Did you just receive an iTunes gift card? But you don’t have any idea on how to redeem it. Well you are not alone, there are many people who do not know what to do with their gift cards. You can not only redeem the gift card, but also check the remaining balance. If you wish you ca even add more value to it for buying something else by adding more money to your account for iTunes.
- 1 How to Redeem iTunes Gift Cards
- 2 How to Check the iTunes Card Balance on Your iPhone
How to Redeem iTunes Gift Cards
Before receiving a gift card not many of us even try to find out on how to redeem it. And once we get a card, we get thrilled followed by confusion on how to redeem the card. With this guide you will be able to redeem the card (even if you receive it through email) add more value to your account. You will also be able to check the remaining balance in your account. The steps are simple and very easily doable. For the first time you will have to refer to the guide and then onward it will come naturally!
How to Check the iTunes Card Balance on Your iPhone
But before that let us understand the difference between iTunes gift card, Apple store gift card and Apple Music gift card. Apple store gift cards can only be used for purchasing Apple hardware and accessories. But iTunes gift card for services related iTunes. As for Apple Music card, it is mainly a dedicated method to get Apple Music subscription. None of these cards can be interchangeably used. If you are planning to use them along with other coupons, check the availability option as well. It also may not be applicable when used with other offers.
Now that the basics are clear, let us get along with the questions.
Where to use iTunes gift card?
It can be used for Apple software and other things from Apple store or Mac store. To use the gift card you will have to proceed through your Apple account.
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If you want to add iTunes gift card to the wallet, take the following steps:
- Go visit the App store
- Search for the option to Redeem. It will most likely be the last option at the bottom.
- To add to the wallet, click on the wallet button at the bottom of the page. There will be written iTunes Pass
- Once you click on iTunes Pass, click on Pass to Wallet.
- You will see the store card come up
- Click on the option Add to your right.
It does not matter whether you add the pass before or after you redeem. The actions are taken against your Apple ID and everything is accounted for.
Redeem an iTunes gift card
There are a number of options where you can redeem the card. For instance, you ca redeem it at an Apple store, Mac store. You can also redeem it at iTunes store or App store.
To do it over the phone, take the following steps.
- Visit the App store option on the iPhone
- Go down till the end of the page where you will see the Redeem option
- Click on the camera option in order to scan the code on the gift card
- To enter code manually, click on the option to enter manually
- For that turn the card, at the back the gift card code will be printed
This will result in your balance being added to your wallet through the pass. Needless to say it will be added to your Apple Id account. On making a new purchase, you will notice that the balance from the wallet will be used up. Any additional amount will be charged from the card you have associated your account with. Any extra amount will be present on your Wallet for future usage.
For gift cards received through email, try the following steps.
- Locate the Mail app, click on it.
- Find the email that has the gift card.
- Click on the Redeem now option.
- With Face or Touch ID you can also redeem the card
- In case you don’t have either, you must key in your Apple password.
- After a successful addition, the balance will be added to your Wallet.
Spend it as you like. Any excess amount will be charged or the remaining balance will stay for your next purchase.
To check an iTunes gift card balance, you have to:
To be able to check, you must add the iTunes Pass earlier to your wallet. Once it is done, then you have to
- Tap on the wallet app on your device
- Click on Passes, followed by iTunes Pass
- The balance will be displayed at the top, in the right-hand corner. The word Balance will be written over it, for more clarity.
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To add more balance to your Apple ID account
- To quickly add money to your account, you will need to use one of the Apps such as App Store, iTunes Store, iTunes Pass in the Wallet app.
- Go down to the end of the screen
- You will see the option Add funds
- Tap on the Add funds to Apple ID option
Alternatively, you can click on the iTunes Pass option. You will see three dots at the right-hand bottom corner. Click on it and the option Add funds to Apple ID will appear. Select the amount from the drop-down menu. Followed by clicking on the Next button. You can pay using Face ID, Touch ID, Apple Id password. You will see the amount has been added to your Apple account.
Getting a gift card is always fun. There are many people who always insist on getting gift cards for their birthdays and so on. Now that you have mastered the process of redeeming your gift card, collect as many as you can. If you are wondering what to gift to a near or dear one, if he or he has an Apple account, iTunes gift card can be the best present. He or she will be overjoyed and thankful for the gift.