Using an Apple product comes with lots of packages which are not available to other non-Apple users. Maybe, this is one of the reasons people perceive Apple to be a brand of its league.

Having an Apple device avails you of some of its services such as Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple books etc with just a token subscription fee.

Apple Music is a music streaming service that gives subscribers access to stream music on the platform for a monthly subscription fee.

Users can pay for or subscribe to Apple Music via various payment methods like using their debit/credit cards, or gift cards.

A gift card is a voucher preloaded with a certain amount of money that can be used to make in-store purchases and they can be sold for crypto or cash when they are not needed for store transactions. So the use of gift cards can be a very good payment method for your Apple Music subscription. 

However, you can’t use just any gift card to pay for Apple Music. It is strictly reserved for iTunes/Apple gift cards or other open-loop cards such as Visa and Mastercard which are offered by credit/debit card companies.

You only need to choose either an Apple card or debit/credit card as a payment method, add your card and subscribe to Apple Music.

If you do not know how to do it, do not worry, this article has the full information you need to subscribe to Apple Music with gift cards in Nigeria.

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What Is Apple Music?

Apple Music is an online streaming service provided by Apple which allows users to stream and download millions of songs and play them offline.

You can also play with the lyrics in real-time, curate special playlists from your music list, listen across devices and many more.

With the Apple Music subscription, you can listen to over 100 million songs ad-free, see what your friends are listening to, you can tune in to three live radio stations hosted by artists, free trial with no commitment.

In Nigeria, the student Apple subscription fee is N550, the individual fee is N1000 and the family subscription fee is N1500. 

The family subscription permits subscribers to include up to five people and also create a personal account for each family member.

Apple Music subscription fee is quite affordable and also available in many countries of the world, attracting large audiences to the platform. 

The platform is also designed to give listeners the best song suggestions despite having millions of songs on the platform. The “for you” section of the platform generates recommendations from the user’s preferences. The Beats 1 radio is a radio station broadcasting 24/7 to over 100 countries. It helps listeners discover artists around the world and give them the idea of songs to search for.

How to Subscribe to Apple Music in Nigeria

You can subscribe to Apple Music in Nigeria through your Apple gift card very easily if you know your way around it. Even if you don’t, this simple guideline will help you through that.

A. Setting up an Apple ID:

Set up your Apple ID in your device settings and get it ready for use.

B. Redeeming the gift card to your Apple ID:

The next step is to redeem the gift card to your Apple ID by doing the following;

  • Locate the 16-digit code on the back of the card and scratch off the label covering the code.
  • Open the Apple store app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Click on the sign-in button or the photo icon at the top corner of the screen.
  • Click on “redeem gift card” or code but if you don’t redeem see “redeem gift card or code”, you can sign in with your Apple ID.

When you sign in with your Apple ID, simply click on “Use Camera” and follow the instructions on the screen. You can also enter the code manually if you have trouble redeeming the card.

C. Subscribing to Apple Music Using The Redeemed Funds:

Now that you have redeemed the gift card to your Apple account. You can now subscribe to Apple Music using the redeemed funds using these steps.

  • Open the Apple Music app on your device and tap  “For You” at the bottom of the screen.
  • Click on the trial offer which will give you three months of free access to Apple Music.
  • Select the type of subscription you want, either student, individual or family, then click on “Start Free 3 months.”
  • Use your Apple ID balance as your payment method.

Apple Gift Card

Common Problems With Apple Music Subscription

A. Error Redeeming Apple Gift Card:

Sometimes you may have a hard time redeeming an Apple gift card to your Apple ID due to some errors. One of the major causes of this error is the invalid gift card/ incorrect code. Others are the card being expired or using the card in a different region where it’s not supposed to be used.

Gift cards purchased from dubious places are likely to be fake and redeeming such gift cards will always give you the error query. Also, omitting a number or mistyping a number while entering the gift card code will result in such an error.

B. Error Subscribing to Apple Music:

This error occurs for some reasons like insufficient funds in your account, using outdated versions of the app or software, incorrect payment information, and insufficient space on your device. 

Solutions to Common Apple Music Subscription Problems

Being extra cautious is a necessary trait required when subscribing to Apple Music in Nigeria. This will save you from making mistakes and the stress of amending them.

Firstly, always endeavour to purchase your gift card through trusted suppliers who sell valid gift cards. Avoid purchasing gift cards that are not meant for your region or expired gift cards, and be overly cautious when redeeming the code to avoid inputting the wrong code. 

Always update your app to the latest version and ensure you have enough space to accommodate more music files.


Apple Music is a great platform for streaming your favourite and latest hits. By subscribing to the family plan, you will not just enjoy the platform alone; you can also add five family members or friends.

A gift card gives users  access to unlimited digital content on all its platforms, such as Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple books etc. 

By taking the steps already highlighted in the article, you can easily redeem your gift card on the Apple Store and subscribe to the awesomeness of Apple Music.