Create A Free US iTunes Account From Any Country

If you have a US iTunes account you can get all sorts of freebies like new songs or media that is only being made available for US users. We previously mentioned how to get a free US iTunes account but Apple soon after disabled that option. You see, if you want to create a new iTunes account you usually have to add one of your credit cards to that account. The problem for non-US iTunes users is that the billing address of the credit card has to be located in the country that you are claiming to be a user of. Most non-US users do not have a credit card that has a billing address in the United States of America which essentially means that they cannot sign up as a US user.

There is however a very easy and straightforward way to create a US iTunes account without having to add a credit card or any other means of payment during the account creation phase. The famous None option will be selectable during account creation. Start by visiting the iTunes store. Make sure you are in the United States store. If you are not scroll down to the bottom and change the store to United States. Access the App Store that contains applications for the iPhone. Select a free one from the list of Top Free Apps and click on the Get App link in the detail view. The next window is the login window with the option to create a new account.

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Click on the Create New Account button and on Continue in the next window. Accept the license agreement and click continue once more.

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Now fill out basic account details, like the email, username and password of that account and click on Continue again.

itunes store account

After that the screen with the payment information and address will appear. Select None as the payment and fill out the address information using a address in the United States. The easiest way to do that is to search in Google for hotels, e.g. Miami hotels, New York hotels and use the address of the hotel as the address.

itunes free us account

Verify the email in the last step and you are set to use the US iTunes account. Here is a quick recap:

  • Open the United States iTunes store
  • Download a free iPhone application
  • Select to create a new account
  • Enter username, password and email
  • Select none option and add a US address with matching zip, town and street.
  • Verify the email

This should work from any country. If you got problems or tips let us know in the comments.

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Responses to Create A Free US iTunes Account From Any Country

  1. David Bradley February 9, 2009 at 7:14 pm #

    I did something similar with a gift certificate a while back. Is that the hack that no longer works? This looks like a very straightforward way to gain access. But, it also beggars the question, why is the system so freakin' parochial, anyone anywhere should be able to access any information anywhere rather than it being restricted to country TLDs, regions, and what have you.

    • deathisblack August 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

      ok when i tried it there is no none button on my iTunes screen. why?

    • Robocop49ja February 27, 2013 at 7:18 am #

      I ve ffd all instructions 2 create my own acc buh it's nt workin out. Pls I nid help. Tanx in advance.

  2. Lardo February 9, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    Worked like a charm, thank you!

  3. Solaris February 10, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    Changed store to US. But still not getting 'none' option in payment method.

    • Soham October 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

      Same Here

  4. skykid February 11, 2009 at 3:48 am #

    Thanks Martin. It worked as a charm

  5. cristiano007 February 11, 2009 at 7:31 pm #

    Do you need to install iTunes first? I hate iTunes, is so heavy... Foobar rules!

  6. Alex February 14, 2009 at 3:19 am #

    Can't thank you enough!

  7. Alex February 14, 2009 at 3:38 am #

    I spoke too soon. Everything worked except I don't get the verification email. I've tried to resend it three times and also tried changing the email address.

  8. Caitlyn Howells February 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    Doesn't work - when you get to the payment page there is no 'none' option...

  9. Mark February 17, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    it did work for me, I live in the Netherlands. followed every step of the tutorial.

    • Luis November 19, 2009 at 12:49 pm #

      Hello Mark how are you?
      I am working on my ipod touch but I cannot fine the "none" payment, they've removed it.

      Can you give me your account name and password so I can install applications on my ipod touch..

      Thank you very much..

      Your sincerely,

      • Chris February 22, 2011 at 9:08 am #

        Before u create an account click a "free app" on AppStore
        Then make an account the u should see on one of the payment options (none)
        Hope this helps

  10. ExplodingBoy February 19, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    You know why this doesnt work nowadays, Apple recently removed the "none" option for payment about a week ago,luckily i was able to secure my free account before that happend...... If anyone needs it just email me.

    • Anita October 8, 2009 at 11:44 pm #

      huh, could you send me please?
      I didn` got that ‘none’ option in payment method..

    • aril October 14, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

      hai bro.i really need ur help about iTunes Id..can u share it me...
      from aril.malaysia

    • bismillah October 19, 2009 at 8:13 pm #

      plz ineed it

    • Luis November 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm #

      Hello ExplodingBoy how are you?
      As you said in your post about anyone needing your account, they can get it if they e-mail you.

      My e-mail is

      Thank you very much.


    • ipodnew November 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

      hello ExplodingBoy
      can you please provide that free account am new to ipod and like to download one of free apps.

      thanks in advance

    • ove back December 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

      plzz brother send me the id and the password.. i m using iphone... plzzz

    • t time January 11, 2010 at 6:44 am #

      i need a free itune account

    • raphael April 15, 2010 at 2:47 am #

      plz send me a copy of i tunes with the none option!!!!

