Create Apple ID - Apple® iPad®
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Create Apple ID - Apple® iPad®

Note For assistance with creating an iTunes account without a credit card, refer to Apple article: # HT2534 - Create an iTunes App Store account without a credit card.

Note For more information about Apple IDs, refer to Frequently asked questions about Apple ID.

Note To determine the device software version, refer to View Software Version.

Device Software Version iOS 6
Device Software Version iOS 7

 

Device Software Version iOS 6

  1. From the home screen, select Settings.
  2. Select iTunes & App Store.
  3. Select Create New Apple ID.
  4. Select Store.
  5. Select the country or region.
  6. Select Next.
  7. Review the Terms and Conditions and Apple Privacy Policy then select Agree.
  8. Select Agree.
  9. Enter an email address.
    Note This will be the Apple ID.
  10. Enter a password.
    Note Must be at least eight characters and include a number, an uppercase letter and a lowercase letter.
  11. Retype the password.
  12. From the Security Info section, select questions then enter the appropriate answer (required three times).
    Note These are used to verify identity.
  13. From the Optional Rescue Email section, enter an email address.
    Note Used when the above questions can't be answered.
    Note Cannot be the same as the Apple ID / email address.
  14. From the Date of Birth section, select / enter the following:
    • Month
    • Day
    • Year
  15. Select the On / Off switches (2) to enable / disable email for iTunes Store updates, News, special offers, etc. then select Next.
    Note Enabled when On appears.
  16. Enter the following billing information then select Next.
    1. From the Payment Method section select one of the following:
      • Visa
      • MasterCard
      • Amex
      • Discover
    2. From the Card Details section, enter the following:
      • Card Number
      • Security Code
    3. From the Expiration Date section, enter the following:
      • Month
      • Year
    4. From the iTunes Gift Cards and Certificates section enter the appropriate Code (if available).
    5. From the Billing Address section, enter the following information:
      • Title
      • First Name
      • Last Name
      • Address (2)
      • City
      • State
      • Zip
      • Phone
  17. From the Verify Your Account screen, select Done (located in the upper right).
  18. Open the verification email (sent to the email address given) then select Verify Now.
  19. Enter the Apple ID and password then select Verify Address.
  20. From the Email Address Verified screen, select Return to the Store to continue shopping.

 

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Device Software Version iOS 7

  1. From the home screen, select Settings.
    Settings
  2. Select iTunes & App Store.
    iTunes and App store
  3. Select Create New Apple ID.
    Create New Apple ID
  4. Select the Store field.
    Store field
  5. Select the country or region.
    Country or region
  6. Select Next.
    Next
  7. To continue, review the license agreement then select Agree.
    License agreement
  8. Select Agree.
    Agree
  9. Select the Email field then enter an existing email address.
    Note This will become the Apple ID.
    Email field
  10. Enter a password.
    Note Password must be at least eight characters, including a number, an uppercase letter and a lowercase letter.
    Password
  11. Re-enter the password in the Verify field.
    Confirm email address
  12. Select Question and choose a question then enter an answer to the question.
    Note Select a question and answer for all question and answer fields.
    Security questions and answers
  13. Select the Optional Rescue Email field then enter a recovery email address.
    Recovery email
  14. Select the Date of Birth fields then enter the month, day, and year of birth.
    Date of birth
  15. Select the Subscribe switches to enable/disable receiving news, itunes releases, special offers, itunes additions, etc. then select Next.
    Note Enabled when the switches are in the On position.
    Subscriber switches
  16. Select the payment method.
    Payment method
  17. Enter the card details information.
    • Credit card number
    • Credit card security code
    Credit card details
  18. Enter the expiration date information.
    Credit card expiration date
  19. Enter the billing address information.
    • Salutation (e.g. Mr, Mrs, etc.)
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Address
    • City
    • State
    • Zip Code
    Billing address information
  20. Enter the phone number then select Next.
    Phone number
  21. A verification email is sent to the email address associated with the Apple ID account.
  22. Open the verification email from the given email account then select Verify Now.
  23. Enter the Apple ID (email address) and password then select Verify Address.
  24. The email address is verified.

 

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Last Modified: October 30, 2013
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