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How to redeem itunes gift card on your iphone, ipod touch or ipad

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Once you follow the steps provided here, you will be immediately able to redeem itunes gift card online. The money will be instantly credited in your account, and you can use it later on music, movies, apps and tv shows in U.S. Based on the type of card some countries have restrictions on what can be purchased. For details you will have to check your itunes account and card.

Gift cards must be redeemed in the itunes store of the same country where the original card was bought. Example, you cannot use the card with U.S. itunes account if the card was bought in Canada. The country of origin can be found at the back of the card. Usually in this situation people put their code on ebay.

Since Apple hasn’t explained the process of redeeming the card in the App Store options, you can find it here. There are three places you can redeem the card. One is by phone that is iPhone which is most used and the other two are iPod and iPad.

Steps to redeem itunes gift card

  1. Scratch or peel off the film on the back of the card to reveal the number.
  2. redeem itunes gift card

  3. Launch the App Store, iTunes Store or iBooks.
  4. Tap the Featured tab at the bottom left.
  5. Scroll to the very bottom and tap the Redeem button.
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  7. It will ask you to sign in if you are not already signed in. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  8. Enter the promo code from the back of your iTunes gift card and tap Go.
  9. You’ll likely need to enter your password to verify for your purchase.
  10. Update: You can also use your camera to redeem the code. After scratching just hold the card up to your camera. The camera will read and redeem the code instantly.
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  12. Tap Done button on the upper right corner.

Helpful Tips

  • Avoid irresistibly using your whole card in one go. Later you might regret when you are unable to purchase a song you really like, just because you finished the balance on songs you rarely listen.
  • iTunes gift cards only work when they are activated. So before you leave the store insure that the executive at the register activates your gift card.
  • Remember that there might be tax on all songs purchased by you. So leave a dollar or two for tax, else it’ll be charged on the credit card connected to the account.

Other Resources
Apple Gift Card Support

That is it, we have tried to keep the steps short and simple so as to avoid any confusion. Hope you find this helpful. Please share with your friends and they will be glad you did share. Leave a comment in case you can’t redeem itunes gift card that you received. We will try to check if the settings are changed and update the article accordingly.

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