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How To Create iTunes Store Account Without Credit Card

itunes-logo Many of us who have the iPhone/iPod are still struggling to install free applications available in the iTunes store. The problem is either we don’t have a credit card to create the account or may be the free application is not available in our country’s iTunes store(most of the free apps are available for US users only).

To solve both the problems there is way in which we can create iTunes account as a US user and also skip entering credit card details. Here are the simple steps to follow:

  1. Launch iTunes application on your computer
  2. Select “iTunes Store” from the left side panel options; displays iTunes Store home page.
  3. Select United States as your location from the country selection drop down menu available at the bottom of the page
  4. After choosing the country, click on "Top Free Apps" section
  5. When the application’s page is loaded – click on "Get App" button; login window will appear.
  6. Click on the "create account" button
  7. Fill out US address details and click on continue. If you don’t know any valid US address you can use Apple US retail store address by pointing your browser to http://www.apple.com/retail/ and choosing a store from the list available in the page
  8. After submitting valid US postal address details, iTune Store registration takes you to payment mode page.  Here choose the option "None" and finish the registration.
  9. You will now see the congratulation page.You’re done! Your iTunes Store account is created without credit card and from now onwards you can download all the free applications available to US users from any country.

Note: If you try and create an account directly from the logon box, you will be missing the option called "None" in the payment page, and you end up in compulsory submitting your credit card details.

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159 Comments

  1. Alyssa

    I followed all of the steps exactly over and over again the only problem is in the payment option there is not a “none” how else can I get an iTunes account?

  2. Taylor

    I have the newest iTunes version as of today. I can’t even get free apps bc i owe $9.99 for songs. I have a credit card w/ the cash to pay for it, but it keeps telling me my security code is invalid!!! I checked it a million times and it’s not invalid at allll. So i can’t get anything or update any apps til i pay off the money. I tried using a diff. credit card, but it did the same thing. Could anyone help me?

  3. Thomas Alexander

    I’m using Itunes version 10,
    Is there still a method to create account without Credit Card. It tried few times, but it ends always on Credit Card Page :(

  4. Jeff Riley

    This blog rocks, and yes follow the detailed instructions and it works not matter what country you are signing up from, I did it from Mexico and works like a charm and this is especially helpful because many apps are not available in Itunes in other countries.

    Jeff

  5. mx

    Why it doesnt work with the latest version of itunes?
    It says to review your account and than the “none” option isnt there.Help please

  6. mx

    why it doesnt work with the layest version?
    it says to review your account and than The “none” option isnt there . Help please

  7. Anisha N Prasad

    ok it does not work with the latest version….help?the billing mode is in the same page as the address and there is no none option

  8. ARVIND KHATRI

    I HAVE A IPHONE BUT IN CREATING IT ASK ADDRESS BUT I HAVE NO PERFECT ADDRESS OF UNITED KINGDOM PLEASE TELL ME HOW CAN I CREAT A FREE ACCOUNT WITHOUT CREDIT CARD IN INDIA

  9. Dani

    it worked for the latest version. I thought i wouldnt cause of all the posts that it dont work for latest., but thank god it did!!! thnx for this dude, i can get apps for free without waiting for a credit card yes!!!!

  10. Alex Mahone

    Amazing ! ! It worked with iTunes 8.0.1 but not for the lateast version of the Same..
    Thanks a lot…
    Finally gonna get my hands on Free Apps!!!

  11. Kevin

    Omg!! thank you who ever created this i rate it 6/5 stars! i got confused at once at some steps but it works! thanks i dont have a credit card so i searched this thankS!

  12. woot

    Tried this in iTunes 9 today and it still works! I was about to pull my hair out over having to give Apple my cc info just to download album artwork from iTunes. THANK YOU!

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  14. Summer

    wow.. this actually worked for me.. i tried every other website and tutorial and only this one worked…

    thanks a lot :)

  15. cliff

    hey thnx for this
    i did it and got a verifieing link at my mailbox
    i click it , but i doesnt verify?
    how can i solve this

    greetz!

  16. ruipalmeira

    worked really well on the newest itunes 9 :P
    now i have a fully loaded US account..

    good for downloading Last.fm app and Flickr also..

    peace

  17. Sam

    OH MY GOD! You are amazing! My father was upset that i had to use a credit card and screamed at me and told me to not make one, and my mother flat out refused too. but when i googled a lot to find this, it WORKED! and i am so greatful! :]

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