Creating US iTunes Account

On iTunes App in Desktop/Laptop:

If you already have an account, choose Store > Sign Out.

Pick US as your country by clicking on the country flag located in the bottom right corner of the main iTunes Store page.

If your country also has an iTunes Store, you'll need to navigate to the App Store by clicking on App Store from the top navigation bar. If not, proceed to step 4.

iTunes Store Navigation

Important: Before proceeding to the next step, you must purchase a free application by clicking Free App.

Free App Download

Click 'create new account'.

Create New iTunes Account

Click 'Continue'.

You'll need to read and agree to the iTunes Store Terms & Conditions. Make sure you check the box next to where it says "I have read and agree to the iTunes Terms and Conditions."

Then Click 'Continue'.

Enter your email address, create your password, continue to create and answer your security question, then enter your birthday and other required fields. Click 'Continue'.

Select None as the payment option if you prefer to use iTunes Gift Cards.

iTunes Store Payment Methods

Continue to fill out the required name and address fields. You must enter a valid US address.

You'll then see a screen that says 'Verify your Account'. Click Done and then check your email for a verification email from iTunes Store.

Open the email and click the link enclosed in the email to activate your account.

iTunes Email Confirmation

Once you click on the link, iTunes should then prompt you to sign in with your account name and password.

You'll then see the below "Congratulations" screen. Click 'Done' to be taken to the Apple iTunes Store home page.

On iTunes Appstore in iOS Devices:

Open the App Store or iTunes Store on your device. 

Find a free application on the App Store or free music on the Music store.

Important: Before proceeding to the next step, you must purchase the free application or music by tapping 'Free'.

iOS Free App

Tap 'Create New Account'.

You'll need to read and agree to the iTunes Store Terms & Conditions. Tap 'Agree' located at the bottom of the page to continue.

Choose your country, then tap 'Done'.

iOS iTunes Create New Account

Enter your email address, security question, birthday, create your password and other required fields. Tap 'Next'.

Select 'None' as your payment option.

iOS iTunes Payment Method

Continue to fill out the required email, address, and phone number fields. Tap 'Next'.

You'll then see a screen that says "Verify your Account." Tap 'Done' and check your email for a verification email from iTunes Store.

Mobile iTunes Email Verification

Open the email and click the link enclosed in the email to activate your account.

Once you tap the link, the App Store should automatically open and then prompt you to sign in with your account name and password.

Tap 'Sign In' then when prompted and then tap Use Existing Account.

Appstore Sign In to Complete Account Creation

You'll then see a Congratulations screen. Tap 'Done' to be taken to the App Store of Music Store home page.

Congratulations Account Created