The iTunes gift card balance associated with your Apple ID can appear when you redeem a gift card, and it can be used for purchases that you make through the iTunes Store.
iTunes gift cards are a popular gift option for people that use Apple devices such as a Macbook, iPad or iPhone, as they allow you to make digital purchases that would otherwise require a credit card transaction. These iTunes gift cards can be redeemed in a number of different ways, and the money from the gift card can be used to purchase music, movies, TV show episodes or apps.
When the gift card is redeemed, the full value of the card will be added to your Apple ID as a credit, and you can check your iTunes gift card balance at any time once it has been redeemed, provided that is has not been used in its entirety.
But you may not use all of your gift card balance immediately after you have redeemed a gift card, which will leave a credit that is associated with your Apple ID. If you purchase items from the iTunes store infrequently, then it is very easy to forget if you have money left from the card, or how much is left. Fortunately there is a simple way to check for any remaining gift card credit on your Apple ID directly from your iPhone.
How to Check Balance on iTunes Cards on an iPhone
- Open the iTunes Store app.
- Select the Featured tab at the top of the screen.
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen to find your gift card balance listed under your Apple ID.
Our guide continues below with more information and pictures for these steps. We also discuss how to redeem an iTunes gift card from your iPhone.
iTunes Gift Card Balance – How to Check it on Your iPhone (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8. Exact steps may vary for devices using an older version of iOS. These steps will also work for newer iPhone models and newer versions of iOS.
This article assumes that you have already redeemed a gift card (or gift cards) and applied it to your Apple ID. Note that you will only be able to check an iTunes gift card balance for the Apple ID with which you are currently signed in on your iPhone.
Additionally, redeeming multiple gift cards and applying them to your Apple ID account will affect the entire balance. For example, if you redeem two $25 gift cards, you will see a total combined balance of $50. The gift card balances are not separately visible after they have been applied to your account, so you will only be able to check your iTunes gift card balance as one total cumulative number.
Step 1: Tap the iTunes Store icon.
Step 2: Select the Featured option at the top of the Music, Movies, or TV Shows screen.
Step 3: Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen, then locate the number next to Credit under your Apple ID.
This is your remaining iTunes gift card balance.
Note that this iTunes gift card balance amount can also include any credit that you have received from the iTunes Store, such as if you have gotten a refund for a subscription that you no longer wanted. If you don’t see a number there, then there is not currently an iTunes gift card balance associated with your Apple ID.
The balance of an iTunes gift card is associated with the Apple ID, not the device. So if you had previously redeemed a gift card on your iPhone, but used a different Apple ID, then it won’t appear in this location while signed into a different Apple ID.
If you have an iTunes gift card that you have not redeemed, or if you are unsure whether it has been redeemed, then you can choose to do so directly from your iPhone as well.
How to redeem an iTunes gift card
- Open the iTunes Store.
- Select the Music, Movies, or TV Shows tab.
- Select the Featured option at the top of the screen.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap the Redeem button.
- Tap the Use Camera button or the You can also enter your code manually option, based on which one you would prefer to use.
- Take a picture of the card, or manually enter the code on the card, then tap the Redeem button.
This article provides a full walkthrough for redeeming an iTunes gift card on your iPhone, if you would like to see screenshots or any additional information.
Additionally, you can also purchase and send iTunes gift cards directly from your iPhone. This is a great way to give someone something digital, like a music album, movie, or TV show season.
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