How to create an Apple ID without a credit card

Written by Tech84 on January 7, 2013

Don’t you find it annoying that companies like Apple requires you to input your credit card details for a new account even though you have no intent on actually purchasing anything from the App Store? Or you just want to download a free app and you don’t want to send your credit card details to Apple?

Back then, creating an Apple ID without a credit card was easy, you can always select “None” when the payment option comes up upon registering. Now it seems that Apple has removed the option “None” when registering a new Apple ID and requires you to enter your credit card details.

Apple ID log in screen

Well good news for you, Tech4idiots has found some ways on How to create an Apple ID without a credit card:

The first one requires you to be on your computer and have iTunes installed. You can download the latest version of iTunes here (the latest version as of writing is iTunes 11). And make sure to “Log Out” any account that it currently logged in. Normally in iTunes, if you go to the store and try to create a new Apple ID, the option to select “None” under payments is unavailable and you will be forced to enter your credit card details. So here’s how to bypass that:

    1. Go to the app store and look for a free app (could be any app, game or anything etc)
    2. Click on download.
    3. It will open up a prompt asking you to log in with an existing Apple ID or create a new one
    4. Here obviously we will select Create a new Apple ID
    5. Just enter the necessary details for your new ID
    6. Under billing we should have the option “NONE” available.
    7. And there you have it, your new Apple ID.

Here is the other way to Create an Apple ID without a credit card while on your iPhone/iPad/iPodTouch or iPad mini:

    1. Open the App Store on your iOS device and look for a free app (could be any app, game or anything etc)
    2. Click on download.
    3. It will open up a prompt asking you to log in with an existing Apple ID or create a new one
    4. Here obviously we will select Create a new Apple ID
    5. Just enter the necessary details for your new ID
    6. Under billing we should have the option “NONE” available.
    7. And there you have it, your new Apple ID.

And if all those things above still wont work for you (It seems it varies from country to country?) One thing you can do is to redeem a code, from an iTunes gift Card or for a free app. In this tutorial, we will use a code offered for free from this site: Klove. This can be done while on a Computer on iTunes or while on your iPhone/iPad/iPodTouch or iPad mini. (Note: this also works on already existing Apple ID’s)

    1. Go to this site: http://www.klove.com/music/store.aspx and click on the Download Free song on iTunes.
    2. Simply copy the code for the free song
    3. Go to the App Store and click on “Redeem”
    4. Just enter the Code from the store and then you will be prompted to either log in with an existing Apple ID or Create a new Apple ID
    5. Select Create a new Apple ID
    6. When the Billing option comes up the option “None” would be available and now you can proceed to create an Apple ID without a credit card.
    7. And there you have it, your new Apple ID.

If you have any questions or more tips to add, feel free to leave a comment below.




72 Responses to “How to create an Apple ID without a credit card”

  1. Mandy says:

    Thanks a lot, i tried almost everything but could get the “none” option to appear. The redeem a code trick worked for me just fine. Thanks!

  2. Mena says:

    the redeem code worked for me, the other options did not. so thanks a lot!

  3. kruve says:

    Redeem code. The only one that worked :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    The redeem code worked! thanks!

  5. Natalie says:

    Thanks! Already tried all the other options and the redeem code is the one that worked for me too, I’ve been looking all over for this!

  6. ethel says:

    thanks it works! mwah!

  7. arya shah says:

    thank you soooooo fucking much…..it works:-D

  8. Asiamah Cortez says:

    The redeem code has unfortunately expired. Any other one. Please help me.

  9. Shane says:

    Thanks! my old credit card had a problem and I was weary that apple will not accept it. nice to know I can create a new apple id without a credit card. thanks again!

  10. Ane says:

    Hii I am from India..I just got my ipad..and can’t seem to get started on my apple id..i tried everything..since I don’t have a credit or visa card..I even tried the redeem trick..but still can’t seem to do anything about it. Need help!! :(

  11. elena says:

    thanks, redeemed the code worked for me, new apple id plus a free song! thanks!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thanksss man…The third option works perfectly fine!!!!!!!!

  13. Azeem says:

    Thank you sooooo muchhhhhhhhhhh mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnn……….

  14. Reyner says:

    It does not work

  15. anonymous says:

    it does not work. I’ve tried everything.

  16. anonymous says:

    I can’t get the none option for billing (adding on to previous comment).

