When creating an Apple ID, you typically need to provide a phone number and payment method for verification. However, if you’re trying to create an Apple ID for a different region to access region-specific apps and services, you might not have a phone number or credit card for that region.

In such cases, this guide can help you bypass these requirements. While you’ll need a phone number from your own region for initial verification, you won’t need one from the new region you’re targeting.

For example, if you’re looking to create an Apple ID without a credit card in Singapore and lack a Singapore phone number, this guide will demonstrate how to proceed using your existing phone number.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Create a new Apple ID for your region with an alternative mobile number.
  2. Open appleid.apple.com and sign in with your newly created account.
  3. Navigate to Personal Information >> Country/region >> Change country or region.
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  • Under Payment Method, switch your COUNTRY/REGION to a region where the desired app is available. For instance, in this example, we’ll choose Singapore.
  • Choose the payment method as “None” to bypass foreign payment verification.
  • Ensure to input a valid postal code of the selected region (which can be easily obtained from Google). In our example, we’ll use 521147 (Postal code in Singapore).
  • For the phone number, any random 8-digit number may be used to avoid verification. Here, we’ll use 12345678.
  • In the Shipping Address section, there’s no need to change the country/region; you may use your regional address.
  1. Click on update to change your region.

Tip:Some countries may ask for an area code along with the phone number; you may search for the phone number structure for your desired country or you can simply use a random address & phone number generator for this purpose.

By following these steps, you can create an Apple ID without needing a phone number or credit card from your desired region. This method enables access to region-specific apps and services hassle-free.