A Google Play gift card can be a fantastic way to pay for magazines, subscriptions, applications, books, and more on the Google Play Store. However, how can you tell if the card has enough funds to cover your wants? We describe how to check the balance of a Google Play gift card in this article.

A computer, an Android smartphone, or an iPhone can all be used to check the balance on a Google Play card. Whatever device you decide to use, you must locate the “Redeem” link. The Google Play Store will get your gift card balance after you click on it.

Check the balance of your Google Play gift card on a computer. 

You can use a Mac, Windows, or Linux computer to check the balance on a Google Play card. Follow the steps below:

Log into your Google Play account

Go to https://play.google.com/ in your browser to access the Google Play store. You can use your preferred browser as it will work with any.

Remember that if you don’t already have a Google account, you cannot access your Google Play account. Make sure you initially have that. A Google account is created for you if you have a Gmail account.

Click “Redeem”

After signing into your Google Play account, look to the left of the screen. You’ll see a menu with the link “Redeem” on it.

Just click it. With this, a window will open for you to enter a gift card code or a promotional code. You must enter your gift card code because you are using a gift card.

Enter gift code

The card’s number (or serial number) and gift card code were provided to your email address if you purchased the eGift card online. To paste the code in the Google Play window, open the email, copy the code, and do so.

If you purchased a physical gift card, the code will be on the back with a scratch-off area.  Scratch the barcode with a pin and then input the code in the Google Play window.

Redeem

Select “Redeem” and Google Play will show the balance left on your card. If you click “Confirm” now, that balance will be added to your Google Play account so you can spend it like shop credit.

However, you can ignore the confirmation if you don’t want to. Instead of being in your Google Play Store account, the balance will stay on the gift card.

Check the balance of your Google Play gift card on an Android.

Use an Android phone or other Android-powered devices, such as a tablet. If so, follow these steps to quickly check the balance on your Google Play gift card:

  • Go to the Google Play Store app on your Android device.
  • To access the menu, tap the three lines in the upper-left corner.
  •  Tap “Redeem” in the menu list.
  •  In the pop-up box, enter the code for your Google Play gift card.
    You can find the code in your email if you purchased a virtual Google Play gift card, once more. However, if you purchased a real gift card, look for the code under the scratch-off area on the back.
  • Click “Redeem.” Google Play will show you how much money is still on that card.

You can end the process if you only wanted to see the remaining balance on your gift card. However, you can continue to “Confirm” if you genuinely wish to redeem it.

By doing this, the remaining amount will be added to your Google Play Store credit, which you can then use to pay for subscriptions and purchases at the register.

Check the balance of your Google Play gift card balance on an iPhone.

You can also check the balance on Google Play cards directly from your iPhone now that the Google Play app is available for iOS devices. If you have any Android subscriptions, games, or apps on your iPhone, you might need to do this.

Even if you have a Google Play gift card, you cannot use it to purchase them from the iTunes Store. This makes it essential to understand how to check the balance of a gift card on iOS. Much of the procedure is the same as when using an Android phone.

  • On your iPhone, launch the Google Play Store app.
  • Click or tap on the three lines in the top-left corner. The menu will now be visible.
  • Click “Redeem” after swiping left on the menu.
  • Type the code from your Google Play gift card.
  • The balance of your gift card will appear after you tap “Redeem.”

If all you wanted to do was check your card’s balance, you can stop there. Otherwise, choose “Confirm” if you want to redeem the gift card.

Conclusion

Because the Google Play gift card cannot be reloaded, understanding how to check its balance is crucial. You essentially have to buy a new gift card or find another way to pay when the balance expires.

Both a computer and a smartphone can be used to check the balance of a Google Play gift card.
If none of the aforementioned methods work, you can call Google Play at 1-855-466-4438 or go to the nearest store and ask a clerk to check the balance on your gift card.

The remaining balance on a Google Play gift card cannot be reloaded or exchanged for cash. The shop credit is only usable for in-app purchases and subscriptions.

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