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Get the Most From Your Apple Gift Card: How to Use

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

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Have you received an Apple gift card and aren't sure how to use it? Don't worry, redeeming your Apple gift card is simple. You can use it to purchase anything at an Apple Store or on Whether you want to get that new iPhone you've been eyeing or stock up on apps and music, that gift card has you covered.

All you need to do is go to and enter the code on the back of your card. It will add the full amount to your Apple ID balance, so you can use it just like cash for your next purchase. The best part is that any unused balance stays on your Apple ID until you're ready to spend it.

So don't let that Apple gift card go to waste. Take a few minutes to redeem it and you'll have an easy way to get whatever you want from Apple. Enjoy your shopping spree!

How to Redeem Your Apple Gift Card Online

So you got an Apple gift card - congrats! Now it's time to put that balance to good use. Redeeming your card online is quick and easy.

First, make sure you have the gift card in hand. You'll need the card number, CVV code, and PIN to get started.

Next, go to and select the 'Redeem Gift Card or Promo Code' option. Enter your gift card information including the number, CVV, and PIN. Double check that all the details are correct before submitting.

Once your gift card is verified, the available balance will appear on the screen. Now the fun part - shopping! You can use your balance to purchase almost anything on Apple's website like an iPhone, Apple Watch, accessories, music, movies, apps, subscriptions and more.

If you're not quite ready to make a purchase just yet, your gift card balance will remain on your account for you to use whenever you like. Any unused amount will stay on the card until you spend it.

A few tips: be sure to keep your gift card in a safe place in case you have a remaining balance to use later. Also, for the best experience, update your payment info like your address and billing info before making a purchase.

Enjoy your Apple gift card and happy shopping! Treat yourself to something nice or use it to pay for a service like Apple Music or iCloud storage. The possibilities are endless.

Redeeming Your Gift Card on the Apple Store App

To redeem your Apple gift card on the Apple Store app, just follow these easy steps:

Open the Apple Store app on your iPhone or iPad. Tap the menu icon in the top left corner to open the sidebar. Under "Shop," select "Redeem."

Enter your gift card number or tap "Scan Code" to scan the barcode on the back of your physical gift card. Your gift card balance will appear on the screen.

Browse the Apple Store or tap "Buy Gift Card" to choose an amount to refill your Apple ID balance. Your new balance will update automatically.

Make sure to use your balance within 15 minutes of adding it or it will expire. But don't worry, you can simply re-add it.

Once you've redeemed your gift card, you're ready to go shopping! You can buy anything from the latest iPhones and iPads to accessories, services, and more. Your gift card funds will be deducted automatically at checkout.

If you have an remaining balance after your purchase, it will stay on your Apple ID to be used anytime for up to 2 years from the date of your last transaction. Any unused balance under $25 may expire earlier so make sure to use it!

Redeeming a gift card on the Apple Store app is super convenient. In just a few taps, you can add the funds to your Apple ID and start shopping for all things Apple. Treat yourself or use it to buy a gift for someone special. Either way, enjoy!

Using Your Apple Gift Card to Shop on

To use your Apple gift card to shop on, follow these steps:

First, make sure you have your gift card on hand. The card number, as well as the security code, will be required to redeem the full value of your gift card.

Next, browse the website or open the Apple Store app on your iPhone or iPad and add items to your shopping bag. Anything available on can be purchased with your Apple gift card, including:

  • The latest iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or other device

  • Accessories like AirPods, the Apple Pencil, or wireless chargers

  • Software and services such as additional iCloud storage or an Apple Music subscription

Once you've selected all the items you want to buy, proceed to checkout. When prompted to select a payment method, choose "Apple Gift Card" or "Redeem Gift Card or Promo Code". Enter your 16-digit Apple gift card number as well as the security code. The full value of your gift card will be applied to your purchase.

If your order total exceeds the amount of your gift card, you'll have the option to pay the remaining balance with a credit or debit card, Apple Pay, or another gift card. You can also opt to apply only a portion of the gift card value to your order and save the rest for another time.

