How To Create an Apple ID Without a Credit Card?

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If you are using any Apple product like iPad, iPhone or a Mac creating an Apple ID is a must as your device will not work without it. The Apple ID is used to get access to all Apple services like iTunes, iCloud, and other services.

So if you have an Apple ID you are good to go, you can remove your payment details from your Apple ID and install any free app. However, if you have to buy something you will have to add the payment Method towards our Apple account and then proceed.

How to Create Apple ID Without Adding Credit Card?

If you do not have an Apple ID you can create one without adding a credit card or any payment method in either your MacBook, iPhone, iPod or iPad.

Steps to Create an Apple ID on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Step1: In your Apple device open the App Store and find any free app to install.

Step2: On the right side is a Get button, tap it.

Step3: You will see a new screen pop up which will ask you to sign in with your Apple ID. Among the options provided click on the Create New Apple ID.

Create New Apple ID

Step4: Your screen will show the instructions that are needed to create an Apple ID. Follow those instructions and fill in the required information.

Step5: when you reach the screen for payments, you will be asked for the payment information in that choose none.

Step6: After you have filled in all the information, if you will eligible for two-factor authentication, you will be asked to enter a trusted phone number. You may also be asked to verify your Apple ID by email. To verify your Apple ID before you begin using it.

On a MacBook

Step1: On your MacBook open the App Store and find any free app.

Step2: On the right side is a get button, click that to install the app.

install the app

Step3: You will see a pop up asking you to sign in to your Apple ID. Among the options shown, click on Create Apple ID. ( if you do not see the create Apple ID option, this will mean that you are already signed in into the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Books or iCloud with some existing Apple ID.

existing Apple ID

Step4: Your screen will show the instructions that are needed to create an Apple ID. Follow those instructions and fill in the required information.

Create Apple ID

Step5: when you reach the screen for payments, you will be asked for the payment information in that choose none.

Step6: After you have filled in all the information, if you will be eligible for two-factor authentication, you will be asked to enter a trusted phone number. You may also be asked to verify your Apple ID by email. To verify your Apple ID before you begin using it.

On a PC

You can also create or change an Apple ID on your PC through iTunes. Try buying something on iTunes from your PC and follow similar instructions as specified above.

Creating a Free Apple ID Without a Credit Card Via iTunes

While the above methods are direct you can also create an Apple ID through iTunes.

Step1: In your device open iTunes and go to the iTunes Store.

In iTunes make sure that your resident country is selected correctly, if not then tap on the flag to update your current country.

On the upper left corner is the menu icon (three horizontal dots in the left corner). Tap the menu icon and select movies, tv shows or apps and iBooks( if it is supported in your iTunes version)

Creating Free Apple ID

Step2: The store you select will open on your device.

In the store to find something that is free i.e a song, movie, book or any app. Once selected click the Get button next to it to start the installation. As you click a pop up will come asking you to sign in to your Apple ID. Among the options is an option to create an Apple ID, click on that.

sign into your Apple ID

Step3: You will see the online instructions for creating a new Apple ID, follow those instructions carefully. Once done click on the continue button.

Step4: On the next screen, you will get a user agreement.

Review the agreement and check the box which is at the bottom of the page and finally click on agree.

Step5: once you have agreed to the user agreement, you will see a form to create an Apple ID. Fill in your details here along with the email and password (make sure to remember this password and what to do if You Forgot Your Apple ID or Password? Click on “forgot password”). For an extra layer of protection, you will have to set up three security questions for your Apple account. Finally, enter your birthday and click on continue.

Step6: Now you will see the payment page, where you will be asked to select a payment method and billing address. On the page choose none as your payment type.

Step7: You are finally done creating your Apple ID without a credit card, now all you have to do is verify your account. This will be done through your email.

create an Apple ID

Step8: That’s it! You have created an Apple ID without a credit card, all you have to do is to verify this account.

Step9: Once the verification is done, you can use the Apple ID on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch anywhere. You can also use it for your iCloud account.

The iTunes method for Apple ID creation works on all devices like  Windows PC, Mac to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

While creating an Apple ID without a credit card is easy, if you are the organizer for a Family Sharing group, you will have to provide a payment method, either a credit card or debit card for your Apple account. Also if you are setting up an account for your children, you will have to select a payment method.

If Already Have an Apple ID

If you already have an Apple ID, you can also remove the payment method for your existing Id after signing into the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. Here you will only be asked for payment method while purchasing something.

Removing The Payment Method From Apple ID

Step1: The settings on your device and click on the Apple ID profile.

Step2: Click on Payment & Shipping.  If you are asked, enter your Apple ID password

Here you can update or remove your payment method easily. This can also be done via iTunes.

If you are using a Family Sharing, then only the family organizer can update payment information.

Conclusion

Thus an Apple ID can be created without a credit card and for an existing account, the payment method can both be removed and edited as per your needs. We have provided you a guide to all the options.  We hope this article was helpful, enjoy your Apple device.

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