iTunes gift cards are very popular, due to the high number of people that have iPhones, iPads and iPods. The value on the gift card can be used to purchase music, movies, TV shows and ring tones, making them great gift options for people that buy those things anyway.
But it is not immediately obvious how to redeem an iTunes gift card, especially if you are trying to do it directly on your iPhone. Fortunately it is possible to do by following the steps below.
Our guide on how to check Apple gift card balance can show you where to see whether or not you already have an existing credit on your account.
Redeeming iTunes Gift Cards on an iPhone
This tutorial will assume that you have the iTunes gift card (and the code) in your possession, and that you know the Apple ID and password for the account to which you want to apply the gift card balance.
Once the gift card balance has been applied to the account, any purchases that you make will use the gift card balance before they use the payment option associated with your Apple ID.
Do you have iTunes movies or TV shows that you want to watch on your TV? An Apple TV can stream iTunes content, plus it is one of the simplest options available for Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go and more.
Step 1: Open the iTunes Store.
Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the Featured section on the Music, Movies or TV Shows tab, then tap the Redeem button.
Step 3: Enter your Apple ID password when prompted, then touch the OK button.
Step 4: Touch the You can also enter your code manually button. You can also tap the Use Camera button, but that feature is not available in every country, so your success rate may vary depending upon your location.
Step 5: Enter the code from the gift card, then touch the Redeem button.
Now that you know how to redeem an iTunes gift card on an iPhone, you can use these steps to easily add the balance of that gift card to your Apple ID.
If you’re looking for a gift idea and don’t want to purchase a gift card, check out our article on 5 gift ideas under $50.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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