Apple ID can no longer be topped up from a Qiwi account. How to pay in the App Store from Russia now

Starting today, May 6th, recharge Apple ID via Qiwi no more. This decision was made by Apple. In fact, it was indirectly clear about the introduction of this restriction a few days ago, when Qiwi added large banners to its website and application with a call to throw money into the App Store as soon as possible, because soon such an opportunity may not remain. But, of course, then no one attached any importance to this, perceiving the alert for an attempt by Qiwi to conduct more transactions. But in reality it turned out to be much more prosaic.

Topping up the App Store account with Qiwi is no longer possible

That replenish Apple ID from Qiwi account no longer possible, the payment service itself said. He confirmed that it is no longer possible to buy a recharge gift code at the initiative of Apple. However, Qiwi clarified that these difficulties are temporary, and the service is working on restoring the function. iTunes and App Store top-ups.

Qiwi disconnected from the App Store

Please note: the notification about the possible disconnection of Qiwi from the App Store has been hanging for several days

It’s obvious that disabling qiwi happened due to the fact that more and more users from Russia began to turn to this method recharge your App Store accounts. Many believed that Apple would not touch it, since it was completely illogical to wait so long. But, apparently, in Cupertino they adhere to their own logic, which prompted them to turn off Qiwi right now.

Despite the fact that replenishment with Qiwi no longer works, users from Russia still have at least two options available top up your Apple ID.

How to pay in the App Store using your phone

The first way – pay from phone number. At the moment, the App Store supports only 5 mobile operators: Megafon, MTS, Yota, Beeline and Tele2. Their operators can top up their accounts by simply linking numbers to an Apple ID.

  • Go to “Settings” on your iPhone;
  • Open your profile tab at the top;
  • Here select the tab “Payment and delivery”;

Link your phone number to your Apple ID, and the money for the purchase will be debited from it

  • Click “Add payment method” and select “Mobile phone”;
  • Enter your phone number and click Submit.

After linking the phone number, everything transactions in the App Store and iTunes will be deducted from his account. However, this will only happen if the Apple ID account there is no previously paid amount. If there is, it will be spent first, and only then payments will be made from the phone number.

How to transfer money to an Apple ID account

The second method is more of an offshoot of the first. True, it is highly likely focused on those who use the services of operators that do not support payment in the App Store. The method lies in the fact that the subscriber of a compatible operator can send money to a user who himself cannot replenish his account in this way.

Here’s how it works:

  • Launch the App Store and open your profile;
  • Click “Send gift card by e-mail”;

You can send money as a gift to anyone

  • Enter the recipient’s email address and select the gift amount;
  • Then specify the date of sending the gift and click “Send”.

When the gift arrives, the recipient will receive an email. That is why it is important to specify it without errors so that the gift card does not go the wrong way.

  • Open the email with the gift card;
  • Click “Use Now” and restore the iTunes Store if you previously deleted it;

The money you receive can be spent on your own, or you can send it to someone else.

  • Use the code that was sent to you and click “Top up account”;
  • Now you can spend the received money on any purchases in the App Store or iTunes.

Important clarification: in order to accept a gift, your device must have iTunes Store appwithout it nothing will work. But even if everything worked out for you, do not flatter yourself especially. Glavreda Mobile-Review Eldar Murtazin reportedthat Apple will soon disable these methods of replenishing an Apple ID account.

Of course, we can say that there is still plati.ruwhere can buy iTunes gift cards. But, firstly, the cards themselves are sold there for more than their face value (a card for 1000 rubles costs 1400), and, secondly, it is possible that this shop will soon be closed, forbidding the Russians to activate replenishment keys at all.


Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.

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