Create an Apple ID on Mac
An Apple ID gives you access to the iTunes Store, the App Store, Apple Books, iCloud, FaceTime, and other Apple services. It consists of an email address (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org) and a password. Apple recommends you use the same Apple ID for all Apple services. For more information about Apple ID, see the Apple ID Support website.
You can create an Apple ID using your current email address or have an @icloud email address generated for you.
Important: If you’ve forgotten or need to reset your Apple ID or password, see the Apple Support articles If you forgot your Apple ID email address or phone number or If you forgot your Apple ID password.
Using either your current email address or an iCloud address generated for you, create an Apple ID:
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Sign In.
Click Create Apple ID, then follow the onscreen instructions.
Note: In several countries and regions, you can use a phone number instead of an email address as your Apple ID. See the Apple Support article Use your mobile phone number as your Apple ID.
For information about setting up your Apple ID preferences on your Mac, see Set up your Apple ID preferences on Mac.
To keep your purchases and access to Apple services secure, don’t share your Apple ID and password with others. To share your purchases with family members, you can set up a Family Sharing group with up to five other family members. See What is Family Sharing on Mac?