Prima di enter the live of this tutorial and spiegarti how to create a Steam account, it might be useful to know what are the requirements to register on the famous platform developed by Valve and what is the usefulness of having an account of this kind.
First, you need to know that to create a Steam account you need to have at least 13 years of age. Furthermore, for minors under 14, permission from a parent or legal guardian is required, to be provided via email, during the registration process.
That said, the Steam account is necessary not only to buy and download games from the platform in question (if you don't know, there are also lots of Free to Play on Steam), but also to add to your library and download video games purchased in stores. physical or on Internet sites dedicated to the purchase of securities in digital version (eg Instant Gaming).
Among the many functions that can be used with a Steam account, I would like to point out the Family sharing, which allows you to share the Steam library with other members of your family, thus having the possibility to exchange games with them. Finally, I point out that a Steam account allows you to contact Steam customer service and get support in case of problems.
How to create a Steam account on a computer
create a Steam account from your computer, you can proceed directly from platform site or from official client (the program that allows you to download and install Steam games).
In the first case, connected to the official Steam site, click on the button Log inat the top right, and select the option Enter Steam. In the new screen that appears, enter your email address in the fields Email address e Confirm e-mail address, select yours country of residence (Eg. city) via the drop-down menu and place a check mark next to the option I'm not a robot, to verify your identity.
Once this is done, read carefully what is reported in the box Steam Subscription Agreement, put the check mark next to the item I accept, and I declare that I am at least 13 years old and click on the button Continue. At this point, in the screen Tell us how old you are, select a delle opzioni available I have less than 14 years e I am 14 or older.
As I mentioned in the previous lines, if you are under the age of 14, you will need the authorization of a parent or legal guardian to complete the registration. Then enter the email address of your parent or legal guardian in the field Email address of a parent or guardian and click on the button Continue.
At this point, the parent / guardian will have to access their inbox, locate the email sent by Steam and click on the button Approve contented to the internal suo.
Now, if you are over 14 or under 14 and your parent or legal guardian has already approved your Steam registration request, log into your inbox, locate the email sent by Steam and click on the button Create my account contained within it, in order to verify your email address.
Once this is done, go back to the registration page of the Steam site, enter the name to be associated with your account in the field Steam account name and check availability. If you see the entry Not available, it means that the chosen name has already been registered by another user: enter, therefore, a new name or select one of those visible in the box Names available for the account.
Finally, create a password (consisting of at least 8 characters, of which at least one number, one letter and one special character) to be used to access your Steam account, by entering it in the fields Password e Confirm password, and click the button Complete registration, to create your account.
If you have already downloaded the Steam client to your computer but have not yet created an account to be able to access the platform, you can create one directly from the software in question.
To do this, start the official Steam client, locate the entry Don't have a Steam account? and click on the button Create a new account. In the new screen that appears, enter yours email address in the appropriate fields, select your country of residence via the drop-down menu country of residence and put the check mark next to the items I'm not a robot e I accept, and I declare that I am at least 13 years old, in order to verify your identity and declare that you are at least 13 years old.
Fatto ciò, click on your button Continue and select one of the available options from I have less than 14 years (if so, specify theemail address of your parent and follow the instructions shown on the screen to continue with the registration) e I am over 14 years old.
Now, log into your inbox, locate the email sent by Steam and click on the button Create account, to verify your identity and activate your account. In the new screen displayed on Steam customers, enter the required data in the fields Steam account name, Scegli a password e Confirm a password and press pulsating Complete registration, to terminate your registration and log into Steam.
At this point, you just have to deepen the use of Steam and start downloading your favorite games: in this regard, I suggest you read my guide on how Steam works.
How to create a Steam account from smartphones and tablets
If you are wondering if it is possible create a Steam account from smartphones and tablets using the app Steam mobile for Android devices (also available on alternative stores, for devices without Google services) and iPhone / iPad, I'm sorry to tell you that using the app in question it is possible to access an existing account but not to create a new one.
That said, to register on Steam from smartphones and tablets, you can use the browser installed on your device (eg. Chrome your android e Safari on iPhone / iPad) and proceed as seen above from the Steam site. If this interests you, then, connected to the official Steam site, tap the ☰ button, at the top left, and select the option Log in give the menu check if you press.
In the new screen that appears, locate the section Crea, award-winning Enter Steam and enter the required data in the fields Email address, Confirm e-mail address e country of residence. Then put the check mark next to the options I'm not a robot e I accept and declare that I am at least 13 years old, award-winning Continue and select one of the available options from I have less than 14 years e I am 14 or older.
In the first case, enter the email address of your parent or legal guardian in the field Email address of a parent or guardian e fai tap sul pulsating Continue. By doing so, your parent / guardian will receive an email from Steam with the request for approval which will allow you to continue with the registration.
If, on the other hand, you are over 14, log in to your inbox, locate the email sent by Steam and tap the button Create account contained within it, to activate your account. Finally, enter the username you intend to use on Steam in the field Steam account name, create a Password to associate with your account and press the button Complete registration, to terminate your registration and log into Steam.
How to create a second Steam account
Be your intention è create a second Steam account, you should know that you can have more than one account and access them from the same device without violating the terms of service. Keep in mind, however, that Steam does not allow you to merge multiple accounts: if you have purchased a game with your main account, you will not be able to become the owner with a second account and vice versa.
That said, to create a new Steam account, all you have to do is follow the directions I gave you in the previous paragraphs, making sure you have logged out of your main account first. To do this, either via browser or from the official Steam client, click on yours usernameat the top right, and select the option Logout/Log out of your account from the menu that opens. Simple, right?How to create a Steam account