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

You can redeem gift cards to add store credit to your Apple ID, and then use that credit to make purchases in the App Store or iTunes Store, or upgrade your iCloud storage.

An App Store & iTunes gift card and an Apple Music gift card.

Depending on what type of gift card you have, you might be prompted with different choices when you redeem:

  • If you have an App Store & iTunes Gift Card, you can redeem it for store credit.
  • If you have an Apple Music Gift Card, you can redeem it toward an Apple Music subscription1 or for store credit.

You can also redeem promotional content codes for specific items in the App Store, iTunes Store, or the Book Store in Apple Books.

Redeem a gift card or code

 

If you're not signed in to your device with the Apple ID that you want to add store credit to, follow the Redeem steps below. 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.

1. If you've never been an Apple Music subscriber and redeem an Apple Music Gift Card, you get your trial (if applicable) in addition to the number of months the card is worth. Months of Apple Music from an Apple Music Gift Card can't be applied toward a family subscription, student subscription, or subscription bundled with your mobile phone provider (through supported carriers).

Locate your redemption code

When you try to 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.

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.

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

An iTunes gift card with the 16 digit code in the top right corner.

An iTunes gift card with the 16 digit code in the center.

An iTunes gift card with the 16 digit code on the right, above the bar code.

 

 

iPhone X showing the Use Camera feature.

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the App Store app.
  2. Tap Today, then tap the My Account button or your photo in the upper-right corner.
  3. Tap "Redeem Gift Card or Code," then sign in with your Apple ID. Learn what to do if you forgot your Apple ID
  4. 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: Tap "You can also enter your code manually," then follow the prompts.
    • 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.
  5. Tap Done.

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 store credit is used for each purchase you make in any of the stores, including Apple Music subscriptions, and for iCloud storage, until it's gone. Learn how to view your store credit balance.

Mac or PC

  1. Open iTunes or the App Store.
  2. In the App Store, sign in with your Apple ID, click your name or photo in the lower-left corner, then click Redeem Gift Card.
    In iTunes, choose Account > Redeem from the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, then sign in with your Apple ID.The Account menu in iTunes, with Redeem selected.
  3. If you want to use the camera in your computer to redeem your gift card, click 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 in the box under "You can also enter your code manually," then follow the prompts. Click Redeem when you're done.
    • 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.

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 store credit is used for each purchase that you make in any of the stores, including Apple Music subscriptions, and for iCloud storage, until it's gone. Learn how to view your store credit balance.

Android phone

You can redeem Apple Music Gift Cards on your Android phone.

  1. Open the Apple Music app, then tap . If you see Sign In, tap it, enter your Apple ID and password, then tap the Sign In button. Then tap  again.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Account Settings.
  4. Tap Redeem Gift Card or Code.
  5. Enter the code from the back of the card, then tap Redeem again.

Learn more

App Store and iTunes Store features might vary by country or region.

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