installing free apps on iPhone iPad?”

Recently some iPhone users feedback that they will get an error message “Verification Required” when they try to install or update some free apps on their iPhone iPad, then they couldn’t update or download some apps as they need. In order to fix this issue, we have tried several methods, now we’ll show you the detailed steps about how to fix “Verification Required” issue when installing free apps on iPhone iPad.

Why Verification Required When Install Free App on iPhone

Before fix this issue, we need to know the reason why verification required when installing free app on our iPhone iPad. And generally, we can check App Store purchase is that has an outstanding balance, now follow below steps.

Step 1. Open your iPhone iPad, go to Setting--iTunes & App Store, now click your Apple ID.

Step 2. Now enter your account settings page by clicking “View Apple ID”, find and click “Purchase History” in the new page. Then check your purchase list and find the one which is with an outstanding balance. And before changing your payment information, it has to be paid.



Step 3. After clear due balance on your Apple ID, you can choose “None”payment option to fix verification required issue when installing free app on iPhone iPad.

Change Payment Information in iTunes

Now we’ll see how to change your payment information after clear your due balance, see below steps.

Step 1. Open your PC, launch iTunes. Then click Account--View My Account.



Step 2. Now it will pop up us a message and ask us for our Apple ID password, after entering the password, we’ll enter the edit page. Click “Edit” button which is next to Payment Information Option.



Step 3. After click “Edit”, you will get four options, that is “Visa”, “Master Card”, “Amex” and “None”. Choose “None”. When finish it, click “Done”.



Clear App Store Cache

When it still pop up error message “Verification Required” after changing your payment information, you can try to clear your App Store Cache.

Step 1. Open your iPhone iPad, go to App Store, then find App icon at the bottom of your screen.

Step 2. Click it for 10 times repeatedly, now close your app from background, then open it again.

Step 3. When finish clear App Store Cache, go back to App Store and install the app again to see if the error message “Verification Required” still exist or not.

Reset All Setting of iPhone iPad

When all above methods don’t help, you can try to reset all settings of your iPhone iPad to have a try.

Step 1. Open iPhone iPad, go to Setting--General--Reset.

Step 2. Then find and click “Reset All Settings”, when finish it, go back to App Store and download the free app to see if the error message still pop up.



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