How to Set Up iTunes Account Online

By Michael Batton Kaput

Apple offers users of its iTunes music software a host of additional features when they sign up for a user account. By creating an Apple ID, users can access the iTunes store to buy music, download podcasts and access free audio and video university courses. To create an account, users need to access the iTunes Store options and verify their login information online.

Step 1

Open iTunes.

Step 2

Click "Store" at the top of the screen.

Step 3

Click "Create Account."

Step 4

Check the box next to "I have read and agree to these terms and conditions." Click "Continue."

Step 5

Type your email address in the "Email" box. Type a password in the "Password" box. Re-type your password in the "Verify" box.

Step 6

Type a security question in the boxes below the password section. Click on the "Month," "Day" and "Year" options to enter your birthday.

Step 7

Check or uncheck the boxes at the bottom of the screen prompting you to sign up for free newsletters and updates from Apple. Click "Continue."

Step 8

Click on your credit card type in the payment method window.

Step 9

Type your card number and security code into the relevant boxes. Type your billing address information into the relevant boxes.

Step 10

Click "Continue." Click "Done."

Step 11

Log in to the email account you provided to Apple. Click on the verification email sent by Apple to confirm your account. Click on the link provided in the email. Type your username and password in the window that appears.

Step 12

Click "Verify Address" to complete the setup process.