Q:Can kids under 13 create Apple IDs?
A: An Apple ID is used to log into Apple’s products and services (e.g. iCloud, FaceTime, iTunes etc). Obtaining an Apple ID takes only minutes. Users can sign up at the My Apple ID webpage. Users can also have multiple Apple IDs.
Children under 13 cannot sign up for Apple IDs on their own. However a parent)can create an Apple ID for his/her child. Note that An Apple ID for a kid under 13 cannot be created at the My Apple ID site. Apple’s site will give this error message: “You are not eligible to create an account at this time.”
How to obtain an Apple ID for a child
If you want your child to have an Apple ID, you can get one for your child with Family Sharing. Apple IDs for children under 13 are now possible, thanks to Family Sharing. Here is how:
- Your iOS Device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch) must be running iOS 8 or later
- Note that you need to add a credit card to your Apple ID account. Debit cards are not acceptable for this.
- Enable Family Sharing (if you have not done so) (see this article for more)
- Tap Settings > iCloud > Family, and tap “Create an Apple ID for a child.”
- Tap Next
- Enter your child’s birthday and tap Next
- Then agree to the “Parent Privacy Disclosure” agreement
- Verify your credit card by entering the security code
- Enter your kid’s name, tap Next, then create their Apple ID
- Set password and security questions for this account.
Now your child have his/her own Apple ID.