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How to Redeem Apple Gift Cards 2021

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Apple gift cards make great presents. Redeem them for apps, music, movies, books, games, and more from Apple's App Store, the Mac App Store, and more Apple services. It's easy to redeem an Apple 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 Apple Gift Card

When you redeem an Apple Gift Card (formerly called iTunes Gift Card), you add credit to your Apple ID balance, which you can use to make purchases in the App Store, iTunes Store (Windows-only), Apple TV app, and 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 Apple Gift card on various devices.

Redeem an Apple Gift Card on a Mac

Access the Mac App store to redeem and use Apple gift card credit.

If you received an Apple gift card via email, open the email and select the Redeem Now button.

Open the App Store on your Mac and select your name from the bottom left.

To get to the Mac App Store quickly, type "App Store" into Spotlight Search.

Select Redeem Gift Card.

You'll be prompted to sign in with your Apple ID. Enter your password and select Sign In.

To scan your gift card, select Use Camera, and follow the instructions.

Alternatively, enter your code manually into the code box and select Done.

Credits from your gift card are now added to your Apple ID balance.

On a Windows PC, head to iTunes to redeem your gift card. Navigate to Account > Redeem, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Redeem an Apple Gift Card on an iOS Mobile Device

If you're using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you'll access the App Store on your mobile device.

Open the App Store app, tap Today, and then tap your profile image from the top right.

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 Enter your code manually, then follow the instructions on the screen.

Tap Done when you're finished. Credits from your gift card are now added to your Apple ID balance.

On an Android device, you can redeem gift cards only for Apple Music subscriptions. Navigate to the Apple Music app and tap Menu > Account > Redeem Gift Card or Code.