Make an Apple ID

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An Apple ID is your passes to the exclusive feature of Apple and the iDevices. Using your Apple ID, you can do purchases on iTunes, connect to iCloud, purchase and download applications, iBooks and others. If you want to enjoy the full feature of your phone, you need to create your own Apple ID.

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Make an Apple ID by using the Web

To make an Apple ID, follow the steps below:

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    Go to the Manage your Apple ID page.
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    Click on "Create an Apple ID" button
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    On the Apple ID box, enter your email address.
    This will be your Apple ID if approved. You Apple ID must pass these three requirements: 1. It must be a valid email address; 2. It must be used by another user already; 3. It should not use a domain owned by Apple.
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    On the Password box, enter your desired password.
    It should meet these criteria: 1. Have at least one letter on it; 2. Have at least one capital letter on it; 3. Have at least one number on it; 4. Not contain multiple identical consecutive characters; 5. Not be the same as the account name; 6. Be at least 8 characters; 7. Not be a common password.
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    Confirm your password.
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    Create your own security question.
    Select a question from the list and enter your answer to your selected secret question. Tip - choose a question that even your closest friends cannot guess.
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    Select your birth date.
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    Enter your Name and Last Name on the fields provided.
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    Enter your address details.
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    Choose a preferred language.
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    Choose your contact preferences.
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    Enter the correct code based on the captcha.
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    Click on the button which says "I have read and agree to the Apple Terms of Service and Apple Customer Privacy Policy ."
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    Click on the button Create Apple ID
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    You will be shown a message telling you that a verification email has been sent to your email address.
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    You need to go verify the registration by logging in to your email account.
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    Look for the email by Apple that has a heading "Please verify the contact email address of your Apple ID".
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    Open that email and tap on "Verify Now".
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    Upon clicking the Verify Now link, you will be taken to the Apple website and your registration is complete.
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    You will receive an email from Apple confirming of the successful registration.
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    You now have just created your new Apple ID.
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Make an Apple ID Using an iDevice

You can also make an Apple ID direct from your device (without going to the Safari Browser) by following the steps below:

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    From your Home Screen tap on Settings (gear icon)
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    Under settings, scroll down to iTunes & App Stores
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    Tap on iTunes & App Store
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    If no Apple ID has been saved on the device, you should be taken to the log-in screen.
    If there is already an Apple ID saved on the device, log-out of it.
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    On the iTunes & App Stores login screen, tap on "Create New Apple ID"
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    On the store box, look for your country and select it.
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    Tap Done button to confirm your location and tap on the Next button.
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    You will be shown with the iTunes Store Terms and Conditions of which you need to agree to it.
    Go over the agreement by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.
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    After reviewing the iTunes Store Terms and Conditions, tap on Agree button to confirm your agreement.
    You can tap on Cancel and stop the new Apple ID account creation. You can also have the agreement sent to your email so you can review it again in case the phone's limited screen keeps you from understanding the agreement thoroughly.
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    On the email box, enter your email address.
    This will be your Apple ID if approved. You Apple ID must pass these three requirements: 1. It must be a valid email address; 2. It must be used by another user already; 3. It should not use a domain owned by Apple.
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    On the Password box, enter your desired password.
    It should meet these criteria: 1. Have at least one letter on it; 2. Have at least one capital letter on it; 3. Have at least one number on it; 4. Not contain multiple identical consecutive characters; 5. Not be the same as the account name; 6. Be at least 8 characters; 7. Not be a common password.
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    On the verify box, enter the same password to confirm it.
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    You will need to choose three different security questions.
    Make sure that the questions you choose are hard enough for your closest friends to find out.
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    Enter your birth date on the birth date box.
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    Tap on Next when you are done.
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    Enter your billing information on the next page.
    You will be required to provide a debit card, credit card, iTunes gift card, or iTunes gift certificate. Take note that charges will not be made on your account until you make purchases on iTunes.
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    Enter your billing address details and tap on Next button when you are done.
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    You will be shown with a message that says a verification mail has been sent to your registered email address.
    You can tap on Done.
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    You need to go verify the registration by logging in to your email account.
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    Look for the email by Apple that has a heading "Please verify the contact email address of your Apple ID".
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    Open that email and tap on "Verify Now".
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    Upon clicking the Verify Now link, you will be taken to the Apple website and your registration is complete.
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    You will receive an email from Apple confirming of the successful registration.
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    You now have just created your new Apple ID.
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Questions and Answers

Hi Walakobay can you help me with password?

When I make the password it says must have at least one capital letter.I do not know what does it mean

When creating an Apple ID, you must have at least one capital letter or upper case letter on your password. For ex. if your desired password is "password1234", then one letter of that password must be in capital letter, so it could be "Password1234". As you can see, I used capital letter "P" on "Password1234". You could capitalize any of the letter of your desired password.

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The email account name contains special characters?

Whenever I want to create a new account and after writing my name it writes that 'the mail account name contains special characters' what does it mean when it says that and what should I do?

You should only use Alphabet (a-Z) small and capital also numerical and _ to be sure the name is accepted.

How can I create my apple ID? can it be my Gmail account?

I made an apple ID, but it is not acceptable as it contains special characters

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Won't let me create apple ID due to "special characters"?

I'm trying to create a new apple ID and it won't let me as my email account "contains special characters". What am I doing wrong!? There is nothing special about normal letters.

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See more questions like this: Cannot create apple ID because my email contains special characters, but it doesn't?

Can you give me an example of an apple ID?

I tried to put several email addresses and it says it contains special characters, what should I do?

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What to do if I forgot my app ID?

I forgot my ID and password. Can you tell me how to do it.. I have tried: Everything.. I think it was caused by: I forgot.

To restore your Apple ID, navigate to the Find Apple ID page, and enter your first and last names and email address. Click "Continue". If you enter the wrong email address, you can try again with another email address. Then, you can reset the password too.

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Cannot get correct based on the captcha?

I've typed in the correct characters but it won't log in. I have tried: Typed in characters but it comes up incorrect. I think it was caused by: Something is wrong when I type them in

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