Cards bug: Paypal users being asked for CVV

One of our readers has let us know that, as someone who has his iTunes set up with Paypal, he is unable to make purchases in Apple's new Cards app. When trying to give Apple his money,


  • Apple's Cards apps asks you for credit card CVV even though your iTunes account is associated with Paypal and not a credit card.

Work around

  • Update your account with a credit card if you want to make any Cards purchase.

I suspect that Apple will fix this soon, as they are probably eager to collect your money. Any other Paypal users run into this problem?

[Thanks Jason!]

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There are 7 comments. Add yours.

Timtoggs says:

I have mine set up as a credit card (not through paypal) and it still asked me for CVV.

OrionAntares#CB says:

I think when he called it a fix he meant that it would actually work. If you're trying to pay with PayPal and get asked for a CVV the authorization will fail.

Duff2481 says:

Yes, this happened to me as well.

Blizaine51 says:

I'm not using PayPal. Just using a normal visa. It asks me for cvv every time and it fails when I enter it.

SlothGSR says:

I'm having the same problem.... I checked my iTunes account and in the CC info the CVV field is blank. I input the number and save it.... go check it and its blank again... i tried deleting my CC info... then inputting it again with CVV number and same problem.. It just won't work. Next step is to try my wife's CC and maybe that will work since its different numbers on the card.

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