How to Redeem Your Apple Gift Card Easily

How to Redeem Your Apple Gift Card

Got an Apple gift card? Lucky you! Apple gift cards are like extra cash that you can use to buy apps, games, music, movies, and other fun stuff from Apple. If you are not sure how to use your gift card, don’t worry. We are here to show you how to redeem it step by step. It is super easy!

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What is an Apple Gift Card?

An Apple gift card is a prepaid card that can be used to make purchases within the Apple ecosystem. This includes buying products, apps, and digital content from the following Apple services:

  • App Store
  • iTunes Store
  • Apple Books
  • Apple Music
  • Apple TV+
  • And more

Apple gift cards come in a variety of denominations, typically is ranging from $25 to even $2,000 [1]. When you redeem the card, the value is added to your Apple ID account, which you can then use to make purchases across these various Apple platforms and services.

How to Redeem an Apple Gift Card on iPhone or iPad

Redeeming an Apple Gift Card is pretty straightforward. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Open your App Store, tap that blue app with the ‘A‘ on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
  3. Tap “Redeem Gift Card or Code“. If you can’t see it, scroll down.
  4. Peel or Scratch: If your card has a label, peel it off. If it has a shiny strip, gently scratch it to see the code.
  5. Scan or Enter Code: Use your camera to scan the code or tap “You can also enter your code manually” and type it in.
  6. Once you have entered the code, the system will confirm that the value of the gift card has been successfully added to your Apple ID account.

How to Redeem on a Mac

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Sign In: Click on your name or sign in at the bottom of the sidebar.
  3. Redeem Gift Card: Click “Redeem Gift Card” at the top of the window.
  4. Enter Code: Now, type in the code from your gift card.
  5. Finish: After you enter the code, your Apple account will add the money.

Do Apple Gift Cards Expire?

Nope! The good news is that Apple gift cards don’t expire. Take your time deciding what you want to buy.

How to Check Your Balance

iPhone/iPad: Go to your profile in the App Store and tap on your Apple ID. You’ll see your balance there.

Mac: Open the App Store, click on your name, and find your balance at the bottom of the sidebar.


Using your Apple gift card is like using money in the bank. Just follow these simple steps to add the money to your Apple account, and you’re good to go. Buy apps, music, and more—whatever you like on Apple’s stores. Enjoy your gift!