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How to Add Starbucks Gift Card to the App & Pay With Your Phone



This guide will show you how to add a Starbucks gift card to the Starbucks app on iPhone or Android and how to transfer the balance to another card. If you receive a Starbucks Gift card for the holiday season or for your birthday, you can quickly add the gift card to the Starbucks app so that you always have it handy without carrying around another card or worrying about the balance. With Apple Pay, it’s even easier to use the card once it is linked to your account.

We like using this option to pay for Starbucks right now as it is one less thing to touch or to hand over to a barista when you check out. When you have a Starbucks card in your app or in Apple Pay.

After you add the gift card to the Starbucks app, you can continue to use your primary Starbucks card, which now has the balance of the gift card attached to it. This will keep your gift card safe, in case you lose it and it will allow you to always know how much is left. You can even add the gift card to Wallet so that you can quickly show it to buy a drink at Starbucks.

To add a gift card to the Starbucks app, you will need an account and a gift card. You also need the Starbucks app on iPhone or Android. This assumes you already have a Starbucks card added as your primary card. It may have money on it, or it could be empty like ours is now.

The process to add a Starbucks gift card to the Starbucks app takes about 30 seconds depending on how fast you type and if you already have the app downloaded and are signed in. If you are looking for a deal, you can check Amazon for Starbucks Gift Card deals or gifts.

How to Add Starbucks Gift Card to App

You need to download the Starbucks app on iPhone or Android and sign in to it. If you already have one card assigned, you should see a screen similar to the one below, which outlines the card, balance, and other information. There is a small plus sign under the card that is what we want to use. Your screen may look slightly different thanks to app upgrades.

Tap to add a gift card to the Starbucks app.

Tap to add a gift card to the Starbucks app.

Open the Starbucks app. If you are not already on it, tap on the Cards section at the bottom of the screen. From here you need to tap on Add card. This opens up a new card dialogue. On this page enter the gift card number and the eight-digit code. Tap Add card to add a gift card to the Starbucks app.

Starbucks balance transfer screen on iPhone.

You can then transfer the balance to your main card.

Once that is done you will be back on your main cards screen. You can then keep your balance on separate cards, or transfer the balance. If you want to transfer the balance you can tap on Details next to the card you want to transfer from. Then tap on Transfer balance. Choose the card you want to transfer to and tap Transfer.

If you transfer the balance to your primary card, you can then tap on details again and on the x on the card to delete the now un-needed empty card. Then tap on Remove card and confirm to remove card.

Remove a card from the Starbucks app.

Remove a card from the Starbucks app.

That’s all there is to add a Starbucks gift card to the app. You can also add a gift card to the Wallet on iPhone or to a wallet on your Android device depending on what version of Android and what phone you have.

You can also buy Starbucks gift cards online from Starbucks, Best Buy, Amazon, or send a gift from the Starbucks app to one of your contacts.

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  1. wefwef

    05/14/2015 at 11:34 am

    This is really helpful. Thanks!

  2. Kim

    09/20/2015 at 7:54 am

    Thank you!

  3. Jacqueline

    11/19/2015 at 5:24 am

    It will not let me add my gift card.

  4. thanks

    06/11/2016 at 8:59 pm

    you’re the best

  5. Michael Campbell

    07/27/2016 at 12:06 pm

    Nope, doesn’t work in Android like this :( Can’t seem to add a card from the app

  6. Lovely Spring

    09/07/2016 at 1:55 am

    Masesger iCloud back

  7. Hannah

    02/14/2017 at 4:53 pm

    I added a $15 gift card but my balance is still $0. It says the card is there. Please help.

  8. Sagar

    05/06/2017 at 1:40 pm

    Hi there,
    I have $10.00 gift card of starbucks and want to add that on my app of starbucks.
    Can you please help me out by responding the steps to proced that.

  9. Lianna

    07/18/2017 at 9:01 am

    when i try to swipe it dosent do anything

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