How to Get an Apple ID Without an Apple Device
No iPhone? No problem! You are wondering how to get an Apple ID? An Apple ID is one of the first things you’ll need if you want to live in Apple’s ecosystem. In fact, without an Apple ID, good luck using any of Apple’s services, including iCloud, Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple News, etc.
This article will tell you how to get an Apple ID even if you don’t have an Apple device.
What is an Apple ID?
An Apple ID is a universal login that gives you access to many Apple services. In other words, an Apple ID is not much different from your Google username or your Facebook username. All three are universal connection types that allow you to access their respective ecosystems.
Here’s how Apple officially describes an Apple ID:
“An Apple ID is the personal account you use to access Apple services such as the App Store, iCloud, Messages, Apple Online Store, FaceTime, etc. It includes the information you use to sign in and all contact, payment, and security information you will use in Apple services.
Do I already have an Apple ID?
If you’ve used an Apple service before or owned a Mac or iPhone, you most likely have an Apple ID. You cannot back up data to iCloud, listen to Apple Music, or purchase content through the iTunes Store without an Apple ID.
Remember that you should only use one Apple ID. If you use more than one, it could create conflicts later if, for example, you buy music through one Apple ID but sign up for, say, Apple Arcade through another.
Is an Apple ID free?
Yes. Apple does not charge you money to create an Apple ID, and anyone can create one for free. However, just because you have an Apple ID doesn’t mean you can access Apple Music or Apple TV+. You will need to subscribe to these services to access their content.
Where do people usually create an Apple ID?
People usually create an Apple ID on their Apple devices. Simply put, Apple makes it easy to create an Apple ID on that new iPhone, iPad, or Mac you just bought.
However, you can also create an Apple ID on a PC through iTunes.
Create an Apple ID without an Apple device
But you don’t need ANY Apple device or software to create an Apple ID. You can also create an Apple ID directly in a web browser, which means you can create an Apple ID using virtually any device (provided that device has a desktop web browser).
Here’s how to Get an Apple ID on the web:
- Open the web browser of your choice (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.)
- In the URL bar, navigate to appleid.apple.com.
- At the top of the Apple ID page, click “Create your Apple ID.”
- Provide your name, address, and other requested information on the next screen, including your email address and phone number.
- When you are finished entering your information, click Continue.
- The next step is to verify the email address and phone number you provided during setup.
After verification, your Apple ID will be created and used to sign in to Apple services.