Creating an Apple ID

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An Apple ID is used to log in to iCloud, the App Store, iTunes, and more.

Once you create an Apple ID, you may use it to log in on any device. If you already have an Apple ID for a computer or iPhone, you may use the same login for the App Store on the iPad.

Create an Apple ID on a Computer

1. Open this form to create an Apple ID. A new window will open in your browser.

2. Follow the instructions on the form. Tips and guidelines will open on the right when you click a text field.

All fields are required unless they are marked optional in the text field, like Middle Name.

3. You have the option to receive email and newsletters from Apple. These are checked by default. Uncheck these boxes if you would not like to receive these emails. You will also have the option to unsbuscribe later if you leave these boxes checked now.

4. An image will display letters that you must type in the box below. This is to verify that you are a human, and not a computer program or "bot."

5. Check the box that says you have read and agree to the Apple Terms of Service and Apple Customer Privacy Policy.

6. Click Create Apple ID.

7. You will receive an email shortly asking you to verify your email address. Click the link within that email, and you will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID.

8. After signing in, your account is verified! Your Apple ID is ready for use.

Create an Apple ID from an iPad Watch the Video

1. Open the App Store.

2. Find a free application on the App Store, like iTunes U.

3. Download and install the app by tapping Free, then Install App.


4. You will be prompted to Sign In. Follow the option to Create New Apple ID.

5. If your country is incorrect, tap it and a drop down list will appear. Select your country from the drop down list.

6. Tap Next.

6. Read the iTunes Store Terms & Conditions then tap Agree.



7. Enter your information, and tap Next.

8. Enter your billing information. You may select None as your payment option, but you still must provide an address and phone number.

9. Tap Next when you are finished entering your information.

10. You will be taken to a screen that says "Verify your Account." Tap Done.

11. You will receive an email from the iTunes Store. Open the email, and click the link to activate your account.

12. The App Store will automatically open and prompt you to sign in. Enter your Apple ID and password, then tap Verify Address. Your Apple ID is now set up and ready to use!

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