How to Create an Apple ID without using a Credit Card (2016 Guide)

An Apple ID is a necessity for every iDevice user. I own a few Apple devices myself (I’m writing this on my iMac), that’s why i can personally relate to this post. The first time I tried to create my Apple account, I faced a problem.

Create an Apple ID without using a Credit Card

Probably a year ago; I Brought my iPad Air and I was trying to create my apple account. Back then I haven’t had a credit card. So, i had to use my father’s visa card. That time it was impossible for me to create an Apple ID without a credit card. However, later i found a workaround which lets anyone to create an apple account without using any credit card. So, here I’m sharing this workaround with you guys.

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You see if you don’t know about this little workaround and just try to Sign up on iTunes for your Apple Account, you will see a page called “Provide a Payment Method” page in your signup process. There you have to enter a credit card details (See the screenshot below), no other option is available, and it’s required.

credit card for apple id account

So, you can say it’s impossible to create an Apple ID without Credit Card If you don’t know the WordAround. What’s the solution? Let’s check the answer below.

How to Create Apple ID without Credit Card (2016 Guide)

Creating an Apple Account without a Credit card is relatively easy, all you need to do is Open App store on any of your Apple Device (iPhone, iPad, iMac, Macbook, etc.) and search for any free app. Then click on the Get Button to Download the App, Now you will see a new pop-up window saying you need to login or signup.

Click the “Create Apple ID” button. On the first page enter all the basic info like name and security questions and go to the next page. Now here comes the main thing, this time in the provide payment info page you will see a new option called “None” (see the screenshot below), Just choose that and create your apple account without using Credit Card.

Select “None” and Create your Apple Account without using Credit Card

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Where this can be Useful

A few days back i come across few apps Which are available for free on App Store, but they have Geo-Restrictions. I knew that Apps like PayPal do this on Google Play Store, In that case, you can easily download Apk from google play and install the app on your Android device. But for iOS we just can’t download the app from anywhere expect AppStore. So, there was only one solution left i need AppleAccount of that particular country and download the app on my iPad.

question markSo, if you want to download and app like these, then you need to have the US or UK (or anywhere where your app is available for download) account. But, if you live in India then How you can Create a US Apple Account? Well, it’s easy.

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You have to Sign out from your Indian Account and change your country on iTunes (The link is available at the end of the page). Now sign up for your US or any other countries Apple account. (All you need to do special is enter some fake address on the page when they ask for your US Address).

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Moreover, at the beginning of the post i have mentioned my personal reason behind writing this post. Anyhow, I think you will find this post useful, Thanks for reading. “Don’t forget to drop a comment and let us know your thoughts on the topic of “Creating Apple Account without Credit Card 2016.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Sagar, Is it possible to create an Apple ID without and Apple device ?
    I want to download OS X El Capitan ISO to build a hackintosh, but I I don’t want to download any OS from torrent, atleast this time.
    Feel free to send mail to the attached mail address,
    Thanks and regards:- Arnab

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