Redeem App Store & iTunes Gift Cards and content codes

Learn how to redeem an App Store & iTunes Gift Card. If you can’t redeem your gift card, find out what to do.

Blue gift card with the Apple logo.

To redeem an App Store & iTunes gift card or code from Apple, tap or click this button:

Redeem a gift card or code

If you don’t see an option to redeem your code when you tap or click the button, choose your device from the list below and follow the steps.

What you can buy with a gift card

When you redeem an App Store & iTunes Gift Card, you add credit to your Apple ID balance. You can use that credit to make purchases in the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple TV app, or Apple Books. Or you can use the credit to upgrade your iCloud storage or pay for subscriptions like 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.

Locate your redemption code

When you redeem a gift card, you'll be asked for the card's redemption code. Peel or gently scratch off the label on the back of the gift card to reveal a 16-digit code that starts with an X. (If you have an older card, the number might appear in a different place.) If your code is damaged or illegible, contact Apple Support.

An example of an iTunes gift card with a 16 digit code.

Promotional content codes might not have a sticker, might not be 16 digits, and might not start with an X.

iPhone showing "Redeem Gift Card or Code" button.

Redeem a gift card or code on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap Today.
  3. At the top of the screen, tap the sign-in button the My Account button or your photo.
  4. Tap "Redeem Gift Card or Code." If you don’t see “Redeem Gift Card or Code,” sign in with your Apple ID. Learn what to do if you forgot your Apple ID
  5. Tap "Use Camera" and follow the instructions on the screen. If you have an older card or you're in certain countries or regions, you might not be able to redeem a card with your camera. Tap "You can also enter your code manually," then follow the instructions on the screen.
    • If you have an App Store & iTunes Gift Card, enter the 16-digit code, which starts with X, from the back of the card.
    • If you have a promo or content code, enter the code from the back of the card.
  6. Tap Done.

Can't redeem your gift card or code?

Redeem a gift card or code on your computer

  1. On your Mac, open the App Store.
  2. Click your name or the sign-in button in the sidebar. 
  3. Click "Redeem Gift Card."
    Mac showing the Redeem Gift Card button in the App Store.
  4. Tap "Use Camera" and follow the instructions on the screen. If you have an older card or you're in certain countries or regions, you might not be able to redeem a card with your camera. Tap "You can also enter your code manually," then follow the instructions on the screen.
    • If you have an App Store & iTunes Gift Card, enter the 16-digit code, which starts with X, from the back of the card.
    • If you have a promo or content code, enter the code from the back of the card.

Can't redeem your gift card or code?

Using a PC?

If you're using a PC, redeem your gift card in iTunes. From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account, then choose Redeem, then sign in and follow the instructions on the screen.

Redeem a gift card on your Android device

On your Android device, you can use gift cards only for Apple Music subscriptions.

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap the menu button the Sort Options button, then tap Account.
  3. Tap "Redeem Gift Card or Code."
  4. Enter the code from the back of the card, then tap Redeem.

Can't redeem your gift card or code?

If you received an App Store & iTunes Gift Card by email

To redeem a gift card that someone emailed to you, open the email and tap or click the "Redeem Now" button.

If you can’t redeem a gift card or content code

If you see a message that your card is invalid, inactive, or has already been redeemed, learn what to do.

If your code is damaged or illegible, contact Apple Support.

You can’t redeem Apple Store Gift Cards in the App Store, iTunes Store, or Apple Books. Find out what to do if you have an Apple Store Gift Card or don't know what type of gift card you have.

Learn more

App Store and iTunes Store features might vary by country or region. Find out what's available in your country or region.

App Store & iTunes Gift Cards aren't available in all countries or regions. Find out if you can use gift cards in your country or region.

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