iTunes Card: what it is, where to buy it and how to activate it

The iTunes Card lets you buy music, films and apps from the iTunes Store and Apple Store, even if you don't have a credit card.

The iTunes Card is a prepaid card that lets you buy music, films and apps from the App Store and iTunes Store. It can be a great gift idea or can be used for personal purchases. It's easy to use and offers several benefits, including not having to use a credit card to download apps. In this article, we'll tell you everything you need to know about the iTunes Card.

How to use the iTunes Card?

You've received it as a gift or you want to give it as a present but you don't know how it works? Let's see now how to use the iTunes Card. In the previous paragraph we have already said that it is a simple prepaid card, very similar to those used for phone recharges, for shopping and gift cards that are given as a gift for shopping in stores. However, this card is used to purchase music, movies and applications directly from the Apple Store or iTunes Store.

The iTunes Card offers you several advantages. First of all, it allows you not to use your credit card to make purchases. So, even if you don't have a credit card, you can easily download music, movies and apps from iTunes. Moreover, the iTunes Card can be used not only as a gift idea, but it can also be a useful tool for parents, who can always keep an eye on their children's movements and use of iTunes, knowing the available credit and avoiding unpleasant surprises.

Where to buy the iTunes Card?

Are you thinking of buying one and want to know where to buy the iTunes Card? You can easily find it in any electronics store, at a retail store or directly online at Apple's website. The available denominations of the iTunes Card are 15, 25, 50 and 100 euros, so you can choose the one you prefer according to your needs. If you decide to buy the iTunes Card online, after choosing the payment method and the amount, you will receive the access code directly by email. Alternatively, you can choose home delivery.

How to use the iTunes Card?

Once you have your prepaid card, you can use it to buy whatever you want on the App Store and iTunes Store. Now we'll explain how to use the iTunes Card in the best possible way. As you can see, the card has a silver band that you can scratch off. This band hides an identification code, which you need to use the card, along with access to the iTunes Store.

The first thing you need to do to use the iTunes Card is to access the store, launch the screen and click on the Sign In button at the top left. Then you have to sign in with your personal credentials and your Apple ID. You remember it right? If not, you need to retrieve it. Then click on Use code, which you can find on the right sidebar and enter the code that you find by scratching under the silver strip in the space provided.

Clicking on the Use code button immediately gives you the opportunity to redeem your credit. It is important that you make sure that the card credit has been associated with the account before proceeding to use it. To check, you need to log into the iTunes Store and verify that in the top left corner, next to the email address, there is the figure of the value of the card. If you have accumulated credits, you will see the figure appear added to the one already on the Apple ID.

You can use the iTunes Card not only from your Mac or PC, but also from various Apple devices, such as iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The operation is pretty much the same. You just need to go to the Apple Store and click on the Use code button at the bottom of the page. When you see the screen appear, type the code that you find scratching under the silver band and you're ready to use your credit. Got an Android phone? No problem, you can use your prepaid card safely in the App Store and iTunes.

If you're planning to give or give yourself the iTunes Card, now you know how this tool works and how to use it to buy music, movies and apps on the App Store and iTunes Store.