How to Redeem and Use an Apple Gift Card: The Ultimate Guide

Are you the recipient of an Apple gift card? Whether it was a birthday present, a holiday gift, or a reward from work, an Apple gift card opens up a world of possibilities in the Apple ecosystem. F

rom buying the latest MacBook or iPhone to subscribing to services like Apple Music and iCloud storage, your gift card can be used in a variety of ways.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about redeeming and using your Apple gift card.

How to Redeem Your Apple Gift Card

Redeeming your Apple gift card is a simple process that only takes a few steps:

  1. Scratch off the label on the back of the gift card to reveal the 16-digit code
  2. Visit the Apple Gift Card Redemption Page in a web browser
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID and password (or create a new account if you don’t have one)
  4. Enter the 16-digit code from the gift card and click “Redeem”
  5. The gift card balance will be added to your Apple ID account

Alternatively, you can redeem the gift card directly on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac:

  • On an iPhone or iPad, open the App Store, tap your profile icon in the top right, and select “Redeem Gift Card or Code”
  • On a Mac, open the App Store, click your name in the bottom left, and select “Redeem Gift Card”
  • Use your device’s camera to scan the code on the gift card or enter it manually

What Can You Buy With an Apple Gift Card?

Now that your gift card is redeemed and the balance is added to your account, you might be wondering what exactly you can purchase with it. The good news is that your Apple gift card can be used for almost any product or service from Apple, including:

  • Hardware like MacBooks, iMacs, iPhones, iPads, AirPods, and accessories
  • Apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, and books from the various Apple digital stores
  • Subscriptions for iCloud storage, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+, and more
  • AppleCare+ extended warranty for your Apple devices
  • In-app purchases and upgrades for certain apps and games

One thing to note is that you can’t use an Apple gift card to buy another gift card, pay for Apple Store physical purchases, or buy products from third-party retailers.

Tips for Using Your Apple Gift Card

Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you use your Apple gift card:

  • The funds in your Apple ID balance will be used before any credit/debit card on file for purchases
  • You can check your gift card balance anytime in the App Store or online
  • Gift card funds never expire and can be used across multiple transactions until the balance is zero
  • You can add multiple Apple gift cards to your account and combine the balances
  • If your purchase exceeds your gift card balance, you can pay the remaining amount with another payment method
  • Always keep your gift card and Apple ID secure to avoid unauthorized purchases


An Apple gift card is a fantastic way to dive into the Apple ecosystem and treat yourself to the latest gadgets, apps, and services. By following the steps in this guide, you’ll be able to quickly redeem your gift card and start using the funds for all your Apple purchases.

Whether you’re a long-time Apple fan or new to the brand, an Apple gift card opens up a world of options. So what are you waiting for? Go redeem that gift card and enjoy all that Apple has to offer!


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