How to Create an iTunes Account/Apple ID on a PC

There are two ways to create an iTunes Account/Apple ID on your PC. Before you start, make sure you have downloaded iTunes and have internet access.

Create an iTunes Account with a Credit Card

Launch iTunes and Create Apple ID

Launch iTunes and Create Apple ID

  • Open iTunes and click the “Store” menu.[1]
  • Click “Create Apple ID”.
  • Wait for iTunes to access iTunes Store.

Go to the iTunes Store

Go to the iTunes Store

Click “Continue” and agree to terms and conditions.[2]

Provide Apple ID Details

Provide Apple ID Details

  • Enter your email and password.[3]
  • Choose 3 security questions and give your answers.[4]
  • Enter the Optional Rescue Email.[5]
  • Enter your date of birth. Check the boxes if you would like to receive email notifications from iTunes Store and Apple.
  • Click “Continue”.

Provide a Payment Method

Provide a Payment Method

  • Choose a Payment Type. Enter your Card Number and Security Code.
  • Enter a code or gift certificate code if you have one.
  • Enter your Billing Address.
  • Click “Create Apple ID”.

Verify Email Address

  • Check your mailbox and click the “Verify Now” link in the Apple verification email.
  • On the Apple ID page, verify your email address by entering the email address and the password you used to create your Apple ID. Click “Verify Address”.
  • Now you’ve got your iTunes account.

Create an iTunes Account without a Credit Card

Launch iTunes

Launch iTunes

  • Open iTunes and click “iTunes Store” in the upper left side.
  • Click “App Store” on the iTunes Store menu.[6]

Download a Free App

Download a Free App

  • On the App Store window, scroll down to find “Top Free Apps” on the right column.
  • Pick a free app and click 30804113.

Create Apple ID

Create Apple ID

  • In the pop-up window, click “Create Apple ID”.
  • Click “Continue” on the resulting screen.
  • The following steps are the same as 2. Go to the iTunes Store and 3. Provide Apple ID Details from Create an iTunes Account with a Credit Card.

Provide a Payment Method

Provide a Payment Method

  • Choose “None” on the Payment Method page.
  • Enter your billing address.
  • Click “Create Apple ID”.

Verify Email Address

Verify Email Address

  • Check your mailbox and click the “Verify Now” link in the Apple verification email.

Verify Email Address

  • On the Apple ID page, verify your email address by entering the email address and the password you used to create your Apple ID. Click “Verify Address”.

Verify Email Address

  • Now you’ve got your iTunes account. You can click “Return to the Store” to go to iTunes Store.