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Guide To Create an iTunes Account in US & Non-U.S. Country

If you are new iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad user, the first thing you need is to create an iTunes account. Incase you are a U.S. resident, you can create an iTunes account without any credit-card or PayPal account. However if you are not a U.S. resident then you will need to provide your credit-card information during the signup process. When you download and install iTunes, it sets your country to United States by default. The following guide will explain how you can create an iTunes account if you are a U.S. or non U.S. resident.

iTunes Account For U.S. & Non-U.S. iPhone Users:

  1. Download iTunes.
  2. Install iTunes you downloaded in the above step.
  3. After installation, launch iTunes and look for "iTunes Store" in the sidebar. If you are a U.S. resident, jump to step 6.
  4. iTunes Store

  5. Once iTunes loads "iTunes Store" scroll down and click on the U.S. flag at the bottom right.
  6. Select Country in iTunes

  7. Select your country.
  8. Now iTunes will load the App Store for your country. Once loaded click on "Account" under the Quick links option.
  9. iTunes Account

  10. Click on "Create Account" button.
  11. Screenshot for non-U.S. users:
    Create Account
    Screenshot for U.S. users:
    For U.S. Citizens

  12. Click "Continue" button.
  13. Again click "Continue" button to accept license agreement.
  14. Now enter required information and hit "Continue" button.
  15. Enter Account Info

  16. Non-U.S. users will not require to enter their credit-card information while U.S. users should select "None" as payment method. Ofcourse U.S. users can also enter their credit-card info if they want.
  17. Screenshot for non-U.S. users:
    Non U.S. Enter Info
    Screenshot for U.S. users:
    U.S. Payment Method

  18. Once you fill the above required info, click "Done" button!
  19. Thats it! You have created your iTunes account successfully.

Tip: If you are not seeing the "None" option in step 12 then make sure you have selected "United States" as your country! Follow step 4 to make sure your country is United States. 2ndly click on the App Store in menu bar and then select "Account" from the "Quick Links". Don't click on "Sign In" button at the top-right to create an account, it will do a signup for "iTunes U" which will not show "None" option in payment type during the signup process.

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    Sacha9 years, 2 months ago

    You only get the option of none if you create an itunes account if you select a free app then once done it will give the option of none at the payments section..

    ZZ Top10 years, 8 months ago

    The “None” option isn’t there, even after restart.

      Wolverine10 years, 8 months ago

      Read the tip written in the end of this post!

    Simone10 years, 11 months ago

    very helpful. Thanks so much! Cheers =)