Card is not activated If you see a message that says that your card has not been properly activated, it might not have been activated by the retailer who sold the card. The best option is to go back to the retailer and try to resolve it with them. If you need more help, contact Apple Support.
Why wont my iTunes gift card work?
If your iTunes card is invalid, make sure that it is an iTunes giftcard and not an Apple Store giftcard, the two are often inaccurately assumed to be the same. If it's inactive, there is a possibility that it was not properly activated. Going back to the retailer could fix the issue.
Why can't I use my iTunes gift card as a payment method?
Check to make sure that the cost of your purchase doesn't exceed your gift card/account credit. You must have a valid payment method associated with your Apple ID (apart from your gift card balance).
Do you need an iTunes gift card to activate an iPhone?
Do you really need an Itunes gift card to activate an Iphone? No you do not need an iTunes gift card to activate and iPhone.
How long does it take for an iTunes card to be activated?
The card will most likely become active within 24 hours, as mentioned in the receipt.
How do I activate my iTunes gift card myself?
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the App Store app. At the top of the screen, tap the sign-in button or your photo. Tap Redeem Gift Card or Code. If you don't see Redeem Gift Card or Code, sign in with your Apple ID.