How to create iTunes account without credit card [Tutorial]

It’s nice to let your kids play with your iPad, iPhone, or iPod, but a major issue that has recently surfaced is children spending their parents hard earned cash on apps and in-app features with their parents credit card that they did not approve. So if that’s your reason or you have another, here’s a workaround to create an Apple ID without affiliating any credit card to the account.  You can do this on your Mac/PC or on right on your iOS device.

I’ll walk you through both ways.

If you’re on a Mac/PC

  • Open iTunes
  • Click on the iTunes Store button (top right).
  • Search for and download any free app such as the Remote app.

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  • When prompted to Create New Apple ID or use existing Apple ID, click on the Create Apple ID button.

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  • It will bring you to the iTunes store, click “Continue.”

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  • Read and Agree to the terms of conditions.
  • Fill in your information and click Next.
  • You will then have the option to choose “None” as a payment method, choose it.

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  • Fill out a valid address.
  • Click “Create Apple ID.”
  • You’ll receive and e-mail to the email address that you provided. Open the em-mail, click “Verify Now.”

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  • That’s it, you can sign in and start using your Apple ID to download free content from the iTunes and App Store without a credit card.

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How to create an iTunes account on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  • Launch the App Store app.
  • Search and download any free app such as the Remote app.

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  • When prompted to Use existing Apple ID or Create New Apple ID, tap on Create New Apple ID.

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  • Choose your country. Pro tip: You could use this method to create a free iTunes account in any country, which can be useful if you want to download a free app that is available in only select App Stores.

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  • Read and agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Enter all information requested, tap Next.
  • You should now see the “None” option as a payment method, tap on it to select it. Tap on the Next button.

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  • Enter a valid address, phone number and email address. Tap on the Next button.
  • You will get a screen which informs you to verify your account. Tap on the Done button to continue.

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  • Apple will send you an e-mail to the email address that you provided. Open the email, click “Verify Now,” to activate your account.
  • That’s it, you can sign in and start using your Apple ID with no credit card.

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If you’ve problems creating the account, check out the video tutorial below:

You may need to sign out of your existing Apple ID in order to this process. You can do this on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad by launching the Settings app and navigating to iTunes & App Stores. Tap on your Apple ID and tap sign out. If on a Mac/PC open iTunes and click on the Store menu and then click on signout.

Let me know how it goes in the comments below.

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  • NY

    what if someone dont get that “none” option in payment method?? is there any way out??

    • H5ire

      1st select free app and press download.. then start press creat Apple ID.. none option will come in payment method for sure..!! :)

    • Murtazaa Ali

      Yes u r right bro…..

      • Rubel Ahmed

        None option don’t come out… Please help me……..

  • Will

    Looks like the ‘none’ option is no longer available.

    • Jorby Yabut

      Yes! So true. This one needs to be updated :/

      • Gautam

        Nop, you’re doing it wrong. Follow the instructions and you’ll see the None option.

        • Shaun Clark

          No it doesn’t show on my ipad.

          • vishwas

            Hi guys. It is very simple . whoever required help to create id just mail me.I will guide you in one simple step. vishwasba@gmail.com

          • Yuvi

            I need help… i have created an ID… but it will keep asking me for my CC number…. my email is eric_newton_144@yahoo.co.in

        • http://markpogi0121.blogspot.com/ mark pogi

          It doesn’t show none on mine either whether I log-in on PC or my iPhone. It may have something to do with the country. of origin perhaps.

        • Haley.

          doesnt work for me either!!!

        • marcelvelky

          not working!

    • Gaja

      Try in iPhone App Store as mentioned above. That works

  • Shaun Clark

    It doesn’t have the none option :(

    • Gautam

      If you follow the steps, you should see the option.

  • vernon

    Thank you. I have tried that and it worked for me.

  • Meister Manuel

    Thanks finally I created one account where I can download the Mavericks Update for my just bought Mac.
    I used 4 of all my e-mail addresses just trying to create an damn account

    Thanks a lot !!!

    • zain

      how do u get the none button

  • Alisha

    Help please it want work

  • SHETAZ

    its not coming..the none option!!!

  • shamindri

    are u sure we dont have to pay?

  • http://nairagate.heck.in Justice David

    Thanks a lot i have finally created one…. the method worked very perfectly for me, just that my recovering mail (yahoo) is very difficult for me to open and finalize the verification….

  • dana wasielewski

    why doesn’t it want to send verification to my email

  • byson

    I don’t want to put in credit card info

  • shibehater Zunkai

    thre is no [none] in the options !

    • Subhradip Numismatist Bose

      m also stuck in the same option man , i m not getting any “none” option , in the payment method they forcing to pay either to create any itunes account

  • Rohit

    how do u get the none button

  • Ayyan sheikh

    Plz creat my apple id

  • ron

    i dont have none

  • Gich

    How to create account only for iphone
    So that i can download a free apps asap

    • Ganja

      I need answer on how i create free account for iphone is their any body know how?@@