To create an iCloud account, tap Settings on your iOS device, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars, tap Add Account, and then tap iCloud. On the new page, tap the Create a new Apple ID option, provide your date of birth, name, email address and password, and then answer three security questions.
When asked to provide an email address for the iCloud account, a user is allowed to choose between his current email address and a free one offered by iCloud. The free email address from iCloud ends with “@icloud.com.” The selected email address is regarded as the Apple ID of the user when logging into iCloud.
When creating a password for the iCloud account, it must contain at least eight characters and must also include a number, lowercase letter and an upper case letter. When answering the security questions, make sure to provide answers that are easy to remember.
The recovery email requested before creating the iCloud account is not compulsory. However, users are advised to provide an alternative email address for security and identification purposes. The Email Updates button can be switched on or off depending on whether the user wants to receive regular email updates from Apple after setting up the iCloud account.