Apple Says iCloud Terms Can Be Accepted on Web After Viral Tweet [Updated]

Apple today shared a new support document explaining how to accept iCloud terms and conditions for an Apple TV without owning an iPhone or iPad.

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Apple says customers who do not have an iPhone running iOS 16 or later or an iPad running iPadOS 16 or later can accept the new terms and conditions on the website. The support document outlines the steps to take:

1. Go to, then sign in with your Apple ID.
2. If necessary, follow the prompts to review and update your account settings.
3. Review and agree to iCloud Terms and Conditions.

Last month, Google employee Chris Koch said he was unable to accept the new iCloud terms and conditions for his Apple TV since he did not own an iPhone, iPad, or any other Apple device. He noted that he tried signing into at the time, but said he was not prompted to accept any new terms and conditions on the website.

While it's a simple workaround, Apple evidently felt this issue was worth addressing in a support document after Koch's tweet received nearly one million views. In a follow-up tweet, Koch said signing out of his Apple ID account under Settings → Users and Accounts → [Name] → iCloud and then signing back in led him to be prompted to accept the new iCloud terms and conditions directly on his Apple TV, with no other device needed.

Update February 10: Apple has pulled the support document for unknown reasons.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
16 months ago
The iCloud Terms and conditions should have a accept and decline button on AppleTV.

How hard is that to put it on there?
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gaximus Avatar
16 months ago
Why not show them on the tv with an accept button. My playstation can do that.
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TracesOfArsenic Avatar
16 months ago
Apple UX at its finest.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
avmsam Avatar
16 months ago
Yeah why not just let them accept it on the AppleTV ?

Or if that's not possible then at least say in the popup it can be done on the web too.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
16 months ago
At the very least, put a QR code on the screen to access the terms and conditions on your phone
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saudor Avatar
16 months ago

The iCloud Terms and conditions should have a accept and decline button on AppleTV.

How hard is that to put it on there?
Apple probably thinks that's too much for the user to handle. Even making a mice with more than 1 button was a GIANT leap of faith back in the days.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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