Purchasing iPhone apps with a debit/credit card is no longer allowed, as Apple complies with Indian regulations. All the details here.
Have you tried to purchase an app or app subscription through the debit/credit card details saved on your iPhone? Did they fail? If the answer is yes, then don’t worry. Apple has put in place the new Indian government regulations that your iPhone cannot store your card details. Therefore, buying an app or getting an app subscription on your iPhone should be done in a different way.
Instead of relying on your debit/credit card, you can now make payments through Apple ID payment. Your Apple ID can now store credit in your account and allow you to spend it on app purchases or subscriptions. The amount will have to be added manually to your Apple ID account, which is possible via UPI, Netbanking and App Store codes.
Use Apple ID balance to make payment on App Store
“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,” says Apple
“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,” Apple adds.
You can try to make payment using Apple ID balance. Here’s how you can do it.