How to Redeem Google Play Gift Cards

For those who don’t know, a gift card code is so easy to redeem on the phone, tablet or the web. In addition, it’s also a great way so that parents can let their kids purchase content from the app store.

Google Play gift cards have continuously $10, $15, $25 to $50 and $100 denominations around the world. There are many places from Walmart, Best Buy, Gamestop, and other convenient stores that you can find here.

In this post, we’ll show you how to take advantage of all the deals and discounts offered as the new year is coming to a close.

How to Redeem Google Play Gift Cards on a Phone or Tablet

To redeem Google Play Gift cards, simply follow these steps below to do so:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app from the home screen.
  2. Tap Menu   (three-line icon) button at the top left and then scroll down to Redeem section
  3. Next, enter your 16-digit code.
  4. Tap on Redeem.
  5. Tap on Confirm to add balance to your Google account.

Here are step-by-step instructions with the picture attached:

  • Launch Google Play on your Android phone or computer.
  • Tap on three-line menu button at the top left corner of Play Store screen.
  • Tap on Redeem.

From there, you can see a popup as the image below. All you then is to note the code under the scratch to reveal code strip on the back of the gift card.

  • Enter that 16-digit code and then tap on Redeem.
  • Simply tap on Confirm to apply the gift card to.

You’ll instantly receive the balance in your account and then use it to purchase almost anything you want. However, you should note that gift cards can’t be used to buy physical things like accessories on Google Store.

Also see: How To Get A Refund From Google Play Store

How to Redeem a Google Play Gift Card on a Computer

If you are using a computer, you can easily redeem a Google Play gift card as well by following the same steps above. And if you bought the code online, you can copy and paste the code right into the redeem form.

  1. Head over to play.google.com/store from any web browser.
  2. Next, click on Redeem at the bottom left corner (or you can also visit play.google.com/redeem).
  3. From there, enter your 16-digit code in the popup.
  4. Click on Redeem.
  5. Click Confirm to add the balance to your Google account.

The balance will be available right away that can be used from your computer or your phone.

How to Redeem Gift Cards While Making a Purchase

Interestingly, you can also redeem a Google Play gift card while you’re making a purchase. If you suddenly realize that you don’t have enough funds, then you no need to start over. Instead, you can still do it from the purchase or checkout screen. To do so:

  1. Make a purchase for an app, movie on Google Play.
  2. Before tapping on the Buy button, tap on the ^ arrow on the right side of the menu
  3. Select Change Payment Options and choose Redeem
  4. Enter your 16-digit code, tap on Redeem, then confirm it

After you add the balance, just go ahead and tap on Buy. Next, continue checking out as usual.

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