So we believe that you have just purchased a new Apple device for yourself but when you tried to create an Apple ID or Apple Store account, it prompted you to provide your credit card and payment details before you proceed further. Here in this article we are going to reveal a way to create a verified Apple Store account without credit card. ?

You must be wondering that why it is mandatory to provide credit card and payment details just to create an Apple Store account. The payment details are required so that you can easily purchase items from the App Store or pay for the paid apps.

But what if you do not have a credit card or maybe you do not want to associate your credit card details with your Apple account due to security reasons or any other reason?

Anyways, whatever the reason might be, here in this article we will teach you how you can create a verified Apple ID without credit card and your payment details. Simply head over to the next section where we have outlined an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to create Apple Store account without credit card.

How to Create Apple Store Account Without Credit Card

There are two possible ways to create Apple ID without credit card and you can use any of the two methods outlined below to create your own Apple Store ID without providing your credit card details/credentials.

  • Method #01 – Create Apple Store Account Using iTunes Software on Computer (For Windows and Mac OS X)
  • Method #02 – Create Apple Store Account Using Any Apple Device including iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

You may now proceed to the next section where we have outlined the detailed step by step guidance for the Apple account creation methods mentioned above.

NOTE: The methods discussed in this article are only applicable for new Apple store accounts. In case if you already have an Apple store ID then you must need to complete the payment information by providing your credit card details. Once your account has been verified, you will then be allowed to remove the credit card details.

Method #01 – Create Apple Store Account Using iTunes Software on Computer (For Windows and Mac OS X)

If you want to create an Apple ID using the Apple iTunes software already installed on your computer that is running Windows or Mac OS X, then we will recommend you to use the following method.

NOTE: In case if the iTunes software is not installed on your computer then you can download the software from the official Apple iTunes website for both Windows and Macintosh based operating systems.

Step #01 – Launch the iTunes software by double clicking on the iTunes shortcut icon located on your desktop.

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Step #02 – You will now see a start-up screen of the iTunes while it tries to access the iTunes store.

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IMPORTANT: Now before moving onto the next step, it is recommended to make sure that no Apple ID is signed into the iTunes software because Apple will not allow you to create a new Apple ID if any account is signed in already. If any account it logged in to iTunes then please sign out from it before proceeding.

Step #03 – Now you have to select the appropriate country by scrolling down to the bottom of the App Store page and then click on the “Change country” link located at the bottom left corner under the “Manage” menu (as shown in the screenshot).

Alternatively, you can also click on the country flag located at the bottom right corner to open a list of countries from where you can select your location.

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Step #04 – Once you have selected the country then you have to access the “App Store” tab by pressing the menu icon and then selecting the “Apps” option from the menu (as shown in the screenshot below).

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Alternatively, you can also directly access the “App Store” by using the predefined keyboard shortcut keys “Ctrl” + “7”.

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Step #05 – Now when you are in the App Store, you have two options:

You can either search for any app that is available for free to download or you can scroll down a bit until you find a separate section for “Top Free Apps” (as shown in the screenshot).

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Step #06 – Click on the name of any free app from the list to open it. For illustration purpose, I have selected YouTube app by Google Inc.

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Step #07 – Once the app page has been opened, find a “Get” button located right below the thumbnail of the app and then click on it. This will open a popup window prompting you to provide your Apple ID and password to sign in to the iTunes store. Do not enter your existing Apple ID account details. Instead, head over to the next step.

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Step #08 – Now, on the sign in popup window, you have to click on the “Create Apple ID” button to begin the new account creation process (as shown in the screenshot).

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Step #09 – You will now be redirected to the Create Apple ID page where you have to click on the “Continue” button to start creating your new account.

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Step #10 – Read and agree to all the terms and conditions and Apple privacy policy to continue to the next step.

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Step #11 – Now you will see a Provide Apple ID Details page. In this page, you will have to provide all your valid details for your new Apple ID like email address, password, security information, and your complete date of birth.

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IMPORTANT: Apple has a requirement that anyone who is creating his or her Apple ID must need to be at least 13 years old to be able to successfully create an account. If you are underage then iTunes will not allow you create an Apple ID.

Step #12 – Once you have filled in all the details, click on the “Continue” button to proceed further.

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Step #13 – You will now be redirected to “Provide a Payment Method” page where you have to provide your payment details as well as your complete address.

Under the “Payment Type”, you will notice that there is a new option that reads “None” (as shown in the screenshot below). This option will not be visible if you try to create an Apple ID using any other method.

