Some iOS users cannot buy ChatGPT Plus using Apple Pay (potential workarounds)

One of the most popular AI services, ChatGPT, just released an app for the iOS devices. It aims at finding quick responses, customized guidance, and more.

However, ever since the app’s release, users started coming up with various issues. For example, the app became nearly difficult for some to find on the App Store due its clones.


While others reported overheating and severe battery drain issues with the ChatGPT app as well.

iOS users unable to buy ChatGPT Plus using Apple Pay

Some iOS users (1,2,3) have now taken to the Apple community forum as they are having trouble using Apple Pay to pay for or buy a ChatGPT Plus subscription.

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I can not use the gift card buy chatgpt plus

I can’t subscribe to ChatGPT plus

According to reports, the issue extends to cards purchased using Apple Gift Cards as well. This is quite frustrating for users as they can’t get their money back from the gift card.

Instead of getting the ChatGPT Plus subscription, users are rather getting a ‘The purchase was unsuccessful, please try again later’ error message.

It seems that the issue isn’t exactly new since there are comparable reports that date back to March too. Furthermore, it wouldn’t function in the countries it supports as well.

Hey folks, I want to buy Plus but Apple Pay won’t work with 2 different cards, my credit and debit cards both are denied. I don’t know what to do. What’s going on?

Potential workarounds

Fortunately, we have come across some workarounds that can help fix the issue. It involves using PayPal to pay for the ChatGPT Plus subscription.

ios chatGPT + paypal is really fragrant, you can open plus in an instant

Alternatively, you can also try contacting Apple customer representative via live chat. It follows a brief process which you can check out below:

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Apple hasn’t officially commented on the issue where iOS users are unable to buy ChatGPT Plus subscription using Apple Pay. So those affected can try the workarounds mentioned above.

We hope that the team looks into the reports and comes up with a fix as soon as possible.

We’ll keep tabs on the latest developments and update this article as and when something noteworthy comes up.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Apple section so be sure to follow them as well.

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