Creating an Apple ID

  • An Apple ID is the username for a free account that gets you access to apps in the App Store and media from iTunes. You have the option to associate your account with a credit card since there could be charges for products that you use, buy or rent. You can also have an account that is not linked to a credit card.

    Option 1: Create an Apple ID WITH a credit card (on a computer)

    Option 2: Create an Apple ID WITHOUT a credit card (on a computer)

    Option 3: Create an Apple ID WITHOUT a credit card (on an iOS device)

    1. Go to the App Store

    2. Find a free app to download

    3. Tap Free > Install App

    4. Tap Create New Apple ID

    Follow the on-screen instructions for creating your account. When it asks for Payment Method, select None. After completing the remaining steps, you will receive a email asking you to verify your account. Once you do that, you will have access to free items in the App Store and iTunes. These steps are also available on Apple's support page.