How to Set Up a New Apple ID on Your iPhone or iPad Running iOS 10.3 or Later


An Apple ID makes it possible for you to download content from iTunes and the App Store. It also allows you to sync reminders, calendars, and contacts through iCloud, and activates Facetime and iMessage across multiple devices. It’s not mandatory to sign up for an Apple ID if you want to use an Apple device, but it is essential to getting the most out of your iPhone and iPad.

Here are the steps on how to set up a new Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 10.3 or later:

NOTE: The steps explained in this article can also be used for iPhone or iPad running on iOS 10.2 or earlier. The only additional step is to go to iCloud right after you enter Settings.

STEP 1: Launch the Settings app.

STEP 2: Tap Sign in to your iPhone at the top of the screen.

STEP 3: Tap Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it?

STEP 4: When the window pops up, tap Create Apple ID.

STEP 5: Enter a birth date, then tap Next.

STEP 6: Enter your first and last name, then tap Next.

STEP 7: Select your current email address or get a new iCloud email address.

STEP 8: Enter your email address.

STEP 9: Create a password.

STEP 10: Verify your password by re-typing it.

STEP 11: Select a security question, then type in the answer in the field provided.

STEP 12: Repeat two more times.

STEP 13: Agree to the Terms and Conditions by tapping on Agree.

STEP 14: Tap Merge or Don’t Merge to sync iCloud data from Safari, reminders, contacts and calendars.

STEP 15: Tap OK to confirm Find My iPhone is turned on.

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