How to Add Funds to Your Apple ID Account on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac

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You can add money to your Apple ID account for App Store purchases or use Apple Pay without having to use a linked card. Here's how to add funds to your Apple ID directly. If you budget your app or iTunes purchases, you can even load the balance you want to spend and make purchases accordingly.

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How to Add Funds to an Apple ID on an iPhone or iPad

First, we'll go over how to add funds to an Apple ID on an iPhone or iPad.

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  1. Open the App Store app.

  2. Tap your profile icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

  3. Tap Add Funds to Apple ID.

  4. Choose the amount you want to add.

  5. Confirm your purchase by following the on-screen instructions. On my iPhone, I double-click the side button to confirm.

  6. You'll see a confirmation that the funds were added.

Related: How to Reset Your Forgotten Apple ID & iCloud Password

How to Add Money to Your Apple ID on a Mac

The process to add Apple funds to your account is slightly different on a Mac or MacBook. Here's how to add money to your Apple ID on your Mac computer:

  1. Open the App Store.

    open the app store to transfer funds to your apple id on mac
  2. Click on your profile icon on the bottom left of the window.

    click icon
  3. Click View Information.

    Click view information
  4. Enter your Apple ID and password if prompted.

    enter your apple id
  5. Click Add Money to Account.

    click add money to account
  6. Select the amount you wish to add.

    select amount
  7. Enter your passcode or use Touch ID to confirm your transfer.

    touch id
  8. You'll see a confirmation screen when the transfer is complete.

    confirmation of apple id funds transfer

By adding funds to your Apple ID on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can make purchases while keeping an eye on just how much you're spending!

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Hallei Halter

Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.