Ok, so you just bought an iPod or an iPhone. The first thing you would want to do is install games and applications. For that you need an iTunes account. To make an account on iTunes you require a Credit Card. I personally don’t have one, and I wouldn’t want to borrow one (who would give one, anyway?).So how do you bypass this? In simple language, How can one make an iTunes/App store account without a credit card? This post will tell you exactly that. Even if you have limited knowledge of computer, you won’t have a problem in understanding this guide.
What you require: A computer with an internet connection and iTunes 9.In case you don’t have the latter you can download it from here. I cannot help if you don’t have the former….
A note before I start this guide: Do exactly as told, I know you have immense knowledge of computers, but please taking one step wrong or skipping a step will result in iTunes asking you for a credit card, which surely you don’t want to see happening.
Step #1 Open iTunes. Head over to the iTunes store. On top, just below the Apple logo, ”App Store” is written. Click and open it. (Refer to photos, if in doubt)
Step #2 Now you should be in the App Store. If you are not sure or just want to confirm, this is what it looks like. (Refer to image with name Step #2).Now look for free apps, in the right hand down corner. Open the first free app. (Refer to photos, if in doubt)
Step #3 You should have been taken to the app. There must be “Get App” or “Free App” button. Click it. (Refer to photos, if in doubt)
Step #4 A dialog box will open up.”Create new account” should be written on its top. Click it. (Refer to photos, if in doubt)
Step #5 A new screen will open up. Click “Continue” on it. (Refer to photos, if in doubt)
Step #6 You will be redirected to TOS (Terms Of Service) page. At this page you will get the option to choose your country. I recommend you to choose US. The reason why I asked you to choose US? You’ll get to know in a minute. To change, country, there is an option on top. Go there, choose US and come back. Now tick the “I have read………..condition” and click “Continue”
Step #7 You will now be redirected to a form. Fill it correctly especially the E-mail id.
Step #8 Refer to picture to see how it should look.
Step #9 Ok, here is the confusing bit and the best bit. As you can see, in the credit card line There is an option of NONE !!!!! Choose it!!
If you did not choose US earlier, you can choose it again now. Do it, if you haven’t.
Salutation: Mr,/Mrs./Dr./ etc… Choose any one you like
First name: Your First name
Last name: Your last name
Address: Your address (you may write anything. It will accept.
City: LAS VEGAS (USE THIS ONLY!!!!)
State: NV-NEVADA (USE THIS ONLY!!!)
Zip code: 89044
Phone: 3 Digits in the first column and 7 in the second one (you may write anything. It will accept.)
Step # done!!! Now log into your E-mail account whose address you used and click the link in the confirmation message
You’ve just created an iTunes/App Store account without a credit card.
If you think a step was not explained properly please feel free to comment and point out the mistakes