Can't Update iMovie - This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store

Recently, someone reported this error "This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store" when he tried to update iMovie after updated its macOS to the latest version 11.5 Big Sur. You may got the similar message as below.

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So why this happens? There are several reasons. This article will help you fix this error, and update iMovie without error.

Add you billing and payment information

This iMovie update error is not a typical message. You may see it after created a new Apple ID and try to install your first app. First try logging into iTunes with the same account if you have added your billing and payment information. If not, go to and review the information there. If you have a credit card on file, also supply the expiration date and CVC/security code. If your email address still needs to be verified, then you need to do the verification, too.

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Review Your Apple Account

Click the Review button in the dialog and make sure you can load the page successfully. If you are getting a blank page, then there could be a temporary server issue, or the content may be blocked on your side of the internet. Try to open it later or fix this network error first before updating iMovie to the latest version.

As for the error "This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store", it means that you have not used it in the Mac App Store. Apple online store and Mac App Store are two different stores. If you happen to use the same ID on these stores, you're suggested to click the Review button and go through the process of setting up your Apple account, or you will not be able to make purchases in the Mac App Store or updating applications like iMovie.

Ask Help from Apple Support

If you have added your billing information and been using Apple account as normal, but are stopped from updating iMovie, feel free to contact iTunes Support for assistance.

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