Redeem App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, Apple Music Gift Cards, and content codes

With the credit from a gift card, you can get music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, audiobooks, Apple Music memberships, iCloud storage, and more.

     

App Store & iTunes Gift Card

When you redeem an App Store & iTunes Gift Card, the amount on the card credits to your Apple ID. You can use the credit in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store as long as you sign in to each store with the same Apple ID. The credit is used for each purchase you make in a store until it's gone.


Apple Music Gift Card

When you redeem an Apple Music Gift Card, you can choose to apply your credit directly toward an Apple Music Individual membership. If you're not an Apple Music member, applying the credit automatically signs you up for a membership. If you're already an Apple Music member, applying your credit to a membership extends your date of renewal by the number of months on the card.

 

When you redeem a content or promo code, the item associated with the code automatically downloads to your device.

Learn more about cards and codes, or find out what to do if your card is inactive, has already been redeemed, or you can't redeem your App Store & iTunes Gift Card, Apple Music Gift Card, or content code.

If you've never been an Apple Music member, you get your trial in addition to the number of months the card is worth. Months of Apple Music membership from an Apple Music gift card can't be applied to a Family subscription, student subscriptions, and mobile phone service provider bundling (through supported carriers).

Locate your redemption code

Peel or gently scratch off the label on the back of the gift card to reveal the hidden code. You need this 16-digit code, which starts with an X, to redeem your card.

If you have an older card, the number might appear in different places. Here are some examples:


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

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

     

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap App Store. You can also open the redemption page, then skip to step 5.
  2. Tap Today, then tap your Apple ID icon.
  3. Tap Redeem.
  4. Sign in with your Apple ID. Learn what to do if you forgot your Apple ID
  5. If you want to use the camera in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to add your gift card, tap Use Camera. Make sure to follow the onscreen instructions to capture the redemption code. If you're in certain countries or regions, or have an older card, you might have to enter the card manually instead.
  6. If you have an App Store & iTunes Gift Card or Apple Music 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.
  7. For store credit, tap Done.
    If you're prompted with an offer for Apple Music, choose "Extend Your Membership" to redeem months of Apple Music service. If you'd prefer to redeem for store credit, choose "Use Credit for iTunes or App Store".

Learn what to do if you see an alert message or can't redeem your App Store & iTunes Gift Card, Apple Music Gift Card, or content code.

Apple ID credit is used for each purchase you make in any of the stores, including Apple Music memberships, until it's gone. Learn how to check your credit balance.

On your Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > View My Account. If prompted, enter your password again.
  4. Enter your password, then press the Return or Enter key on your keyboard, or click Sign In.
  5. If you have an App Store & iTunes Gift Card or Apple Music Gift Card, enter the 16-digit code from the back of the card. The code starts with an X.
    If you have a promo or content code, enter the code from the back of the card. In some countries and regions, you can click Use Camera and use your device's camera to view the entire black focus box around the redemption code.
    If your gift card is older, your camera can't read the redemption code, or the redemption code doesn't have a focus box around it, tap "You can also enter your code manually."
  6. Click Redeem. 

Learn what to do if you see an alert message or can't redeem your App Store & iTunes Gift Card, Apple Music Gift Card, or content code.

Apple ID credit is used for each purchase you make in any of the stores, including Apple Music memberships, until it's gone. Learn how to check your credit balance.

On your Android phone

  1. Open the Apple Music app, then tap .
  2. Tap your Apple ID. If prompted, enter your Apple ID password.
  3. If you're a current Apple Music member, scroll to the bottom of the page and tap View Account.
    If you're not an Apple Music member, continue with step 5.
  4. Tap Redeem.
  5. Enter the code from the back of the card, then tap Redeem again.

About cards and codes

Digital gift cards:

  •  If you received your App Store & iTunes Gift Card or Apple Music Gift Card through email, click Redeem Now in the email to redeem the credit.

Content and promo codes:

  • You can redeem content and promo codes for specific items in the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or App Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • All content or promo codes can be redeemed in iTunes for Mac or Windows except codes that are specifically for the App Store on your Mac. Redeem Mac App Store content or promo codes in the App Store on your Mac. You can also redeem iBooks codes in iBooks for Mac.
  • If you're trying to redeem an Apple Music promo code, the code must either match the type of membership that you already have, such as an individual promo code for an Individual membership, or you must sign up for Apple Music with the type of membership listed on the promo code.

Other gift cards:

Learn more

iTunes features might vary by country or region.

Published Date: 2017-09-19