How to create a free iTunes App Store account without using a card? - Definitive guide

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In the world of smartphones, there are two really strong operating systems: Android and iOS, Both with the most used app stores in the world. On this occasion you will learn more about the system that corresponds to the iPhone.

What is the App Store?

This service, available for the entire Apple line: iPhone, iPod, iPad, is the platform through which you can download the different applications that may be available for your region.



In 2019, the App Store already had more than two million applications, between free and paid. Applications have come to generate nearly $ 2 billion for Apple, reflecting the quality this platform provides with applications.

Apple ID

If you have purchased a device Apple and you want to start using it, one of the first steps is to set it up. In this sense, you will need to provide the information necessary to create an Apple user.

Your Apple ID is what it will help you to access all services and enjoy all applications which you can find for free or for a fee through the App Store.

Apple identity

The procedure is quite simple and quick, so it will take no more than five minutes and is shown during device setup.

However, if by the time you started using your iPhone, iPod or iPad, you don't have an internet connection, you can do it later by following these simple steps:

  1. Enter the »App Store» application.
  2. Find and click the profile photo icon.
  3. A new window will open asking for your Apple ID information.
  4. Click on the option that will allow you to create a new Apple ID user.
  5. Enter an e-mail address validated by the system.
  6. Set your password.
  7. Provide the rest of the information Apple requires to create your user.

Alternative route in the App Store

Another way to start making your own Apple ID is to go to the App Store and try to download a free app.



  • In this process, a window will appear asking you to sign in with an existing Apple ID or create a new one.
  • The way a new user is created is the same as the previous one, so you won't have a big problem completing it successfully.

Creating Apple ID from iTunes

If you keep this application downloaded on your computer, it will be very easy to create an Apple ID for access the App Store. You just have to follow the instructions below:

  • Launch the iTunes app.
  • Find and click on the "Account" tab.
  • Select the "Login" option.
  • Click the button to create a new user and provide the information requested in the form.

Free or payment?

During this procedure there is a very important point to keep in mind: Apple will ask for a credit card information on which to charge payments for obtaining a paid application or purchases made through the applications.


In this sense, it is important to note that it is not essential to have a credit card to take advantage of the free services of the App Store and you can select the "None" option.


Rest of the procedure

Once you have completed this form, you will need to have your own phone line in order for Apple to send a verification code and verify your phone number in case you need to recover your account for any circumstances.

Finally, an email will be sent to complete the validation of your account and, once and for all, you will be able to take advantage of all the services of the App Store.

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