“I’m not an iOS user, but I want my podcast to be on Apple. Still possible?”
One of the most common issues you’ll run into when submitting your podcast to Apple is this error message.
I talked to an Apple rep to confirm the fastest way to get around this issue. And why it happens so often in the first place. A ton of my clients who are Apple users face this issue too.
Turns out all you need to do is download an application from Apple. For non-iOS users, you’ll download ‘iTunes’ for Desktop.
Strange, I know. But here’s why.
In order for the Apple ID to be ‘activated’, you need to accept Apple’s terms of service.
Which is ALL that Apple wants in order to give the green light.
This is why Apple reps will tell iOS users to download an APP on their device.
It’s assumed you’ve added billing info and accepted any agreements. These are still needed for downloading FREE apps in the Apple Store.
How to create an new APPLE ID
The first thing that you will do is to create a new APPLE ID to set up your device. Even though you will start from scratch, it allows you to access all Apple devices and services.
1. Tap the “Forget Apple ID or password?” or the “Create yours now” if you don’t have any.
2. If you click “Create yours now,” you will select your birthday and enter your name. Tap “Next” after.
3. Confirm your phone number and email. This will help you confirm your identity as a natural person.
4. Add your payment information. They don’t charge you for anything; they want to authenticate you as a natural person and as a way of keeping a payment method on file.
5. Download any app.
Review their terms and conditions. That’s the main point why you are undergoing those stuff.