Learn how to create an Apple ID in this Quick Guide Video.
Every iPhone or iPad owner needs one, and it’s easy to get. I’m talking of course about an Apple ID. It’s used for everything and links your device to all of its content in the cloud.
There are two options for your Apple ID. You can either get a free email account from Apple using the @me.com extension, or you can use an email address that you already have. If you would like my opinion on which option to choose, be sure to read my other post.
This Quick Guide Video is a little fast paced. I’m still honing my editing skills so I apologize. But hey, it’ll be on the internet forever, so feel free to watch it as many times as you need.
Getting an @me.com account on the iPhone or iPad
Go to Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars and tap “Add Account”. On the next screen tap “iCloud”. Then tap “Get a Free Apple ID”.
On the next screen enter your location and date of birth and then tap “Next”. Tap “get a free iCloud email address” to select it. Under the EMAIL heading, enter what you would like your new email address to be (it’ll be with an @me.com extension).
Slide the screen down, enter your first and last name, and then choose a password. Under the SECURITY INFO heading, choose a security question and provide an answer. Tap “Next”.
The iCloud Terms of Service will appear. After reading them, if you agree, tap “Agree”. A pop up window will appear that you will have to tap “Agree” on as well.
Some of your iCloud settings will appear next. Choose which settings you would like to activate and tap “Save”.
Using an existing email address
Head over to the Apple ID website and click on “Create an Apple ID”. In the Apple ID box, enter the email address you would like to use. Then choose a password.
Select one of the many security questions and provide an answer. Then, below that, fill in your date of birth, name, and address information.
Next you’ll select your language preference. Below that you can choose whether or not to receive emails from Apple. Once decided, enter the CAPTCHA.
If you agree with all of Apple’s fine print, click the check box and then “Create Apple ID”.
You will receive a confirmation email. Open it and click the “Verify Now” link. You will be taken to a verification webpage where you have to enter your newly created Apple ID and Password to confirm. Click “Verify Address” and you’re all set.