How to Log into My Apple iTunes Account

You need to sign in to iTunes 12 on your computer or the iTunes app on your iOS 8.3 device with your Apple ID before you can buy items from the iTunes Store or download your previously purchased content. To sign in to your iTunes account on the desktop version of iTunes, access the program's Sign In option. On your iOS device, however, use the iTunes and App Store section of the Settings menu to sign in to the iTunes app.

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You need a registered Apple ID to sign in to iTunes.
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The Desktop Version of iTunes

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Open iTunes on your computer and click Sign In on the top menu bar to open the Sign In To The iTunes Store dialog box.

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To sign in through the Store menu, press Alt, open the Store menu and then click Sign In.
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Click the Create Apple ID button to create a new Apple ID.
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Enter your Apple ID credentials in the Apple ID and Password fields. Click the Sign In button to sign in to your iTunes account.

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Click Sign Out from the Account drop-down menu to log out of iTunes.
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Confirm that you have signed in to your account; your name replaces Sign In on the menu bar. Click your name on the top menu bar to display the Account drop-down menu, which has options to manage your account.

ITunes on iOS

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Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen of your iOS device to open the Settings screen.

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Swipe down from the middle of the screen and enter Settings in the Search bar to find the Settings app.
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IOS 8.3.
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Select iTunes and App Stores from the list of options to open the iTunes and App Stores Settings screen.

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Tap Forgot Apple ID or Password to recover your Apple ID credentials.
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Enter your Apple ID and password credentials and then tap Sign In to log in to your iTunes account.

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Scroll down the screen to manage your iTunes account settings, such as automatic downloads of purchased content.
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Confirm that you have linked your iTunes account to the iTunes app; your Apple ID is displayed at the top of the screen. To sign out of your account, tap your Apple ID and then select Sign Out.