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Create an iTunes account/Apple ID without a credit card

Eliya

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Create an iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store account without a credit card or other payment method

When you use your Apple ID to sign in to the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store for the first time, you're asked to enter a payment method so that you can purchase items from the store. Follow these steps if you don't want to associate a payment method with your account.

Apple recommends using only one Apple ID to access iTunes, iCloud, and other Apple services. If you don’t remember if you have an Apple ID, we’ll help you find it.

If you're the organizer for a Family Sharing group, you’re required to have a payment method, either a credit card or debit card. A credit card is also required to set up accounts for children. Learn more about Apple IDs for kids.

If you already have an Apple ID
You can choose to remove the payment method for your existing Apple ID after you have signed in to the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. You won't be asked for a payment method again until you make a purchase.



If you don't have an Apple ID
Follow the steps below to create an Apple ID without adding a payment method.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch


On a Mac or PC


On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  1. Open the App Store app, iTunes Store app, or iBooks app.
  2. Choose any free app, song, video, or book.
  3. Tap
    next to the item, then tap again to get it.
  4. When you're asked to sign in with an Apple ID, tap Create New Apple ID.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions. When you're asked for payment information, choose None. See what to do if None isn't showing or you can't select it.
  6. After you enter your information, you're asked to verify your Apple ID by email. You must verify your Apple ID before you can begin using it. Didn't receive the email?


On a Mac or PC
  1. Open iTunes, then go to the iTunes Store.
  2. Scroll down and find the country or region flag in the lower-right corner of the window. If it's not the flag of the country or region where you live, click it and choose your country or region.
  3. From the menu in the upper-left corner, choose
    Music,
    TV Shows,
    Apps, or
    Books.
  4. Download a free song, TV episode, app, or book. To find free items, look under Quick Links on the right side of the iTunes Store window for any link that includes the word "free." When you find a free item, click Get beneath its icon.
  5. When you're asked to sign in with an Apple ID, click Create Apple ID.
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions. When you're asked for payment information, choose None as the payment type. See what to do if None isn't showing or you can't select it.
  7. After you enter your information, you're asked to verify your Apple ID by email. You must verify your Apple ID before you can begin using it. Didn't receive the email?
 
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Eliya

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I have also created step by step instructions with screenshots. Take a look below:

1. Open the "App Store" app
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2. Find a free app and tap the "Free" button

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3. Tap the "Install app" button'

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4. Tap "Create New Apple ID"

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5. Tap "Next"

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6. Scroll down to the bottom of the agreement and tap "Agree"

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7. Tap "Agree" again

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11. Enter your email address and choose a password. Note Apple's requirements for your password

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8. Scroll down and choose three security questions and answers

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9. Scroll down and enter a "Date of Birth" and then tap "Next"

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10. Tap "None"

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11. Even though you are creating the account without choosing a credit card, Apple still requires you to enter your name, address and phone number. You can always enter the address and phone number of your school. Scroll down and enter your name, address and phone number, then tap "Next"

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12. An email will be sent to the email address you entered earlier in the process. Tap "Done"

17. Using a computer (it's easier), go to your email and look for the verification email from Apple. Follow the directions to verify your new Apple ID/iTunes account.

18. Once you've successfully verified your Apple ID/iTunes account, open the "Settings" app

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19. Select "Store" on the left and tap "Sign In"

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20. Tap "Use Existing Apple ID"

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21. Enter your new Apple ID and password

Now, you are all set to use your new iTunes account/Apple ID to find and install free apps from the App Store on the iPad.