Create a Japanese iTunes account without credit card (Guide 2020)

Learn how to create a Japanese iTunes account without a credit card in this step by step guide.

What you can buy with a Japanese iTunes & App Store gift card

When you redeem an App Store & iTunes Gift Card, you add credit to your Apple ID balance. You can use that credit to make purchases in the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple TV app, or Apple Books. Or you can use the credit to upgrade your iCloud storage or pay for subscriptions like Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple TV channels, or Apple News+. You can’t use your credit to buy gifts for someone else or buy more gift cards. You also can’t share credit with family members, even if you use Family Sharing.

Create an iTunes and App Store Japan Account

1. Open your iPhone, iPod or iPhone settings, Tap in your name. This should be the first element at the top of the page 2. Tap on iTunes & App Store 3. Tap on your Apple ID email. This should be the first element at the top of the page 4. Tap “view Apple ID” on the pop-up menu. 5. Confirm your password 6. Tap Country/Region on the account settings page. 7. Tap Change Country or Region 8. Tap agree at the top-right. 9. Select “None” for your payment method then enter. Then enter a Japanese mailing address. It can be any address in Japan, but it must actually exist. 10. Tap “Done” on the top-right. Your address and payment method should be saved now. You will now be able to see the Japanese iTune and App Store when you open those apps.

Locate your redemption code

You will receive your redemption code directly by email from admin@codesend.com. If you haven’t received your code after your purchase, please contact us immediately.

Redeem a gift card or code on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap Today.
  3. At the top of the screen, tap the sign-in button or your photo.
  4. Tap “Redeem Gift Card or Code.” If you don’t see “Redeem Gift Card or Code,” sign in with your Apple ID. Learn what to do if you forgot your Apple ID.
  5. Tap “Use Camera” and follow the instructions on the screen. If you have an older card or you’re in certain countries or regions, you might not be able to redeem a card with your camera. Tap “You can also enter your code manually,” then follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. If you have an App Store & iTunes Gift Card, enter the 16-digit code, which starts with X, from the back of the card.
  7. If you have a promo or content code, enter the code from the back of the card.
  8. Tap Done.

Redeem a gift card or code on your computer

On your Mac, open the App Store. 

Click your name or the sign-in button in the sidebar. Click “Redeem Gift Card.

Tap “Use Camera” and follow the instructions on the screen. If you have an older card or you’re in certain countries or regions, you might not be able to redeem a card with your camera. 

Tap “You can also enter your code manually,” then follow the instructions on the screen.

If you have an App Store & iTunes Gift Card, enter the 16-digit code, which starts with X, from the back of the cardIf you have a promo or content code, enter the code from the back of the card.