Redeem your App Store & iTunes Gift Card

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

App Store & iTunes Gift Card showing a white Apple logo on a blue background.

Redeem your gift card for apps, subscriptions and more.

Redeem your gift card


Redeem a gift card with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

  1. Peel or gently scratch off the label on the back of the gift card to reveal a 16-digit code that starts with X.
  2. On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, open the App Store app.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, tap Today.
  4. At the top of the screen, tap the sign in button  or your photo.
  5. 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’ve forgotten your Apple ID.
    iPhone showing the Redeem Gift Card or Code menu option.
  6. Tap "Use Camera" and follow the instructions on the screen. If you have trouble redeeming the card, tap "You can also enter your code manually", then follow the instructions on the screen. Make sure that you enter the 16-digit code that begins with X.
  7. Tap Done.

Can't redeem your gift card?


Redeem a gift card on your computer

  1. Peel or gently scratch off the label on the back of the gift card to reveal a 16-digit code that starts with X.
  2. On your Mac, open the App Store.
  3. Click your name or the sign-in button in the sidebar. 
  4. Click "Redeem Gift Card".
    Mac showing the Redeem Gift Card button in the App Store.
  5. Click "Use Camera" and follow the instructions on the screen. If you have trouble redeeming the card, click "You can also enter your code manually", then follow the instructions on the screen. Make sure that you enter the 16-digit code that begins with X.

Can't redeem your gift card?

Using a Windows 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

  1. Peel or gently scratch off the label on the back of the gift card to reveal a 16-digit code that starts with X.
  2. Open the Apple Music app.
  3. Tap the menu button the Sort Options button, then tap Account.
  4. Tap "Redeem Gift Card or Code".
  5. Enter the 16-digit code that begins with X. Then tap Redeem.

Can't redeem your gift card?


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.


What you can buy with this gift card

When you redeem an App Store & iTunes Gift Card, you can make purchases with your Apple ID balance, including apps, games, iCloud storage, subscriptions such as Apple Music and more. But for some purchases, Apple ID balance can't be used. Learn what you can buy with your Apple ID balance.

On an Android device, you can use your gift card to buy an Apple Music subscription. To make purchases from the App Store, Apple Books or the Apple TV app, use an Apple device.


Learn more

  • You can't check the remaining balance on an App Store & iTunes Gift Card. But you can check your Apple ID balance. Your Apple ID balance includes the balance from any App Store & iTunes Gift Cards that you have redeemed.
  • Some purchases might require that you have a credit card on file, even if you use Apple ID balance to make the purchase.
  • You can’t use Apple Store Gift Cards in the App Store or iTunes Store. Apple Store Gift Cards are a solid colour (grey, white, silver or gold) on the front. Find out what to do if you don't know what type of gift card you have.

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.

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

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