How Do I Buy Games With My Apple Gift Card?

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By Monica Bates

Are you the lucky recipient of an Apple Gift Card and wondering how to use it to buy games? You’re at the right place! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to purchase games using your Apple Gift Card.

Step 1: Check Your Gift Card Balance

Before making any purchases, you need to check your gift card balance. To do this, open the App Store app on your Apple device and tap on your profile picture located in the top right corner.

Scroll down and click on “Redeem Gift Card or Code.” Enter your gift card code or scan it using your camera. Your gift card balance will be displayed on the screen.

Step 2: Find the Game You Want to Purchase

Once you know how much credit you have available, it’s time to find the game you want to buy. Open the App Store app and navigate to the game you want to purchase. You can use the search bar located at the bottom of your screen or browse through “Featured,” “Top Charts,” or “Categories.”

Step 3: Click on “Get” or Price Button

Once you’ve found the game you want, click on “Get” or its price button (if it’s not a free game). If it’s a paid game, its price will be deducted from your gift card balance.

Step 4: Enter Your Apple ID Password

If prompted, enter your Apple ID password correctly. This is a security measure by Apple to prevent unauthorized purchases.

Step 5: Wait for Download Completion

The download process will start automatically once payment is confirmed. Wait for it to complete before launching the game.

Bonus Tip:

If you don’t have enough credit left on your gift card but still want to buy the game, you can add funds to your Apple ID. To do this, go to “Redeem Gift Card or Code” in your profile settings and tap on “Add Funds to Apple ID.” Enter the amount you want to add and confirm payment.


That’s it! You can now use your Apple Gift Card to buy games from the App Store.

Just remember to check your gift card balance before making any purchases and keep your Apple ID password safe. Happy gaming!