How to create a new Apple ID

Use the same Apple ID to enjoy all Apple services. Find out how to create one.

If you use Apple services, you already have an Apple ID and don't need to create a new one. Learn how to sign in, manage, and protect your account. Not sure if you have one? To find your Apple ID, enter your name and email address on the Apple ID account page.

An Apple ID is the account you use to access Apple services like iCloud, the App Store, the iTunes Store, Apple Music, and more. It includes the email address and password that you use to sign in, and all the contact, payment, and security details that you'll use across Apple services.

No matter where you create your Apple ID, just remember to use the same one to sign in to every Apple service. That way, you can access and manage everything with a single account and password.

Store availability and features might vary by country or region.

Create an Apple ID on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

When you set up on your new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you might be asked to enter your Apple ID and password. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create a new one when you set up your device. You can also set it up later in the App Store.

Create an Apple ID when you set up your device

  1. Tap Forgot password or don't have an Apple ID.
  2. Tap Create a Free Apple ID.
  3. Select your birthday and enter your name. Tap Next.
  4. Tap Use your current email address, or tap Get a free iCloud email address.

Create an Apple ID using the App Store on your device

  1. Open the App Store and tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Create New Apple ID. If you don't see this option, make sure you're signed out of iCloud.
  3. Enter your email, password, and choose the country or region that matches the billing address for your payment method. The email address you provide will be your new Apple ID.*
  4. Read the Terms and Conditions and Apple Privacy Policy, then tap Agree to Terms and Conditions. Tap Next.
  5. Enter your name and birthday, then tap to subscribe to Apple Updates if you'd like. This keeps you up to date on the latest news, software, products, and services from Apple. Tap Next.
  6. Enter your credit card and billing information, then tap Next. You can also choose None, and learn what to do if None isn't showing or you can't select it. You will not be charged until you make a purchase. You can change or remove your payment details later.
  7. Confirm your phone number. This can help to verify your identity and recover your account if needed. Tap Next.
  8. Check your email for a verification email from Apple and follow the steps to verify your email address. Learn what to do if you need to set up email on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

After you verify your email address, you can use your Apple ID to sign in to the iTunes Store, App Store, and other Apple services such as iCloud.

Create an Apple ID on your computer

On your Mac, you can create an Apple ID using the App Store. If you use a Windows PC, you can create an Apple ID using iTunes for Windows. If you don't have iTunes for Windows, you can create an Apple ID on the web.

Create an Apple ID on your Mac

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Click Sign In, then click Create Apple ID. If you don't see this option, make sure you're signed out of iCloud.

  3. Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  4. Complete the form to create your new Apple ID. The email address you provide will be your new Apple ID.
  5. After you've filled out the form, click Continue. If you see a message that says that the email address you entered is already associated with an Apple ID, follow these instructions to use an existing Apple ID instead.
  6. Enter your credit card and billing information, then click Continue. You can also choose None, and learn what to do if None isn't showing or you can't select it. We'll charge you only when you make a purchase. You can change or remove your payment details later.
  7. Check your email for a verification email from Apple and follow the steps to verify your email address.

After you verify your email address, you can use your new Apple ID to sign in to the App Store and other Apple services such as iCloud.

Create an Apple ID on your Windows PC

  1. Open iTunes for Windows. Make sure that you have the latest version.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Sign In. Then click Create New Apple ID.
  3. Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and Apple Privacy Policy.
  4. Complete the form to create your new Apple ID. The email address you provide will be your new Apple ID. The form also includes security questions for your protection.
  5. After you've filled out the form, click Continue. If you see a message that says that the email address you entered is already associated with an Apple ID, follow these instructions to use an existing Apple ID instead.
  6. Enter your credit card and billing information, then click Continue. You can also choose None, and learn what to do if None isn't showing or you can't select it. We'll charge you only when you make a purchase. You can change or remove your payment details later.
  7. Check your email for a verification email from Apple and follow the steps to verify your email address.

Create an Apple ID on another device

To create an Apple ID on an Apple TV, Android device, smart TV, or streaming device, you can usually follow the steps provided onscreen and enter your full name, date of birth, an email address or phone number, and a payment method. You need to create an Apple ID when you subscribe to services like Apple Music and Apple TV+, or when you download the Apple TV app. If you set up the Apple TV app on your smart TV and need to create an Apple ID, you might be redirected to activate.apple.com.

If you have trouble, try using the steps below to create your Apple ID on the web.

  1. Go to the Apple ID account page and click Create your Apple ID.
  2. Enter your name, birthday, email, password, and choose the country or region that matches the billing address for your payment method. The email address you provide will be your new Apple ID.*
  3. Select your security questions, and then check the boxes to subscribe to Apple Updates if you'd like. This keeps you up to date on the latest news, software, products, and services from Apple.
  4. Click Continue.

After you create your Apple ID on the web, you can upgrade to Apple's highest level of security, two-factor authentication, if you're eligible. After you verify your email address, you can use your new Apple ID to sign in to the iTunes Store and other Apple services such as iCloud.

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* In China mainland, you might be required to provide a +86 phone number for your Apple ID. You can change the number later, or change your country/region to a location that doesn't require it. This number is only used for verification purposes.

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