How to create a UK iTunes account if you are in a different country


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How to create a UK iTunes account if you in a different country using an iPad or iPhone.


It is easy to create a UK iTunes account and access exclusive content from the UK iTunes store, even if you do not have a UK address or bank card.

These instructions are for iTunes 11 on Mac or PC. Alternative instructions for iPhone or iPad are available here.

Please note that a VPN may be required for setting up a UK account when you are outside of the UK. In which case we can recommend the following VPN services:
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1.       Log out of your existing iTunes account. Click on your email address in the top left corner of the store screen, and select sign out from the drop down menu.

2.       Change the country of the iTunes store. Scroll down to the bottom of the iTunes store home page and click on the small flag in the bottom right corner.

3.       Choose the flag of the country you are making the iTunes account for.  (in this example, the UK).

4.    Select to sign into an account
. You will now be on the UK store Home page. Click ‘sign in’ from the top left of the screen.

5. Select any “free App” and click to download. In the window that appears click ‘Create New Apple ID’.

6.       Click ‘Continue’.

7.     Agree to the T&Cs.  Ensure the country noted at the top is correct (the UK, not the country you are in), and agree to the terms and conditions by checking the box, and clicking ‘Agree’.

8.      Provide a new Apple ID username and password. On the next page, enter the email address, password and other details you wish to use for the new account. These can be correct or not, it is up to you, but make a note of all the details you enter in case you ever need to confirm your security details. The email address must not already be used for an Apple ID / iTunes account, and it should be one that you have access to so you can confirm the set up. Below this enter your name/address details – they do not have to be correct, but the address will need to be a UK address. (You will receive no communication from Apple via post.)

9.       Confirm the billing details and enter the iTunes code. Ignore the credit card section and enter your gift card code in the box below. (If you do not already have a gift card code you can buy one from us, through selecting ‘UK iTunes Cards’.

10.      Confirm the set up. Once you have entered all your details click ‘Continue’. This will cause an error message to appear saying the credit card number you entered is not valid. Simply select ‘none’ in the credit card section and press ‘Continue’ at the bottom of the screen again.


11.   Your account set up is now complete. You can log in and start using the new account. Remember to come back to when you need any more codes!