Published On: Sat, Apr 28th, 2012

How to gift an iPhone app or iPad app

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You have got so many apps for your own iPhone or iPad. Why not send your best friend or a dear one an app for his apple device. This is a unique way to express your feelings. Giving app as a gift may seem an absurd idea but in fact it’s cool. Good news is that you can easily gift an iOS app from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without buying an iTunes gift card. The process is quite simple:

1.Open “App Store” from the home page of the iPad or iPhone and locate the particular app you wish to send as a gift.

2 Now scroll down below screen shot of that app. Tap on “Gift This App” button and then sign into the iTunes Store.

3. On the app summary screen, tap “Next” and type your name, friends or recipients name and his email address. You can also write a note that will be attached with the app you are going to present as a gift.

For more than one recipient email address, you will buy app for each person.

4 After information is accurately filled, on purchase summary screen, tap on “Buy Gift” button in the right hand corner below. The app will be sent immediately to your friend or recipient. He will get an email containing a link to download that app to his iTunes library.

There is an alternate way also. Instead of sending via email you can get redeemable code of the app in print form. This means it can be sent as a physical gift. These apps will be shown in purchase history. In case, sender or recipient has lost redemption email, it can be retrieved again easily.

Redeemed credit from iTunes gift cards cannot be used to buy gifted apps. Recipients phone or device must be compatible with the app you have sent as a gift.

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