How to Redeem an iTunes Gift Card

Use your gift card on any device you use with your Apple ID

iTunes Gift Card

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iTunes gift cards are popular gifts that can be redeemed for items at the Apple iTunes Store or the App Store. Whether they're given for birthdays, holidays, as thank yous, or for promotions, people love to receive them. What's not to love? It's free money to buy movies, books, games, and apps and to shop for your favorite music or subscribe to Apple Music. You can redeem your gift card on a Mac or PC, an iOS mobile device, or an Android mobile device.

Turn over your iTunes gift card and scratch off (or peel) the section on the back above the barcode to reveal the code you must enter at the iTunes Store or App Store to redeem the card.

Note: You must have an Apple ID account to redeem the gift card. If you don't, create one.

Redeem an iTunes Gift Card on a Mac or PC

 To redeem your gift card on a Mac or PC:

  1. Open iTunes
  2. Sign in with your Apple ID if you aren't signed in.
  3. Click Account in the menu bar at the top of the screen and select Redeem in the drop-down menu.
  4. Use the camera in your computer to redeem the gift card by clicking Use Camera and following the directions. Otherwise, enter the code that appears on the back of the card in the field under You can also enter your code manually.
  5. Follow the instructions and click Redeem

Redeem an iTunes Gift Card on an iOS Mobile Device

To redeem your gift card on an iOS mobile device, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch:

  1. On your iOS mobile device, tap the App Store app.
  2. Tap Today at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap your photo at the top of the screen.
  4. Select Redeem Gift Card or Code.
  5. Use the camera in your mobile device to redeem the gift card by clicking Use Camera and following the directions. Otherwise, enter the code that appears on the back of the card manually by tapping You can also enter your code manually.
  6. Follow the instructions and tap Done

Redeem an iTunes Gift Card on an Android Mobile Device

To redeem your gift card on an Android mobile device:

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap the icon that resembles three horizontal lines. 
  3. Tap or enter your Apple ID. If prompted to do so, enter your Apple ID password as well. If you already have an Apple Music profile set up, you can go to the bottom of the screen and select View Account.
  4. Manually enter the code that appears on the back of the gift card.
  5. Tap Redeem.

Using Your Gift Credit

The dollar amount of the gift card is now credited to your Apple ID account, and it can be used on any device where you can log in to your Apple ID. When you make purchases, they're debited from the balance and are only billed to your account after your gift card has been depleted.

Go to the iTunes StoreApp Store, or Apple Music to make your purchases.