How to Create an Apple ID Without a Visa

By Jefe Nubarron

Apple's iTunes Store sells music, apps and books. The App Store offers a wide variety of free apps that can be downloaded to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without paying any money. Regardless of whether you're purchasing items or downloading a free app, you must have an Apple ID to access items provided through the iTunes Store. Fortunately, Apple offers a means by which customers without credit cards can create an Apple ID. The exact process is outlined on Apple's website.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
  • Internet access

On a Computer

Step 1

Open the iTunes application on your computer. If you don't have iTunes, you'll need to connect to Apple (www.apple.com/itunes/download), download iTunes to your computer and install it according to the instructions Apple provides.

Step 2

Sign out of your iTunes account if you're signed in. Go to the top set of iTunes menus and select the "Store" menu and then choose "Sign out" from the selections.

Step 3

Select the iTunes Store in the left column of iTunes under the "Store" heading, and then locate and click on the "App Store" item in the navigation bar. The navigation bar is just below the buttons and search field at the top of the iTunes application window.

Step 4

Scroll down and look on the right side for a list entitled "Free Apps" and click the "FREE" button located next to any of them.

Step 5

Click the "Create New Account" button, then select "Continue," and read and agree to the terms and conditions. You must check the box to agree to the terms before you'll be able to continue.

Step 6

Fill out the details requested, including an email address, password, security questions and birthday. Click the "Continue" button to proceed.

Step 7

Select "None" as your payment option.

Step 8

Fill out any additional required name and address fields, then select the "Verify your Account" option on the following screen and press the "Done" button.

Step 9

Check your email for a message from Apple and click the link provided in the email to activate your account.

On an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Step 1

Open the "App Store" app on your device.

Step 2

Find a free application within the store and purchase it by tapping the colored "FREE" button.

Step 3

Tap "Create New Account," read and agree to the terms and conditions, and hit the "Agree" button at the bottom of the page.

Step 4

Select your country and then press the "Done" button.

Step 5

Provide an email address, password, birthday and security question in the fields and tap the "Next" button.

Step 6

Select "None" as your payment type.

Step 7

Fill out the remaining required information, including your email, address and phone numbers, and then tap the "Next" button.

Step 8

Press the "Done" button on the "Verify Your Account" screen that follows and then check your email for a message from Apple's iTunes Store.

Step 9

Open the verification email and click on the link inside to activate your account. The App Store app should automatically open when you press on the link. Sign in when prompted and select the "Use Existing Account" option.