How to Create an Apple ID for a Child

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch Go to Settings >, Family. Tap the Add Member button . Tap Create Child Account, then tap Continue. Enter the child's name and birth date. Be sure to enter the correct birth date — you can't change it later. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish setting up the account.

If you’re a parent and thinking of getting your child an iPhone or iPad, one of the first things you’ll need to do is create an Apple ID for them. This will allow them to log into Apple devices and access all the features that come with it. In this article, we’ll show you how to create an Apple ID for your child in just a few minutes.

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Now let’s get into the steps to create an Apple ID for your child:

Step 1: Launch the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad, and then tap the area featuring your profile picture and account name at the top of the menu. The Apple ID screen will be displayed.

Step 2: Tap “Family Sharing” in this menu. The Family screen will be shown.

Step 3: Tap “Add Member.” A screen will be displayed letting you know how many more people you can invite to your family.

Step 4: Tap “Create an Account for a Child.” The Create a Child Account screen will be shown, letting you know that this child will be a part of your family until they are at least 13 years old. Tap “Continue.”

Step 5: A dialog box will appear asking you to provide your parental consent, either using Face ID or your PIN code. The Family Privacy Disclosure is displayed. Tap “Agree” to agree to the disclosure. The next screen prompts you to enter your child’s name and birthday.

Step 6: Enter your child’s first and last name, and birthday. It’s important to enter this information correctly, as you won’t be able to edit it. Tap “Next” after entering this information. The next screen prompts you to enter an email address for your child. Note that if your child doesn’t have an email address and you don’t want to set one up for them, you can tap “Don’t have an email address” to proceed without using an email address.

Step 7: Enter the email address you want to associate with your child’s Apple ID, and then tap “Next.” A screen prompting you to enter a verification code to confirm the email address you used is shown.

Step 8: Enter the verification code received at that email address. The next screen will ask you to enter a password for your child’s Apple ID, and then verify that password. Enter the new password twice, and then tap “Next.” The next screen prompts you to either use your phone number to verify whenever your child’s account is used to sign into a new Apple device, or a different phone number.

Step 9: Review the Terms and Conditions, and then tap “Agree.” If a dialog box pops up asking you to agree to the terms and conditions again, tap “Agree” again. A screen is shown giving you an overview of the Ask to Buy and Location Sharing features where you can turn those features on or choose to set them up manually. Make your selection.

You’ll be routed back to your Family screen, where you can see your new Apple ID child account has been added. Your child can now use their Apple ID to log into Apple devices.

We hope this article has helped you create an Apple ID for your child. If you have any additional questions or comments, please let us know in the comments below. And if you’re interested in more tutorials like this one, be sure to visit our tutorial website at


Should I create a separate Apple ID for my child?
Everyone should have their own Apple ID, so don't share your Apple ID with your child. If your child uses your Apple ID, your child will have access to all your personal content, including text messages and photos.
How do I create an Apple ID without a parent account?
To participate in Family Sharing, all family members must have their own Apple ID. Children under 13* can't create an Apple ID on their own. However, as a parent or legal guardian, the family organizer can provide verified parental consent for a child to have their own Apple ID, then create it on the child's behalf.
How do I create an Apple ID for my child under 13 from my computer?
Choose Apple menu  >, System Preferences, then click Family Sharing. Click the Add button . Click Create Child Account. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish setting up the account.
Can you have 2 Apple IDS?
After signing in to your Apple ID, you can download apps from the App Store, buy movies on Apple TV, sync data to iCloud, and much more. You can only have one Apple ID per email account, and Apple designs it with the idea that each person will only use a single Apple ID account across all of their devices.