    • vish May 24, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

      hey i wanted to do this tutorial but found no NONE option possible if i could use your one. is it registers to the US.


    • Robert July 8, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

      Hi exploding boy i need a usa account but they removed the non payment pls can you help me?

    • Lina October 23, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

      Hi dear friend,now adays i bought a second hand iphone and now i want to have some apps in it so plz plz plz dear if u can help me how to have an acount i will be greatful of u my friend i am also having problem with no none option
      plzzzzzzzz dear plz help me

    • mal October 26, 2010 at 2:10 am #

      hi there
      can you help me get 'none' please??

    • Fadul November 5, 2010 at 2:52 am #

      i know its been a while since you've published this post, but I need an itunes account to download apps onto my ipod, and I was wondering if you would let me use your account if you still have it.
      Thank you

    • Keanu November 24, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

      Hey u let ur acc borrow for us?? can i borrow pleasE?

    • Rosalee December 27, 2010 at 5:42 am #

      Hi exploding boy I don't have the none option and was wondering if I can use your account I have the 4th gen I pod and just want to get free apps thanks

    • tom March 11, 2011 at 2:10 am #

      hi there
      i would like to use you free use apple account to use it if you dont mind

    • Sydney March 13, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

      CAn you please loan it to me. i was alittle too late.

    • tino July 18, 2011 at 10:03 am #

      I i really need a free itunes accont can you send it to my email address



    • St. Patrik May 27, 2012 at 9:32 am #

      I'd REALLY appreciate the chance to use your free account! E-mail me at:
      Please, thank you :)

    • Sameer August 25, 2012 at 9:04 am #

      U ar such goog freind and u help people so this is my email u can send me ur free User name and Password.
      Thank you soooooooo muuuuuuuch

  11. saff February 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    worked this evening ta very much

  12. Tok February 26, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    Please help me to get 1 free us iTune account,
    the "None" option in payment was removed, thanks

  13. Eli McCall March 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm #

    it didn't have none as an option 4 a payment plan

  14. Cassidy March 2, 2009 at 9:30 pm #

    Hi, i wanted to make a account for the itunes store for free so i looked on this website. i followed your steps, and i changed the place i live to the "United States" and then it went to the payment part or the "sign up". There was NO "None" option, i was just wondering if you could help me with this? Anyone with any help options please email me :


  15. Tok March 3, 2009 at 3:51 am #

    Hi iPhone hackers, I eventually found the new trick, if you create itune account direct from iTune signup, the "None" option was not showed anymore, follow this:
    1) change location to US store
    2) click on any software to download, iTune will prompt for account sign in.
    3) Here you go click created new account, from this page u will enjoy the "None" option payment.
    4) finish your registration and enjoy App store
    Tell me this can help!!

    • Anonymous April 13, 2011 at 3:00 am #

      Thanks , you help me alot.

    • Anonymous April 13, 2011 at 3:02 am #

      Hi Tok,

      I would like to say thank you, it really nice! God Bless - ladyrochelle18

    • Kisuda July 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

      Thank a lot

  16. Unknown hahaha March 5, 2009 at 7:08 pm #



  17. lara March 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    i did all of that clicking on the free app thing and put none as an option and filled out the information and it gives me an email to the download page for itunes and i don't know why and its really annoying. anyone else have this problem or is it just me?

  18. Jason March 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    This worked just fine for me (2009-03-25). Thanks!

  19. Mayank March 30, 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    Thanks a lot man... i really need that account... it worked fine with that fake names website and WHEN I OPT FOR A FREE APP.....

    thanks a lot

  20. Mayank March 31, 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    Thanks a lot man..

    Nice Job
    Hats Off

  21. grace April 8, 2009 at 7:01 am #

    it worked for me, however the verification e-mail did not go through my email address so i am unable to use it

  22. Hawkar April 28, 2009 at 8:28 pm #


  23. RED May 17, 2009 at 9:25 pm #

    Thanx a lot man

  24. althea brown July 13, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    i'd like to create an itune account

  25. farrukh July 15, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    i trying a 100 times, but i dont able to use the itunes. how can i used, because the mail is not verified, how can i verified email becuase mail is not came to my ID.

  26. tok July 15, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    hi farrukh, you should try to use other email address you have, or create new email account (gmail... etc) and make sure your email is working fine, and type correctly on the iTune registration form and finish the form step by step and carefully.. hope this can help.


