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treerg Level 1 (0 points)
Hi Everyone,

My neice recently received an Ipod touch 4th gen. So this afternoon I was trying to set her up with an Itunes account. Since she did not have an email address, I created one for her.

Went into the Itunes store and created her an account with her new email address. After I entered in her email address, creation of password, birthday information, I received an message stating that she did not meet the minimum requirements to create an account. She's 9 years old.

Could someone please guide me in the right direction to what I need to do to fix this. I have been conducting some research online, but seem to not be able to find anything. Please help!

Thanks so much
  • treerg Level 1 (0 points)
    Bump! Would anyone be able to help me?
  • treerg Level 1 (0 points)
    So I was able to proceed to the next screen, but now it is asking me to enter in credit card information. Since she is to young to have a credit card, there is no option to select none. How do I fix this? She will be using gift cards. Any help would be great.
  • andrejcick Level 1 (0 points)
    You could try using a visa gift card. Register it with her name, no s.s. number required.
  • Pharaos Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same issue for my Son (year 2000), did you find a solution ?
    tks and regards
  • Katrina S. Level 7 (24,095 points)
    The terms of use state 13 yrs old to have an itunes account.
  • Pharaos Level 1 (0 points)
    I have similar issue, how did you solve it ?
    tks to anyone for help.
    Try to set up an account for my son (11)
  • Katrina S. Level 7 (24,095 points)
    From the store terms, they are not old enough to have their own account. There is no way to set up an account for an 11-yr-old.


    +This Service is available for individuals aged 13 years or older. If you are 13 or older but under the age of 18, you should review this Agreement with your parent or guardian to make sure that you and your parent or guardian understand it.+
  • helenfromtustin Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried to set it up for my son (10) and when I received the message about the minimum age requirement I went back and used my own birth date (I'm over 13!)  but I still receive the same "minimum age requirement"message, even with the new birth date....did anyone run into this problem and if so, how did you resolve it?

  • gerran Level 1 (0 points)

    Having exact same problem there seems noway that the old acct can be deleted - yet when i ask apple id to check that there is an id existing with that address it says cannot be found.

  • asha1199 Level 1 (0 points)

    Uhm how did you make an acount? i can't seem to find a way to create a apple ID for my daughter ,  she's 12 years old.. it said shes too young to make an acount, now we cant download games for her , we tried to make an acount several times, with different emails and different years of age we even tried the year 1970 , but it still says shes too young

  • asha1199 Level 1 (0 points)

    how did you do it??

  • aisha786 Level 1 (0 points)

    does anyone know how i verify my apple account

  • TraceyClarke2012 Level 1 (0 points)

    The only work around that I could find for my 8 year old son was to login w/ my Apple ID & password.  This allowed for us to download games and music from iTunes & the App Store.  I appreciate the the age requirement, I just wish the device would clarify the actual age (i.e. 13) when creating an account.  Hope this helps.

  • dfunk808 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, the only way to create an Apple ID for someone under the age of 13 is to make sure you use a birth year that makes them 13 or older on the FIRST TRY. Once you have a birthday associated with an email address Apple locks them in. That email address wont' be able to get an iTunes account until it's 13th Birthday.


    There is a way to create an account without associating any credit card, but you'd need an iTunes Gift card or a prepaid credit card. That's what I gave my 13 year old niece and I load up 10-50 dollars every once in a while.


    The thing is, If you have a kid who's under 13, it's probably better that they don't have access to your iTunes account because they can purchase things with your attached credit card not knowing that they are racking up real money in charges. If you do let your child use your ID, make sure it's password protected and that you don't give them the password EVER. Especially now with all of the "in app purchases" it's really easy to rack up a HUGE bill buying virtual smurfberries or whatever.



    PASSWORDS wont' be hacked by children if they are never told what the password is in the firstplace.


    Also remember that the iTunes TOS states that kids under 13 can't have their own Apple ID. So if you are caught they can delete the account...maybe more, not really sure. This is why they "lock" birthdays to email addresses, so you can't realize that you've made a mistake and go back and make the kid's birthday 10 years later and just keep going.

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