It usually appears on your iPhone device, when you try to download WhatsApp or any other app from the apple store, and here is how to fix it.

This message can also appear on your device if you try to use apps such as iCloud, iTunes, iMessage, App Store, Keychain Access, FaceTime... in order to use any of them, you must have an Apple ID.

What is Apple ID?

An Apple ID is a unique identifier that is used to sign in to various Apple services, such as the App Store, iCloud, the iTunes Store, and more. It is typically an email address that you use to create an account with Apple.

With an Apple ID, you can access and manage all of your Apple services and devices in one place. You can use it to download apps and games from the App Store, purchase music, movies, and TV shows from the iTunes Store, back up your data to iCloud, and more. You can also use your Apple ID to sign in to third-party apps and websites that support Apple's Single Sign-On feature.

If you own an Apple device, such as an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you will need an Apple ID to set up and use your device. You can create an Apple ID for free on the Apple website or through the App Store or iTunes Store app on your device. Once you have an Apple ID, you can use it to sign in to all of your Apple services and devices.

Why "This Apple ID has not yet been used in the iTune" message is displayed?

In my case, this error showed up after i started new iPhone for the first time. The owner of the iPhone did not yet had Apple ID account, so we created one using his email account - all good,
We went to App store to install WhatsApp, and this error popped up on the screen saying: "This Apple ID has not yet been used in the iTunes"

However, this error message can appear on other Apple devices: Mac notebook, iPad

Solutions for  "This apple id has not yet been used in the iTunes" problem:

This message actually can be misleading, you could thing that you have to use within your iTunes, but this is most likely not going to fix this error.

But, the real reason (and solution ) could be one of these:

1. Make sure your email is verified

Before you try to use App Store,  Apple need to be sure that you are real person.Therefore you need to verify your email address used for creation of Apple account.

After Apple ID is created, please check your email inbox, and click "Verify" on a button in an email received from Apple.
Basically you need to verify your email address, proving Apple that you are real person behind the email address.

2. Complete your Apple profile info

After you verified your email, try again to download your WhatsApp from App store and this time you could be led to finish filling your profile:

After you are done you should see following screen on your iPhone device:

3. Sign out from your Apple account

Your account is verified, and you reviewed your Apple profile settings, your payment information are entered ( although you can skip this step) and you are sure that your IOS is not pending update... everything looks fine?

You can try to Sign out from your device Apple account. If you are doing this on iPhone, Sign out button is in Settings->Your profile section. Just tap on your name in Settings section, and scroll down to bottom:

Contact Apple support

If non of the offered solutions does not work, probably there is a problem with your account: If you are seeing this error message even though you are using the correct Apple ID and password, there may be a problem with your account. This could be due to a billing issue, a problem with your payment method, or another issue. In this case, you will need to contact Apple Support for assistance.


With the info from this article, you should be able to fix This Apple ID has not yet been used in the iTunes error message and you should be able to use any Apple application which require Apple ID, including App Store.

Thanks for reading, and i hope this fix was forking for you 👍