The Apple Gift Card - What You Need to Know

The Apple gift card is designed to help find the right Apple products for your needs. Here is what new users need to know about the Apple gift card.

The Apple Gift Card - What You Need to Know

The Apple Gift Card is a fanstastic tool with a wide range of uses. But as great as it is, many people are still confused about what it can do and how to use the Apple gift card. 

If that sounds like you, don't worry! Our handy guide shows you everything from how to redeem an Apple gift card to the myriad ways it can be used!

Keep reading to learn more.

What Is an Apple Gift Card?

Apple gift cards are, quite obviously, produced by Apple, the makers of iPhones, Macs, and many other tech products that have taken the world by storm, to make purchasing items easier.

Making it even easier to buy and gift their products, Apple has introduced gift cards that can be used across their entire platform.

You can load up the gift card with any amount of money ranging from $10 and $3000. The values are a little different with physical cards vs. electronic gift cards, but the general range is approximately the same.

How to Redeem an Apple Gift Card

For physical Apple gift cards, you'll have to find a 16-digit code on the back. Sometimes you'll need to scratch off a label or glue to get to the code. From there, it depends on what system you're using.

On iPhone, iPad, and iPod, you'll open the App Store App. You then tap either the sign-in button or your photo at the top of the screen. You should then see a button that says "Redeem Gift Card or Code," which will either let you take a photo of the card or enter the code manually.

With Macs, you'll also need to open the App Store. Like with mobile devices, you'll either click your name or the sign-in button. From there, you should see a button that says "Redeem Gift Card," where you can either use your camera or enter the code manually.

With Windows, you'll need to go to iTunes rather than the App Store. In iTunes, you'll click Account and then click Redeem. Follow the instructions it gives you, and you'll be good to go!

And finally, to redeem a physical card on Android, you'll need to go to the Apple Music app. From the menu button, go to your account and then tap "Redeem Gift Card or Code". Enter your code, and you're good to go!

If your gift card is electronic, such as something gifted by email, it's a lot easier to redeem! All you have to do is open the email and click "Redeem Now." That's one of the reasons why it's so great to send electronic gift cards to family and friends!

How Do You Use It?

If you're buying things online like games, music, or movies, you'll use your Apple ID balance. Simply go to the app that has what you want and purchase it using your current balance. For example, if you want to download a new song, you can go to iTunes and use your Apple ID balance to purchase it.

Many people aren't sure how to check their Apple gift card balance. Thankfully, it's quite easy! You just go online and sign in to the Apple store, where they have a page that lets you input the code for a card to see its remaining balance.

You can also use your gift card to buy physical Apple products, as long as the gift card is in a supported nation. You can either take the physical card for some Apple store shopping or go online and use it through your Apple balance.

If you've been wondering how to add an Apple gift card to your Wallet, don't worry! All you have to do is open your Wallet app and go to add passes. From there, follow the instructions given, and you're good to go!

Unfortunately, recovering a lost or stolen gift card can be a bit of a hassle. You can contact Apple and tell them that you've lost the card, and after they verify that you haven't bought anything with it, they'll give you a replacement. You'll need your receipt or proof of purchase though!

What Can You Buy With It?

There are quite a few Apple gift card benefits, not least of which is how much you can buy! Although it isn't the same as a regular credit card or cash, there are a plethora of Apple products to choose from.

Apple's games, apps, and in-app purchases are hugely popular. The App Store rakes in billions of dollars annually, and you've doubtless bought some fun apps or games at some point yourself. The great news is that you can easily buy all of these types of apps with an Apple gift card!

Although the App Store is one of its biggest assets, it isn't Apple's only offering. Over the last few years, they've branched out quite a bit to offer books, movies, and television, in addition to their classic iTunes for music. If you feel like subscribing to Apple TV+ to watch some of their best movies, your gift card makes it easy!

A question we often get asked is something along the lines of "Can I get Spotify Premium with an Apple gift card?" The simple answer is yes!

Not only can you make one-time purchases, but your gift card will also let you purchase subscriptions. You can use it for buying Apple music and other Apple subscriptions, or you can pay for a subscription to another service through the App Store.

And as mentioned earlier, you can also buy physical products from Apple with gift cards. Maybe you've got a lot of money loaded up on one of your cards, and you're eager to get yourself a new phone! Feel free to charge that gift card up and enjoy everything it can get you.

How Do I Buy an Apple Gift Card?

Plenty of stores sell gift cards that you can get with various values. But if you don't want to drive somewhere and look for a physical card, maybe you should buy a gift card online!

It's easy to buy an Apple gift card to fit your need and have it delivered right to your email. You can customise it by adding a message or video if you want to send it as a gift to someone, and they can choose from a number of designs. It's a great deal all around!

Apple has made it easy not only to buy their gift cards but to use them as well. There's never been a better time to take advantage of this and get something nice for yourself or a giftee!

Learn More About Gift Cards

Now that you know how to redeem an Apple gift card, how to use it, and where you can use it, there's nothing holding you back! You can buy and use them however you want, for yourself or for others.

But if you'd like to learn more about other types of gift cards, we've got you covered! Feel free to contact us with questions or to find out if we carry specific cards, and we'll do our best to get you taken care of. We want you to find the gift card options that work best for you!

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