How to redeem an Xbox One code

Microsoft provides an easy way to make purchases or unlock digital games without having to store a credit card. Xbox gift cards purchased in stores range from $10 to $100 and include a scratch-off layer on the back that covers a 25-character code. Gamers may also receive a code to unlock a digital game that shipped with an Xbox One bundle.

So how do Xbox owners redeem these codes? There are several ways including inputting the numbers in Windows 10, through a mobile app, and more. Read on to find out how to redeem an Xbox One code.

On the Xbox

Xbox Console Redeem Code

These instructions are based on OS version 10.0.19041.4900, meaning the steps may be slightly different on your Xbox One console.

Step 1: Grab a controller and press the Xbox button.

Step 2: Select Store on the rollout menu. Alternatively, select the Store tile on the Home screen.

Xbox Console Redeem Code Button

Step 3: Expand the Store menu and select Redeem listed towards the bottom.

Step 4: Enter the 25-character code but ignore inserting the hyphens.

Step 5: Select Next and follow the prompts to complete.

In the Microsoft Store app (Windows 10)

Microsoft Store App Redeem Code

On Windows 10, this is probably the quickest way to redeem a code.

Step 1: Click the Microsoft Store icon on the taskbar. Alternatively, click Start and find the app on the Start Menu.

Step 2: Click the three-dot ellipsis More button in the app’s top right corner.

Step 3: Select Redeem a Code.

Step 4: Enter the 25-character code but ignore inserting the hyphens.

Step 5: Click Next and follow the prompts to complete.

In the Xbox Console Companion app (Windows 10)

Xbox Companion App Redeem Code

Microsoft is currently shifting gamers over to the new Xbox app, but it doesn’t provide means to redeem a code. Since the Xbox Console Companion app is still active, we’ll take this route.

Step 1: Click the Start button and select the Xbox Console Companion app on the Start Menu.

Step 2: Click the Microsoft Store icon listed on the left.

Step 3: Click Redeem a Code.

Step 4: Enter the 25-character code but ignore inserting the hyphens.

Step 5: Click Next and follow the prompts to complete.

On mobile devices

Xbox Androiud App Redeem Code

These instructions apply to Android, iOS, and iPadOS.

Step 1: Open the Xbox mobile app.

Step 2: Tap the three-line Menu button in the top left corner.

Step 3: Tap Browse on the rollout list.

Step 4: Tap Redeem a Code.

Step 5: Enter the 25-character code but ignore inserting the hyphens.

Step 6: Tap Next and follow the prompts to complete.

In a browser

Web Browser Redeem Xbox Code

If you’re attempting to redeem a code on a Mac or Chromebook, this is your best PC-related option.

Step 1: Open a browser and navigate to redeem.microsoft.com.

Step 2: Sign in to your Microsoft Account.

Step 3: Enter the 25-character code but ignore inserting the hyphens.

Step 4: Click Next and follow the prompts to complete.

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