Create an Apple ID for your iPhone

Edited by Leomar Umpad, Eng, Lynn

In order to get the most from your iPhone, you need to have an Apple ID. When you download and install applications, use iPhone services and upgrade your applications and OS, an Apple ID is required. Below are the steps:

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Instructions

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  1. 1
    Enable and unlock the iPhone
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    Enter the password if the device requires.
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  2. 2
    On your Home screen, tap Settings.
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  3. 3
    Scroll down until you see the entry
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    "iTunes and App Stores".
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  4. 4
    Tap the "iTunes App Store"
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    If there is an existing Apple ID logged in, log out from it.
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  5. 5
    Click on "Create New Apple ID".
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  6. 6
    Locate and select the country you are located in
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    Tap Done to confirm your choices, and then click Next to continue.
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  7. 7
    See the iTunes Store Terms and Conditions and agree with them
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    Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "OK", then tap again to alert actions. If you have trouble reading the document, you can choose it to be sent via email by clicking "Send Email" and entering a valid email address.
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  8. 8
    Please enter your email address, password, security questions, three appropriate responses, and date of birth
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    Your password must be at least eight characters (including numbers and uppercase and lowercase letters), and no spaces. Neither should have three consecutive characters (AAA), even your Apple ID, or password which you used in the previous year. After registration, the email address will be your Apple ID.
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  9. 9
    Enter your billing information
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    Apple requires you enter a mode of payment, such as Visa, MasterCard, or another option.
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  10. 10
    Your card will not be charged when you only install free applications
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    It will only be charged when used it for paid application purchases.
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    Also provide your billing address, which is your full name, address, city name, state name/province, postal code and telephone number
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    This is to confirm your payment information, and any purchases or online transactions you make shall be sent to your email address.
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  12. 12
    Verify your account
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    An email will be sent to the email address you provided.
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  13. 13
    Log in to your email account and check for the confirmation mail sent by Apple
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    The subject is "Please check the email address of contact for Apple ID." Open and click the link to verify your account.
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  14. 14
    Go to the Apple website and log in using your Apple ID and password.
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  15. 15
    Click "Verify address".
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    Once done, you should have your own Apple ID
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Create an Apple ID with no credit card

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Are you stuck with your Apple ID registration because you do not have a credit card? The instructions below will allow you to make your own Apple ID without any credit card.

  1. 1
    Unlock your iPhone.
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  2. 2
    On the application list, open Settings by tapping on it.
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  3. 3
    Tap on Store and sign out any logged in Apple ID.
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  4. 4
    Go back to the application list and tap on "App Store".
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  5. 5
    This is the most important part
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    Look for a FREE application and tap on the "Free" button.
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    After tapping on the Free button, it will transform into an "Install" button; tap on it.
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  7. 7
    You will be asked to sign in
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    Tap on "Create New Apple ID".
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  8. 8
    You will now be taken to the Create a new account page; enter your country or region and tap the "Next" button.
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  9. 9
    Read and understand the terms of use and tap on "Agree" to continue.
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  10. 10
    Confirm your action by tapping on the "Agree" button that will pop up.
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  11. 11
    Enter your email address and password.
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  12. 12
    Scroll down and go to Question & Answer section, where you will need to provide answers to three secret questions.
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  13. 13
    Scroll down and enter your month, day and year of birth.
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  14. 14
    You will now be on the billing information page, where you will be asked for a credit card
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    Take note that there is an option, "None", on the lower-most part of the choices; tap on it to proceed.
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  15. 15
    Enter your personal details, like your first name, last name, address, and phone number; tap on Next to continue.
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  16. 16
    Verify your account
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    Apple has sent an email to your registered email address. Open that email and follow the instructions in it. If you cannot find the email on your inbox, look for it in your Spam or Junk folder.
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    After verification, your Apple ID can now be used
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    You can now go to Settings, then Store, and sign in with your newly registered Apple ID.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Leomar Umpad

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