Did you receive an App Store or iTunes card as a gift? Or did you buy one yourself? Cool! Do you want to know how to use and redeem these tickets? We tell you the different ways in which you do this. Read on quick!
Redeem an App Store or iTunes card: how to do it
Have you received or purchased an App Store or iTunes gift card? Then you probably want to know how you can add the credit to your Apple ID. You must do this before you can buy anything with it.
You use App Store credit to download paid apps or games, but the money is also available to, for example, expand your iCloud storage or add to your Apple Music subscription. The handy thing about these cards is that you don’t have to deal with iDeal or PayPal to pay in the App Store. You’re basically using some sort of “prepaid card” on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Windows PC.
When you have received a physical App Store & iTunes gift card, first scratch open the 16 digit code on the back. When you have received a digital card, this code will be in the email. You can redeem the App Store & iTunes card in two ways.
Use and redeem an App Store or iTunes card on your iPhone or iPad
- Open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad and tap ‘Today’;
- Then tap your profile picture at the top right;
- Choose the option ‘Redeem gift card or code’;
- You can enter the code in two ways, manually or with the camera. Choose ‘Use camera’;
- The code will be verified and the amount added to your Apple ID.
If you want to insure a code for an iTunes card, tap ‘You can also enter codes manually’ in step 4. Then enter the code and tap Redeem.
Redeem iTunes card via your Mac or PC
You can also redeem the App Store & iTunes cards via your Mac or PC. Are you using a Windows computer? Make sure you have iTunes installed and follow the steps below.
- Open the App Store application on your Mac, or launch iTunes on your PC;
- In the App Store, scroll down and tap Redeem. You then also have the choice here to scan the iTunes card with the camera or to manually type in the code. If you use iTunes on the PC, go to ‘Account > Redeem’;
- Follow the rest of the steps to add the credit to your account.
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