How Do I Use an iTunes Gift Card to Buy Games?

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By Monica Bates

Are you a gamer looking to purchase games on iTunes but don’t want to use your credit card? Luckily, you can use an iTunes gift card to buy games and other content on the platform. Here’s how:

Step 1: Get an iTunes Gift Card

If you don’t already have an iTunes gift card, you can purchase one at various retailers like Apple stores, Amazon, and Walmart. Make sure the gift card is valid for the country or region where you want to make purchases.

Step 2: Redeem Your Gift Card

Before you can use your gift card to buy games, you need to redeem it on your iTunes account. Here’s how:

  • On iPhone or iPad:
    • Open the App Store or iTunes Store app.
    • Tap your profile picture or the “Sign In” button.
    • Select “Redeem Gift Card or Code.”
    • Enter the code on the back of your gift card and tap “Redeem.”
  • On Mac or PC:
    • Open iTunes.
    • Select “Account” from the top menu bar and then choose “Redeem.”
    • Type in your code and click “Redeem.”

    Step 3: Buy Games with Your Gift Card

    Once you’ve redeemed your gift card, you can start purchasing games with it. Here’s how:

    • On iPhone or iPad:
      • Open the App Store app.
      • Select the game you want to buy.
      • Tap the price button or “Get” button.
      • Tap “Buy” when prompted and then select “Use Gift Card.”
      • Enter your Apple ID password if prompted.
    • On Mac or PC:
      • Open iTunes.
      • Select “App Store” from the top menu bar and then choose “Games.”
      • Browse for the game you want to buy and click on it.
      • Click on the price button or “Get” button.
      • Select “Use Gift Card” when prompted and enter your Apple ID password if asked.

      Tips and Considerations

      • Check Your Balance: You can check your gift card balance by logging into your iTunes account and going to your account information page.
      • Watch Out for Scams: Don’t share your gift card code with anyone you don’t trust. Scammers often ask for gift card codes as a form of payment, so be wary of anyone who asks for it.
      • No Refunds: Keep in mind that once you use your gift card to buy a game, you can’t get a refund. So, make sure you really want the game before purchasing it.
      • Certain Games May Require Additional Purchases: Some games may require additional in-app purchases even after buying them with an iTunes gift card. Make sure to read the game’s description before purchasing it.

      Now that you know how to use an iTunes gift card to buy games, go ahead and start gaming!