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Fix: This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store

This Apple ID has not yet been used with the app Store

Getting the “This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store” message is a common procedure for users who are trying to download something from the App Store for the first time. You usually need just one tap to get past this prompt and continue using your iPhone. However, that sail might not be as smooth as it should be for all users.

Either way, we’re going to tell you what “This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store” exactly means, as well as what to do if you encounter this message.

This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store

Before you can use your newly-created Apple ID to basically do anything, you need to agree to Apple’s Terms & Conditions. If you haven’t already, you’ll be asked to do so when you try to engage in an activity that requires your Apple ID (download apps, make purchases, etc.). And that’s when the “This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store” prompt will appear.

Depending on where you are and what are you trying to do, you may also get the “This Apple ID has not yet been used with the iTunes Store. Tap Review to sign in, then review your account informationmessage, but the principal stays the same.

When you encounter this message, all you need to do is tap Review and agree to Apple’s Terms & Conditions. You can even bother to read those terms and conditions if that’s what you want to do with your life. As soon as you agree, everything should be set and you should be allowed to continue using your iPhone normally.

However, the hassle sometimes doesn’t end here. There are numerous reports of people complaining that their iPhones won’t let them finish the process. Sometimes it shows a blank page, or the whole prompt just crashes. Regardless of the issue’s exact nature, users just can’t get past this step.

According to the forums, the best way to deal with this is to sign in to iTunes on your PC/Mac with the same Apple ID. So, that’s what we’re going to do, along with some additional options that may prove to be helpful as well.

Sign in with iTunes

To sign in with iTunes on your PC, follow these instructions (of course, make sure to download iTunes first):

  1. Open iTunes on your PC, and go to Account > Sign In.
  2. Sign in with your Apple ID: Enter your Apple ID and password, then click Next.
  3. Wait a couple of moments for iTunes to sync your account.

To sign in with iTunes on your Mac, do the following:

  1. Go to Apple Menu > System Preferences.
  2. Click Sign In.
  3. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  4. If prompted, enter the six-digit verification code sent to your trusted device and complete the sign-in process.

Once you’ve synced your Apple ID with iTunes, go back to the App Store on your iPhone and try to download an app again. If there’s no “This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store”, you’re good to go. But if the prompt keeps appearing, move on to another solution.

Check the server status

When you get the “This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store” message, but receive a blank page after tapping Review, we could be dealing with a different type of problem.

One of the reasons for a blank page is if Apple’s servers are down. In case of a server outage, there’s nothing you can do but wait for Apple to address the problem. Luckily, Apple is usually quick to tackle technical problems, so you shouldn’t be waiting for too long.

You can check the status of Apple’s servers.

Check your internet connection

Another potential reason for getting a blank page is if there’s something wrong with your internet connection. So, quickly check your Wi-Fi and Data settings to make sure you’re properly connected to the internet.

In case you notice that your internet connection doesn’t work as intended, check out our article on iOS Wi-Fi issues for additional solutions.

That’s about it. In case you have any questions, or maybe some additional solutions to this problem, feel free to let us know in the comments down below.

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Ivan Jenic

Editor-in-chief at Mobile Internist. @ivan_jenic I founded Mobile Internist to help people understand technology better. And maybe solve some annoying problems. That's about it, cheers!
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