Yes, you can set up an iPhone without an Apple ID, and you can still use the phone. However, there are some limitations to what you can do with your cellphone without an Apple ID. For example, you won’t be able to:
- Use iCloud services, such as iCloud Drive, iCloud Mail, and iCloud Photos.
- Download apps from the App Store.
- Make purchases from the iTunes Store or App Store.
- Use iMessage or FaceTime.
To set up an iPhone without an Apple ID, click here. Once you have finished setting up your phone, you can still use some of the features of your iPhone without an Apple ID. For example, you can:
- Use the Safari web browser.
- Use the Camera app.
- Use the Maps app.
- Use the Phone app.
- Use the Music app.
- Use the Messages app.
If you decide that you want to use iCloud services or download apps from the App Store, you can create an Apple ID later. You can create an Apple ID on your phone or on the Apple website.
Here are some additional tips:
- If you are setting up a used iPhone, you may need to erase all of the data on the phone before you can use it. You can erase all of the data on your device by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
- If you are setting up an iPhone for a child, you may want to consider creating a Family Sharing account. Family Sharing allows you to share your Apple ID with up to five other people. This can be a great way to share apps, music, movies, and other content with your family.
- If you are having trouble setting up your iPhone without an Apple ID, you can contact Apple Support for help.
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