Apple gives you various payment methods to make purchases on the App Store and Apple Online Store. As expected, you can pay using a credit card or debit card, but on top of that, you can also pay using your Apple Account balance.
But what exactly is an Apple Account balance? This guide will bring you up to speed with all the necessary details, from how to fund your Apple Account balance and all the many Apple products and services you can purchase with it.
What Is Apple Account Balance and What Can You Use It For?
And there you go. Once you’ve redeemed your gift card, it’ll show up in your Apple Account balance. If you’re in the United States, when you redeem a gift card to your Apple Account balance, it will also show up in your Apple Wallet app.
On a Mac
To redeem a gift card on a Mac, here’s what you need to do:
On a PC
Likewise, you can also redeem gift cards on a Windows PC. Instead of the App Store app, you’ll rely on iTunes. So, follow these steps:
At this point, you just need to enter your Apple ID details to sign in and follow the onscreen instructions.
How to Add Funds to Apple ID With a Credit or Debit Card
Don’t have an Apple Gift Card? No problem. You can still add funds directly to your Apple Account balance with a credit or debit card linked to your Apple ID.
On iPhone and iPad
To add funds to your Apple Account balance with a credit or debit card on your iPhone or iPad:
Follow the onscreen instructions. You might be asked to sign in to continue the process.
On a Mac
Assuming you have a valid payment method linked to your Apple ID, follow these steps on your Mac:
Apple may ask you to verify your purchase via text or other means. So, keep your phone nearby while you do this.
On a PC
To add funds to your Apple Account balance with a credit or debit card on a Windows PC, here’s what you need to do:
Besides adding funds to your Apple Account balance on a PC using iTunes, you can buy songs and videos, view or update your account information, and view your purchase history.
Pay for Apple Products and Services Easily
Fund your Apple Account balance directly or by redeeming an Apple Gift Card to pay for subscriptions, movies, apps, books, games, and upgrading iCloud storage.
As long as Apple Gift Card is available in your country or region, you can use your Apple Account balance to shop for products and accessories at Apple’s website or in the Apple Store app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.