If you've received an iTunes gift card as a gift, here are instructions on how to activate iTunes gift card on your computer. Whether you choose to use the entire balance of your iTunes gift card at once or use a little at a time, the steps on how to activate your gift card remains the same.
- Sign up or log in. Before you can learn how to activate your gift card, you will have to create an iTunes store account. Simply go to the iTunes website and sign up. If you already have an iTunes account, you will need to log in.
Download iTunes. To enable you to shop with your iTunes gift card, you will need to download iTunes. You can do this directly from the iTunes website. It doesn't take very long to do. Once the download is complete, you'll be able to browse through songs, movies, podcasts and more.
Shop iTunes. Now you can shop iTunes for whatever you want to buy. There are prices next to all the items, so you know how much it will cost. As soon as you find something you want, click on the "Buy" button.
Redeem iTunes gift card. Once you click that "Buy" button, a small box will come up asking you how you'd like to pay. This is how you activate your gift card. Enter the code located at the back of the card. You may need to scratch off a silver coating to access the code.
- Check balance. When the code has been accepted, iTunes will keep track of the remaining balance. You should see the balance in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. As you make purchases, they will be deducted from your balance.