Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Register an account in iTunes with a "none" as an option in the credit card field

As we all know, we must activate our Apple gadgets using iTunes before being able to use it fully. Although a bit hassle, this is how apple wants us to do it. *no choice*

So, after getting your gadget, open your iTunes program. (If you don't have it, you can download it here for free - Apple iTunes )

First and foremost, using your computer where the iTunes program is installed, plug your newly acquired Apple gadget via the USB port. Let the iTunes do the work. Input some information and voila! Your Apple gadget is now activated.

Now, the next part after getting the "Your iPod/iPhone is now activated" message - you will go on and register to iTunes. If you do not like to get an iTunes account, just navigate away from the page. You actually can use your gadget without having an iTunes account. But for some gadget like the iPod Touch or the iPhone, you would miss tons of free applications available for download.

The problem I encountered is, the credit card part. I don't want to register my credit card and leave my details there (although I think it is safe enough) because I am only using the iTunes to leech and download the free applications available.

So, how do you register and get an iTunes account without using a credit card and, how to let the "None" appear as the payment option when registering a new account?

Here are the steps to follow. It wouldn't take you 5 minutes. I did it in 3 minutes.

Step 1 - Open you iTunes

Step 2 - Find the "Free Apps" on the right hand side corner. If you can't find it, find any Free application available for download.

Step 3 - Download the said free application. After clicking it, it will prompt you to enter your username and password for your iTunes account. Click the "Create New Account" button.

Step 4 - You will be welcomed and see the screen similar to the screenshot I have below. Just click "Continue"

Step 5 - Read the terms and conditions and if you agree, check the checkbox and click "Continue" (I just checked it without reading :) )

Step 6 - Enter your information (It's up to you if you would like to input real and authentic data)

Step 7 - Voila! The "None" option as the payment method is now there! Continue entering several more information and click "Continue" after.

Step 8 - Check your e-mail for the confirmation letter. It will be something like the screenshot I have below... Click the link to confirm.

Step 9 - It will prompt you to launch your iTunes. Just authorize it.

Step 10 - iTunes will now then ask for your username and password to complete your account creation.

Step 11 - Congratulations! Done!

You now have your FREE iTunes account without giving away your credit card information! :)

Hope this would help you guys!



  1. Wish I read this earlier. I spent almost an hour figuring out how to do this -.-'

  2. Thanks alot man u really help me...