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Reminder: How To Create a US iTunes App Store Account Without a Credit Card (but with Promo Codes!)

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For NO PARTICULAR REASON, we just wanted to remind everyone that even if you don't have a US credit card, Apple has helpfully provided a knowledge base article (opens in new tab) on how to create and use US App Store accounts. With these accounts, you can still download and use apps (and redeem promo codes).

The process involves making sure you're not already logged in with another account, then choosing App Store from the menu, downloading a free app, choosing "none" for the payment type, and responding to the confirmation menu.

Downside is it requires you to download apps via iTunes -- for now. iPhone 3.0 will let you manage multiple accounts on-device.

Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

5 Comments
  • "NO PARTICULAR REASON" lmao
  • What I would like to know is how to create a UK itunes account without a UK credit card and address.
  • this is retarted there is no none button
  • lol wow this helped me out =P i didnt even see that there
  • app store accuonet