I think most of you guys already know what “Apple ID” means? If not, please check inside of your pockets now. If you find an iPhone or iPad, you MUST READ this article IN FULL and do exactly how it’s explained in Step-by-Step guide below. Trust me, it’s not another «Blah-Blah-Blah…» article, and I’m serious about that. The information on this page is VERY IMPORTANT and VITAL in order to set up you iPhone ones and right. Today I will explain how to create Apple ID without entering credit card details.
- If NONE option is not available at Payment Methods page – read this article
- If you need to change Apple ID on your iPhone – read this article
- Need to reset forgotten Apple ID password? – read this article
- Apple e-mail messages are not delivered to you? – read this article
What is Apple ID?
Creating an Apple ID is a simple process that can be done in two ways. It all depends which gadget you currently have available. In this guide I’ll show both ways of Apple account registration: on iOS device and on the computer (MAC or PC) with iTunes.
How to create Apple ID on iPhone (iPad)
During first start of the iPhone, you’ll be prompted to enter your Apple ID. It’s better to skip it by pressing «Skip This Step» (small letters in the center). Complete iPhone initial set up process until you get to iOS home screen. Now, when you have a working device, it’s time to create your personal Apple ID.
To register Apple ID follow the instructions below:
Choose None at Billing Information section. Enter your title, name, address, etc. No one is going to check your private information so you’re not obliged to provide your real details. Please note that ZIP code must be similar to a real one (at least contain enough symbols).
Congratulations! You’ve just created your own Apple ID! It wasn’t hard to do, was it? If you have problems creating an account, ask for my assistance or try the method below.
Create Apple ID on computer (MAC or PC)
First thing first! You must have iTunes installed on your computer. If you don’t have one yet – DOWNLOAD FROM HERE.
- Terms and Conditions (tick the checkbox and agree)
- Provide Apple ID Details (Email, password, Security info, etc.)
- Provide a Payment Method. Choose None as a Payment Type and fill necessary fields of Billing Address (ones again, no one is going to check if these are you real details). Complete registration by clicking Create Apple ID
How to add/remove credit card information to/from Apple ID
If you ever decide to download a paid app you’ll have to add credit card details to your Apple ID account. To do so grab your iOS device and do as follows:
Be careful with Apple ID which has credit card details on board. It’s so easy to spend a lot of money without even realizing it. Especially if iPhone/iPad is being used by kids. My son is just 4 year old but he already knows how to install apps from the App Store. Thanks to Apple they still ask for Apple ID password when it comes to money.
One of my friends got to a ridiculous situation when his daughter managed to buy some music at iTunes even when card balance was zero. He was really surprised when he found out about the debt on his Apple ID. In fact Apple doesn’t check the balance of your card, it just tries to charge it… very often in few days time. In case there is not enough money left at your bank account, Apple will put a debt on your name and then block Apple ID account if you don’t pay in time.
That’s why I always suggest to initially create an Apple ID without a card. You’ll be able to add card details at any time in future. At other hand, if you register an Apple ID with a bank card, you won’t be able to get None option at Payment Type in future.
If you still struggle with registration process or can’t get a NONE option as Payment Type, ask me for help using a CONTACT FORM. Good luck to everyone!