How to Add Funds to Your Apple ID Account

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

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To do this on your iPhone or iPad:

  • Open the Settings app.

  • Tap your Apple ID.

  • Tap iTunes & App Store.

  • Tap your Apple ID at the top.

  • Tap View Apple ID on the menu that pops up.

  • Tap Add Funds to Apple ID.

  • You can select an amount to add. Tap Other to add a custom amount.

  • I have my credit or debit card information linked to my Apple ID. All I need to do is confirm and the funds will transfer to my Apple ID account to be used for future purchases.

To do this on a Mac:

  • Open iTunes.

  • Go to Store. On the right hand sidebar under Music Quick Links, click Account.

  • Scroll down to Apple ID Account and click Add Funds to Apple ID.

  • Select the amount of funds you want to add, then click Next. Confirm the 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 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.