iPhone No more option for creating Apple ID on iPhone

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  1. wifininja macrumors newbie

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    Last days many Apple users face this problem. Is this permanent or not we will see.
     
  2. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    It could be a temporary issue, but I believe there is also a limit on how many Apple IDs you can create on one iOS device (three, maybe?). If you have used this particular iPhone X to create multiple Apple IDs already, you might be hitting that limit.
     
  3. wifininja thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you have option for creating new Apple ID on your iPhone? I have never heard that there is a limit for how many Apple ID you can create on one iPhone.
     
  4. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    Have you looked under Settings? Apple seems to have added a new Accounts section, split from the ITunes & App Store Settings. One of these should offer the option. (It looks like you are trying from within the App Store?). What version of iOS are you using?
     
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    iOS 11.2.1

    Same thing is happening when trying to create new account using iTunes Store
     
  6. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    The limit regularly pops up in Apple's discussion forums, but I'm skeptical if that's the case here because (previously at least) you should have seen an error message when trying to create a new Apple ID beyond the three you're allowed to (something like "Account limit reached").

    Unfortunately I can't check if I have the option available, because that would require me to sign out with my current Apple ID. That would mean having to re-download my iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Drive files.
     
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    Five my friends log out from their App Store acc and when they try to get some free app they don’t get option for creating new acc so definitely there is some problem . You will se by your self if you log out from your acc.
     
  8. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    I completely forgot you can sign out of the App Store separately.

    After signing out from the App Store and trying to download a new app, I also get the popup in your screenshot with no option to create a new Apple ID. Now, I don’t know if this is because:

    A) I’m still signed in to my Apple ID account under iCloud
    B) There’s some temporary problem with creating new accounts through this popup
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    C) In iOS 11 new accounts can no longer be created through this popup

    What I do know is that this is not because of the Apple ID creation limit I mentioned originally - no Apple IDs have been created with this particular device.
     
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    I got answer from Apple Support on Twitter.

    This is an interesting question. You can have as many Apple IDs as you have email addresses, and you can have them all on your iPhone, but in terms of Apple Music, the App Store, iTunes, and the main iCloud account associated with the iPhone, you can only have one account signed in at a time. It's also not possible to quickly switch Apple IDs as a device is associated with an Apple ID and it takes 90 days before it can be switched to another ID. This article has more information: http://apple.co/1QDhhpC
     
  12. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, you can certainly log out and restore the iPhone, then use another Apple ID with it. That doesn’t take anything like 90 days. I wonder what they mean by that.
     
  13. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    The 90 days starts from the point you enter your Apple ID details to sign into iCloud on the device. What you describe above is possible, but if you then follow that up with another sign off and try to sign in with another Apple ID it will fail.
     
  14. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. I wonder if it works consistently. The page about association makes it sound like using the device to remove association might not hit the 90 day limit, but it’s a little unclear. I suppose this is supposed to be a security thing, but just seems painful if you transfer phones to family members or sell a device you have been experimenting with.
     
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    The reasoning behind these limits goes back to the very beginnings of iTunes, when Apple had to come up with a system the record industry would embrace. At the time, the industry was obsessed with putting a stop to Napster, so it certainly wouldn't have embraced a system that allowed friends to share their purchases with an unlimited number of other friends. So, there's a long list of "features" intended to make it hard for friends to share their purchases with other friends. Even today's Family Sharing makes that difficult, by making the organizer of the sharing group responsible for all purchases by other members of the group.

    It is what it is. The price charged for media, apps, etc. takes into account the possible number of separate users of that media/app. Lower barriers to sharing undoubtedly would mean a higher price for the goods sold (businesses do require a profit). Higher pricing might have limited the success of iTunes and App Store. So, you can look on this as a compromise intended to encourage commerce - restrict the worse abuses of sharing in order to set attractive prices.
     
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    Did anyone succeed to create new Apple ID on iPhone or PC with no payment option ?
     
  17. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

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    The last time I looked into this I think the limit is 5. Can’t remember the source.
     
  18. wifininja thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did you read post #11... there are no limits.
     
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    Yes, but you have to provide a payment option when you create the Apple ID. Once created, remove the payment option through your AppleID account settings. I have always done this, as it prevents "accidental" purchases by family members - so purchases (other than free) need to provide payment at that time. Works for me!
     
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    It was possible if the account is created on computer or website. I created my Japanese account on a computer without Japanese credit card (which is absurdly difficult to obtain) quite a while ago and still use it normally until today.
    For the device though, have they changed the policy? I am not sure.
     
  21. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    If marius is talking about the Apple ID creation limit (on iOS devices), then as per post #10 that limit is likely still in place. The Apple Support Twitter reply in your post (#11) was talking about other limits.
     
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    As I said in post #1 nobody..nobody have option for creating new Apple ID on iPhone..it’s inevitable did you create 1,2,3,4,5 or 10 Apple ID-s till now there’s no more option for creating new Apple ID when you are log out from your account on iPhone and trying to get some free app..
     
  23. az431 macrumors 6502

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    There is no limit on how many Apple IDs can be used on one iPhone. We have development devices where we use dozens of IDs regularly.
     
  24. wifininja thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I believe this problem with no option for creating new Apple ID on iPhone is temporarily and maybe is caused because New Year and Christmas madness;)
     
  25. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    I didn’t claim there was.
     

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