Apple® iPhone® - Create Apple ID

Note Notes:

  • You can also create an ID by visiting the Create Your Apple ID website
  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Mas / XR
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
    • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
  • For other models, click the applicable link for instructions:
  • To set up an Apple ID without a payment method, review these instructions


  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings Settings icon.
  2. Tap the Apple profile at the top of the Settings menu.
    iCloud profile
  3. Tap iCloud.
    Note The option to create a new Apple ID shows only when not logged in with an existing ID.
    Note When creating Apple ID as part of initial setup, tap Create a Free Apple ID from the Apple ID screen then follow these steps.
  4. Tap Don't have an Apple ID or Forgot it?.
  5. Tap Create Apple ID.
  6. Using the dial, enter your birthdate then tap Next.
  7. Enter your first and last name in the spaces provided then tap Next.
  8. From the 'Email Address' screen, tap 'Use your current email address' or 'Get a free iCloud email address'.
    Note The email address entered becomes the Apple ID.
  9. From the 'Email Address' screen enter preferred email then tap Next (upper-right).  
  10. Tap Continue to confirm.
  11. Enter the password into the required fields then tap Next (upper-right).
    Note Password must be at least 8 characters, including a number and an uppercase and lowercase letter
  12. From the 'Phone Number' screen, enter a number and a method of verification:
    • Text Message
    • Phone call
      Note Enabled when a checkmark is present.
  13. Tap Continue.
  14. To continue, review the License Agreement then tap Agree (lower-right).
  15. To confirm, tap Agree.
    Note An email with verification steps is sent to the address chosen as the Apple ID.
    Note For additional setup info, see Change iCloud feature settings.


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