  27. michel bitar July 18, 2009 at 6:30 am #

    hey.. i did all that and i am sure that i select the united satets store but i couldnt find the none buton in the payment methode plz reply

  28. aasim July 25, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    hai i have checked for free option as stated above but that option is not there what shall i have to do pls any one help me out to passs this tedt

  29. surcal July 30, 2009 at 8:13 pm #

    Just select argentina as your country..u will get an option none..use some fake postal code of argentina in description. u will now get ur own itunes account

  30. ashok August 6, 2009 at 12:41 am #


  31. aakash August 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    worked.... thanks a lot man

  32. Mario August 17, 2009 at 3:31 am #

    Wats up

  33. Hiiiiiiii. August 21, 2009 at 7:54 pm #


  34. xiou c August 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    i have tried this soo many times but yet it still doesn't work.
    I have clicked on a free application and tried creating an acoount using nearly every country and still doesn't work!
    I am sure apple have removed the NONE option recently hence I can not create a free account :(
    If any one can help me create a free account I would really appreciate it:
    thank you so much in advance :)

  35. Akash September 12, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    Works like a charm!

    Remember to click on a free app and then on the create new account link.

  36. Cheese September 14, 2009 at 3:22 am #

    Worked for me!

  37. Anthoo (from) Netherlands September 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm #

    hallo its not working free Account Why Somebody can help me please
    sorry i speak little bit English please help me ? Thank You very much

  38. Anonymous September 30, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! worked like a charm :-D

  39. Abi October 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    It worked for me....but this site really helps! tnx a lot! :)

  40. peter October 10, 2009 at 11:10 pm #

    you can no longer select "none" for payments...

  41. Anonymous October 25, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    you need to first try and download a free app..
    only then you get the "none" option...thats it

  42. Nobu November 2, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    i can't see the none thingy in the payment method

  43. iCow November 12, 2009 at 7:52 am #

    Help me! I'm in New Zealand but have the store set to US. When I get up to the payment thing there is no none option =( What do I do? (p.s i have the latest itunes version)

  44. مهند November 22, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    انا لم يقبل التسجيل معي
    و نون غير مووجودة

    can’t see the none thingy in the payment method

  45. Helpme November 30, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    Can someone just give me a free iTunes account. Nothing I do seems to work so some one should post a u.s. Account username and password that everyone can use. It doesn't need to have money or credit card stuff. I just want the stuff in the iTunes store that I can't get here in canada. Please help.

  46. ali December 5, 2009 at 9:42 pm #

    iwant account pleae giveme

  47. ganpat December 13, 2009 at 9:25 pm #


    i m not getting none payment option...please help me ro create an US i tunes account

  48. Franz December 30, 2009 at 9:25 am #

    Thanx a lot! It worked!

    Go to the App Store in iTunes, then look on the right side under "Free Apps". I clicked on Facebook to try to download it. iTunes will prompt you to make an account and the "none" option is there! :D

    Now I can redeem US iTunes cards. THanx a lot guys!

  49. alex January 10, 2010 at 10:53 pm #


    • Anonymous February 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

      Find a free app, click on "free", create new iTunes account, THEN the None option will appear.

  50. lightman January 18, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    thanks for all the insights...really helped a lot to gain access to all the free stuff....u guys r great....cheers.

  51. LYndon January 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    Worked perfectly, Thanx.

  52. nasir khan January 22, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    i love itunes

  53. Tara January 28, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    I cant seem to get an Apple ID. I have tried all sorts of names, words, numbers, languages but it keeps telling me "the address you entered is already an apple ID.
    Don't know what to do? I haven't even gotten to the pay or non pay window as yet. How do i get an apple ID that does not exist already?

  54. Tara January 28, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    Finally got the apple ID which was my other email address. But I dont have the "NONE" option. what should I do. Pls let me know

  55. pyisoeyz February 18, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    Firstly, thanks!
    For those who keep saying no "NONE" option,
    make sure you purchase "Free" Apps, then it will ask for your iTunes account. Only then, you will have "NONE" option in payment mode.


  56. Anwar March 20, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    Hi what's up

  57. lennie March 26, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    hi! i did everything and i thought everything will work out smoothly...however, d only problem is with the verification part...after clicking the link from the verification email, it opens the itunes, i put my account name and password then it keeps on telling me i still hav 2 verify d account!!! pls help!!!!

  58. hello March 27, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    Umm is this illegal by any chance

  59. bfucic April 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    Thanks very much... after reading a million posts and trying them all, this one is the only one that worked!!


  60. ferd April 11, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    i don't get a confirmation mail... how can i change this?

  61. Lets_smile_not_cry April 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Everything worked fine except the 'verification' part. It just wont send me the email with verification link.
    Anybody ever been able to resolve this issue?? Help pl

  62. Calvin April 14, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    Perfect instruction, i just created an US itunes account so i could download my iPad apps!

