This article applies only to South Korea.
To download or listen to mature content through Apple services in South Korea, you must verify that you’re at least legally 19 years old. Once a year, you'll be asked to verify your age again.
The age icon appears next to songs and albums that require you to verify your legal age before you listen to them. Games that are rated 17+ also require you to verify your age before you download them.
You can verify your age on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android device, or in iTunes on a Mac or PC. (Make sure that your software is up to date. Learn how to update your iOS device and Mac, or get the latest version of iTunes.) You'll also need a valid Korean mobile phone number to receive the verification code.
Verify your age
Before you download or listen to a song, album, or game that contains mature content, you'll be asked to verify your age.
- When prompted, tap or click Verify Age.
- Enter your name exactly as it appears on your mobile carrier account.* The capitalization and spelling must match what's on file with your mobile carrier. Then enter your birthday, mobile carrier information, mobile phone number, your gender, and your nationality.
- Tap or click Next.
- An SMS message with a six-digit verification code will be sent to the mobile number that you provided. Check your mobile phone for the message, then enter that six-digit verification code to play the song or album that you want.
*If you're a foreign national living in South Korea, your first name and last name might be on file in a different order. For example, Jane Smith might be on file as Smith Jane.
After you verify your age on one device, you can download or listen to music and games with mature content on other devices that you use with the same Apple ID.