  17. Anya says:

    At first I thought this would be a scam but it actually worked! Thank you!

  18. ariane says:

    why, it always saying that my email address cannot set an apple ID.. i tried all so many times.. Please Help….

  19. Abbas says:

    THANK YOU!!! it works so fine.. Enjoying it.. Thanks again

  20. Zach says:

    there,s no none in pc what country is it ?

  21. Parnian says:

    You are idiot. Tech is not for idiots

  22. jasmine says:

    thanks the third option worked

  23. Nel says:

    redeem code worked for me

  24. Emily says:

    Thanks so much. Redeem code worked for me. If it weren’t for you I would have had no option but to put my credit car. THANKS SO MUCH!!

  25. Anonymous says:

    This is seriously the biggest help ever, thank you!!:)

  26. maria says:

    thank uuuu! i was rtying to do an account for my mom, and shes has no credit card -.- it didnt accept mine as i am already using it! :) THANKS!!

  27. JP says:

    Does not work in the UK :-(

  28. Hamed says:

    I have problem with it
    When I select none it does not work and it says that for assistant visit apple web site!
    Please help about it!
    Thanks

  29. Dhayainne says:

    Plzzzz
    Help me to make apple id..

  30. Dakkigurl says:

    Thank you so much….redeem code trick worked for me…

  31. Joliot says:

    Thanks for ur help I already uploaded apple id

  32. Jolito says:

    Thanks for ur help I already uploaded apple id xcellent

  33. Anonymous says:

    none of those work for me.

  34. Anonymous says:

    i don’t have an email and i want to create a apple id how do i create a email please help?

  35. salman butt says:

    there no otion of without make an apple id i mean when he asked that cradit number but there is no non option?

  36. salman butt says:

    there no option of without make an apple id i mean when he asked that cradit number but there is no non option?

  37. imo says:

    The redeem code is invalid. Can someone please direct me to another one?

  38. merry says:

    The code is invalid……..
    how come?????????? :’(

  39. gerikha says:

    i can’t redeem a code. PLEASE HELP :(

  40. gerikha says:

    Mine also, code is invalid. :(

  41. Amal says:

    ders a simple solutn.
    jz select the country to us and apply change.
    there you can see ‘ NONE ” option in the credit card list.
    then change the country back to your wish.

    proceeed..

    bingo

  42. manu says:

    Yeah, I really find it annoying that they removed that option during the normal Apple ID registration process,pls help me.

  43. Tani says:

    Well well, worked for me!!! Thanks!!!!!

  44. Anonymous says:

    Redeem code option worked. excellent. Thanks for super help.

  45. Anonymous says:

    If you have an email address and phone number, find your local online apple support web page, and just ask them to open an account as you don’t have a credit card.

    I just did this for an unrelated problem (correcting them using me email addr for someone else’s support call by mistake) and they made a new apple ID for my contact phone call.

    If you sound like a genuine person on the phone, they’ll probably happily make you an apple acct without a credit card.

  46. Alicia says:

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!

  47. rinchen says:

    still didnt work on my ipad despite of repeatly follow-up , is there any other alternatives, please help

  48. Anonymous says:

    Thanks! worked for me!

  49. Nasi says:

    thanks!

  50. Chantelle says:

    Can someone plz tel me what this redeem code is want to set up my apply id but ceep asking for my credit card invo. Can someone plz halp me
    Thans

  51. Ken says:

    I can’t connect to iTunes

  52. Rasavi says:

    I tried so much to create appleID but I can’t.

  53. Pat says:

    Thanks, redeeom code worked

  54. demus says:

    really thanks alot, you the best, it worked.wow.

  55. Zackery says:

    I’m from South Africa and I heard of this new cool app tah is on google play for android and on the app store, but is not available on south African app store so I tried creating a new apple ID but when it came to credit card part their was no “NONE” option so I got a visa and when I entered the code and scrolled down and I clicked nextin red writing it said this payment method is not available in this app store please choose a different method(IPad) so I want to know do we have to plug the IPad into our PC to get the none option?

  56. Sakil says:

    Redeem code is unvaiable

  57. cesa says:

    Redeem code doesn’t work. When I go to http://www.klove.com/music/store.aspx, it’s always saying “Unfortunately, there are no free song downloads available at this time. For future music promotions and updates on what’s going on with K-LOVE, text MUSIC to 21947. Standard text messaging rates apply.”? :( Help me please!

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