  63. yannick April 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Does obviously not work anymore:
    No "none" option

  64. yannick April 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    sorry, just found my error;-)
    there is actually a none possibility!
    only with apps, no free songs!

  65. plzzzz help April 16, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    i got the none button but where do i get a valid US zipcode from plzzzzzzzzzzzzz help

  66. mr tan May 1, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    for those cannot work try this.
    Use a PC, download itunes softwares & install, change country to US, please choose a free game 1st or else there is no none option for credit card. register a account with valid email address and fake name & us address & nos. the rest just read for yourself. I just done mine, still work.

  67. Baz May 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    Just used this from Norway. Works perfectly after going to download free app. Note that in edit preferences make sure USA is chosen as country

  68. Anonymous May 13, 2010 at 9:20 am #


  69. Robin May 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    Not working any more. Tried several times, but each time itunes states that the credit card details were declined, even though NONE was selected, using US version of itunes, downloaded on pc, with US English specified in Edit/Preferences

    Very annoying!!

  70. stu June 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    worked great...

    the none option was there

    us hotel postal address used

    my 2nd email ( used

    easy as 123 and ABC

    thanks!! :)

  71. zxd August 22, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    Does this still works?
    Cos, every time i tried they would said "Your credit card was declined. Please enter valid credit card information" I did press the "none" option and it's US itunes Store. But, it still dont work.

    Help anyone!

  72. zxg August 22, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    Help me! :(
    Every time i tried, they would said "Your Credit Card was declined. Please enter valid credit card information" . i did press the none option and it's US itunes account.

    Help me!

  73. SIZIYA October 25, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    worked very happy that i can now get to use all the benefits of the iphone4....thank you very struggles are over.

  74. nav November 3, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    im from the country not listed but i have itunes but i use it as USA. but the only problem always its the itunes gift card and certificates code????????????????????????????

  75. Anonymous November 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Hey, thanks! It really worked.

  76. hi November 26, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    thx alot, this rocks

  77. uzo mbonu December 26, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

    i have followed all procedures to create a free itunes account but to no avail. does it really work? is there any other way? i really need to open this itune account because i want to learn how to open my ipad. pls respond asap. thanks.

  78. alex lee December 27, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    ok i got a ipod touch 4th g for christmas and i cant get a itunes account because my parents wont let me use ther credit cards.
    ive heard of a none payment button but it isnt there anymore. Help please

  79. icepoi March 13, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    it works!! nice job!! thank you!!

  80. fitore March 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    I want to create itunes account without credit card but i don't have "none" button what i have to do now please answer me

  81. adnan March 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    hi guys im from ksa saudi arabia i want to creat apple id but the none option is not available.then i try to use the us store but still the same. please help

    thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnxxxxxxxxx in advance

  82. Jaco Riekert April 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

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  83. ronnel May 25, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    really work's on me well..thanks

  84. ronnel May 26, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    follow instruction..its so easy simple to create your own

  85. franklin June 13, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    it works, thanks

  86. Robocop July 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    You know why this doesnt work nowadays, Apple recently removed the “none” option for payment about a week ago,luckily i was able to secure my free account before that happend…… If anyone needs it just email me.

    Hello ExplodingBoy, kindly help by borrowin me ur apple-id plsssss, tanx vry much.

  87. Paul September 14, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    Thanks for the help, awesome :) i found a place that sells prepaid vouchers and uses PayPal

  88. Robocop September 16, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    @ExplodingBoy, I ve tried evrytin possible 2 no avail. Kindly borrow me ur own, dis my Tanx vry much.

  89. Robocop September 16, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    @Paul, do I need 2 signup in or wat, pls tell me?

  90. wafa November 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    plz could u send me billing Address for Itunes

  91. Mikkel December 20, 2011 at 8:57 pm #


  92. Mercedeh December 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    I tried those steps but ERROR 1009 appeared on the screen. what can I do about it? If you have any idea, let me know?

  93. Hacker47 May 31, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    I'm gonna try making an itunes account wid da help of dis 2-tor-real. Can somebody plz give me some advise on the problems u guys have faced.
    I'll be dankful,

  94. mhamad June 18, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Hi I need iTunes account you can you create for me please?

  95. mary June 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    i followed all steps to create new acct for USA and choose NONE for payment option, but it keeps saying to contact itunes support to complete transaction. why is this so? this thing is so embarrasing

  96. mozi July 9, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    there isnt any option for none again

  97. qasrina August 10, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    thank you, working,

  98. hannu January 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    it ask me to contact itunes support to create this

  99. ali December 5, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    iwant account please giveme

  100. ronnel May 26, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    follow instruction..its so simple* to create your own

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