Internet, Networking, & Security Cloud Services How to Redeem App Store and iTunes Gift Cards Apply your gift card on any device you use with your Apple ID By Sam Costello Writer Sam Costello has been writing about tech since 2000. His writing has appeared in publications such as CNN.com, PC World, InfoWord, and many others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Sam Costello Updated March 25, 2020 Apple Inc. Cloud Services Browsers Cloud Services Error Messages Family Tech Home Networking 5G Antivirus VPN Web Development Around the Web View More Tweet Share Email App Store and iTunes gift cards make great presents. Redeem them for apps, music, movies, books, games, and more from Apple's iTunes Store, the App Store, and more Apple services. It's easy to redeem an App Store and iTunes gift card, whether you're using an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, PC, Mac, or Android device. You must have an Apple ID account to redeem the gift card. If you don't, it's easy to create one. Redeem an App Store and iTunes Gift Card When you redeem an App Store and iTunes Gift Card, you add credit to your Apple ID balance, which you can use to make purchases in the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple TV app, or Apple Books. Credits can also be used to upgrade your iCloud storage or pay for subscriptions such as Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple TV channels, or Apple News+. You can't use your credit to buy gifts for someone else or buy more gift cards. You also can't share credit with family members, even if you use Family Sharing. Before you redeem a gift card, you'll need the card's redemption code. Peel or gently scratch off the label on the back of the gift card above the barcode to access the 16-digit code that starts with an X. (On older gift cards, the redemption code may be in another section of the card.) If you can't read your code or the card is damaged, contact Apple Support. Here's how to redeem an App Store and iTunes Gift card on various devices. Redeem an App Store and iTunes Gift Card on a Mac Open the App Store on your Mac. Select your name or the sign-in button in the sidebar. Select Redeem Gift Card. Select Use Camera and follow the instructions. If for some reason you can't use your camera, select You can also enter your code manually, and then follow the instructions on the screen. Credits from your gift card are now added to your Apple ID balance. Redeem an App Store and iTunes Gift Card on a PC Open iTunes on your PC. From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, select Account. Select Redeem. Sign in and follow the on-screen instructions to redeem your gift card. Credits from your gift card are now added to your Apple ID balance. Redeem an App Store and iTunes Gift Card on an iOS Mobile Device Open the App Store app. At the bottom of the screen, tap Today. At the top of the screen, tap the sign-in button (or your image). Tap Redeem Gift Card or Code. If you don’t see Redeem Gift Card or Code, you may need to sign in with your Apple ID. Tap Use Camera and follow the instructions on the screen. If you can't use your camera, tap You can also enter your code manually, then follow the instructions on the screen. Enter the 16-digit code from your App Store and iTunes gift card, which starts with X. Tap Done. Credits from your gift card are now added to your Apple ID balance. Redeem an App Store and iTunes Gift Card on an Android Mobile Device On your Android device, you can use gift cards only for Apple Music subscriptions. Open the Apple Music app. Tap the menu button, and then tap Account. Tap Redeem Gift Card or Code. Enter the code from the back of the card, then tap Redeem. If you received an App Store & iTunes gift card via email, open the email and select the Redeem Now button.