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.

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 iBooks Store.

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.

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:

 

 

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the App Store app.
  2. Tap Today, then tap  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. If you're not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > Redeem.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. 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 .
  2. Tap your Apple ID. If prompted, enter your Apple ID password. If you have an Apple Music profile set up, swipe up to get to the bottom of the page, then tap View Account.
  3. On the Account page, tap Redeem.
  4. 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.

Published Date:Wed May 30 20:09:40 GMT 2018