How to Get Apple ID Balance to Zero

Have you ever found yourself with a balance in your Apple ID that you can’t seem to spend? 

Or do you need to change store location and zero out your balance? 

Well, don’t worry.

I’m here to show you what I did to get my Apple ID balance to zero. 

Let’s get started! 

First Things First: Check Apple ID Balance

Before you can empty your Apple ID funds, you need to know how much exactly you have in your account. 

This can help you plan your next action and where to spend the remaining credits on your account. 

Here’s how you can check your Apple ID balance: 

  1. Open the App Store on your iPhone. 
  2. Now, tap on your Profile in the upper right corner. 
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID when prompted.
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If you have a balance, the amount will appear. If you don’t see an amount, then it means you don’t have a balance. 

Related: How to Fix Can’t Use Your Apple ID on This Device

1. Spend Your Balance

The easiest way to zero out your Apple ID balance is to spend it. 

Here are some ways to do that: 

  • Purchase Apps: You can browse the App Store and look for paid apps or games. Use your Apple ID balance to make the purchase. 
  • Apple Music Subscription: If you use Apple Music, you can use your Apple ID balance to pay for the subscription. 
  • iCloud Storage: iPhones don’t have expandable storage. If you have some credits on your account, you can use it to purchase iCloud Storage. 
  • Apple Books: You can purchase e-books or audiobooks from the Apple Books store. 
  • Apple Arcade: Subscribing to Apple Arcade is another way to spend your Apple ID balance. 


When spending your credits, make sure your purchase amount is greater than or equal to your balance. If your balance is insufficient to cover the total amount, your linked payment method will be charged for the remaining balance.

2. Contact Apple Support. 

If you don’t want to spend any more money, you can always contact Apple to zero out the balance on your account. 

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Sadly, this option will cause you to lose whatever credits you have on your account since unused Apple account balances and gift cards can’t be returned or exchanged for cash except as required by law. 

Related: How to Fix When Apple ID is Disabled


How can I zero my Apple ID balance?

To zero out your Apple ID balance, you can spend it on various Apple services like the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music, or iCloud Storage. You can purchase an item or service with an equivalent value to your balance or higher if you add another payment method. After deducting your Apple ID balance, the remaining balance will be charged from your other payment options. 

Can I cash out Apple ID balance? 

No. Apple does not provide an option to cash out your Apple ID balance. You can only use it to make purchases within the Apple ecosystem, including the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Books, and other Apple services. 

How do I pay my unpaid Apple balance? 

If you have unpaid charges on your Apple ID account, such as subscription fees or outstanding app purchases, your Apple ID balance will be used to cover these charges automatically. If your balance is insufficient to cover the total amount, your linked payment method (credit card or PayPal) will be charged for the remaining balance.

How long does Apple ID balance last?

Your Apple ID balance does not expire. It will remain in your account until you use it to make purchases or subscribe to services. You can keep your balance for as long as you like without it expiring.

Can you transfer Apple ID balance to another account?

No, Apple does not allow the direct transfer of Apple ID balances from one account to another. Each Apple ID balance is tied to the specific Apple ID account it belongs to. Balances cannot be shared or transferred between different Apple IDs.

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  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter) Website

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