Apple confirms the end of debit and credit card payments in India

Following reports earlier this month that credit and debit cards were no longer working for apps and subscriptions and India, Apple has now confirmed that it will no longer accept any payment method in order to comply with new government regulations.

Economic period reports On Friday, Apple effectively stopped accepting debit and credit card payments for in-app purchases and subscriptions on devices like the iPhone 13 and its other top iPhones. Also, neither can be used to pay for Apple services like Apple Music or Apple TV+.

“In light of upcoming Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regulations, from June 1, credit and debit cards can no longer be used for purchases or subscriptions on the App Store or other Apple services,” the company said.

Apple has also confirmed that it will no longer store Indian users’ card information in its files.

To continue using in-app subscriptions and IAPs, users will need to use UPI or net banking to load their Apple Wallet or ID with a set amount of money to pay for apps, with Apple confirming that subscriptions will continue as long as it there will be enough money. balance. From Apple in April:

Regulatory requirements in India apply to the processing of recurring transactions. If you have an Indian debit or credit card and have a subscription, these changes impact your transactions. Some transactions may be declined by banks and card issuers.

To continue enjoying your subscriptions, you can pay with your Apple ID balance. You can add to your Apple ID balance using App Store, Net Banking, and UPI codes.