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So select the “None” option because you want to create an Apple ID without providing any of your payment or credit card details.

Step #14 – Once you have correctly filled in all your information, you can then click on the “Create Apple ID” button to create your new Apple ID.

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Step #15 – iTunes will now prompt you to check your provided email address for a verification email sent by Apple.

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Step #16 – Open your web browser and access the email address you provided while signing up for an Apple ID. You should have received an email with a subject line, “Verify Your Apple ID”.

It is mandatory to open that email from Apple and click on the “Verify now” link provided within the email (as shown in the screenshot below) to verify your new Apple ID account.

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Step #17 – Click on the “Verify Now” link, which should redirect you to a new page where you will be asked to enter your Apple ID or email address and password to verify that the provided email address is valid.

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Once you have entered your account login details, click on the “Continue” button.

Step #18 – The page will show you a message that reads, “Email Address Verified” along with a green tick.

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Congratulations! You have successfully created a verified Apple ID without credit card and without providing any of your payment details.

 

Method #02 – Create Apple Store Account Using Any Apple Device including iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

Do you want to create your Apple store account directly from your Apple device i.e. either iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad without providing your credit card details? If yes, then we will suggest you to use the below mentioned procedure which will help you to create Apple Store account without credit card.

And yes, it is possible to create Apple ID right from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad without providing any payment or credit card details. Just follow the method outlined below.

IMPORTANT: Before we begin the step by step procedure, it is mandatory to make sure that no Apple ID is signed into your Apple device because Apple will not prompt you to create a new Apple ID if any account is signed in already.

Step #01 – On your device, tap on “Settings” and then under the settings menu tap on “iTunes & App Store”.

Step #02 – Tap on the Apple ID and then tap on “Sign Out” in order to sign out of that account.

Step #03 – Now access App Store on your device and search for any app that is available for free to download from the App Store.

NOTE: The trick to create an Apple ID without providing your payment or credit card details is to find a free app and then try to download it.

So in case you are not aware about any free app on the App Store then we will suggest you to search for YouTube and then click on the app icon to open the app page.

Step #04 – You will now have to tap on the “GET” button to begin the downloading process. But to be able to start the download, App Store will first prompt you to sign in using Apple ID.

Step #05 – Instead of signing in to an existing Apple ID, you have to tap on the “Create New Apple ID” button.

Step #06 – App Store will now prompt you to choose your county. So from the list of countries, select your country and then tap on the “Done” button.

Step #07 – Now you will have to read and agree to all the terms and conditions and Apple privacy policy before you can continue to the next step.

Step #08 – Now you will be prompted to provide details for your Apple ID. In this page, you will have to provide all your valid details for your new Apple ID like email address, password, security questions and answers, and your complete date of birth.

IMPORTANT: Apple has a requirement that anyone who is creating his or her Apple ID must need to be at least 13 years old to be able to successfully create an account. If you are underage then iTunes will not allow you create an Apple ID.

Step #09 – You will now be prompted to fill your billing information where you have to provide your payment details as well as your complete address.

Under the payment options, you will notice that there is an option that reads “None”. This option will not be visible if you try to create an Apple ID using any other method.

So select the “None” option because you want to create an Apple ID without providing any of your payment or credit card details.

Step #10 – Once you have correctly filled in all your information, you can then click on the “Create Apple ID” button to create your new Apple ID.

Step #11 – App Store will now prompt you to check your provided email address for a verification email and a verification link sent by Apple. Tap on the “Done” button.

Step #12 – Access your email address you had provided while signing up for an Apple ID. You should have received an email with a subject line, “Verify Your Apple ID”.

It is mandatory to open that email you received from Apple and click on the “Verify now” link provided within the email to verify your new Apple ID account.

Step #13 – Click on the “Verify Now” link, which should redirect you to a new page where you will be asked to enter your Apple ID or email address and password to verify that the provided email address is valid.

Once you have entered your account login details, click on the “Continue” button.

Step #14 – The page will show you a message that reads, “Email Address Verified” along with a green tick.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a completely verified Apple ID without providing any of your credit card or payment details.

Conclusion

We hope the methods and procedures mentioned in this article have assisted you to create Apple Store account without credit card. Now App Store will not ask you to provide your credit card or payment details until you decide to download any paid app or content from the Apple store.

If you have any sort of question or query that is related to the Apple ID or Apple Store account creation procedure discussed in this article then feel free to leave your comment in the comments section below and we will be more than happy to help you out. ?