How to create a Russian iTunes account from a different country using an iPad or iPhone?

As of September 2017 it is no longer possible to set up an iTunes account for a different country on a PC or Mac. The account set up for a new Apple ID for Russia however, is possible from any country in the world using an iPhone or iPad.

Here is our step by step guide to create a Russian Apple ID from outside of Russia…

  • From the home screen on the iPhone or iPad select “App store”.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and sign out of an existing iTunes account.
  • Choose any “FREE” App and select “Get”.
  • In the pop up box choose “Create Apple ID”.
  • Follow the set up process to add an email address (this will be the new Apple ID) and password and change the country using the drop down box to “Russia”.
  • Click agree to terms and conditions and select Next.
  • Select “None” under billing details and fill in name, address, phone number (A Google search can help with this) and head to the next page.
  • Apple will send a verification code to the email address provided.
  • Check for the email and confirm the code where requested on the iPad or iPhone.

The new Russian iTunes account is ready to use!

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