Any unused gift card funds will remain associated with your Apple ID and can be used for future purchases. You can check your current Apple gift card balance at any time by signing in to your account on

Using an Apple gift card to shop on is an easy way to get what you want from Apple without spending any money out of pocket. Whether you're treating yourself to a new device, stocking up on accessories, or paying for a subscription, you've got the perfect payment method right on hand—your Apple gift card.

Paying for Your Purchase With an Apple Gift Card at an Apple Retail Store

To pay for items using your Apple Gift Card at an Apple Retail Store, just bring your gift card to any Apple Store during their business hours. Make sure you know your gift card balance ahead of time so you know exactly how much you have to spend.

When you're ready to make your purchase, simply tell the Specialist you'd like to redeem an Apple Gift Card. They'll ask to see your gift card and scan the barcode or manually enter the gift card number to verify the balance. The amount on your gift card will then be applied directly to your total purchase price. If your purchase exceeds the gift card balance, you can then pay the remaining balance using another payment method like a credit/debit card, Apple Pay, or cash.

Any amount left on your gift card after your purchase will remain on the card for your next visit. Gift cards never expire and the funds stay on your card until they're used up or the balance reaches $0. You can also use your gift card on or the Apple Store app and the funds will be automatically applied at checkout.

A few tips for using your gift card in-store:

•Bring a photo ID that matches the name on the gift card (if there is a name printed on the card). This verifies you are the owner of the funds for security purposes.

•Gift cards can only be used to purchase Apple products and services. They cannot be used for iTunes, App Store, or other digital content.

•You cannot use multiple gift cards for a single transaction. Only one gift card can be applied per purchase.

•Gift cards cannot be used to purchase additional gift cards.

•Any returns you make will refund the amount back to the original gift card used for your purchase. The funds are tied to that specific card number.

Does this help explain the process for redeeming and using your Apple Gift Card at an Apple Retail Store? Let me know if you have any other questions.

FAQ: Common Questions About Redeeming Your Apple Gift Card

Once you have an Apple gift card in hand, you’ll want to redeem it to use the balance for purchases. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about redeeming your Apple gift card.

Where can I use my Apple gift card?

You can use an Apple gift card to make purchases on, in the Apple Store app, at Apple Store locations, or by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE. You can buy anything Apple sells, including Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, accessories, music, movies, TV shows, books, subscriptions and more.

How do I redeem my Apple gift card online?

To redeem your Apple gift card on or in the Apple Store app, simply enter the card number and PIN or security code located on the back of the card during checkout. The gift card balance will automatically be applied to your purchase. You can also add the gift card to your Apple ID balance, which allows you to use it for future purchases without re-entering the code.

Can I combine multiple Apple gift cards?

Yes, you can combine balances from multiple Apple gift cards onto a single card. To transfer balances, go to and sign in with your Apple ID. Enter the card numbers and PINs of the cards you want to combine. The total balance of all the cards will be transferred to a single card that you can continue to use for purchases.

What if my gift card has expired?

Apple gift cards do not expire, so you can redeem the balance at any time. In the unlikely event that an Apple gift card cannot be redeemed due to an issue on Apple’s end, Apple will replace the value of the card at no cost to you. Simply contact Apple for help with any gift card issues.

I have more questions. Who can I contact?

For any additional questions about redeeming or using your Apple gift card, you can contact Apple Support at 1-800-MY-APPLE (800-692-7753) or through the Apple Support website. Support agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.


So now you know how simple the process is to redeem your Apple gift card and put that balance to good use. With an entire digital playground of music, movies, apps, games, and more at your fingertips, the possibilities are endless. Whether you splurge on the latest iPhone or iPad, trick out your Mac with some killer accessories, or just rent a movie on a quiet Friday night in, that Apple gift card is as good as cash in the bank. What are you waiting for? Head to, follow the steps, and start enjoying all the amazing things you can do with Apple. Your gift card adventure awaits!



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