iTunes 11 – Redeeming a Gift Card Gets a Little Easier

Not that redeeming a gift card was ever difficult but, in iTunes 11, is gets a little easier. Instead of entering the code manually, you can now use the camera to capture it.

STEP 1: Click on ‘iTunes Store’.

STEP 2: Click on ‘Redeem’.

STEP 3: Enter your Apple ID password.

STEP 4: Click on ‘Use Camera’.

STEP 5: Remove the sticker on the back of the gift card to reveal the code.  Hold the back of your iTunes gift card up to the camera until you see the black box around the code. If there is an issue with the gift card code (such as it has already been registered), you will be notified under the black box.

STEP 6: Success!!

Obviously, this is not a mind-boggling feature of iTunes 11. Just a nice little feature that makes redeeming a gift card a little easier.

The next article in this series will show you how search capabilities have improved with iTunes 11.

About the Author

Judy Novotny

Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at


  1. Hi Judy,
    This is an interesting article. Thank you.
    Perhaps you can help me on a similar iTunes, mP3 question.
    I want to move all my music from an old iPod to my Smart phone to take advantage of its Blue Tooth capability.
    How can I do this? Do I need a copy of iTunes to do this?
    Thank you

    And Merry Christmas.