How to access and add credit to an iTunes Pass with Passbook

How to access and add credit to an iTunes Pass with Passbook

Apple's new iTunes Pass feature allows you to add a card to the Passbook app that contains your iTunes account information. You can then share that card so others can easily add credit at any Apple Store without having to buy a physical card. The most convenient part is that the credit instantly hits your iTunes account, so there's no waiting on physical cards anymore.

How to set up and use an iTunes Pass with Passbook for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the App Store app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the Featured tab and tap on Redeem.
  3. Tap on Get Started next to the iTunes Pass section at the bottom.
  4. Tap on Add iTunes Pass to Passbook.
  5. Tap Add at the top to confirm.
  6. Tap Done and then press the Home button to return to your Home screen.
  7. Launch the Passbook app.
  8. Either tap the Share button to share your card with someone else or present it at an Apple Store in order to add credit to your own account.

That's it. If you happen to try out iTunes Pass at an Apple Store, whether it's reloading your own account or gifting credit to someone else, be sure and let us know how it worked in the comments! iTunes Pass is currently available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Japan.

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Allyson Kazmucha

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How to access and add credit to an iTunes Pass with Passbook

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Another way of adding iTunes Pass to Passbook is:
Launch the App Store app
Scroll down to the bottom of the Featured tab and tap your Apple ID. (Make sure your signed in)
Tap on View Apple ID
Scroll down
Tap on Add iTunes Pass to Passbook.
Tap Add at the top to confirm.
Tap on Done or you can also tap on View iTunes Pass in Passbook

The reason why I mention the second way of adding iTunes Pass to Passbook is because just in case the first option does not work like in my case. (Meaning there was no Get Started with iTunes Pass link.) Doing the second option work for me and all my other devices.

Wow this is great!! Thanks for letting us know and showing us how to use this extremely useful feature. :-)

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No more iTunes cards for me. Going to get my iTunes credit directly from the iTunes store. It was amusing that the Apple Store in Southgate Mall Edmonton didn't know about this until I told them about it when I went there last week.