Using an iTunes Gift Card: 9 Steps (with Pictures)

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Using an iTunes Gift Card: 9 Steps (with Pictures)
Using an iTunes Gift Card: 9 Steps (with Pictures)

Whether you got that iTunes gift card for Christmas, a birthday, or for whatever reason, you'll need to know how to use it. What do you want to do with it? Continue reading below for a step-by-step guide to redeeming an iTunes gift card, as well as suggestions on what to buy with it.


Method 1 of 2: Setting up or signing up for Account

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Step 1. Open an internet browser

Navigate to Apple's website and download iTunes.

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Step 2. Open iTunes

When the download is complete, open the program. It will take a while to load.

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Step 3. Create an iTunes account, if necessary

You can create an account within iTunes itself, if you don't already have one.

  • Click Store.
  • Click Create Apple ID.
  • Click Continue.
  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions. Click the small box at the bottom right, then Agree.

    Apple will ask you for your personal information in order to open an account. You will probably need to enter your date of birth and email address. You will also need to create a password and security questions

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Step 4. Sign up

Sign in with the ID you just created, or with your existing account (if you have one), and sign in if you haven't already. If your music library appears when you open iTunes, you're already signed in.

If the iTunes Store appears after opening iTunes, you'll find your account's email address in the gray area at the top left, at the top of the "iTunes Store" section. Make sure this is the email address of your account

Method 2 of 2: Redeeming your iTunes Card

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Step 1. Have the iTunes gift card ready

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Step 2. Open the iTunes Store

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Step #3. Scroll down to the word Featured

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Step #4. Click on Redeem

Enter the 16 digit code on the back of the gift card into the box labeled CODE at the bottom of the screen. The amount of the gift card will be credited to your iTunes account. When you purchase music or other media, iTunes will automatically charge your gift card until the balance on the card reaches zero. You can check how much you have left via your account.

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Step 5. Make the purchase

Start using your gift card by purchasing a number of items through the iTunes Store. You can purchase music, videos, movies, books and more items. Pay close attention to how much money is left in your account, and the costs of possible purchases. That way you avoid going over the limit.


iTunes gift cards are fine if you don't have a credit card, or if you don't want to give your credit card information to Apple. Just buy yourself a gift card and spend it following the steps above


  • Carefully scrape the code off! Otherwise the numbers will not be visible.
  • Make sure it's your account you're requesting the credit for, not someone else's.

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