How to redeem Steam keys and codes on mobile and in app

How to redeem Steam keys and codes on mobile and in app

Forget your Steam redemption woes with this guide

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Updated: July 4, 2022. Original author Dave Aubrey.

With games like last year's Dota Underlords coming to mobile, Steam compatibility has finally landed on mobile. In addition to the Steam app, you now have most of the Steam functionality you need right on your phone wherever you are. But redeeming codes is still a sticking point.

If you need to redeem a game or wallet code when on the go, but don't know how then you might have found yourself looking through the Steam app time and time again. Well, search no longer, because we have the answers.

Whether you need to activate a wallet code or game code for Steam, you can follow this guide to get it done wherever you are.

Redeeming wallet codes in-app

There is a hidden option to redeem codes in your Steam app, but unfortunately, it only applies to wallet top-ups and pre-paid cards. This means you won't be redeeming game codes through the app to download when you get home, but with pre-paid codes it's totally possible. Here's how…

  • Open the Steam app
  • Select "Store" from the menu
  • Select "Account Details" from the Store drop-down menu
  • About your wallet balance, below the Store & Purchase History heading, there's a link reading "+ Add funds to your Steam Wallet" click here
  • Below your Current Wallet balance, there's a link reading "Redeem a Steam Gift Card or Wallet Code" click here
  • Enter your code in the box and click Continue
  • You should be all done, and the pre-paid card should be applied to your Wallet Balance

Redeeming Steam game codes in browser

Right, now you want to redeem a game key. If you want to redeem a game key, you can't do it through the option listed above, in fact, you can't use the app to do so at all. Instead, you'll be logging into Steam through your mobile browser and redeeming the code online. Here's how…

  • Open this link in your mobile browser
  • Sign in to your Steam account using your Steam app to authenticate
  • Enter the code in the box provided and click Continue
  • You should be all done, and your game should be added to your game library

It's frustrating that you can't currently redeem a game through the app, but hopefully, Valve will add that functionality in the future. Keep reading for a few tips to keep in mind when redeeming codes in the future...

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Get the app, secure your account

If you're a Steam user and you don't have the app, then you should get it now. Using the Steam app allows you to authenticate your log in attempts, and ensures that random people and hackers won't be getting into your account without your smartphone.

Even if that isn't an attractive prospect, then you can still chat with your friends, and update your profile when on the go with the app, so it's a good companion to go along with Steam.

The app is easy to use, aside from when you're trying to redeem codes, so it's recommended. After all, the security is a nice addition.

Bookmark the browser redemption link

If you're going to be regularly redeeming game codes on the go, then it's a good idea to bookmark that online redemption link in your mobile browser so you know where it is in the future. Here's that link again, so you can bookmark it now: https://store.steampowered.com/account/registerkey

It is actually possible to open that link in the Steam app, mind. To do so you'll have to click the above link while in the app, and the easiest way to do so is to leave a comment on your own Steam profile with the link, so you can find it and click through from the app.

This is a cheeky workaround, and is still technically you just redeeming from a browser, it just happens to be the browser in the Steam app, but as long as it works…

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