Checking the balance on your Apple iTunes gift card is not rocket science. The first thing to keep in mind is that there are two different types of Apple gift cards.
While Apple Store gift cards can be used at Apple Store locations to buy Macs, iPhones, iPads, and accessories, the app store, and iTunes gift cards are for buying iBooks, apps and other media created by iTunes.
Even though you want to sell, one of the important things to do before processing your gift card is to know the value of that gift card.
The easiest way to check your balance is by either visiting the Apple gift card balance website, calling the Apple Support number, or using platforms online that are dedicated to such purpose.
In the rest of this article, we will see in detail how to go about each of these methods.
Step-by-step Guide On How To Check Apple Gift Card Balance
The common way most people check what is left on their Apple gift card is by using the Apple website. However, this method will not apply to those who were gifted the card and are concerned about only selling it in exchange for cash.
For this reason, we will first look at how to check apple gift card balance online, and then other alternative methods.
Step 1: Go to Apple’s gift card balance website
The Apple website is a place where most user needs are answered including checking the balance of its gift cards. Depending on which country you live in, you can log on to the official website of Apple and follow the necessary prompts.
Here are the links, as per your country of residence that will direct you to Apple’s gift card balance website: United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, Ireland, Poland, and Sweden.
There are many other countries with specific links to the appropriate Apple page for checking gift card balances and a look on google can help you with that.
Step 2: Sign in with your Apple ID
Once you are on the page, you will be required to enter the email address and password that is connected to your Apple ID and click or tap Sign In to access your Apple account.
Alternatively, you can create an Apple ID if you don’t currently have one
Step 3: Enter gift card details
After navigating to the field that allows you to check your gift card balance, you will be required to enter the PIN from the Apple gift card but it is not the card number.
If you have the physical Store gift card with you, you can find the card PIN overleaf of the card at the bottom of the card insert. You will discover that the PIN is covered with a silver section that you can scratch to unveil.
Step 4: If it is a digital Apple store gift card
The PIN of digital Apple store gift cards is located in the email around the button that sends the prompt for you to redeem the card.
Step 5: Click to Check Balance
After inserting the PIN, all you need to do is tap the blue button below the field where you enter the PIN. This prompt will direct you to a display where the remaining balance is on your Apple gift card.
If all these processes sound like stress or time-consuming for your, you could try their official customer support to check your gift card balance which is 1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753) Depending on your country.
Other ways to check Apple gift card balance
It is quite hard to guess the remaining balance on your Apple gift card. This is why many people forget about the card after its first use. If you want to check what is left on your Apple gift card, there are other alternative ways to consider apart from through their website.
For instance, the three best other ways include:
- Contacting Apple customer support by phone
- Asking customer support online
- Using gift cards checking platform online
Let’s see how each of these methods works:
Call Apple Customer Support
Calling Apple customer support is another way you can ask about the balance of your gift card. It is even a brilliant way to loge any question you might have regarding the Apple gift car.
To get the best out of this service, first place a call using the dedicated language and tone, then when you are asked about the issue for your calling, you say “gift cards”
From here a customer service representative will communicate your card balance to you.
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Ask for Apple’s Customer Support Online
Apple provides an online chat feature on their platform that allows you to ask about your gift card balance. Simply navigate to the platform, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Chat.
The disadvantage of this method is that it would take about three minutes for an Apple representative to reply. However, there is not much difference between this when you try other approaches.
Meanwhile, you still have the option to send an email to Apple’s support service
However, while explaining that you want to check the balance, you will be required to accompany your message with the necessary details, particularly about the card and then your message will be attended to after 48 hours.
Use Gift card balance checker platforms
Many websites allow you to check the balance of your gift cards online without necessarily visiting the official website of the issuer of that card.
Platforms like DoNotPay offer such services but you will have to register and submit the necessary details for the transaction to occur.
Does Apple Gift Card Expire?
The short answer is No, your Apple Gift Card is not issued to expire. In other words, the funds on your gift card will remain unchanged until you use them for buying things or in exchange for other things.
The fact that your Apple gift card does not expire does not mean you shouldn’t check the balance from time to time so that whenever you want to use it, you are sure that there are enough funds in there.
What can I buy using Apple gift card?
Generally speaking, the only thing you can use the Apple gift card to purchase is the software and products manufactured by the Apple Company. These include iPhones, iPads, iPods, Mac computers, Apple TVs, and iTunes software.
Apple is not the only company to issue gift cards to make customers spend money in their stores. You won’t be able to exchange these cards for cash unless required by law
To use an Apple gift card, you need to activate the gift card with a 16-digit code on the back of the card using your device. The balance on the card is then used for shopping across all Apple stores.
Read: Site to Redeem Gift Card
How much is an Apple Gift card in Nigeria today?
The price at which an Apple gift card is sold or bought in Nigeria today is dependent on the current rate of naira to dollar, as well as the rate at which the exchanger you are trading with is willing to offer you for the trade. The volume of the iTunes gift card is also a factor.
Nevertheless, the current price range of a $100 worth Apple gift card is NGN32, 000 on SnappyExchange which is by far the best rate you can get out there.