Set up an Apple ID to use in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store, and with Apple Music and Apple News

Your Apple ID is the account you use to access Apple services such as the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, Apple Music, or Apple News. You can sign in to all Apple services with a single Apple ID and password.

To purchase and download content from the iTunes Store, you need an Apple ID. Your Apple ID is the account that you use to access Apple services. If you've used other Apple services such as iCloud, or bought apps from the Mac App Store or items from the Apple Online Store, you don't need to create a new Apple ID. Just sign in to the iTunes Store using that same Apple ID.

If you’ve used Apple services on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, check to see if you already have an Apple ID.

Use your Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes. 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, and asks for an optional rescue email address. We recommend providing a rescue email address.
  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. 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 sign in to the iTunes Store and other Apple services such as iCloud with your new Apple ID.

Use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the iTunes Store App.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap Sign In.
  3. Tap Create New Apple ID.
  4. Choose the country that matches the billing address for your payment method, then tap Next.
  5. Read the Terms and Conditions and Apple Privacy Policy, then tap Agree. If prompted, tap Agree again.
  6. Complete the form to create your new Apple ID, then tap Next. The email address you provide will be your new Apple ID. The form also includes security questions for your protection, and asks for an optional rescue email address. We recommend providing a rescue email address.
    If you're trying to create an account using an existing Apple ID, you'll see a message that the email address you provided is already an Apple ID. Tap Continue, and then tap Use Existing Apple ID on the following screen to sign in.
  7. Enter your credit card and billing information, then tap Done. You will not be charged until you make a purchase. You can change or remove your payment details later.
  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 sign in to the iTunes Store, App Store and other Apple services such as iCloud with your new Apple ID.

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