Redeem iTunes or 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, and more.

iTunes Gift Card

iTunes Gift Card

When you redeem an 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

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.

*If you've never been an Apple Music member, you get your free three months 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).

Quick redeem

Ready to redeem?

Need help? You can learn more about cards and codes, or find out what to do if you can't redeem your iTunes or Apple Music Gift Card or content code.

Locate your redemption code

If you have an iTunes or Apple Music Gift Card, peel or gently scratch off the label on the back of the card to reveal the hidden code. You need this 16-digit code, which starts with an X, to redeem your card.

Depending on the type of card you have, 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 device, tap iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or App Store.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Featured section and tap Redeem.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID. Learn what to do if you forgot your Apple ID
  4. Tap "You can also enter your code manually." In some countries, you can redeem gift cards using your built-in camera.
  5. If you have an iTunes 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.
  6. 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 iTunes or Apple Music Gift Card or content code.

After you redeem your card or code, what happens next depends on the type of card or code that you redeem:

  • When you redeem an iTunes Gift Card, the amount on the card credits to the Apple ID that you use to buy items from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and App Store.
  • When you redeem an Apple Music Gift Card, credit is added to your Apple Music membership.
  • When you redeem a content or promo code, the item associated with the code automatically downloads to your device.

If you choose not to apply your Apple Music Gift Card balance toward a membership, the amount is credited to your Apple ID like an iTunes Gift Card.

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. Learn what to do if you forgot 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 > Redeem.
  4. Enter your password, then press the Return or Enter key on your keyboard, or click Sign In.
  5. If you have an iTunes 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.
    In some countries, you can redeem gift cards using a built-in camera.
  6. Click Redeem. 
    Learn what to do if you see an alert message or can't redeem your iTunes or Apple Music Gift Card or content code.

After you redeem your card or code, what happens next depends on the type of card or code you redeem.

  • When you redeem an iTunes Gift Card, the amount on the card credits to the Apple ID that you use to buy items from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and App Store.
  • When you redeem an Apple Music Gift Card, credit is added to your Apple Music membership.
  • When you redeem a content or promo code, the item associated with the code automatically downloads to your device.

If you choose not to apply your Apple Music Gift Card balance toward a membership, the amount is credited to your Apple ID like an iTunes Gift Card.

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 the menu icon  in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap your Apple ID. If prompted, enter your Apple ID password.
  3. Tap Redeem.
  4. Enter the code from the back of the card, then tap Redeem again.

About cards and codes

iTunes or Apple Music Gift Cards:

  • When you redeem an iTunes or Apple Music Gift Card, the amount of credit on the card is added to the Apple ID that you use to buy items from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or App Store, or that you used when you joined Apple Music. You can use store credit for purchases that you make in any of the stores or to pay for in-app purchases until it's gone. Apple Music credit is added to your Apple Music membership. If you choose not to apply your Apple Music Gift Card balance toward a membership, the amount is credited to your Apple ID like an iTunes Gift Card.
  • After you redeem an iTunes Gift Card, your account balance automatically updates in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. You might need to sign out and back in to all of your devices for your credit balance to appear. You can find your balance underneath your Apple ID.
  • After you redeem an Apple Music Gift Card, membership credit is added to the Apple Music membership that is linked to your Apple ID. Learn how to view information about your Apple Music membership.
  • If you received an iTunes 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 Mac App Store. Redeem Mac App Store content or promo codes in the Mac App Store. You can also redeem iBooks codes in iBooks for Mac.

Other gift cards:

Learn more

Last Modified: